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Spitfire 20 Mile Race

trilifedbby trilifedbMar 14th 2011
Nice race that starts/finishes at Dunsfold, better known as Top Gear Race Track.

Longest running race I've ever done and it went well I was hoping for 2:40 and managed 2:35:35 so well chuffed.
I did 1st half in 1:19:46 and 2nd lap in 1:15:49 (if my maths is right). 1st time I've ever done a negative split, so better going off a bit slower and building rather than charging off like a nutter !

Felt great at 10 mile and decided to pick people off.
Lost a mate CB by mile 13 where me and CF did a HM time of 1:41 (only a min off a HM PB), then dropped CF at 15.
I felt good so kept going past people, but got to mile 18 and wheels well and truely fell off.
By start of mile 19 CB had caught up and I got the slap on the arse and the shout of "come on boy".
This defo spurred me on and I managed to stay with him til near the end, bloke shouting 100 yards to go at 400 yards out didnĀ't help as I sprinted off and then died when I realised it was 400 yards to go not 100!
CB proved too strong for me in last 300 yards and got in 13 seconds ahead of me.

All good training for 1st London Mara

May well do the Autumn one on 4th Sept if I still like running after the Marathon
 
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