Grand Prix Finale – Milton Keynes 10K, 1 July

I did not enter event 7, the Harborough 5 miles, completing the series
(5 to count) with the finale at the Open University, the Milton Keynes
10K. I had not run at all since the Banbury 5 miles on 10 June mainly
due to preparation for my personal cycling tour around Dartmoor on
22 June. I thought the cycling would be of some benefit and only had
a short ride to the Open University so decided to start at a good
pace. I soon noticed that I was still recovering from the cycling so
it was a matter of trying to keep going at a reasonable pace. it was
a warmish evening and I also did not help myself by eating too close
to the event. Did however manage to hang on to my position with
some passing me whilst I overtook other runners. Managed to finish
well in the end although my stomach was complaining. The time of
42.29 was satisfactory and my series position in the M45-49 group
was 8th so quite pleased.