I ran the Narberth CF Run 5 miler this morning. It was a great day for a run, pretty cool and sunny although if felt warmer on the course than the temperature probably was. The overall chip time was 32:45 (6:33 pace) which placed me 16th out of 689 overall and 7th out of 96 in my gender age group.
Mile splits were 6:28, 6:35, 6:31, 6:58, 6:13. I was happy to not go out too fast and stay around my goal pace of about 6:30. The course is pretty hilly with the most uphills in the 4th mile as evidenced by the 6:58 mile. I had a great kick during the final .4 miles where I passed 3 people. I was afraid I started the kick too early, but I held on without anyone passing me. Very happy about the 6:13 final mile.
My time in this race last year was 35:01 (36th place), but the conditions were terrible (cold downpour). Very pleased however with the 2:46 improvement from last year.