28 Dec '15, 3pm

"Nothing is more fun for me than the drama and challenge of a hard tactical race."

"Nothing is more fun for me than the drama and challenge of a hard tactical race."

Rob was suddenly refocused. From the gun, Joel had powered confidently away, soon out of sight in the surging river of runners. Rob, his pace stretched close to the edge, had given away hope of the age-group win. That was as expected. Joel was a minute faster on recent times. But suddenly, unexpectedly, the race was on again. Rob checked the gap. He's closer! About 18 seconds. Must have gone out too fast, and he's paying for it. There's a chance. Don't blow it. Catch him slowly. Slowly! Yes, good, down to 15 seconds. Get it right. Twelve seconds. Now he's within range. Get with him and wait. Between two and three miles Rob angled across through the moving crowd to take up position a step behind Joel. The pace seemed a shade slower. Following is always easier. Wait! Wait! This is good! Get it right! Wait till he's at his lowest! Between three and four is the place to break ...

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