After not competing much lately, Ali jumped straight back into her running shoes, took the bull by the horns, raced twice within a week and produced some great results.
A win at the tough Felinheli 10km was a great confidence boost for Ali and, though a slower time, showed she was in good form. The following week, another win in another tough little race at Llanfairpwll 5km
, Ali told us “I had to resist taking on the men whilst ‘tempo’ running the race”. Hoping a trip to London to take on the Vitality British 10km
would bring her a fast time, the twisty and lonely race meant this wasn’t to be. Ali noted; “Most people’s times were down by over a minute, so I was glad of another indicator of good form and a third place on the podium behind two GB athletes”.
Following a few weeks training, moving house and job, it was time to take on the Podium 5km
. Without much speedwork and with tired legs in the run-up to the race, Ali didn’t hold out hope for a quick time. However, with some “terrible pacing but great racing, it all came together for a road PB of 16.55”.
The TORQ Performance Running Team is sponsored by the following and without them, we would not be able to do what we do, thank you:
– Triathlon, Running & Cycle Apparel