Wilmington 10k 2008

Last Sunday I ran the Wilmington 10k, this was the second time I had run this race so I was hoping for a better, but surprise surprise the weather was awful. It is October I suppose but even so horizontal rain does impede running somewhat, at least that is my excuse for a poor time!

Anyway after 46 and something minutes I discovered that they had slightly changed the course and included a soul destroying, leg sapping 400 metres slog around a school playing field, so cruel. By the time I'd finished panting my way round this final part of the course I ended up with a time of 47:08 and 97th out of 312 runners.

I think I ran slightly quicker then this, but I'm not going to quibble over a couple of seconds. Overall a pretty good result albeit 22 seconds slower then last year, I'm not sure where I lost those 22 seconds! My next race is the Chelmsford 10k, before my season finale the Santa Run at Greenwich Park.

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    # by Matt ST - Saturday, November 01, 2008

    It must have been you behind me, I came in at 46:59. you were right about the final stage, I was saving some energy for the downhill sprint, only to find a slippery muddy field. Where did you find the results, I have been googling all week?

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    # by James Mullan - Monday, November 03, 2008

    Yep I expect that was me, sliping and sliding across that field. Annoyingly up to that point I was relatively clean!

    The race was organised by the Cambridge Harriers http://www.cambridgeharriers.org.uk/ so I just kept checking on their website and eventually the results were published.