I’m back in training so I’m using this as a training opportunity. I wanted a long hard run on hills and I can definitely say I got that. I was determined to run strong and happy. I was running smart and I wanted to keep a steady pace, I was told not to race and to watch my step.
It had a winter feeling in the air with the icy winds, it wasn’t a tricky decision – run with gloves and leggings and I’d considered a wooly hat at one point. Despite the low temperatures it was a glorious morning, conditions on the day were usual for February but the sun did make a brief appearance.
The course itself was as described but I thought it was the best XC course I’ve ever run. They text you your chip time within minutes of finishing which was great. A field of 469 women and I finished in 7th place