After advice from here after entering a 10k but not having achieved quite the distance, I ran my first 10k race yesterday. And when I say ran, I mean it, no walking as I'd expected to do. The words 'slow and steady' had been drummed into me from EVERYONE on here, so not one to ignore advice from the experienced, that's what I did. I realised at 8.5k that I was actually going to do it and that's the only time I stepped up my pace. The fastest kilometre was the last one so I know I had more in me.
Thank you everyone who gave me advice on here. 1:14:34 was my time, but I'm so proud I did it. I've gone from doing nothing to running a 10k since 14th Feb this year, I'm still on cloud 9 😊