First 10km race - Odyssea in Paris

First 10km race - Odyssea in Paris

Even though I have done a 10k on my own, this was my first race. I absolutely had a great time; it is so much easier with the camaraderie of a big crowd, so any of you toying with an organised run, go for it. My time was around 1 hour 4 mins, which I am pleased with and the course around park of the Chateau de Vincennes in the East of Paris was wonderful, if a little dusty with all those runners (Odyssea, a race in aid of breast cancer, is one of the larger Paris races, with around 35,000 runners expected). The hamstring held but the old ITB knee kicked in around the 8km point so I had to walk for a couple of minutes. I'll definitely do another one just for the camaraderie. The snap is after the race. Thanks to all of you for your encouragement and tips on first races.

6 Replies

  • Wow well done and what a great time ! You look as fresh as a daisy, great pic :)

  • Woo hoo look at you ! You look amazing, love the outfit and the shooos , you gotta love the shooos !

    Sounds like you had a really fab time and all for a brilliant cause , massive Congratulations to you, Well done ! :-) xxx

  • Congratulations! That's a great time and the whole experience does sound amazing. Agree with Poppy - the shoes are fab :)

  • Thanks to you all for your congrats. The shoes are Adidas. I am very happy with them.

  • gorgeous pic and well done thats a fantastic time too :)

  • Yeah gimme the shoes! I'm after some coral grey ones

    Well done on the 10 k !!!! 35,000 runners. Crikey! I've not done a 10 k race yet but have one on the calender.

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