Podium 5k Sat 7th April

Podium 5k Sat 7th April

More 5k Ramblings from Tony Walker

Life always seems so busy (generally in a good way!) so fitting races (and runs in general) can often be a challenge. So when I saw a 6pm Saturday evening start I thought surely nothing can conflict with that! So over the border into Lancashire avoiding the bandits off I went for some chest expanding fast 5k running. The podium 5ks are set up similar to the ones at the Brownlee centre in Adel. This one is just under 5 laps of a flat cycle track to get your exact 5k. I may have said this before but I do love a no hiding place blast. There are 2 races under 18 mins and over 18mins. I was in the latter. Off we sprinted and I felt ok. But still after 800m or so I thought can I keep this up. Somehow I did keep the effort going to arrive at the ‘bell’ a shade under 16mins. Head down for one last effort and clocked 18mins…and 59 seconds. That’ll do for me! The standard though is high so although not bad for a V55 I was still nearly 3 mins behind the first V55 and that’s without Mark Hall!!!The A race by the way was won in 14.18 by Olympian Lom Lancashire. Several people under 15 mins. They moved quick! Only around 80 in the 2 races gave it a real old fashioned low key atmosphere – although with so few runners I ended up doing most of the race on my own –  and with only an on the day 5 pound entry, lots to like about it if you want a change from park runs.

Full results here

5 thoughts on “Podium 5k Sat 7th April

  1. Top running Tony, high quality indeed! well done on 3rd in your category, looks like Warrington should have a good v55 team! with 2nd as well, at sub 17 too! 1st Mr A Green 62 min Half & 2:12 marathon pb… and still going strong

  2. Really good result Tony sub 19 mins sure if you had time to train like Green & Watmough you would be a lot closer. We are getting a good V55 team we need another aging body and could do something in BMAF events.

  3. Strangely enough last Saturday I was running late on the very busy A6068 to Colne going to the Barley village , missing the right turn to Barrowford the same place of Podium 5k , I was going to the Pendle fell race that was due to start at 2pm , at that time I was still lost in Nelson , sadly I went back home without doing the run . I agree with the all the positive comments about your strong performance in this Podium 5k , 18.59 is fast and I liked as well your report from Barrowford . Well done to Tony W.

  4. Great Stats Andrew. You should be an handicapper! Just to put it in perspective. At my pace Scott Harrington would have been comfortably ahead and then carried on for another 23 miles!!! Go Scott

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