RunThrough Lake Dorney 5k

Race Date: Sunday, 18/07/2021
Race Distance: 5 Km

That was brutal! 2pm start due to a morning Triathlon. As I drove into the car park my car registered it was 30 degrees. Stepped out of the car and it was very hot. I started last having poured a bottle of water over myself at the start line. Unusually only one runner had a finishing time starting 26, 27, 28 or 29 minutes; me! I was over two minutes behind the runner in front and over two minutes ahead of the runner behind. Only 44 runners in the 5K with nearly half the entrants no-shows (presumably due to the heat); I was really expecting lots of runners to drop down from the 10K or Half. Medics were very busy out on the course in their ambulances, briefly leaving only a first aider at the finish line. Hopefully everyone is well. Steph Twell was in the Half starting at 1pm in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Marathon, although she didn't finish, presumably being cautious due to the conditions.