Wigan 10k

I think I have finally learned. This was probably my best race ever. Pre race warm up with warren and Karen then into the start pen after all the pics and the use of Sams bucket. A long countdown from jack and we were away I sat on Gaz Wanes shoulder as watched some of the red and black army go of into the distance. Every race I set off too fast and every race I die I should have learned this really I should mile 1 was a little fast but it’s down hill so free speed the 40 min pacers were running on effort I think and not on time. Mile 2 bang on what I wanted pace wise as I was going for sub 40 turning into stadium way still with Gary jonathan and Kyle not far behind us slowly catching up to paul platt. Banter between me and jonathan and Kyle Basically me shouting at them were on home turf this is our training ground come on pick it up. Jonathon was on my shoulder as we left Gary heading down past the stadium past the water station no gin needed for me mark but kind offer. I caught Paul as we left the barriers and went past him. 5k i was up on what I wanted. I had warren in my sights. We were right with the 40 min pacers from exiting the stadium this is my favourite part of the course getting shouts and shouting to the other runners coming the other way. As we exited the industrial estate a shout To Mel and Leanne be me and warren overtook paul Bryers I was feeling good all the way up the hill to the park so I kicked on this was my fastest mile 6:11 . I saw Jordan on the right turn he seemed to be struggling as I passed him more banter getting him tuck in behind me before Andy mac sang me a song teenage kicks I was singing all through the park while looking over my shoulder and encouraging Jordan. Round the corner of youth zone Stuart fairclough next in line for abuse ” I’m catching you stu I’m going to beat you”. That’s when I started to kick beat Stuart over the line by 1 second gun time 39:24 chip time 2 seconds quicker a 2 minute pb finally sub 40. Really happy Jordan and Jonathon also got under it as well. I managed to see the wife cross the line also with a pb

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