Lovely city - yep
Interesting and eclectic mix of shops and buildings - yep
Good food - yep
Good weather for a 10k? Oh yes. 'Twas the perfect weather for a 10k!
|First things first. A nice Americano to give me a caffeine boost|
|Then a pose in front of Brighton pier|
|Time for a warm-up before Mike headed off for a wander whilst I got on with my pre-race routine|
52 minutes 48 seconds since you ask and a new personal best time. Mike managed to snap this photo as I was sprinting towards the finish line and I managed to give him the thumbs up sign to say everything was OK.
|Even my watch time, which I'd started just before I crossed the start line, was 3 seconds slower than my actual time!|
I only had one dodgy section in the race at around mile 4 when we turned and had to run into the wind. It wasn't a strong wind but it did manage to take my breath away a bit and it took a while to get it back under control. It also meant that I had to up my pace considerably for the last mile and then sprint for the final 800 metres.
I had the biggest smile ever on my face when I crossed the finish line.
More photos to follow soon.