Placement: 6th in the 19 & Under, and 25th overall
Comments: I prepared on race morning perfectly just as my coach and I talked about. I did almost everything I wanted to do. At the start of the race I went out way to fast to hold for the whole time. Because of that, my breathing was not very well under control, and my pace slowly started to declining. Even so, at about two km in, I settled into a pace with two other guys, and stayed that way almost the whole time. Nearer to the end at about the 7 km mark, I started to pay for going out too hard, and at the 9 km mark I really started to suffer. My legs were tired! The runners I was with left me behind and I ended up a few hundred meters behind them at the finish line. I didn’t reach my goal, but was still happy with my race because it was my first ever and I wanted to do a 10k before I turned 13.