Breinton 10

Race Reports

This was the 5th running of the Breinton 10 organised by Wye Valley Runners, which also incorporated the county championships.
Having been logging lots of miles in preparation for the Snowdon marathon, I was unsure how my heavy legs would cope with the demands of racing, however I was pleasantly surprised.
From the off I found myself in the lead group of runners alongside Jon Barnes, Dan King and James Pugsley. The early pace seemed rather sedentary so I picked the pace up and the four off us were glued together through the first 5 miles, I managed to pick the pace up again as we approached the first testing climb on the way back. Dan and James started to loose contact, but Jon seemed comfortable alongside me. I stayed with him until the long drag up to the seven mile mark, but he was too strong on the climb and he opened a significant gap.
I pushed hard over the last three miles but the gap remained constant.
Jon went on to cross the line in 57:45, I followed in 58:19 with James pugsley coming in third.
Jon claimed the county title for the second time and I took the veterans title.
This was a minute quicker than I’d previously run in 2014 despite the heavy legs, just the small matter of staying injury free now until Snowdon.

2 thoughts on “Breinton 10

  1. Good run Stace. You are obviously in great shape for your assault on the Snowdon Marathon – good luck and stay injury free. Most of my PBs were set on the strength provided by Marathon training – plenty of good times ahead for you.

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