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10km in under one hour!


Last month I entered a 10 km race. As I didn't train as much as I wanted my goal was 1h10 but 59m02s later I was crossing the finish line. Our team also managed to raise over £1500 for British Heart Foundation, so it was definitely worth the effort.

I believe is time to treat myself to a new pair of trainers, as the ones I currently have are crumbling on the inside. This probably shouldn't be happening...

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Awesome effort! Go out and spoil yourself silly! That's an amazing time and a super fundraising effort... New trainers seem like a good idea given the state your current ones - you'll probably go even faster next time!

My goal is 10K in under an hour and I have a race booked at the end of July - I'm a mile (see what I did there) away from that time right now but working hard to get there! ...

Well done again! Happy running!


You have got to be pleased with that! As good as 11 minutes better than you expected.

Great result with the fund raising, for a worthy cause. Good on you.

Now, go and get yourself some running shoes those old ones sound like they are up for retirement.


Wow! Any tips on your training and getting there will be appreciated by all of us. Well done and hope your new trainers serve you well! :)


Wow, that is wonderful! Congratulations!!


Brilliant time! I'm very envious! I'm struggling through B210K and would love to be running something comparable in the not so distant future :)


After C25K I didn't use a particular programme to increase the distance and did a mix of with and without music runs. I guess the nice weather and canal path helped on enjoying the runs.

What is definitelly keeping me going is that a friend decided to join my 6.30AM jogs, so even though I had to slow down a bit it has keeping me running regularly, even if we only do 5 or 6 km.

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