My first 'race'

Did a fun run this morning of 2.5 miles. I've never been to an event like this before - my only runs with others have been Parkruns. There was a lovely family atmosphere, carnival-like.

It's a shorter distance than I've been running recently, but I did it in a pace of 7.19 per km, my best so far. And I got my first medal!

I'm doing Race for Life 5k in July which I suspect will be an even bigger event. Also, I found out yesterday that my 'thoughtful' daughter, as my birthday present, has entered us both for a 10k in August! I'd better keep going with the bridge to 10k podcasts....

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  • Well done! Yes it is a great atmosphere .Last Sunday I ran in the Hereford festival of running . Marathon,half marathon ,10k and 5k. For me it was the 5k .Had a great day,and came home with a medal!

    I too am doing RFL in July and yes it's a big event. Looking forward to that.

    Anyhoo! Keep up the good work and good luck with all of your up and coming runs

    Happy running!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

  • Thanks Peggy, you too πŸ˜„

  • Wow.. sounds wonderful..go you... and what a lovely gift from your daughter :) x

  • Yes Floss - it's a 'run for champagne' event, which I'd never heard of... she knows me so well! πŸ˜„

  • Well done Joy, on the race and your PB and, of course, for the medal 😊 the first of many methinks. Bling makes it all worthwhile πŸŽ–πŸŽ–πŸŽ–

  • Well done - glad you enjoyed it.

  • You will enjoy the Race for Life, I did a 5k one this time last year. The atmosphere was lovely, very exciting and fun (especially the warm up exercises!). Keep up the training, you will be brilliant :)

  • Thanks Sue. Now that I've got the first 'race' out of the way, I'm really looking forward to RfL. Plus my daughter is running it too - though she's doing the 10k & I'm doing the 5.

  • First blingπŸ₯‡Well doneπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌSeven minutes sounds pretty fast to me at the moment, I'm well impressedπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

  • Thanks, it surprised me as well. Plus there was a bit where we were so congested on a fairly narrow pavement (=sidewalk in Canada, as I'm sure you know!) that I had to walk for a bit.

    My aim has always been to get to 6 mins per km, which of course equates to that elusive 5k in 30 minutes!

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