A friend encouraged me to try an evening run with her. I have to say, it was a brilliant event. It was a 5K track which was open for six hours from late afternoon into the night. This meant that anybody from 5K runners to ultra marathon runners could participate. As somebody who has only ever run on my own around my local area with my earphones in, this was a bit of a leap! I was incredibly nervous especially as I saw the elite runners arriving but with the support of my friend I gave it my best shot. I was aiming to do a 10 K run which I did… But I also jog/strolled another 10 K to complete half marathon distance 😀
The experience has really given me confidence. I would also wholeheartedly recommend this style of running event as it gives you options around times and distances. I’m certain I would not have put myself forward for a half marathon distance ordinarily. To anybody out there who ever doubts themselves or thinks that running is not for them… Have faith in yourself and go for it!