As a result I was given the opportunity to run without a celebrity so decided to not to wear a watch a just run as I felt and enjoy the day. So after a quickish first mile I settled into a rhythm at what felt like 7min mile pace. So it was a pleasant surprise when I reached 10 miles and my first opportunity to see a clock, in exactly 66 minutes. I went onto finish in 1.26.24. Still a long way short of what I feel I should be running but obviously I am in better shape than I thought!
The results show that I finished in 414th position and have me down as being in the 40-44 age group. Obviously going from my youthful good looks rather than my date of birth.
At the front end the race was won in a new course record of 58.56 by Martin Mathathi with 2nd and 3rd placed Jonathan Maigo and Emmanuel Mutai also going under the hour.
On Saturday I went down to the Newcastle Quayside to watch the City Games. This year it was a match between GB and the USA. Which the USA won 7- 3. But, the action made for a good afternoons athletics with Mo Farah looking awesome in the 2 mile race.
Photos from City Games:
|Mo Farrah leading mens 2 mile race|
|Mo winning 2 mile race|
|Hannah England winning Ladies 1 mile race|
|Womens 100m Hurdles|