Took part wearing Eynsham Roadrunners colours for the first time so was feelin a tad apprehensive and nervous.
It was a cool morning, ideal for running and a relatively flat course 🤗
Met up with a friend from the bike club who runs for a Swindon club, and a large team from the ERR 🏃🏃♀️🏃🏃♀️
There were about 500 runners taking part so I positioned myself at around mid field for the start.
I went off at a lively pace for me and had doubts I’d be able to sustain it but, after the first mile, thought ‘let’s give it a go’ as I was feeling really comfortable. I was counting down the mile markers and checking my pace.....couldn’t believe I was actually running at sub 10min mile pace at 3miles 😳
This continued for the last 2 miles, breathing was even and legs still felt strong..... I think I have your ‘robot legs’ Sadie-runs 😊
I entered the finish straight amid cheers from fellow club members and crossed the line in 49.14.... not bad seeing my target was 52mins, I beat my previous 5ml best by over 4mins.... and set a 5k PB of 30.22 knocking over 2mins off my previous 😳🤗
Feeling full of confidence now, bring on the GNR 😁
Happy running folks