QOC's trail 10k, fun. wasn't really sure how to pace this, I wanted to be ahead of the crowd for the first narrow bits, but I also didn't want to go out fast and suffer the rest of the time. I went out at a pretty relaxed pace, but nobody else was going much faster, so I was leading by the time we were out of the start field. made the quick right onto the small trail, but it was a little slippery there, and I think a bunch of people weren't expecting the turn...I heard some wipeouts behind me. the rest of the course I tried to just keep up a medium-hard effort without worrying much about the pace. I had a gap pretty quickly and the zig-zag around 4k was the last time I saw anybody behind. felt good all the way through, probably because I wasn't battling it out with anybody. in the end I had about a minute over the next guy (who it turns out I was right next to and chatting with briefly at the start), could definitely have gone under 40, maybe next time.
I ran with the map
, which I would have been fine without, but it was nice to follow along, and at times it gave me much more confidence that I was still going the right way. results
. should be some race photos coming out eventually too.