Awesome race on Sunday at Manchester Half, felt really proud to be a Harrier out there.
The support from the locals was fantastic with Jelly babies on supply constantly!!
The rain was making its usual Manchester appearance pre-race but fortunately it gave way at the start…
Started off with the usual fast pace before realising if I don’t slow down I may not make this, then settling into a nice but steady rhythm but still knowing I could go quicker if I needed to… Like GNR the first 4 miles was weaving and dodgy people until everyone started to disperse…..
Had to stop at 4 mile for the loo which must have put me back a minute or two but at that point I really didn’t care?.
At about 10 mile I passed a bloke from my work who beat me at GNR by 14 secs and still up to Sunday hadn’t let me forget it….. Game on!! Seeing him was just the boost I needed!! Bye Bye John ?
Energy gel at the ready I dug in for the last 3 with a time I’d have been happy at parkrun with..
As I’ve told everyone I crossed the line with a 12 minute PB and beat John by 10 minutes?!! A little wobbly at the medal handout but I knew everything I had that day was on the Manchester tarmac…
Still not seen John at work yet but I’m waiting.
Massive thank you to you guys and the encouragement you give me!!