Christmas Pudding Race

I finally managed to get out for a short run today. I’ve not been running for about two and a half weeks, and I’m racing at Merthyr Mawr in the Brackla Harriers’ annual Christmas Pudding 10K on Sunday. I had a throat infection last week and was just plain too busy the week before that, which is actually probably just a bad excuse as I’m supposed to put my own health and fitness on a level par with my work commitments these days. Nonetheless the result is that I’m struggling a little, with my 70% max HR pace delivering about 6:30min/km. Well, it is December, what do you expect? It’s not like I’ll be going for a time this weekend!
I ran in the Pembrey 10M multi-terrain race a few weeks ago with my brother and his girlfriend. I’d not been to the park before and it turned out to be a lovely route. We all very much enjoyed the course, even in the typical Swansea area weather. I hadn’t raced for years and that race switched my mind back over to the old ways, so I entered the Pudding soon after. My brother and partner are now into next year’s London Marathon.
Anyway, if any Swansea medical students are also running this weekend and need a lift, give me a shout. I know of one orthopaedic surgeon that will be running, and I wonder how many Cardiff Triathletes will be there?