Perfect Pacing: Snake Lane Ten, Pocklington

Race Date: Sunday 18th February 2024

Not originally in her plans, Caroline Brock heard that this was a decent event and would be an ideal opportunity to bag another club record before she moved up an age group later this year. Alas however, this is a popular event (1571 finishers) and the race always fills up quickly but, like our own Percy Pud, there is a market for unwanted numbers and she was able to get in with a transfer. Despite heavy overnight rain which had left the course damp, conditions on race day itself were fair and with what climb there is coming in the first half of this rather rural route this is a quick track.

During the race itself, Caroline found herself trailed by the York athlete who clearly recognised someone who could pace properly but our club captain did him by ten seconds in the end.

Caroline observed that ten miles may not be that great for marathon training but Pfitzinger states that “For experienced runners, Lactate Threshold pace is the pace that you could run for about an hour” so she can put it down as a decent training effort and will have to do her twenty mile long run on Wednesday evening. The complexities of prize giving, which rarely troubles most of us, meant that Caroline was first F35 as the second woman was also a F35. Everyone however got sunglasses, a buff and a medal for their efforts.

Full results on the link: Snake Lane Ten, 2024  

Pos Name Cat Time
72 (3) Caroline Brock F35 01:01:50
245 Ben Stittle SM 01:09:58

The race was won by 2:20 marathoner William Strangeway (Lincoln Wellington) in 50:14 whilst first woman was Katy Wood (York) with 56:09. Full results on the link: Snake Lane Ten, 2024   According to Power of 10 there were personal bests for both Steel City although we don’t see that many ten mile events these days.

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