Having signed up to this race to get myself in shape and actually get long training runs in, I had been actually a bit disappointed in my poor training in the 2 weeks before this race.
Anyway, I got on the 10.01 train at Bishopton and instantly got a boost at other runners impressed by my professional appearance in Harriers hoodie and trousers (all that was missing was a woolly hat).
Keeping warm with a bin bag I actually felt good at the start and if anything felt this was the best conditions I have run this distance in.
My plan was to be more consistent on my pacing and not run my usual 10k pace for the first 10k. It worked a treat as my fastest split was 4.05 and slowest was 4.40. My only regret was that in the final 400m I never realised how close I was to my PB or would have pushed further – overall though, it was great to get the half marathon bug back again.
Elsewhere, Kevin smashed his PB with an outstanding 01:21:35. Scott was also happy with a 1:32:17 as part of his marathon training, and James ran a very impressive 01:40:49 on his half marathon debut. Chris was also in action, coming in at 02:11:37
In the 10k, Alan ran an excellent 38.46, Linda came in at 51.21 and it was excellent to see Cat back in action following the birth of baby Cara, coming in just over the hour mark in 1.00.31. Cat was followed closely by Craig White, who had taken on the role of pacer for his partner Congratulations to Fiona for finishing her first 10k in a very impressive 01:01:27
Thanks for Chris, Cat and Natalie for their encouraging cheers (and anyone else I ever noticed).
Maryhill Harriers Results
123rd – Kevin Campbell – 01:21:35
551st – Scott Coulter – 01:32:17
613th – Craig Gilmour – 01:33:17
1304th – James Prior – 01:40:49
5786nd – Chris Gunn – 02:11:37
104th – Alan Richardson – 00:38:46
1655th – Linda Sinclair – 00:51:21
4222nd – Cat Nisbet – 01:00:31
4466th – Craig White – 01:01:27