I expected to run about 56 minutes, at the Gold Coast I ran through 10 miles in the Half in 55;10. Since them I have had to deal with ever worsening hamstring pain. This is causing my stride to shorten and consequently I am slower and slower. In the BRRC 10 Miler = 1x1.1km lap+3x5km laps, 8 x 180 O turnarounds. Company to chase if I was capable (finished 5th overall) and finished with 58;41. My time was still good enough to make me 11th quickest M55 in the all=time World rankings. I will take every entry into these rankings I can get as a M50 didn't think I was a bad M50 performer but I didn't get a single performance on the track or road that got me onto the lists at all ! It was Strava World Half Marathon Challenge Day so I completed another lap (at just over 4;00min km pace) for a 79 Half.
All -time World M55 10 Mile Rankings Website link here
Results here; with splits.
Overall results here
Check out my stride length at the GC here;
Now compare to BRRC 10 Mile Championship here;
(not withstanding the last 5km warm down had an effect on the overall average length)
52;25 10mile aged 18 in 1980
Here is my 58;01 11 mile not sure of date but probably 18/19 years old.The race winner was 2 minutes behind me in the Shaftesbury 10 above!