First 10K :) :)

My neighbours must think I lost it earlier as I cheered very loudly having completed my first 10K. 1:28:26 under the one hour 30 I had wanted. So one very happy runner :)

I started running mid August and graduated in October and have been slowly increasing my distance and took on the advice from graduates to do 3 runs - 1 long, 1 speed and 1 stamina each week.

I feel a new person, much healthier and gradually losing the weight more to go !!.

So now my goal to finish the 10K race for life in May seems achievable. Work to do on 5K to get PB down , currently 39:45 but it will happen

So to everyone good luck on all you runs x

You can achieve

Catherine x x x x


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  • Oh well done that's fantastic I'm working towards 10k, currently at 6 doing the speed podcast and also a Parkrun once a week. I can only imagine how thrilled you are

  • Thank you it was a fab feeling, I have done three parkrun , one with my son we are aiming to do one a month. Lovely atmosphere x good luck


  • Congratulations!! I started around the same time as you & also aiming for 10k although my training has fallen by the wayside in the snow!!

    You've inspired me & I'll be back on it today! :0)

    Well done & thank you


  • Thank you it's taken time . The weather has t helped as I haven't ever run in the ice December was a wash out. Hopefully we can both now get some good runs in

    Good luck

    Catherine x

  • Oh wow that's awesome....well done you! I have a 10k march 3rd and would be happy with your time. What an achievement, I hope I can get there too!

    Jems x

  • Thank you Jems

    I am routing for you . I suppose I just took it really slowly ice didn't help.

    Good luck lets us know how you get on


  • Wow fantastic, well done to you. You have inspired me I am definitely going to do a 10k now. Congratulations :-D

  • Thank you I never thought it possible but slowly slowly

    Good luck


  • Well done , you deseeve to be pleased with yourself :-) :-)

  • Thank you

    Good luck with all your running

    It did feel fab


  • Very well done!!!!! :-) We started and graduated at the same time. I am currently doing a 10K program with hubby and we are 1 run away from week 4 of a 6 week program. You should be very proud of yourself for all you've achieved! Your time sounds great! Gayle

  • Thank you Gayle

    I have been using the bridge to 10K these programmes are so good . You are doing very well you will have to let us know when you reach the 10K.

    Looking forward to my race for Life x

    Good luck with the running

    Catherine. X x

  • which bridge to 10k are you using ? :-)

  • Hi I am using Samantha Murphy B210k

    And then also just doing some slow longer runs

    Seems to have worked

    Good luck


  • Well done, it's great achievement :)

  • Superb and Congratulations, Catherine!! As Gayle mentioned, we are struggling through our 10K training as we speak!! You have so very much to be proud of!! Just look at how far you have come since August!!! Absolutely remarkable!!

    Keep Running!! :-)


  • That's fantastic!

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