What a difference a year makes! This years Thirsk 10 was a much different affair than last year. A "sensible" start saw me hold back a touch and go through the half way point in 27.53 (8 seconds slower than last year!). A second half of 28.13 was a world away from the disastrous second half of the 2011 Thirsk 10. This year I even managed to gain a place in the run in finishing 9th in 56.06.
As this race was the Yorkshire Vets Championships there was a high standard of vets in the field so overalll was happy with my third place less than a minute behind Gavin Felton of Barnsley (55.16) and Darren Newbould of Hallamshire Harriers (55.21). Congratulations to winners Yared Hagos of Wallsend (49.40) and Claire Simpson of Jarrow and Hebburn (1.01.10).
Also pleasing was being part of the winning New Marske team so all in all a good day!
Well done to Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers for a top day of racing once more! Results are here: