Eton Dorney 10k complete and totally chuffed with my time

I just wanted to complete the course in a fairly reasonable time so I have given myself a 1 hour 15 minute target which I knew was easily achievable. I still have a dodgy ankle so yesterday I bought a ankle support but as I hadn't run in it was a bit worried about a) my blood circulation b) it rubbing c) having to stop and rip the thing off. Went through a whole should I wear it or shouldn't I before the race. I wore it !!!

It was nice when I left home and quite sunny but when I got to Dorney lake, you could see the wind was really strong and it was freezing, so glad I packed an extra top and my buff. Collected my number and my timing chip which I had to wear on my middle finger.

We were soon off (a bit like at a Parkrun really) it was all quite calm. I just kept a steady pace, a friend from work was running too and we started off together but I went off in front after a while (hark at me). You have to do one lap of the lake (5k) and then another but the wind the second time just took my breath away but once I'd got to the bottom of the lake (7.5k) and knew I didn't have to battle against the wind and decided the next 2.5k was where I needed to make up for any lost time. So dug deep and off I went the last and the last 1k I dug even deeper.

Went over the line with a time of 1:03:10 - I am so chuffed even beating my dear friend from work who is 15 years younger.

There is another one at Eton Dorney on 7th April very tempted to enter and beat that time!


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21 Replies

  • whoooopppppp :) :) well done you, what a fab time.

  • Absolutely fantastic! What a great time :)

  • Wow! Well done, you deserve to be chuffed with a time like that. :-)

  • Excellent! Well done. Looks like another obsession gained.

    I'm Still plucking up the courage to do a Park Run!

  • Fantastic time! Well done you!

    I was supporting my son as he ran a 10K race today and was very envious of him and the other hundreds of runners. (Six months ago I had hoped I'd be doing this local race too, but hadn't factored in running injury). But nae worries, I've plenty more races to look forward to in the coming months.

    It was brilliant to see so many youngsters taking part in the fun run.

  • That's a brilliant time - well done!

  • Excellent run. Well done.

  • Fantastic and a great time well done

    Catherine x

  • Brilliant. Really well done, and what a fantastic time. :)

  • Wow well done!


  • Well done that's an awesome time!

  • Fantastic time, well done !

  • Fabulous, well done.

    I love reading these type of blogs as they all help to give me confidence to enter a race. My target is a local 10k in November and while I know the distance won't be a problem by that time, the thought of actually entering such a run is beyond me at the mo. I intend to do my local parkrun soon as that should get me used to the idea.

  • Excellent time there morningglory - sounds like a nice setting too! Well done.

  • Congratulations, glad the ankle support was ok and def didn't hold you back :D

  • Brilliant! Very well done and you have every reason to feel chuffed!! :D


  • thats very fast, congrats

  • Brilliant morningglory - what a great run! Congratulations! :-)

  • fantastic time. sounds like you really enjoyed yourself :)

  • excellent - great time - well done and do keep blogging - it's lovely to hear about everything the C25K graduates are achieving!

  • that is fabulous, well done! And a great time :-)

    I wish I'd known that was on, I might have tried, it's lovely there (I walked a 5K race for life some years back, it's quite flat, my favourite terrain :-D ). Maybe I will join you for the April one, I'd like to squeeze under an hour, but I'm just a bit over at the moment (although not been running quite as much the last few weeks, so may have to push a bit to get there).

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