Too hot. And I am too out of shape. And. and. and.
I met a lot of nice people though. I have actually been running recently, mildly hampered by my phone, watch and various intermediary apps not communicating with each other properly. But while I like the heat, I really don’t run well over about 25c. I was gushing sweat before we started, and I wasn’t in the minority for once.
I went through the whole hot/cold/goose-pimples/spinny thing; along with most of the other people I spoke to.
But against my expectations, I finished the race (there was a nasty mile or so when I was about 5 minutes from home, which was a struggle) and felt ok afterwards, just a bit peckish.
The good thing is, I have what I suspect is an official PW (personal worst) for a 10k (my PB appears to be 54:23 from Feb 2009 according to Fetch) of 70:32; though this is unconfirmed as the results haven’t appeared yet. There is no point in suggesting I am getting slower as I get older, my marathon PB was 2015, faster than the original in 2003. I am just getting fatter and lazier. 🙂
But do you like my moth? I think it is a privet hawkmoth.