I have recently taken a job in Amsterdam and this gave me the opportunity to travel south to the town of Tilburg where various Dutch, Belgian and Danish championships were held at distances from 10k to 50k. The feature race was the 50k attracting a mixed international field. I was in the 20k: 12 and a bit laps of the cycle race track on a very wet afternoon. I'd missed out on domestic races at this distance in the spring through injury so it was a great opportunity to translate recent form into a performance at a longer distance.
A mix up from the officials lap counting meant I was asked to race an extra lap but I continued and saw my time adjusted afterwards.
I finished second in the men’s race in a new PB of 1:43:34
Thanks to Clare who got soaked but gave the support essential on longer races.