Belhaven Best 10K, Dunbar

HORRIBLE HEAD WIND are the three words I’ll choose to sum up my first attempt at the Dunbar 10K!

Myself, Gordon and Kevin along with over 200 other runners lined up on a sunny but very windy start line in Dunbar.  Being my first 10K in approx 3 years, I was already very nervous and not at all confident.  To be honest it didn’t really get that much better.  On the plus side this was a very scenic course, on quiet rural roads with the occasional fantastic glimpse over to the Bass Rock and beyond. 

But most of the time my head was down, battling into one of the toughest head winds I’ve run in.  My slowest kilometre was 5.24, ouch.  On the one time when there was a tail wind behind us, it allowed me to do a 3.50 kilometre.  What a difference!

Huge well done to Kevin and Gordon who crossed the line in 44.12 and 46.28 respectively.  Finally there was me in 48.12.  The can of Belhaven Best in the goodie bag went to Jamie for being my chauffeur, bag carrier and for keeping me positive throughout my injury problems of the last couple of years.

Thanks to Dunbar Running Club for a well organised and well marshalled race and I’ll be back next year when hopefully it’s a nice still day for running!


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