I set out on a new route that I knew would allow me to cover 10k with out the need to double up on part of it. I had not realised the hill up past the rifle range at Llansilin was so long especially as it came during my 5th K and took 7.26 but all in all it was a great run, cold and drizzling to start with but I did not notice after a while.
I completed the 10k in 1.04.34 which also included a new record for 5 miles, well its only the second time I have passed 5 miles so that was not too difficult. I was measuring in k's rather miles but i estimate 5 miles was around 52 minutes.
This was an enjoyable run even with all the hills, you could almost map the hills from my split times. Interestingly the best k was the last at 5.24, so that makes a range of 2 minutes between fastest and slowest.
When I think back 7 months ago when I started those first minute runs seemed hard and now I have deliberately set out to run 60 times that who would have thought it.
And for the record I did not take a drink with me because it was cold and damp but I did take a handful of currants which I ate at the 5k mark. I'm not sure if they helped but felt good when I got back after my cool down walk and a few stretches, not to forget the glass of chocolate milkshake.
I would like to thank everybody on the site for their continued encouragement.
All the best & keep running!