Entered the Great Manchester 10k even though I haven't done 10k yet.
Should easily be able to do by May. Then its a question of speed. Am finding running slower more enjoyable than running fast. Much more relax and not so much pain. I did run 9.3k a few weeks ago but had to rest for the rest of the week due to soreness. Have since read that you should increase distance by 10% a week so will gradually increase now.
Feel much more motivated since enrolling for the 10K. Will definitely have to do more training.