I intended to wear the pink trail shoes I had worn at Skyline last Sunday, but when I went to put them on they had dried solid with all of the mud and it was impossible. Luckily I have a backup pair of trail shoes, so I donned those and headed out to Ashton Court (the pink shoes got a good soak and a scrub when I got home). It wasn’t as icy as the previous week, but there were still patches of ice which meant getting traction going up the first hill was tricky. I stuck to the green stuff for the most part, especially coming back down the hill, and was pleased to come home in under 25 minutes given the conditions. It was my first officially recorded run as a Bristol & West athlete (I think I updated my parkrun profile correctly).
I finished 96th out of 299 parkrunners, was 12th lady and 2nd in my age category. Still just about holding on to 2nd in the points table.