Coventry Godiva Autumnal 5 – Wednesday 19 August 2015

Lesley Pymm reports:  This was the latest in the Wawickshire Road Race League.  I turned up at Coventry War Memorial Park, and was pleased that it was cool and a bit drizzly, that suits me!  I had expected there to be a few more from the club there, but I was the only one – not even a puddle of teal, just a drop!

I had done many 5 mile races at the park in the past, and there are variations to the course.  This time, we did not go out of the park at all.  It was a small loop and two large ones, all inside the park.  As I set off, I felt my sock work its’ way down my foot and into my shoe.  I was a bit worried that this was going to cause a problem.  Yes, I had warmed up so that I tested my kit!  Don’t know what caused it.  Anyway, it seemed to stop under my instep and was not causing any discomfort, so I carried on regardless.

A lot of the usual suspects who I would feel obliged to race against  were not there.  Probably just as well as I still had Race the Train in my legs!  I did it in 48.43.  Not brilliant, but I was pleased in the circumstances.  It is an undulating course.

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One Reply to “Coventry Godiva Autumnal 5 – Wednesday 19 August 2015”

  1. Well done Lesley! I had my first experience of the Memorial Park yesterday and thought it was a lovely location for racing. My race took me out onto the roads as well, so was obviously a little different to this course.