As there was no cross country this weekend I thought I would do the Heaton Park run accompanied by Christine Farnworth.
We thought we wasn't going to make the run at first as there was an accident on the M62 and then I took a wrong turn!
Anyway got to Heaton Park car park for 8.59 and the race started at 9.00 so we had to do an enforced warm up (I don't normally do em!)
The warm up entailed doing a Wednesday night half mile effort like run!
Christine kept up and even managed to question whether we needed to sprint so she was not too much out of breath!
That got me worried that she'll be another one killing me in races soon!
Turns out we got lucky as the race start was a few minutes late and we even managed to kind of get our breath back!
I ran the course in 24.54 (86th/189) and didn't stop to pose for a picture, or even walk, so the cross country captain would have a bit happier with my effort on this occasion!
Christine ran well and came in with a PB of 28.58 (127th/189) so the warm up must have worked!
Results link http://www.parkrun.org.uk/heaton/Results/WeeklyResults.aspx?runSeqNumber=64