Ed: Sid visits Somerset for the Street 5K. Was Sid streets ahead of the competition, find out in his report:
Street (Somerset) 5k road race series, race 5 of 6. Southampton AC fellow member coming out this way last night Wednesday Feb 9th so came along as well. Running out of the Soton AC stable but wearing the Vegan Vest. Was hoping John Morgan may appear as he has also ran in this series previously (19mins:27secs) but no show. (Ed: disappointment!)
Crazy course around Street town centre, 5 laps on a square route meant negotiating 20 corners, right angle road corners cause pace disruption. One incline up section with a head wind was a time loser also. Time check on each lap, my run was frighteningly metronomic as i churned out one circa 4 minute lap after another to finish 19min 57secs. Hopefully a good warm up for my next 5k the Basingstoke park run this Saturday morning.
Park runs are free and informal and you get your photo taken, which you can print out for free. So where are all the Vegan Runners on Saturday morning ? There are so many Park Runs now there is bound to be one near to most of you. Registration easy.
Sidney DeLara Street 5k (race 5)
Position Overall 25th Male Vet 50 3rd. Time 19:57. Age grading 75.4%