Running tempo 50:00  6.5 mi (7:42 / mi) +50m 7:31 / mi
First session with Headington Roadrunners, starting in Marston. Everyone split at the beginning into groups paced on preferred pacing for an hour's run - I went with the 8:15 min/mile group which seemed about perfect, but think we ended up going quite a bit faster. Just about able to chat throughout but it was a bit of a struggle. Was running with a DPhil student originally from Chichester High for Boys - what a small world. Turns out he's aiming for a 3:05 in the Brighton Marathon next April so might be a good training partner.
Enjoyed it so so much, and so thrilled to finally have some term-time running company for the first time in 3 years. Will definitely be doing to Tuesday's intervals sessions too.
Distance approx - tried to work out the route afterwards but not sure I've got it right. Seemed to go Marston, Woodstock rd, Jericho, Beaumont st, Broad st, Longwall st, uni parks, Marston.