Running race (Road) 18:38  5.5 km (3:23 / km) +24m 3:19 / km
shoes: Nike Lunar Montreal+
Northern 6 Stage Road Relays.
Third leg after our best guys: Phil and Ross.
Had the Garmin on so I knew to slow down a little bit after the first few hundred metres tracking an old guy from Barlick.
I'd thought that I'd be able to race at 3:30/km ish. My split for the second kilometre was 3:30 so I just raced on feel after that.
After the first lap all the teams that had guys of Ross and Phil's calibre had gone past me and I went from losing positions to gaining them. Had a strong finish to reel in a Durham guy who had gone past me at the 1/4 distance point.
Strange to have run faster than my Ulverston 5km pace!
We finished in 30th place but had a few B teams in front of us so we qualified for the Nationals. I was 3rd fastest in the team but only 8, 20 and 27 seconds faster than Jed, Bob and Ryan respectively.