Last Saturday my time was 36:38, so I set VP at 7:18m/k to get me to the finish in 36:30 hopefully and with that improvement I would be satisfied.....for now! At right on 8:00am, 71 runners set off down the 500m grassy hill....the same one we run UP at the finish!
The morning was very hot and I really didn't expect to stay ahead of VP at all......but I did and no one was more surprised then I was! Here are the results :
Time : 36:16
Avg. Pace : 7:14
AHR 129 (90%); MHR 141 (99%)!
TE 4 = Highly Improving!
Splits : 6:54; 7:03; 7:13; 7:14; 7:45...uphill!
Place : 42 out of 71; 18th female.
....and.....Age Graded .......85.06%...was I thrilled or was I thrilled? You bet I was!
Now, if I can just nibble away, bit by bit, at that 16 seconds!