It was on this day, Sunday 19th June 2016 that I had my very own Battle of Bannockburn.
Three weeks after completing my first ever marathon in Edinburgh it was back to shorter distances but that meant running at a much faster pace than marathon pace.
I had signed up for the inaugural Bannockburn 10k in 2014 to mark the 700th anniversary of the famous battle but illness prevented me from participating so I decided after training hard for the marathon that taking part in this years Bannockburn event would be a good experience and thankfully my battle with this hilly 10k course was won.
My fastest 10k time in an organised event is 43m:41s on a flat Perth course in 2013 so on the up and down terrain of Bannockburn I would have been pleased to finish just under 50 minutes so I was delighted with my finishing time today of 45m:47s.
Overall out of around 500 participants I finished 65th and was the 56th fastest male.
The Bannockburn event was a well organised and enjoyable event raising funds for the Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund but also this year for the Small but Mighty Fund who are raising funds for the Brain Tumour Cancer charity.
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