As the year draws to a close, Howard Jeffrey couldn’t face another 10k*.
I did the Travellers 6 (mile) in Denby Dale which was very hilly and the wind was high; not quite so sharp as recently but I gave it my best.
The results will not be out till the New Year but I know there was at least one in my age group about 15 seconds ahead. Fair play to him, I went as fast as I could and there was at least one lady ahead. I finished in around 43:20 (42:32 in 2012 so given the wind, OKish).
Celebrity Alotta Fatuous questions me in an interview at the finish:
What does it mean to you? Everything, except, paradoxically, almost everything.
Was it a journey? Yes, I drove to Denby Dale.
Was it emotional? Yes, I cried all the way home.
How did it make you feel? Banjaxed.
How much did you want it? It is what I have always ever dreamed of , for the last couple of days.
Where do you go from here? The Chevin Chase.
More inane questions on BBC Strictly Come Running…
* In old money 10k is 6.21371 miles.