Race Report by Michael Hammond
A great way to end the year; this was special as it was a Massey’s’ club event, at the home of Park Run where I began running a year ago.
It was lovely to see such a great turn out, and to chat with friends before the start. Most people seemed to be underplaying the competition element; not revealing the time they had given as an estimate; it’s the taking part that counts after all ! .
The day before I had done my fortieth park run in 36:44; and on Christmas day I managed a PB with 30:18.
It was quite cold ; but I decided to take off my fleece and just race in my long sleeve top with my Masseys vest … gloves stayed on. The hat came off around half way.
I calculated an intentionally slow time, and a few of my Massey friends also gave themselves around 40 minutes…I took it easy and kept Denise insight who had predicted 40:22…I knew she was going too fast !
It was nice to see the surprise on the faces of all the winners.
The ladies had been much better at their predictions than the men. There was a comedic moment when the Massey crew got together by the flag for a photo and all face the wrong way… where’s the camera ? It’s behind you !
I predicted 40;02. I was quicker by 01:32 finishing in 38:30…not bad for my first attempt at a pace race.
It was a great atmosphere and finished off the year on a high.
Massey’s results below
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