My heart rate was already elevated when I got to the start of the Ashton Court parkrun. A combination of a daft bint pulling out in front of me, causing me to emergency stop my car to avoid running into her, and not being able to get the cap off the de-icing spray so that I had to manually scrape all of the ice off the car. This meant I had to run to make the start (though in the end we went off at 09:05 instead of 09:00). I don’t know whether it was the cold, or getting distracted by the hot air balloons, or not sleeping well the previous night but it was not a good run. The only thing I could feel in my legs was my dodgy hamstring creaking away. No power. Nothing. At least I was supposed to be taking it easy as I have another Skyline 10km race tomorrow, and I did make it back sub 25 minutes (just).
I finished 109th out of 228 parkrunners, was 14th lady and 2nd in my age category. I am currently still 2nd in the points table, but not running next week so expect to drop at least one place.