Good Friday was the annual running of the Elswick Relays and I had managed to get myself onto the Vets B team. The conditions were excellent for racing and I was setting off on first leg.
The course is a flat, fast 2.2 miles and having not raced for so long it came as a big shock. A shock that was not helped by the fact that I missed the start and ended up trying to play catch-up (not very successfully). Although I didn't clock it, at least I know my actual running time was faster than the official 14.54.
Liam our second leg runner took us around in 14.15, while Eric ran the third leg in 15.07 with Carl bringing us home as 25th Vets team in 16.00.
Despite the mishap of missing the start I still enjoyed the run and it was good to be racing again.