Saturday morning "run" starts with the coach telling us the route. I walked this time as my leg has been sore since two days after the race last Sunday. I felt good during the 10 k and was still fine the next day and then Tuesday I was in pain and could not run. I have been keeping my "runs" to a walk since then.
The first hill on the trail is always part of our warm up walk.
It's usually a kilometre or so before I am so far behind the main group but when one walks the runners disappear very quickly. Maybe next week . . . ?