Well today was the day of the Bedgebury Forest 10k Trailblazer run. I signed up for it a couple of months ago and Joined Team MacMillan to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support, at about the same time I also signed up for a 5K run to raise money for Bromley Mencap (I'm a Childmimnder on their network). I spent quite a bit of time getting sponsors for Mencap, which I ran on 19th May. Realisation dawned on me at the beginning of the week that I hadn't done an aweful lot of fund raising for MacMillan. So I have been telling anyone that will listen this week about running 10k to raise money for MacMillan, and managed to get quite a few sponsors.
The weather has been lovely here in South East England this week, I was getting a bit worried about it being too hot. Today started off quite cloudy, with a strong breeze. My start time was 12.15, which happened to be just when the sun came out. I knew that the course started off up hill, and once I'd got up the first hilly bit I tried to find a steady pace. I was expecting the rest of the course to be downhill/flat, but no, there were quite a few uphill bits. At 6k my legs were quite tired and I seemed to be going really slowly, 7 & 8k were ok, 9k was a nice downhill bit, then came the last kilometer, uphill and not a gentle slope, I ran a bit, passed a few people but I just couldn't keep going and had to walk, I did run the last bit over the finish though.
Offical time 1:02:07, not too bad as it was such a hard run.