Then there is the mile. An ‘easy’ one to rest the legs after an evening on the beach and one in the hills. It would be easy weren’t it for the fact that you’ve been up and down a big hill and your legs are tired. Added to that you are now also firmly obsessing about your nearest rivals. But then as the roving reporter has already mentioned you obsess only to find that you most probably gain more places by folk not being able to do the whole thing! A mile on Kirkcaldy prom is most probably not the most scenic but it is over and done with quickly. And that gives you at least a bit of time to rest up and prepare for the 5k the next day which starts early afternoon therefore severely eating into your available recovery time…..

Neill reports:

So here we go. 5 became 4 with Ally jetting off it was left to the crazy gang. Neill, Megan, Jilly and Janet to fly the CAAC flag for the rest of the tour. Race 3, the mile.. how hard can it be to run a mile…..well hard. Coach Jan always was nervous about this one but not so much Megan, game face was on and she was ready to run till her eye balls came out her head to get a good time. We rocked up and headed to the start for a mile warm up. Setting off in 3’s Janet was first off before Megan then Jilly. Who I may point us advised us how much Kirkcaldy prom reminder her of Barcelona. ? take that as you will. Outstanding running from Janet we think puts her in a medal position for her category at this stage but need to see the official results. Megan ran like she had new trainers on and was bang on 6 mins, Jilly who claims to be rubbish as short fast ones ran like she was in Barcelona, fantastic. I think I dipped just under the magic 6 min mark which I’m well chuffed as we all felt it on the legs today after last nights hike. So 3 down 2 to go and we await the results to analysis them so we can stare out our competition for the 5k tomorrow. We miss Coach Jan though, ToF not the same without his local knowledge and banter.

Nice report Neill. The magic mark is 4 mins for a mile though…..?

Great runs by the CAAC elite on day three. Results can be found here.

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