North Tyneside 10k 2008: A Hard Race!
Not too much to say about the North Tyneside Easter Sunday 10K, except that it was the toughest race I’ve ever completed!
The weather from Saturday had only slightly abated, and by the start of the race, the temperature on the sea front was a balmy 0ºC, with a pleasant 22-25mph headwind. My race went pretty well, and by the half way point, I was on target for about a 42 minute time . . . but that headwind got the better of me for the last three miles, so I eventually clocked in at just shy of 45 minutes - despite the cheers of the Home Team as I passed our front door.
Tall Friend, with his Man Flu (probably shouldn’t have been running) was about five minutes behind, which in terms of how close we usually are, represents a country mile down the road.
And Shana came in at about 1:05ish. Her husband ran with her, and we’re pretty sure that he slowed her down
As usual, there was an excellent goodie bag supplied at the end, thanks to the very nice people at Start Fitness, and on the walk home, we all stopped off at the Rockcliffe Arms for a pint of something refreshing.
- Type: Run
- Date: 03/23/2008
- Total Time: 00:44:54.00
- Distance: 6.21 miles
- Average Pace: 7:13.73/mile