I had an extra cuppa at work with the oncoming shift before taking a leisurely drive out to Kingsbury. I got there just as they were opening for business.
“You’re a bit keen”, stated the man on car park duty.
“Just finished a night shift and came straight here”, I explained
“Oh. I’ll give your car a knock if you nod off waiting”, he promised
I parked up but had no intention of resting – I had 3 miles to run – BEFORE the parkrun !
I donned my snazzy, new, parkrun volunteer t-shirt and set off around the parkrun course. I did the 3.1 miles in just over 30 minutes at around 10 minute per mile pace.
As I progressed around the lakes, the average was down to 9:10 and I was feeling fine. With a mile to go I decided to try and get it down to 9:00. I crossed the finish line in 27:20; an average pace of 8:52 !
I finished comfortably and walked briskly to registration to get my barcodes scanned. I was back home by a quarter to ten.
UPDATE – The results are in. Officially, I finished in 27:22 in 151st place out of 383. Better still, I was 2 minutes faster than last week 🙂