The leaders will have no shelter from a strong westerly on the way out to Old Trafford and Salford Quays but I'll be looking for some young fit guys to shelter behind and as last year come through (hopefully) on the way back.
Many would say just run and enjoy it but I've actually had an unusually good ease down for this one with just 4, 4, 3, and 2 mile runs since Tuesday's track session.
So all set for the race until ....Friday night when I think I had a reaction to something I'd eaten and suffered extreme palpitations which kept me awake until 4.a.m. this morning. Typical just when I needed a good night's sleep! Hopefully won't impact on tomorrow's race which will be my 134th 10K but hopefully not the slowest!
I'm going over solo tomorrow morning so the plan is to park well out of town and run in as the warm up. As last year I'll be covering part of the route (7 miles) I used to cover on morning runs to school. So it'll be a nostagic warm up once again. Just have to find somewhere to hide my warm up gear whilst I'm racing!
TV coverage starts at 10.00a.m. BBC 2.