I think this will be the last competitive race of 2009 I’ll be doing as I need to focus on the training plan I’ve mapped out. Fortunately, I was down to do a 12 mile run this weekend anyway so this made it a bit more interesting. Managed to average an 8m12s pace over the course of the race and came in with a time of between 1:47 and 1:48 so that will do as a reasonable benchmark for next year. I can’t be more accurate than that because I didn’t stop my own timer properly (need to read the manual at some point) and was far too caught up in the sprint finish with another person to look up at the race clock at the end – doh! Oh well, the official times will be published sometime tomorrow so I’ll know for sure then.