4 weeks to go…but a cracker today!

Not long now. 4 weeks tomorrow and it will be part 1, Manchester Marathon.

Back to today.

Rhayader Round the Lakes 20.

Wasn’t expecting too much. Training has been going ok, nothing outstanding like last year.

Speaking of last year, the weather forecast was looking better, no snow!

Met up with an ex colleague at the start, Dave Edwards. He has been a great encouragement and help since I started running. Always pushed me, always been faster.

Set off together knowing that he’d pull away, and he did.

The race starts by the leisure centre and goes through the town centre, then, it’s uphill for the first few miles. Noticed Davey was within reach, 50 – 60 metres ahead. By the top of the hill I was with him, pulled away on the downhill but he caught up again. Ran together for roughly 10 miles then we parted, not sure if I pulled away (probably not) or he slowed down (more likely).

Doesn’t matter, I was in for 3:20, Dave was in for 3:26.

Cracking training run for 4 weeks tomorrow.