I represented my county school again at the inter-counties match last Saturday. I was entered as a guest following my 3rd place at my county schools championships in which I was put in the wrong time trial, so I won my race but was 3rd overall. This meant I was a guest runner at this event.
I have also just completed a parkrun this morning, and got a new PB by 6 seconds, 20:23. However, I wanted to get sub-20 minutes, and would like to achieve that by the end of the year. I was the first female back out of a field of 384 runners, though, which I was very pleased about.
I have noticed something recently when running - that girls are not the same as boys. This may seem obvious, but if you are a girl and you seem to be hitting a plateau or even running slower than you'd like, don't panic, keep persevering. Boys get their growth spurt and suddenly they are a lot stronger and quicker than they were even a month ago. Girls' hormones work a little bit differently: they don't get the straight performance enhancer like boys. So don't worry if you're running with boys and then they get a lot faster all of a sudden, just keep persevering - your significant improvements with come, they will just be gradual.