Date: sunday 24th march Start Time: 10.30am
Weather Conditions: 2 degrees C with a gusty breeze – Freezing!!!
Route difficulty : challenging but enjoyable Chip Time: 1hr 32min 08secs ( average pace 7mins 01secs)
Overall impression : very well organised, challenging course, a good training run but not a course for PBs
Race website http://www.wicklowhalfmarathonand10km.com
Really enjoyed this run, disappointed I didn’t break 90mins but considering the windy conditions (and the Hills!!!) I was happy.
Started with a 6 min 25 sec mile …. I think this was just an effort to get warm and then settled into a 6 min 40 pace and felt comfortable. Then hit the hills at 3.5 miles and the pace slowed to a couple of 7 min 30 sec mile pace, they were steep! Fell in with 2 lads for the second half, they were running a nice pace 6 mins 50 secs – 7 mins and finished comfortably, possibly could have gone sub 90 if the weather had been kinder.