Race report, 10k today

Race report, 10k today

Like a couple of others on this forum today, I've run in my first 10k event. Mine was at Highclere Castle, brilliantly organised by Newbury Athletic Club.

We arrived a bit too early, my husband and I, and had to sit in the car for a while after collecting my race number and chip. At that point, I was getting nervous. Not helped by the race announcer saying 'at least 95% of you have run this course before'. Aargh!

It was a lovely morning though, sunny with some cloud, not too hot. I set off towards the back of the field. It was a lovely course around the castle grounds and estate, passing right in front of the castle at one point. It was quite hilly, up and down fields where the grass was quite long (tricky) and woodland paths, some tarmac'd roads as well. Lots of lovely support from the marshalls.

I wasn't last, by a good 5 to 10 minutes I think. Husband was there to cheer me at the finish and take photos of me with my medal. The medal is lovely, very substantial and heavy. There was also a free runner's water bottle given out at the end.

My time was 1:16:59 (that second being sooooo important!) and I'm ok with that as it was hillier than where I usually run. I feel great and have just had a celebratory glass of prosecco. Cheers!

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  • Well done. I was wondering how you got on. It sounds like a lovely run. Nice medal too

  • Thanks Sue. Yes, a good experience :)

  • Well done joy57 !๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Was thinking ๐Ÿค”of you this morning whilst I was out running. Fantastic time, beautiful bling ! and great report.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

    What's next? HM?

    Anyhoo congrats again and enjoy prosseco,you deserve it!

    Happy running!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  • Thanks Peggy. No, I don't think a HM will ever be on the cards for me, I was thinking that as I was running round this morning!

  • Nor me although I've still yet to do my 10k which I'm hoping to do in May if not before. I'm able to run over 9k so nearly there and I think maybe I shall run to keep fit and many 10ks or maybe a little more will do for me.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

    Rest now and ......

    Happy running๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  • You will do 10k easily, Peggy! :)

  • Thanksx๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  • Brilliant... brilliant...brilliant!!! Cheers ! xxx

  • Thanks Oldfloss! How do I get my Graduate10 badge? :)

  • Well done Joy!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ‡It was great running weather today wasn't it and your course sounds great (if a little challenging๐Ÿ˜ฎ). Lovely bling too - hope you were wearing proudly it as you sipped yourwell deserved prosecco!๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Thanks Sandra! The bling is on the table next to me as I contemplate my 2nd glass! :)

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  • Cheers Joy ๐Ÿ˜Š.....Congratulations on a great 10k run, what an acheivement.

    Well done, that course sounds hard and you thoroughly deserve your medal and prosecco๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿธxx

  • Thanks Jan, yes I'd like to know what my time would be on a flatter course.

  • Lovely lovely bling๐Ÿ˜Š well done!

  • Thanks McF! :)

  • What a fabulous run and what a lovely location! Well done on your 10k bling, it looks super. Enjoy the celebratory prosecco, or two or three๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท

  • I've stopped at 2 - work tomorrow!

  • Well done, Joy! Sounds like a great run and a good time. I think you're very brave, considering you had never run 10k before.

  • Thanks. I wanted to do it because a) the location sounded lovely, b) I wanted to do a 10k before the end of the year, and the one my daughter signed us both up for at the end of August was cancelled and c) no-one there would know me if it all went very wrong!

  • Cheers! ๐Ÿฅ‚ Well done ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘โœ”๏ธ๐Ÿ…

    Gorgeous medal ๐Ÿค—

  • Thanks mw, it is quite splendid :)

  • Good! Organise another one quick! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

  • WELL DONE RUNNER! โ˜บโ˜บโ˜บโ˜บโ˜บ

  • Thanks John! Quite a day! :)

  • Well done Joy! I've run that race (2 years ago, I think). And, yes, it is hilly isn't it. But beautiful. Should have been a lovely early autumn day for it today. Congratulations on your first 10km race... hopefully the first of many.

  • It was beautiful Marky. Probably not the *ideal* course for a first 10k but hey, I did it! :)

  • Well done Joy! Lovely medal too; glad you had a great 1st 10k race experience! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Thanks Aliboo!

  • Well done! Lovely bling and a great time too! Enjoy your prosecco while you consider your next event ;)

  • Thanks Annie! Next event...? I think I'll leave it a while :)

  • Brilliant, very well done! I bet you feel proud of that lovely medal and your time (especially considering the hilly route). ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰

  • Thanks Sue, yes I do - still basking in the glory - and doesn't that Graduate10 badge look good! I think I'm more proud of that than the c25k one :)

  • Congratulations Joy! Lots of inspirational posts today! Sounds like it was a lovely run and a beautiful medal to boot!

  • Thanks Decker! Yes, lovely in the English countryside yesterday

  • Well done. Sounds like a lovely course - and a very respectable time, too.

  • Well done - and here's to many more. Lovely bling too!!

  • Thanks AR! Yes, quite a hefty medal :)

  • Well deserved, that Prosecco. I had a glass or two myself after my first 10k event yesterday. We should be proud of ourselves. :-)

  • Thanks Razouski, I read your report too and you should be even more proud, given all the obstacles you've overcome. Very well done!

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