I only run one flat, competitive 10km race per year, and it’s this one – La Bombarde. Organised by Club Athlétique Veynois, where they have a whole weekend of racing starting on Saturday with a straight up vertical race of Montée d’Oule, and culminating with the 10km on Sunday.
This year was the 9th edition and saw 193 runners compete in an event which was also a qualifying event for the 2016 Championship of France so there was quite a strong field of runners.
Since last year I’d managed a 10km PB, I skipped the vertical race to stay fresh and have another crack at a decent time. The weather was perfect, the crowd support and race organisation excellent, so all I had to do was run fast for 38 minutes which I pretty much managed to do.
A new PB of 38:35 – and feeling very knackered so straight home for a roast lamb dinner.