It’s not that busy in the gym at 2pm, so Justin set out the cones at the required 20m distance and then asked the other trainers who wanted to ‘have a go’. Most of them laughed and then declined (I’d had a week’s notice to get used to the idea). Two joined me, the rest formed an audience. I think the last time I’d done this was in the school hall at age 12 and I didn’t like it then either. Off we set and I was pleased that one of the guys dropped out at 9:5, the other kept going to about 13:5. I cracked 12:2 (average for females in my age bracket 6:10) which puts me, according to Wikipedia, just under the entry requirement for P Company and the Royal Marines. Going for 13 next time, but I’ll pick a week where I haven’t raced 30km two days before.