Thursday, 1 September 2011

Racereport 2011-09: Zurich 2 Mile, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin

Finally some racing! It has been a while since I stepped to the start line of a running competition.

After I started my (structured) training 5 weeks ago with an aerobic focused phase I had the chance to send a wakeup call to my drained legs. Two miles on the track in Tallaght should be sufficient enough to show the legs what they are supposed to do in a few weeks time – ran as fast as possible.
The facilities in South Dublin are among the best in Ireland. The track is great and fairly new. Good quality 400 meter ovals are rare and plastic surface is not the standard on a running track here in Ireland.

The BHAA held their last track meeting of the season and I took the chance to get the first serious race in. The competition was not really there as I had to run in the “Open Men” category. After a long warm-up I time-trialled to the win. A pity that not a soul was there to chase. I know that I could have run way quicker with a bit of contest in the race.

Nevertheless - after the 5k in Kilbrittain a couple of weeks ago this was my second race and the second win. This time my earnings went up to 30 EUR. Good pocket money for a bit of advanced jogging around the track.

My “winning streak” will finally come to an end when I take a trip to Waterford on Saturday to run the Half Marathon Nationals for my club, Crusaders Dublin.

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