Bracknell Forest 5 race. Entered this a couple of weeks ago for a bit of motivation but was kind of dreading it as a) it’s a race and b) haven’t done any speed training really for ages and it does irritate me if I pay for a race and then do really rubbish. But in the end it was pretty good. Official time was 40.41 and 5th in my age category (I don’t know how many out of, probably not loads but I was very, very happy indeed. It was a nice route through the forest, only one nasty hill at the end of mile 3 and the rest was either flat or undulating and a really lovely fast finish. I had a great finishing sprint and passed 2 people on the home straight which always feels good. The start was very, very slow. I was quit near the back and being a forest trail, the first half to 2/3 of a mile was a bit frustrating, totally blocked in and just had to put up with it as I’m not going to argy barge anyone and at one point, had to slow to a walk but good to know that with a clear run, I would probably have been close to 40 minutes. Anyway, Splits were 8.51 - 8.04 - 8.15 - 8.10 - 7.42. Happy days all round. Getting some mojo back and really enjoyed that even though it was pretty warm .