Above is the link to my time from the Perth Road Runners annual Yahoo Handicap Race tonight. The race is set on a challenging 9.5 mile route through Perth with 2 lung-bursting hills at Newhouse Road and then Craigieknowes Road then Glenlochay Road in Craigie. The hills are roughly a mile or so apart and come just before and just after the half-way mark.
It was an unusual race tonight as it normally takes place in December and base layers, leggings and a head torch are usually required but tonight it was shorts, t-shirt and even sunglasses!
The premise of the race is that the runners go out at staggered times based on their predicted time with the slower runners heading out first then followed gradually by the faster ones and that everyone finishes roughly at the same time.
A Secret Santa style prize list is created by the runners with the runners getting to pick their prize in the order that they finished, along with the traditional trophies for first to finish and the fastest. The prizes this year were Easter Eggs so perhaps the chocolate will have gone down better than the usual gloves, water bottle or pair of socks!
Race done now and not only am I very happy with my time, I am also feeling more confident with my running in the build up to the Edinburgh Marathon in a few weeks