Almost a year to the day since I (re) started couch to five k I ran my first official race yesterday - the iconic Chariots of Fire beach race at St Andrews. "Only" 5k along the sand, skirting the sea, dressed in white , to the tunes of Vangelis, with a piper at the half way turn.
Run I did, keeping a relatively constant pace with no walking or stopping and managed it in 38.05 chip time, not speedy I know and made me 457th out of 514 runners, but a huge achievement for me- who a year ago struggled with the one minute runs in week one of the programme.
Thankyou C25K - I feel have really done it now, and if you are on the journey keep going! Run the dream, as chariots would say!!