Spartan league fitness test passed this morning despite struggling with the change in weather. Horribly damp after 10 days of dry heat made my asthma flare up terribly. Not a vintage performance because of that, but I got through.
Ultimately that’s what matters today even if I physically feel rubbish now.
The weather on the day can have such an impact. I'd describe yesterday's conditions for my test as perfect. No wind, slight dampness in the air to keep you cool but not a cold day. I imagine anyone that made the time by 30 seconds or less may have struggled had the test been done in the previous weeks where its been 30 degrees?
Ultimately the time is a complete irrelevance other than maybe to measure your own fitness at the time (and if you've been reffing at level 4 and above for a number of years and you're above 35 it's probably an OK measure of where your fitness is at?). It only matters if you fail it and the retest where I am is in September so those who failed it have 6 or 7 weeks to bring their time down which is long enough if you commit to it.