Today was the day of the Jurassic Coast 10k. The course is billed as being flat/undulating, having run the route on training runs I knew there was a fine line between hilly and undulating.
The weather forecast all week has been for rain, today they changed their minds (lets face it they got it wrong-again) and the weather dawned with clear blue skies and warmth-oh joy. A beautiful day but not one I would choose to run a 10k on.
Here is what my Garmin had to say about the weather
The first three miles were along the coastal path and undulating (Devon undulating, Essex hilly). There was no respite from the sun, it was tough. A runner suggested we admire the view as we went, of course he was right, normally I would do so, but survival was more important at that time!
At the half way mark there was a much needed water station, most of the contents of the bottle I ended up wearing, then we headed back in land and to SHADE! This felt amazing. This was also FLAT!
The finish line as ever took forever to arrive (those finishing line moving Gremlins at it again), I was very glad to cross the line with not a bad time (although official times have yet to be released).
Great run, will definitely do it again.