First 10k

Hi folks,

Not been on here for awhile but..

After completing the couch to 5k a few months ago I got ambitious and decided to try a 10k...

Then as the event got closer both and my mum got cold feet and decided we weren't gonna even try as it just seemed too far and we were convinced we wouldn't be able to do it.

Anyway, despie not overly training for it we thought we would have a go and we completed it in 1hr 14mins and 8 seconds. I know it's a bit slow but we are really chuffed..on the treadmill it was taking me an hour and 41 mins..dunno y it takes longer on a treadmill...??

Just wanted to share our experience. The atmosphere was really welcoming and Im just really glad we decided to do it in the end. I would encourage anyone else to do the same- even if you think your not quite good enough yet lol.

Sarah k


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  • Wow! Well done to both of you!

  • Thanks! Trying to find another one next year we could do lol X

  • Well done, that's a great time, there is something really special about doing your first 'race' of any kind, I bet you'll be buzzing for a while yet!


  • Thank you. .yeah we are so so pleased and relieved we didn't bottle it :) xx

  • Well done!!

  • Well done ☺

  • Very brave of you both to do the distance in race first! Excellent time and distance PB too, well done!

  • Fantastic, well done πŸ˜„

  • Congratulations to both you and your mum. That's a pretty fine time for a 10k, never mind a first 10k without proper preparation :)

  • I suppose the big difference in times might be partly due to being swept up by the occasion, and getting into the spirit of it all/ losing track of time a bit. It could also be partly due to cooling issues. If you don't put a fan on yourself while you're on the treadmill, you're putting a lot of effort into just cooling yourself down. Outside, your movement through the air does that for you, and the energy gained is available for running effort. (Maybe. You definitely get cooled down better running outside). Well done, anyway. Wow. All you guys running 10 kms! (And then in spite of having done that kind of impossible, it's just the time that worries you, not that the ambulance was too far away to be reassuring. :-) )

  • Well done! Great time for your first 10k too :)

  • well done to both you and your mum, I am presently on week 9 10 K seems a bit daunting to me.



  • Wow - that doesn't seem very slow to me. Well done!

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