Headington 5 (Mile) race: Took part wearing... - Couch to 5K

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Headington 5 (Mile) race

TedG
TedGGraduate
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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 ๐Ÿค—

Met up with a friend from the bike club who runs for a Swindon club, and a large team from the ERR ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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 Iโ€™d be able to sustain it but, after the first mile, thought โ€˜letโ€™s give it a goโ€™ as I was feeling really comfortable. I was counting down the mile markers and checking my pace.....couldnโ€™t believe I was actually running at sub 10min mile pace at 3miles ๐Ÿ˜ณ

This continued for the last 2 miles, breathing was even and legs still felt strong..... I think I have your โ€˜robot legsโ€™ Sadie-runs ๐Ÿ˜Š

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 ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿค—

Feeling full of confidence now, bring on the GNR ๐Ÿ˜

Happy running folks

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telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

That's a tremendous pace Ted ๐Ÿ˜€ It sounds like you've timed your training perfectly for the big one in 2 weeks time. Good luck!

TedG
TedGGraduate
in reply to telford_mike

Thanks Mike, canโ€™t wait til the 9th now ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsAmbassador

Wow! Good work, Ted, well done! Your pace was cracking. Glad you enjoyed the loan of the robot legs. ๐Ÿ˜

This was just the boost before the GNR that you needed and I am so pleased for you, Ted. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Sadie-runs xxx

TedG
TedGGraduate
in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie, youโ€™re right, it is a massive confidence boost. Got a 4ml club race on Thurs evening, going for a crack at sub 6min/km pace ๐Ÿ˜Š

Crikey Ted, you had wings! Fabulous achievement - very well done! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

TedG
TedGGraduate
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you, there mustโ€™ve been Red Bull in my coffee ๐Ÿ˜Š

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