Bay 10k Race Setember 2001
A spur of the moment, foolish decision saw me line
up with my bald eagle workmate and 3,000+ other entrants in this
year's annual Swansea Bay 10k run. I really have got no idea why
I entered this race as I gave up going to the gym before christmas
last year, have done virtually fuckall exercise this year and
am hardly in the Steve Cram mould but I did and here are the pics
to prove it.
I didn't decide
to run this race till early September so my preperation was far
from great and basically consisted of 3 gym sessions where I managed
to do a total of about 12 miles and a Carling Premier session
the night before the race which isn't recommended I tell you!
to run 5k/3 miles in under 28 mins (the pro's run the entire 10k
in this time) I was hoping to do the 10k in an under 1 hour but
due to a general state of unfitness and the previous nights Carling
Premier Session, I eventually fell over the line after 1hr and
4minutes of running, walking and crawling and to add to the pain
I discovered that a shit load of people over 60 year's old had
whipped my ass and that Tea Cosie Pete had also beaten me.
there is always next year...
Well I never thought running could be such a great spectator sport
but today's event was on a par with the Swans performances this
season - absolute class! Special mention must go to 1 wheelchair
athlete and the guy who despite being born before the last ice
age still competed in the race and managed to build up 1500 metre
distance between himself and the person who was last but one within
2 minutes, absolute genius!.