Yesterday, my wife and I headed over to Bushy Park, on the outskirts of London and completed our first 10k race together!
This had been the first time we've both run together and we both run at different speeds. I tend to run at 6:15/km where my wife would normally run at around 7:55/km. I wanted to run together so a) I could learn to run a bit slower and enjoy it and b) try to get my wife to boost her confidence & run a bit faster.
We succeeded on both accounts. We ran the race with an average of 7:29/km, my wife knocked 6 minutes off her 10k personal best and I bl**dy loved it!
It was still hard for me, the sun came out on the second half of the race and it was muggy too... but I enjoyed the slower pace, the running through parkland, seeing Deer grazing beside the course.
Chip time was 1hr:14:21 and we've now started our medal collection! Fastest runner on the course was 34minutes... I don't even know how that's possible!!!