Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Ayr 5-mile Trail Race

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This was the 2nd running of the Ayr Seaforth 5-mile Trail Race.

Tonight the race organisers took no chances, and the route was very clearly marked and marshalled throughout.

The route follows scenic trails alongside the River Ayr with a detour into Dam Park to loop around the playing fields on freshly mown grass.

I kept the leading trio of Stephen Wylie, Jeff Farqhuar and Brian McEwan in my sights for as long as possible, but after 2 miles they had all disappeared into the distance. With nobody chasing me down it would have been easy to give up and coast along, but I decided to keep working and treat the race like a time trial.

By pressing right until the end I squeezed under 29 minutes, to record 28:57 on my watch, which was about 10 seconds faster than last year, making it my first PB of 2010!

Thanks to Kenny Phillips for the photos


John Kynaston said...

Congrats on your pb!

Chris said...

Thanks John.
PBs are few and far between these days!