Today we drag ourselves out of bed, albeit slowly, and head off to Newark to run the Notfast 10k which starts and finishes at Newark Rugby Club. Oddly L reverses our pre-race/post-race routines, so we’ll see how that pans out.
We did this race a couple of years ago. It was quite warm then and it is again today, so we leave the boys at home. It’s not the most exciting of courses but we’re both using it as Thunder Run preparation. L to try and increase her mileage, me to just check nothing is going to snap. I think on that front we can both class it as a success.
That said, I’m not really impressed with my time, of course. The clock was just ticking over from 48:59 to 49:00 when I crossed the line which is almost the same as I ran here two years ago. The red t-shirt is also less than impressive but it’s a well organised race with plenty of water stops and my favourite thing, a sponge stop. I’m easily pleased.
Afterwards we head back to the bathroom shop where we pick a smaller shower and splash panels rather than tiles for behind the shower. These look cool but are even more expensive than tiles. Then it’s finally home to say our apologies to the boys before we abandon them again later to go for a few beers in Stapleford at the Horse and Jockey.
(Sunday 10th July)