After a bit of training, a few blog posts, and a little apprehension, here is my result from yesterday’s Lincoln 10K:
|Pos.||No.||Name||Gun Time||Chip Time||Chip Pos.||Gender||Gender Pos.||Cat.||Cat. Pos.|
The race itself was remarkably pleasurable. As I’d suspected, the start was tricky, as after lots of waiting around the gun finally went off and I got to watch the people who are better runners than me speed off, knowing they’d be taking the places in the pubs for Sunday lunch long before I would.
I won’t go through the whole race here as that would be about as interesting as listening to a work colleague describe a dream. I will simply say that it took me a good long time to sort my pace out, then there was a bit of a lull in the middle, and I enjoyed a better-than-expected second half.
Though it may be something of a cliché to gush on about the support you receive en route, it truly does make the race not only achievable but worthwhile. I’ve been a spectator at many races and I know that for most of the participants it requires a lot more effort than simply walking to the edge of your driveway with a cup of tea to see what all the noise is about. The effort from the supporters is worth every stride taken, and it provides quite an ego boost as well!
I want to offer a huge thanks, too, for all the support I’ve received from trefor.net and from those on social media. You all helped to push me over the line, and I am happy to share the feelings I have of pride and accomplishment with you.
So for the time being, quite simply, thus ends the subject of the Lincoln 10K. THANK YOU.
Paul Tyler presents Lincoln A to Z on Siren FM, and the audio he recorded at the Lincoln 10K will be broadcast soon.