Glasgow Women's 10K

OK so I cannot match the previous posts and times - 1hr 14mins and 19 secs but I beat the goal I set myself of 1 hr 15. I did however do JuicyJu's PTB PTB on the uphill incline at about 8km and wondered how she was panthering in Bristol - very well according to her post.

An amazing race through lovely streets, Pollok park - they never said we would have Highland Cows in the fields next to the race to cheer us on - and a bagpiper at every 1km split. Fantastic organisation - free car park at the subway, free bus to the start and when we got back from the race free subway into the city centre for a well earned snack at the Willow Tea Rooms - all Charles Rennie Mackintosh style.

This is 53 weeks since I started my C25K journey and never ever thought this was going to be for me, even my running friend keeps reminding me I swore I was never going further than 5K. Laura is spot on when she says we can all do it and reach whatever goals we want to set for ourselves.

So having completed my second challenge - did 4.1km on the treadmill on Friday for the Run Doon Hame 2 challenge, am going to take it easy and decide on Tuesday whether I am up for the 5 mile Holywood Stroll in the evening after work.

Keep on running everyone.

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  • Oh darling thats so fabulous...its all about our own personal goals, and everyone who has done a run lately has nailed them!!!! well done for nailing them hills too..... :)

  • WELL DONE for your successful race! You beat your own goal - BRILLIANT! Pleased you too had a good day. You are all so inspirational for those of us yet to build up the bottle to enter a race (5K let alone a 10K)

  • Beek - I know you are injured and hope it gets better soon, having seen all shapes sizes and ages running today, it is genuinely the fact that we are not on the couch which is important. I only ever did the C25K to do a Race for Life (and I probably only accepted that challenge as I lost my Mum to cancer) and never ever thought I could take part as I hated running by itself.

    Now I definitely need to know what I am doing next to act as the little motivation to keep going out and trying, and Park Runs are really good for this as they are free and being timed you can see the little seconds dropping off occasionally. I just wish my nearest one was closer than 30 miles away as we do not go very often.

    So I hope that you can get to do a run with others sometime soon to experience the buzz you get from it - and getting the actual definite viewable on the internet time which means it is recorded forever! Get well soon.

  • It really is a weekend of us ladies smashing the 10ks, isn't it! Brilliantly well done, like JuicyJu says it's all about personal goals. You had hills to cope with too, which I didn't, and they make a massive difference.

    I used to live in Glasgow (Bank Street in the West End) - happy days, love the city, though the weather can be a bit dreich!

  • Well done! You had a goal and you achieved it, which deserves a mighty congratulations and a gargantuan WELL DONE! :-)

  • Miles-Yonder - you are right and thanks for my Gargantuan well done.

  • Fantastically well done you- I love Glasgow - and could be very tempted to come and do a run there. Well son your time - my fastest 1 hr 15 mins - which i am hoping got better this summer:-)

  • Thanks - just posted you on your recent post. Glasgow really did its self proud today, think I might go up to catch marathon or triathlon at Commonwealth Games

  • Well done and congratulations in smashing your target goal. It sounds as though you had a great race.

  • Thanks. All my friends are now reminding me of my "no I am not going past 5k" when I did these last year! Am sure it will inspire me to keep going to this sort of distance.

  • Inspirational post, thank you and congratulations

  • Thanks for posting, I know it is really not about the time but we all definitely have a little bit of competitiveness in ourselves which keeps pushing us onwards and upwards.

  • Well done what a fantastic post. Your time was great. We are having such an inspirational weekend this weekend. Thanks.

  • It is great what everyone is achieving at the moment, and this site is just the best for us to tell everyone - so give yourself a big clap as an administrator.

  • Aw shucks thank you. It is great here though isn't it.

  • Congratulations on great run c4ts Shows how addictive running can be .5k done 10k done so what's next ? 1/2 marathon?? I always said 5k was longest I would do but 10 k starting to sound tempting

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