Colby Gardens 5k – 8.4.16

Colby Gardens 5k, Nr. Amroth, Pembrokeshire

Race report by Dave Phillips.

Well what else do you do when you pop down to Pembrokeshire to clear up the house and do the gardening, plant the veg, mow the lawns, do accountancy work and other things 24/7?

You drive for 20 mins to the most beautiful National Trust wooded gardens anywhere and do the 3 lap 5k with over 100 others. Then coffee, bacon rolls, friendly chat before returning to carry on the work.

Mind you this is a toughie with 3 hills per lap so that’s 9 in all if my accountancy maths is correct. Mind you I could make it any number you want. Know what I mean?

Also the run is all on stony cobbled woodland paths so speed is not part of the deal –so I told myself anyway.

So the Taper is on for London marathon on 23/4 but the trouble is I’m doing the Boston (Lincs) marathon on 17/4 so as usual my Tapers go upwards not downwards. So nothing new there do I hear some of you say?

Good news was I was 1st in my age category (only 1 in it do I hear you say?).

Massey time:

Dave Phillips 36.14.