Sunday 21 July 2019

Great Grimsby 10k

After our visit to Cleethorpes we drove to our hotel in Grimsby. We are staying in the newly renovated Wetherspoons Yarborough Hotel, and very smart it is too. The bedroom and ensuite have given us some ideas for our house build, and the ladies toilets in the pub are the smartest and fanciest that I have ever seen.
Unfortunately the same can't really be said about Grimsby Town, but we had a walk around and saw the sights.
Best was a beautiful fishing boat outside the fishing museum.

Moving on to today, we had a quick coffee and went to the start of the race.
Once again, as in a race nearby last year, our race numbers were number two and three, based on our surname. This race was much bigger and the competitor numbers went up to 4,000 and I noticed people looking at us in the mistaken belief that we must be elite runners.

We did well and overall Darren finished 320th and I was 921st, but somewhat short of our race numbers.
It was really hot and humid and I had a nightmare from about the 7th to the 10th kilometre, but all of that soon got forgotten, particularly with a pb each.
Mike paced Darren round to a fantastic 44.37, and I got 51.53.

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