A few updates since my last post.
Leeds Abbey dash went better than expected. I secretly aimed for sub 34 and just sneaked in with 33:51, the last mile was tough which showed up my lack of speed endurance. I was happy all the same.
I missed the North Eastern cross country due to not putting my name down before the deadline. Instead I went for the Simonside Cairns race. A cracking 11 miler starting in Rothbury. This time my speed endurance paid off, battling with a young whipper snapper in the remaining three miles. I broke free and ended up winning. Champion!
Morpeth 11k was a cold affair and a good way to start the year. It was very quick considering the long drag up Morpeth steads. I was happy with the result and felt quite strong at the end. Pilates is paying dividends. 1st v40, 13th overall.
I have no targets this year in particular. I have, however, sent off my application for the North East Masters.
I am quite happy getting in some consistent training weeks and picking events when they crop up. No doubt I'll be swayed into trying something daft......
All the best.