Chase The Sun - Olympic Park 5K

Race Date: Wednesday, 10/07/2019
Race Distance: 5 Km

Used the Northern course today (with plenty of elevation) due to the upcoming Anniversary Games. Lynn officially beat me and none of my excuses can change that! I started in front of Lynn, and finished behind her; basically I got lost! About 200m to go (as I've discovered since looking at my Garmin) I mistakenly started another loop. Started asking marshals if I was on the wrong route for the 5k. I wasn't of course, just repeating it. Decided to duck under tape to join another flow of runners, only to encounter one of the same marshals again. At this point I did consider running the 10K (although I'm already hacking my way around so one certainty is my final distance would by either significantly more or less than 10k) and I've no idea how to find the finish line anyway and could have still be running now. With the marshal we work out a route to the finish, I'm the only person to use that particular path. Lynn thought the reason I was slow was because I was helping another runner; as although I have a history of getting lost on runs, she didn't think that could happen to me on a marshaled course. I did go the wrong way in the final 3 Mile Handicap last year and had to turn back when the marshal shouted after me.