For those who are just starting the C25k, you may be thinking 'I could never do a 10k'. Well I would have agreed with you back then - a lot has changed since I graduated in Jan 15. I have done 16 parkruns and joined Hedon Fitmums & Friends running group. With their encouragement (and training plan), I signed up for the winter run last October. Sunday saw the Winter series 10k in Manchester. 28 of us went from Hedon with much hilarity on the journey despite the early start. The winter runs are great fun with polar bears, snowmen, penguins, fake snow and a samba band ! (also hills/inclines - we only have gentle undulations in this part of E. Yorks) !!
As a Stoke City fan, it was a bit odd running around the Etihad stadium (home of Man City) but I coped ! This was my first 10k and although I had followed a training plan, I had no idea of how to pace it at the right speed but I must have done ok as I finished in 73 minutes (I was aiming for around 76 minutes so well chuffed) !!
I did the first 5k of the run in a minute and 13 seconds less than my parkrun PB !!! Not sure how but I intend to get back to parkrun and take some time off that PB !! The bling is lovely (photo won't upload) sorry I missed seeing Sazzle, I did see Gra arrive at the finish (he went with the earlier start for the faster folk
Happy running everyone, I can't stop smiling, so happy !!!