Steel City Striders
open cross country race - 4 laps around Graves Park. Somehow, because of the fierce wind, the 4 laps felt like they were all uphill.
It was a bit of a comedy start, with no one wanting to push the pace and everyone was trying to shelter from the wind. My aim for the race was to take it relatively steady for the first 2 laps and then push on from there and ttry if possible to run negative splits. This worked surprisingly well, and I was pleased to squeeze out my first all out victory in a race for a while. Lap times were: 8.59, 8.56, 9.01 (but really really windy) and 8.52 (running scared from a chasing pack of OJ and Winskill).
(not very exciting) Map of Course