08 Apr St Davids Day 10K – Report from Mandy
A crowded start meant quite a lot of dodging and wheeling round other runners that maybe should have started further back but after a mile or so this lessened. Occasional bottle necks occurred but generally the path cleared so you could find a pace and rhythm to suit. The weather was fresh and whilst the rain stayed away, an occasional headwind almost blew you sidewards at some points along the river, all adding to the battle!
The course was well marshalled by army cadets, encouraging us throughout the whole race, and the crowds were supportive along the way too, making a great atmosphere to challenge yourself in.
I was a minute and a half off my previous pb at 52.22, maybe due to that wind or maybe due to the fact that I just didn’t run fast enough! My pacing was almost spot on, despite the crowded start as mentioned above, so I was happy overall with my race. Bethan Apglynn got a superb PB of 49.07, her sub 50 achieved nicely. Chris Seal was first home for P&D with a very respectable 47.14 and Margaret Ogden came easily home with a fabulous 57.43.
Overall a race to be recommended, beautiful situation, excellent marshalling and a lovely bit of bling for your troubles, in my eyes very essential!