Petts Wood 10k 2008

Another Sunday another race, this time the Petts Wood 10k and for once the weather was kind (in other words I wasn't drenched after 1/2 a mile) in fact the weather was unseasonably warm for the time of year, which caused some problems!

I didn't run this race last year after picking up a slight injury in my previous race so I was determined to set a decent time, unfortunately I was going to be disappointed. I should have guessed the race was going to be tough when the Race Director informed the crowd "it isn't a fast course" and there are "many obstacles"

Obstacles there were, Kissing Gates, Bollards in the middle of the road, small children, dogs, stinging nettles, tree roots, including one especially tricky tree root that caused my first ever tumble in a race. Thankfully I was uninjured although my pride was slightly bruised!! Eventually after 10 very tricky kilometres I crossed the line in a time of 49:27 and finished 158 out of 583 starters. My next race is the Wilmington 10k, where I hope to post a significantly better time.