Hi all, I've not posted since September but I'm still here and still running! Just been really busy, it's only 7 weeks today until my Wedding, couple that with a job, pottery classes and life I've had time for reading a few posts but not much else! (And we still have lots left to sort before the big day!) Anyway I digress, this post is supposed to be about the Newcastle 10k Mo Run.
Fab weather wise, cool but sunny with a slight breeze. Arrived at the town moor as soon as registration opened to collect my number (I prefer it when they post them!) and then took a 10minute walk into Newcastle city centre where I purchased 2 cinnamon swirls from Starbucks (had to scour them for them as the 1st I went to were sold out) on request of the fiancé then a mooch round the shops in my running gear before making use of the facilities in M&S (turned out to be the best decision of the day, the queues at the event were horrendous!) before moseying back to the car to take my gilet off and paint an amusing mustache on my face! Feeling silly I made my way back to the town moor and without my glasses managed to spot our very own Notbad (who lives up to her name btw) sporting a lovely furry mustache she was with some of her running group pals which if you ask me seem like a lovely bunch of ladies
The 10k runners started after the 5k runners by 10 minutes and we were pretty much at the back of the crowd. By 3k I'd caught up with the back end of the 5k runners even though I'm not quick (1st mile was 11:10ish according to garmin) I was feeling good at 3k and my pace upped slightly, onwards to the 5k loop around to go back for lap 2 with a cup water station and at 5.5k the front of the 10k pack were already on their way back to the finish boo! Every so often I'd pick off another runner, for once I was rarely overtaken but managed over the course of the race to take a few places Felt great up until 8k and then the wall hit, it took a lot of will power to not to stop and my pace slowed but I did manage a sprint finish! Chip time 1:07:12 which is a 10k race PB for me although looking at Miss Garmin she's screaming the race was short (and so was Notbads) so no Garmin PB for me! Did get a really nice shiny medal though!
Hope you like the picture, that's me with my painted on Mo (face paint worked a treat, not like the stick on ones littered round the course) Oh and the picture on the front was supposed to be the evil turtle from family guy with a mustache, I was poking fun at my own slow pace and once again I was nearer the back of the field but It doesn't bother me anymore. That's it for my 2014 race calendar, 1 x 5k fun run, 1x 5.6miler (famous blaydon race, hence the weird distance), 2x 10k's and 1x HM. Nothing booked for 2015 yet, going to play next year by ear given I'm away a month on Honeymoon followed by house selling.
Happy running all!