Thursday, 22 August 2013

Quick Race Report - Stur Half (4th August)

Going back a bit, I did a bit of racing at the start of August with the Sturminster Newton (Stur) Half in Dorset on Sunday 4th. Planned to go out hard and see what happened. Hilly-ish course (mostly in the back half) so not PB potential, but a good mid-summer fitness gauge. 
First 5 miles were speedy coming in under HM PB pace (5:39) with a lead group of 3 (including fellow Club Captain, Simon Munro from Bournemouth) The other two guys slowly started to pull away as I slowed down a bit. Lost a place back to 4th before recovering one to finish 3rd overall in 1:15:55. Very happy to go sub 76mins on a lumpy course at an early point in autumn marathon training.
It was nice to feel like I was moving reasonably quickly in a race again, some of my other recent efforts have felt decidedly pedestrian...

Leading off from the gun - what's wrong with a little early enthusiasm? (the downhill start did help...)

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