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Ranelagh Harriers Baker Cup - 27 March 2010

By on david ranelagh harriers

After running Kingston parkrun in the morning and clocking just under 80 miles on the bike between 10am and 3pm it was time for my first ‘brick’ (bike-to-run) session of the season!

In 2009 I did a similar thing by getting a few miles in on the bike before the Baker Cup race but this time I chose to pace my run a little better and not blow up in the second half.

As we lined up at the start based on handicap timings I was horrified to see where they’d put me - I’d been screwed up good and proper! I was not impressed to be starting 20 seconds after club ladies captain Marie and knew I’d have a tough time trying to not be last!

Well, I took the run at a steady pace (averaging 6:51 miling for the 3 mile hilly course) after about the first mile was in last place. Ho hum. Not much changed until the last few hundred metres when I overtook a couple of people, one of them being a ‘guest’ runner.

I crossed the line second from last (oops!) but was actually pretty happy with my run. I ran the 3 miles in 20:45 with my splits for each lap being 10:22 and 10:23 - so great steady pacing. Speed wise I was 15th fastest out of the 43 finishers.

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