yes today was the day of the Chariots of Fire race in Cambridge. Thank you for all your supportive messages when I posted that I had been 'volunteered' for it. this was the first 'race' of any kind I have been involved in since starting C25K.
Well, I can't say I wasn't nervous, and also, I can't say I wasn't a little intimidated by the 'serious' runners who were out to win a prize, I was overtaken by many. I have been feeling a bit annoyed with myself as I have graduated and was running 5K regularly, then had foot/heel pain, (mainly due to the support gone in my shoes - new shoes now, but only back up to about 20 minutes running)
However, it was really enjoyable, I am very glad I have done it, the atmosphere and encouragement was brilliant.
I still need to get back to the 5K, but I managed the 2.7K of this race in just about 20 minutes, the whole team (2 teams) had a none too shabby time of 1hour 20 and 1 hour 30 mins (6 runners x 2.7K each).
The main thing is, its for charity. (the winners did it in about 54 minutes - WOW that is serious!)
I will be back to my 5K soon hopefully, and my next goal is the local park run.
I had no idea how excited I would be to get that finishers medal! - My first! For someone who considers herself a non-runner, and certainly not an athlete of any kind, this is just unbelievable.
Thanks for your support, oh and here's a pic, that's me in the glasses with my daughter and husband - yes he was roped in at the last minute for the other team!
As posted elsewhere, C25K is seriously addictive!