I have not raced for a while and thought it was probably a good idea. There is a new pavilion which was good, we could hang around in the warm until it was time to get out there and warm up. The course sounded a bit complicated, so I decided to just see where it took me – it couldn’t be too bad, the park isn’t that big.
Lesley Pymm reports: It has been a long time since I ran at Coventry War Memorial Park, but I decided to take myself off there on Easter Sunday for the annual 5 mile race.
Eventually we were off and ran uphill to start with. Around a small loop and then back up the hill again, but turned the opposite way at the top and did a larger loop, which took us out of the park and into the perimeter street (I remembered this from years ago). Then it was back into the park, and a sharp right turn and off around the car park before heading back to the start again and off up the hill again. Around the large loop, back into the park. Nearly finished, I thought. Then as we went round the car park we were directed off to the left again and the second large loop turned out to be slightly longer than the first one. At least it meant we had a downhill finish.
Back into the pavilion to a goody bag. The medium T shirts had all gone, so it was another nightshirt to add to the collection. There was a cafe next door, so hot chocolate was in order. I enjoyed the run and my time wasn’t too bad considering I have not done any speedwork for weeks what with one thing and another!
Full results here.