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South of England Cross Country Championships Brighton 15k

South of England Cross Country Championships Brighton 15k

After having good results in my last few races I had only one tactic that was going to play a big part in how I was going to race the southerns which was to get high up into the top 3 places early on in the race.

As the race was 15k over cross country I knew this kind of distance would suit me seeing as long term I am most probably suited to this type of distance. As the race started I went straight up into the lead alongside my old club mate Adam Hickey from Southend Ac, we both was together on the first small lap around the hill on the first section of this course. I settled back into the top 6 runners in the front pack and decided to ‘stay there and relax’ for as long as I could over the next 12-14k.

I did my best to hang on to the leaders throughout the entire race and overall I finished a respectable 8th place.

I found as like most cross country races the lead pack are not necessarily running much faster than the pack of runners behind its more of a case that the front group tend to start harder and faster up to the front and hang on. This is what I have believed in for a long while, eventually I will be able to get up to the front pack and relax and be able to kick on off a fast pace… watch this space!

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