I ran my second Run Melbourne yesterday and looking at the results I’m pretty happy.
My official time was 25:21.8 (down from 28:07, 2:46 faster than last year)
I was 215th overall, last year I was 544th.
33rd in my age group (40-49).
162nd male, up from 344 last year.
Still room for improvement and, despite my best efforts, I was still caught behind slow runners at the start. It’s frustrating that I couldn’t actually get a clear run until the 800m point by which stage a quarter of the race is almost done. I guesstimate this cost me about 20 seconds on my time.
Any way, results are motivating enough to have me aiming for 24:00 next year.