10km Gandia Night Race 48:59
On Saturday 31 May 2014, I competed in the annual 10km Gandia Night race. My first race since February, and also the first since recovering from an ankle injury that I sustained at the beginning of April. I completed the 10km in an official time of 48:59, a 5 second improvement on my previous my PB (49:04) that I set in Valencia City in November 2013, so I am very happy with the result given all the circumstances. The race was a very well organized event and attracted a field of almost 3000 runners.
Looking ahead, I will only be running a couple of shorter “village races” over the coming summer months, but will continue to maintain my weekly mileage levels, and once the summer season is over, I will re-assess were things are at, and make my plans for the autumn racing season, October & November are great months for longer distances, with numerous 21km & 42km races being held locally,… so I will make a decision in early September as to where I will be taking my running,.. I would like to look beyond the half-marathon,… and see if the next step is within my reach,…..Watch this space!!