I decided to run the Cross Country Relay today. My foot felt okay and as the ground was very wet and boggy I thought it would be alright and it was. I helped marshal for the first few races and then warmed up by running around the course. It looked and felt very wet.
Kilbarchan had four teams and I was running third leg after Donald Kennedy and Andrew Clugston. Our team didn’t have a fourth runner. I set off nice and steady and felt I held my pace all the way round. I started off about 20secs behind one runner and I was slowly catching him all the way round but didn’t quite get him. I was caught by one runner and Leanne from Kilbarchan almost caught me as well. I ran the leg in 14min 08secs. I was quite happy with that. Donald ran his leg in 12mins 51secs and Davie 13mins 50secs so that seems about right. Stevie ran his leg in 13mins 47secs.
I did have one awkward moment when I fell! There was quite a sharp right hand turn and I slipped and ended up on the floor. No damage done but my leg and hands were very muddy! The photo was taken after my fall hence the muddy knees!!
It was really good to be running again and I’m hoping that I can build on that this week. I have an appointment for a rescan on my foot. It is on Thurs 4 December. So it will be interesting to see what they say.