Monday, 21 June 2010
BMAF 5K. Bronze medal consolation for below par run!
All prerace intentions to run tall and relaxed went out the window. I did make up some ground in the middle section but my normal surge over the last part of a race just wasn't there .
A timing near to my 2010 best of 20.20 was way gone and with the uphill finish I couldn't even nudge under 21 mins. finishing a few seconds over. Not a total disaster but certainly a tad under par personal performance. Some consolation though is the fact that we apparently managed 3rd place, a set of bronze medals, in the team competition.
Not that we think for an instant we are the 3rd best M60 in Britain. I can name at least 5 M60 squads in the north that would have beaten us. But they didn't turn up did they?
I'm writing this on Monday evening having just run 3 miles at a pace 2 minutes slower than yesterday's race pace . Felt OK but on blowing into the peak flow metre which we asthmatics use to measure output it showed a quite low 390. I speak to quite a few runners who have inhalers but don't always use them. I certainly will be using my preventive inhaler twice daily and taking into the reliever inhaler before running. I always carry it just in case.
I will be surprised if the BMAF ask Horwich Council to host these championships again as so many competitors were disappointed with so many aspects of the organisation. I am told even the presentation left much to be desired.