Thank you everyone who has encouraged and advised me along the way. Today I did it. Tissington Trail, Ashbourne 10.
Very wet, windy, acres of mud. Out and back route which was uphill all the way out - Oldfloss thanks for the heads up, which meant I was not phased! My, it surely tells on the calves. Thank goodness I am used to running hills, that's one advantage of living in a hilly area. It was at least downhill on the way back, except for a shortish rather steep up and down, which got us both ways!
No crafty walks, I ran the full 10. Not fast, in fact very slow. But I am so pleased that I did it given the tough conditions today.
So I have achieved my aim of my first 10k race before my 60th birthday, which is just 10 days away now. I never dreamed in July 2016 when I started C25k that I would ever run this distance.
Now I need to consider what I may aim for in the autumn 🤔. Mmmmm.........dare I ????