|Halewood 5k Route|
|Halewood 5k Elevation|
Me and Claire started a little too fast at 7:10/mm but then we managed to slow down a bit to a nice steady pace. We slowed down a bit in the second mile but not by much and were doing pretty well by the time we reached the turn around point. In the last mile I started to lose Claire a little bit I couldn't slow down so I just kept trying to shout at her over my shoulder occasionally to make sure she was still there. I felt bad for leaving her but if I'd tried to slow down I would have stopped. This has happened a few times now where I just have to keep going. I managed to get down to 6:23/mm in my final sprint, which I'm pretty impressed with, and my official time was 25:58. It's four seconds slower than my PB (which is a bit annoying, being so close) but Claire did really well finishing in 26:31 and we'll both be back next month for another crack at it.
I have to say that I really love Halewood 5k. The course is perfect for working on your pace and running style because it's so flat with like literally three turns. All of the volunteers involved are amazing and it's all completely free which is just incredible really. We even got a mini flapjack at the end and results were posted within a few hours. I would really recommend going and giving it a try. If you want more information then please click here.
Right, after today I'm hoping I'll survive tomorrow. One race down, two to go.
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