I cycled over to Ashton Court this morning, to give myself plenty of time to run a couple of miles before my parkrun (in line with marathon training). I had intended to take it relatively easy today as I am racing tomorrow, so had set myself a target of 23:30. It was a bit hot and sticky, and I’d already done 2 miles so figured that should be manageable. I got up the first hill a bit quick (but it felt easy) and turned in under 13 minutes. This was all a bit fast so I tried to ease back a bit on the return journey, only to get egged on over the final 100m by Andy and Paul. I probably could have got a pb today, but was trying to save myself for tomorrow (which hopefully bodes well).
I finished 54th out of 317 parkrunners, was 4th lady and 2nd in my age category. Still 7th in the points table. I also got to break in my new orange and purple shoes (and some new Puma kit).