Well today was the day and what a beautiful day for a run? Lots of blue sky, sun and not hot!
I was quite nervous this morning but it did helped that I was going to the race with a friend from running club...we were both 10k virgins! Going to keep this short as need to get in the shower and get food.
Have to say I did find it very tough, not helped by going off too fast for me but hey ho don't know when I will learn that lesson. The marshals were fantastic and I have anew name 'go Orpington' coz that's what they kept shouting (had my club top on). The marshals were fantastic and there were also encouraging signs every 50 yards or so up a horrible hill to keep you going. The course was half road and half cross country (muddy!!) but had quite a few hills. Would definitely recommend The Petts Wood 10k to anyone in the area looking for a race next year!
Well the bit you have all been waiting for is how long did it take? I beat my previous best for 10k (well only one I had done) by 3.30 mins....Times was 74 mins and 6 seconds. I now have a PB to beat...can't wait to next year!!!
Was going to post a picture of my lovely medal but don't know how from the iPad..can't seem to click in choose file!!