Sunday dawned a bright, sunny morning. Just right for a 10k. This time the Jigsaw
Run at Dunsfold aerodrome. It was the final race of the Surrey series and allegedly
fast and flat not that I was really bothered by the fast bit but flat was very appealing.
We arrived early and collected our race numbers. It really was very cold with a brisk
wind blowing down the runway which we knew we were going to run along – twice.
Warm up time soon arrived and everyone joined in the routine which was really good
with lots of new moves. Not much time was wasted before we were lined up and
ready to go.
For the first mile we ran straight along the runway with that cold wind
blowing straight into our faces. We then turned and headed for the perimeter fence
amongst the trees and followed it around until we turned again to go back to the start
and the half way point.
A drink of water and off for lap 2. The wind was still blowing
but it didn’t seem long before we were turning the corner and sprinting to the finish.
My best time for nearly two years and no walking – a really comfortable run.
If you want a 10k for all abilities on the flat on a tarmac surface with friendly
marshals and good organisation then this is one to look out for next year.