Review of Parkun Roodepoort #263 - 29 April 2017

Sport Race
Event Parkun Roodepoort #263
Date 29 April 2017
Where Florida, Roodepoort, South Africa
Distance 5 Km
Finishing Time 00:22:46
Race Number
Result 17/772
Top % 2%
Pace 4:33 m/km
Speed 13.18 km/h
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My experience at the event:

Few days before my last qualifier for Comrades (the Wally Hayward marathon), I decided to run once again a quick 5km at the Parkrun event in Roodepoort. I often train long and slow, so sometimes it's just nice to let it go.

The course (5 kms over 2 laps) is not really flat, and there are at least 2 hills of note. On a normal pace I wouldn't even notice the climbs, but when you try to run at around 4:30 per km (which is very quick for me), any little difference in altitude seems much harder.

I pushed quite hard for the first 2kms, before slowing down a little and finishing 17th overall (2nd in my age category) with a very decent time , which was also my personal on the distance (I still think I can go under 22, maybe even under 21 minutes, on an easier course, but that's it). It was a good change of training after week of long and slow sessions... Back to sports