Thursday, 24 February 2011

Scottish XC Champs 2011, Callender Park, Falkirk

I ran this course for the first time last year and absolutely loved it, so I was pleased to hear it was at the same venue for 2011. Conditions, however were quite different, with last year's hard ground and frost being replaced with squidgy paths and mud. We had a team of 8 women this year (the highest ever apparently!) We set off alongside a couple hundred other women sporting our white CAAC vests (though they didn't stay white for long). I felt good going up the first hill, but everything after that felt like hard work. Some great support from the men all the way round which really helped. I finished in 69th position in a time of 35min03. This was half a minute slower than last year and I was down on my position. I was slightly disappointed as felt I'd been running well so far this year. Great runs by all the CAAC ladies, some of whom were making their race debut and we finished with a team position of 10th overall.
It was then off for a warm down and a jog around the course to cheer on the CAAC men! Love this race for the club atmosphere, you can't beat it!
(Above picture courtesy of roadrunpics)

1 comment:

Ian said...

Well done Jo, you did well, don't worry about your time too much, everyone's were down due to the conditions.