This was always going to be the "B" fixture on the wind swept Fylde Coast today with hundreds of others running the Windmill 10K over at Lytham. Given that event and the "heavy rain and strong winds" forecast, it was no surprise that just 51 gathered outside the village hall for a short Remembrance Sunday reading and a minute's silence before jogging over to the start.
Fortunately the rain had blown through which was a blessing but it was clear that the last mile into the strong wind would add considerably to the 5k times; and so it proved.
Terry’s targeted sub 23 minute timing evaporated over the last arduous mile. 23.49 for 31st.
(Catforth, just north of Preston is the venue for Wesham’s Alan Taylor’s Catforth Canter 5k series. A series of 3 Saturday evening races run on very flat, country lanes)