I had a very firm goal in mind. My training runs would often return a pace of around 8:30 minutes per mile. The 10 miler on the 26th October would be furthest than I've run in a good few years but it will also be a lot flatter than my training runs around Hilly Fields so I figured I could maintain the 8:30m/m for a goal time of 1h 25m.
Given that we were staying down on the south coast we thought a little parkrun tourism would be in order. Bognor Regis was the chosen course and we were 4 strong, raring to get a new parkrun destination under our belts. The course could be described as hectic, it's a 4 lapper (well 3 and a little one) but it has to be said that the marshalling was excellent and at no point did I question which way to go. I did see one girl head into the finishers funnel on lap 3 only be be told by her dad to keep going, that must have been heart breaking for her.
- 0 - 5k = 25:17
- 5 - 10k = 25:03
- 10 - 15k = 24.31