Keeping it steady..

Since the Royal Parks Half marathon, and after a couple of easier weeks, I’ve settled into a steady running pattern.  With no booked race until the Surrey Half in March,  it’s just been a case of clocking up the miles.  Roughly covering 25-30 miles a week; made up of a few easier runs; 10-11 miles long runs; and alternating intervals, hill runs and tempos.

This weekend it was time for our annual family gathering in Littlehampton.  Our third year in a lovely house next to the beach at Angmering, it always affords the chance for a nice flat run along the coast to nearby Worthing.  Roughly a 10 mile round trip to the pier, its usually more of struggle one way dependent on the coastal wind, but is a lovely scenic route.

Since our visit last year, Worthing have introduced a Parkrun, giving a chance for a bit of ‘tourism’ on the Saturday morning.  Four of us duly kitted up and headed off for the promise of a nice flat 5k and PB potential.

Everyone ran well.  Personally I finished in 18th stopping the clock at 20:19, just 2 secs slower than my PB (set at the equally flat Aberystwyth Parkrun).  Perhaps I could have pushed a bit more having come so close, still I guess they will be another opportunity.  

Overall though a great Parkrun; a lovely out and back course, well organised and friendly runners.  Highly recommended if you find yourself in the area.


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