Brookes Serpentine Hyde Park London Last Friday 5k (April 27th).
Last month the event was run in near perfect weather conditions. On this occassion most runners were huddled under the bandstand prior to the start, to avoid a soaking. Luckily the rain eased just before the off. Here in March got my first sub 20mins of the year, so today was project incremental improvement, if the weather allowed. Got to 1 Kilometre in 3min:43secs and managed to keep the pace going , up a small incline and on to Rotten Row i passed 4km in under 16mins, a final nasty short incline before you turn into finish straight, where once you legs have recovered from the uphill a race to the line of about 200metres. Crossing finish line in 19:49 a new season best. Phew! it never gets any easier.
Sidney DeLara, 61st/206 runners, V55 3rd, 19minutes 49secs.