Saturday was the first race in the North East Harrier Cross Country League. The race took place at Cramlington over a 9.6km course which, although has no steep hills was very heavy and muddy.
The wrong choice of shoes, studs rather than spikes, did not help in what turned out to be a poor run. Running from the slow pack I started well but soon found myself slipping back through the field as I felt empty and heavy legged. Completing the course in 42.38 and finishing 120th.
The second race in the series is this coming Saturday at Farringdon. So I have an early opportunity to put things right - Roll on Saturday!