10k in 50 minutes thread

Anyone else aiming for this at the moment?

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23/06/2011 at 14:29

All sounds good, Tim.

Where are you getting this advice from, btw? 

23/06/2011 at 14:37

Hi Scottles, 

I have timed myself over a flat straight mile route a few times.  I have looked at my last time which was in April and I did it in 7 mins 45 secs.   I think I will try it again tonight as I am planning on doing some speedwork to see how I do this time.  It will give me an idea of the progress I am making, if any, as well.

I find that I am always faster in races, even parkruns, not sure why. 

Edited: 23/06/2011 at 14:37
23/06/2011 at 15:32

Hi Deva,

I guess my inexperience of races is the problem, I dont push all that hard for fear of blowing up and actually end up finishing with a bit left in the tank. Going to do this 10k on 3rd july, and this time I am just going to set out at sub 50 min pace and see how far I get!   

Good luck. I am trying to motivate myself to run home from work tonight, which is exactly 10k coincidentally.

23/06/2011 at 18:16
Sandy the Womble wrote (see)

All sounds good, Tim.

Where are you getting this advice from, btw? 

Most of it I've picked up from articles on this site, this forum and Youtube etc.

Watch this video Pre 10k 2011 watch what they do. It's a track 10k but the essence is the same.

26/06/2011 at 20:46

"undulating trail" in 25'C. 59:01 which I'm very pleased with. 4 minutes quicker than last year.

More of concern is that my HRM shows 196+ for the last 4 minutes. I think it could have been right but I'm 42!

I knocked out the first 5k in 25minutes and was feeling very good but the heat and hills took their toll.

I'm very confident that a flat road 10k with the right weather will go sub 50mins but does that really count?

27/06/2011 at 08:12
Hi TimR,

Yes ! It does count.... Or at least I'm counting on it counting my next serious attempt at a 10k PB will be the brooks brighton 10k in November... Very flat and hopefully not too windy, it also won't be too hot !

Most of my running is on trails and it is hard to compare times from trail to road, I think that is why on the power of ten website it doesn't count any of my multi terrain races as PBs although the run Britain rankings site does (but I think they make some sort of adjustment for terrain)

Under an hour for what sounds like a hilly 10k in yesterday's heat is great

27/06/2011 at 15:06
Pretty good progress to improve you time  by such a big margain for the same course on a boiling hot day Tim.
27/06/2011 at 21:58

It was pretty hot last year too. It's a great race and the first one that I ever did so I'm kind of using it as my benchmark. 2009 was 63:24 and 2010 was 62:49.

I've really started to structure my training in the last couple of months and I've done 5 half marathons and a full marathon since last June so that's helped.

28/06/2011 at 12:19


Superb progress on your 10k hilly run. It's great to see how much you have improved esp as you did the same course last year. Well Done.

I'm currently training towards my half in September now that my marathon is done for this year (May ) Also trying desperatly to get my 5k parkrun time back to somewhere near my PB which was 23,47 last august. I can't seem to handle the fast pace at the moment and have been clocking 25.55 at my parkruns recently. I know I can do better so am concentrating on faster short runs aswell as a LSR.

Well done again on your progress - It can only get better  

28/06/2011 at 13:41

Just musing about your "can only get better" comment, Franny.

Is this true though? I'm worried that age might be a barrier. I'm 55 now, and I'm thinking that where I am at the mo might be as good as it gets.

Don't want to turn this into an age related thread, but does anyone have any comments / experience they can pass on to me?

28/06/2011 at 14:17


Yeah well maybe I am just being hopefull.

Suppose it depends on when you took up running.If you have only taken it up recently then I would say there is always room for some improvement even if its just a wee ickle one.

Happy running Sandy

28/06/2011 at 17:31

Aha! Yep - I am a relative newbie; only been running about 3 years.

I'll take a wee ickle improvement any day!


28/06/2011 at 23:05

Really pleased with latest training run - did 10k in 53.29 - included two laps of Brockwell Park which has a couple of hills.  Quite happy indeed as I seem to be improving considerbly.  This was my fourth 10k training run.


63, 57.42, 57.41 and 53.29.  Did the last k in 4:57 so had a bit left in the 10k.  Happy times. 

29/06/2011 at 06:28
Jamie - well done with your runs.You will be chuffed to bits. have you got any races planned?
29/06/2011 at 12:14

thanks Franny...i don't have any races planned at the moment other than Hellrunner in November.  I need to get out and do a proper 5k (parkrun) and 10k race.  Carp excuse but I just seem to have things on every weekend at the moment.  I'm at the age where everyone is getting married and having stag do's and still care about there birthday's (I don't!).  I was looking around for one in July and saw there is one in Richmond Park on the 17th which is potential free at the moment. 

I still can't envisage being able to do every K sub 5 mins at the moment, unless it was downhill all the way!!! 

03/07/2011 at 10:46

Morning everyone. 

Beat my pb at parkrun yesterday by a minute so progressing in the right direction.  Splits were per KM, 5.02, 5.00, 5.30, 5.17, 5.10.  Started off at 25 min km pace but could not sustain it all the way through.  I always have a dip in the middle of races so need to try and concentrate more during this part of the race to try and maintain a good pace.   

03/07/2011 at 20:33
Well done Deva Duck! Still haven't got round to doing a parkrun yet!
11/07/2011 at 08:28
Completed a 5k race for life in Worthing yesterday in 25:40 so think I'm heading in the right direction. Quite congested at the start and people who started as runners were walking by 1km....

This is a link to the Garmin data http://connect.garmin.com/activity/98087281
11/07/2011 at 08:55

Well done Muddypaws - creeping ever closer to the 25min mark.

12/07/2011 at 16:32
Well done Deva duck on your parkrun PB and Muddypaws for your RFL time.
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