OJ wins the Hoar Cross 10k!

Having completed 11 weeks of my Berlin marathon training, I decided to test my fitness and pace in the Hoar Cross 10k.  I also decided that I was going to help others by offering my sports massage services to finishers after the race!

The field was 142 strong and I positioned myself at the front in order to get away quickly. After a few hundred metres I had developed a short lead but knew that there was a horrendous hill to climb after a mile.  I kept my head down, shortened my stride and managed to stretch my lead without taking too much out of me. Once up the top, I was able to open up my stride and push on.  After a steady welcome decent, the remainder of the course was pretty undulating with a nasty uphill finish.  However with the 400m sign ahead I stormed to my first race victory but more importantly a good time considering the course profile and feedback that I was in excellent shape! Bring on Berlin!


Posted on July 5, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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