First "Real" Race.... and a new PB!

First "Real" Race.... and a new PB!

Apart from a couple of fun/charity runs I have never taken part in a "proper" race... until this morning.

Pleased to say that I completed the Langport 10k (my local town) and also got a 10k PB. As the last person crossed the line the clock said 1:20... but hey... I haven't run a 10k in that time before and although I was definitely towards the back I was very pleased with my 1:15 time. :-) Looking at my stats later I also noticed that I was only 20secs away from a 5k PB as well... only goes to show the difference a race event makes to my normal solo running.

The event was very well organised and the support from the Marshalls and other runners was great... Crossing the line was bordering "emotional" with loads of cheers and support. It was a bit ironic that my race number was the age that I started running last year...

Happy running folks :-)

22 Replies

  • Well done Andy! Love the photo. You look well chuffed. I am a long way from trying a 10k race but not ruling it out

  • Oh that's fab, just look at that smile you're going to split your face! You should be pleased! I'm inspired I shall have another go at PR when I get home xx

  • Well done Andy. Great achievement & a great pic too. ☺

  • Fabulous :) You must be really chuffed. Well done :)

  • Well done! It's so different running in a real event, isn't it? I did one this morning too (a 5 mile road race in Oxford) and had great fun.

  • Well done Steve ! Have you put a post up or have I missed it ? :-) xxx

  • Not yet - perhaps I should - just waiting for the chip time and some more photos to be posted.

  • Yes you should Steve, absolutely ! :-)

    Will look forward to seeing pics and reading the write up xxx

  • Well done Andy and great picture. I always find the end of races very emotional - what a journey many of us have taken to get there. And well done on the PB - icing on the cake!

  • Woo Hoo , Look at you ! What a handsome chap and a smile to light up a small country ! :-)

    A MASSIVE WELL DONE to you Andy, and that time is brilliant , dont you think otherwise Mister ! :-)

    You do realise that this is it now, you have been reeled in hook, line and sinker and there is no escape . Uh-Uh No Siree ! :-)

    Which one are you going for next ? Because there will be a next one, and another one, then another one , its a bit like a tube of Pringles, once you pop you cant stop !

    Brilliant run, brilliant photo, brilliant bling , you are brilliant !!

    Have a rest now Andy, and bask in that 10k glory ! :-) xxx

  • Thanks poppy.. Started a bling collection now... That's a good reason to take part in other events if nothing else! :-)

  • Congratulations - a fab achievement! Here's to the next!

  • Superb Andy well done, so pleased for you ,lovely bling to boot ! You look so pleased and rightly so , and look dam fit and healthy :D

  • Well done Andy, and what a lovely happy picture!!

  • Well done and love the bling yippee :)

  • Well done Andy and many congrats.

    In the words of Shakespeare, "you just can't whack a PB"**

    ** Maybe that wasn't Shakespeare.

  • Very very well done Andy- Great photo, great bling, great PB. What a fab race report, no wonder you look so delighted. :)

  • Nice one, and nice bling. You can't beat a bit of bling! X

  • love the photo Andy! :) very well done to you, fantastic! :)

  • Many congrats!! It's great when you have the support at races our marshals look bored half the time and I am sure today a few were smoking!! That is a great photo and a bit of bling too!! I was just saying that it is amazing this running stuff. Who knew?

  • Nice one Andy, well done.

    10k is quite some distance isn't it, a really great achievement to get under one's belt!

    :-) xx

  • Fabulous, well done and what a gorgeous pic 😎

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