The race for life which I booked way back at the beginning of the year prior to completing c25k..... little did i know that i would be up to the odd 10k by the time it rolled around... or that i would finish FIFTH!!!! It is amazing what this programme can do and I urge any one of you to KEEP GOING! Just see the difficult bits through and it will be SO WORTH IT! It can change you life x
Completed my first ever "race" today! - Couch to 5K
Well done! 5th!!!! That is soooooo amazing!! I have my Race for Life on July 19th and if all goes to plan will have graduated a couple of weeks before that. I will think of you to inspire me when I am running it, but I don't think I will be finishing anywhere near the front! Will be glad just to finish in one piece!!
Haha thank you all so much... yes i did finish 5th but am feeling like a massive FRAUD now! It's different from a normal race isn't it because it isn't just "runners" that enter.. in fact I saw two ladies on crutches! If you compare it to my parkrun finishes for example, this week i finished 95th out of 202 people so i feel a bit guilty now for all of your "well dones" ! LOVELY as they are haha!!
You came FIFTH! There were at least four other people out there wanting to run it as a race and my guess is a lot more. Be proud of your achievement. As you say - When you entered you weren't exactly sure you'd be able to run the distance
Also, I bet on your Parkrun finish positions, if you take the men out (!!) Your position is a lot higher. I am still trying to work out why at my local Parkrun only a third of the runners are female. I thought I'd read it was an even split across the whole parkrun population.