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my first 10k race

runner45
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Well it's over, phew. I was dreading it and it's done. I got worried about running in a crowd when it's usually a solitary activity for me, but I quickly discovered that most of the field were bunched up way ahead, and down where I was we were quite spaced out. I stayed nice and slow for the first 2k and let everyone whizz ahead of me, and then sped up a bit once I was confident I was going to finish.

I ran a time of 1 hour 3 minutes, which is 7 minutes faster than I've done 10k before. And when I crossed the finishing line my two year old was there with a big sign saying come on mummy.

Horay!

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DeliaItaly
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Awesome! Well done!

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Souki
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Oh how lovely, congratulations xx I can just imagine how you felt coming to the end with your little one holding up the sign :-).

I'm trying to build up to 10k got a race in July but as things go at the moment ill be struggling a little.

Well done to you though enjoy a celebratory glass of fizz x your now a 'big time' runner

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runner45
runner45Graduate
in reply to Souki

good luck in July - I think 10k is much less daunting if you keep remembering the thing laura says about it not mattering how slow you go as long as you keep running

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swanscot
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Well done, runner45! It's a great feeling completing a race, isn't it. All the more so for you, with your wee 'un cheering for you! Great finishing time too!

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runner45
runner45Graduate
in reply to swanscot

Thank you!

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AnnieW55
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Congratulations. Now it's time to celebrate

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runner45
runner45Graduate
in reply to AnnieW55

Had a glass of fizz and a huge sunday roast with all the trimmings!

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wilmacgh
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Well done. Great to hear from someone who has made the step to 10k.

I've signed up for one in June but so far have only done 6.5k max.

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runner45
runner45Graduate
in reply to wilmacgh

Getting from 5 to 10 was SO much easier than getting from 0 to 5 for me - hope it's the same for you too

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SBG356
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Thats brilliant and a fab time too! I am a solo runner too but maybe it was the pull of the crowd and the fact it was a race that made you go faster.How sweet of your little one too with the sign :)

I have signed up for my first 10k in September :O Oh no, its out in the open now.....! But who knows, if I'm feeling as confident as I do right now I may enter one that is sooner.

No HM yet though Phil, in case you are reading!!!! :D

Enjoy the feeling and celebrate your PB!!

Sue

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runner45
runner45Graduate
in reply to SBG356

thank you and go for it!

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Stefliser
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Wow!! 7 whole minutes off your best time is an amazing run!! And what a lovely thing to see as you came towards the end!! You must be feeling amazing!! :-)

Well done!! :-D

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Malcy
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That really is a brilliant time. I'm jealous.

Very well done!

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runner45
runner45Graduate
in reply to Malcy

thank you - still slower than 95% of the people in the race tho' - how do they do it?

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ktaylor217
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Congratulations! I did my second 10k today... were you are Harewood House too?

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runner45
runner45Graduate
in reply to ktaylor217

No I was at Balfron in Scotland - how was your race?

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