Wednesday, 13 July 2011
280 starters made this year's Crieff 10k our biggest for a few years and certainly the biggest field in my time as organiser. Like all events there were a few glitches but the event passed without major drama. Although my name is on the permit, like all these races there is a huge team behind the scenes making sure everything possible is done to make it a good race for everyone concerned. Huge big thanks to my fellow Strathearn Harriers for making it a successful day!
For the first time we had a junior race, a mile round the hockey playing field. It was open to our own juniors and we invited kids from the local schools. Gordy finished in a time of 6 min 59 secs. Just think what he could do with a bit more training!
My own training is continuing in the manner to which I've become accustomed ie all over the bloody place!! Monday's run started well but I literally ground to a halt and had to walk back to the house. On reflection I know why. I hadn't slept well on the Saturday night (understandably), I'd been up since 5am, I didn't eat breakfast before leaving the house at 7am and forgot to eat/drink until the race was over. Then later was too tired and emotionally drained to eat more than half a pizza. So basically no fuel in the tank on Monday morning. Lesson learned despite the mitigating circumstances!!