What I learned from my first 10k race is that no matter how much you prepare for the race some things still slip through the net!
What I won’t do again: is run with clothes I haven’t worn before. My lovely new race outfit decided that heading south was the way to go so after repeatedly pulling up the trousers, I unpinned part of my race number and pinned the bottom and top together. Ruined the top but it meant I could concentrate on running!
I have also decided that running with a water bottle with a 50:50 mixture of apple juice and water is not for me, I hated the sticky hands I ended up with and I am sure the minimal benefit of the juice wasn’t worth the aggravation.
I have learned that eating jelly babies for energy just made me feel yuck, so that won’t happen again.
But loved the crowds showing their support and the whole race day vibe.