This was my 6th Balloch to Clydebank Half Marathon.
Previous times were 1:18:17 (2007), 1:20:04 (2008), 1:19:30 (2009), 1:18:15 (2011), 1:19:54 (2012).
So I'd only once gone over 1:20, and that was by 4 seconds in 2008.
Anyhow, given that I've hardly run at all since the hamstring injury at Christmas, I had no intention of racing today, so this was purely an experiment to see if I could run 13 miles at even pace without my hamstring packing in. I almost got away with it, but for some reason suddenly felt really washed out after 10 miles, and the last 3 miles were tougher than I'd expected.
|Photo: Gillian Scott|