Yesterday's speedygeese results at Weston Park.
17. Geoff Moore M60 35:43
21. Michelle Wells W35 36:43
26. Heidi Johnston W35 38:51
35. Margaret McSpadden W60 51:40
30. Ken White M55 57:48
33. Yili Zhu M45 59:46
Not the easiest cross country course but one I quite enjoy. My race over 8k was a very even effort, averaging just under 4:30 per km, ending up with 35.43, which is eight seconds slower than I ran in mud and cold last year, so not particularly brilliant. In fact I felt quite unwell from the start to the finish but managed to hold on, just. As it was a 4k loop, and as the 8k and the 12k were combined, some runners in the 12k claimed an 8k time on the way round, which inflates the 8k finishing statistics slightly.
It's a beautiful day. Don’t let it get away. Janene, happy birthday.
A Lotus Bay photo
An advantage of officiating is you can avoid the worst courses, and take photos. Although according to Jack Pennington, we are all wimps. "In my day", he said, "cross country was real cross country, and there was a rule that every course had to include ploughed fields". This one only has steep hills and treacherous rocks. "Where's the mud?" asks Jack.
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