Before the start, I was feeling quite daunted to be running such a tough course, and felt like dropping out after about 1km. I couldn't quite contemplate how I would last the remaining 11 and a bit kilometres at this kind of pace, but focussed on running at a steady comfortable pace, and counting down the kilometres and minutes.
|Kirkintilloch 12.5km route and elevation profile|
|On the way out|
|On the way back|