Here’s what I just posted at the Runners World forum…
Well, since the last 10k I did in May (the extremely flat Bognor Regis Prom 10k) I got round this (un-flat) course only 9 seconds slower! Comfortably inside of 45 minutes and I’m chuffed to bits with that.
The course had lovely views, although the first 4k’s or so being uphill was certainly tough. Coming back down on the grass was hard work - it’s when you’re trying to slow yourself down that’s difficult, especially on that terrain….and then, you turn to the right and see another uphill - now that was a nightmare! (am I selling this well?)
All in all excellent stuff, and it was lovely to start and finish in the centre of Arundel with 99% of the spectators in the area. Oh, and orange sqaush at the finish, how civilised :)
My official time was 44:35 which I’m really happy with. I was 65th out of 561 finishers. First place finished in 34:22, and last was in 1:36:35.