What a great day. It was so nice to meet everyone who was there and sorry we missed a few of you but it was mega manic. I find it amazing how they organise 15,000 people into running together.
I met loads of people from c25k before the race and it was great to see some familiar faces from last year and say hi to some new faces . Just like the forum it was relaxed and supportive, all of us getting ready to go and do our own thing.
I started off today thinking I'm not going for any pb's today as I felt a bit chesty and didn't think I had much back up to push myself. Somehow I managed to get into the wrong wave and by the time I realised there was no way to turn back round and had to set off with a really fast runners. I got myself to the side of the road as soon as I could and tried to tuck myself in but I got this feeling if I tried to slow down I might get in trouble so I ran as fast as my little legs could go.
As soon as I hit the 1km mark things were calming down and all the speedy runners had passed me by so I managed to get myself into my own pace which was better.
It was a bit cold and wet but even so it was a nice run. I was pacing myself well by about 7km and looked at my gamin and realised if I carried on I could be On Track for a PB so I got myself ready and as I hit the 9km mark I changed my pace up and went for it.
I ended up with a PB of 1:18.11 on my Garmin but my text from the winter run was 1:21:44. I think I'm going to take my Garmin pb.
I Went to meet everyone for a drink but unfortunately had to leave early but it was so good to meet everyone and all in all a fantastic day.