So I did my first 10k race today at the Leeds Abbey Dash. I completed it in 53:16.
I made the right choice of pacing myself at the start. Everyone seemed to start too quickly but I knew id be knackered if I continued at that pace. I was justified when I started over taking people just before the half way mark and then was passing loads of people from the 7km mark onwards.
The bottom of my right foot is a bit painful now though. Will have to rest it up and hope it improves for my next session on Tuesday!