Run 32:32  9.3 km (3:30 / km)
Danish national XC "10km"
Fun day out with the esbjerg club. Course was reasonably flat but with a lot of 180degree turns and 5 laps, a bit different to a UK XC because it felt like you never had a chance to stretch out.
First proper race of the year for me. Wasn't sure where fitness would be but am in an alright place. Not flying but not flapping either.
Ended up 14th about 90s off the winner, a 62half marathon guy (race was stacked up front as it was selection for the world champs xc in Denmark later this year, so cool to seem so many good runners at what felt like a local xc) which feels about right for me right now.
14th after first lap then just battled around no man's land with a few people for the next few laps, before getting embarrassingly out kicked by two guys in the last 400m.
Have a lot and felt very il for the next 30mins so a proper xc outing