Hope everyone's had a great weekend's running (if only to take our minds off the cricket!) I know I'm one of many C25Kers who was at the Olympic Park this morning for the Great Newham London Run.
Despite a couple of technical hitches (I had to get a replacement number which meant I was placed in the third wave of the day and spent the whole ten kilometres overtaking people, sometimes by using pavements, verges &c) it was, although a tough race, absolutely loads and loads of fun.
The chap in the photo was five stone overweight at the start of the year and now runs forty+ miles a week. He might never get to open the batting at Lord's or score a penalty at Wembley but thanks to C25k (and the support of this forum) this morning he ran a 10k PB (48.53!) *in the flippin' Olympic Stadium*.
Trust the programme, find out what your bodies can do and please remember to enjoy your running.
All the best,
PS If I can give one further bit of advice from my weekend's running, remember that if you forget your parkrun bar code, you will smash a PB there as well. D'oh!