It was slightly slower than week 8, but I plodded along on a slightly different route around the woods to try to make the 30mins feel less long. I reverted to my usual route when I discovered that my new one was more hilly and swampy though!
For this run I put a sports drink in my water bottles and although I quite liked the sugar energy boost, I didn't feel as though it quenched my thirst as much as water. I was trying not to drink that much so I didn't need to stop to go to the toilet though! Maybe next time I will have one little bottle of sports drink and one of water.
Good luck to everyone else on week 9!