Racers, runners, striders, joggers, walkers, waddlers and even a few on wheels joined forces this morning for the El Corte Inglés 10k on the streets of Barcelona and Montjuic.
This is by far the highest race number I ever recieved, over 70 000 were registered for the race which was hosted by a popular company and entries were free of charge. This appealed to me, since we pretty much live off dust at the moment and it’s no wonder that it also attracted many that are not runners of habit. It was pretty much like running in a colourful snake for the whole race, dodging walkers who, against all common sense, had started at the front, passing families walking hand-in-hand and children on scooters and in prams. Jolly good fun despite the obstacles.
One of the highlights was running a lap on the Camp Nou stadium, now the second stadium I’ve run in, not bad. As for the time, I wasn’t expecting a PB today and, all in all, I must say that I’m pleased with my 1h10min – considering both my overall fitness and the challenges of running in such a populated field, which never thinned out during the race.