My goal for this race was to go under 40. As you can see I achieved it by a mile … but the course was more than a k short!!!
After starting a little too fast and then pulling back a little, I got to the turn in just over 18 and my watch hadn’t hit 5k yet. Shortly after James, a running buddy, caught up to me and we ran together until the end. We were going along nicely when I saw a lot of people standing in the road. Then I heard James starting to kick just behind me so I also gave a little burst (managed to hold him off … just!) and then the race was finished.
They had obviously moved the finish forward because they hadn’t made the necessary traffic arrangements with the police so Zhongshan Rd. was open to traffic again. Although it was a nice race with perfect weather, I’m disappointed with the organisation as I still can’t claim a sub-40 10k. I know it’s just a number … but still.