A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

They're all too fast in the other thread!

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04/09/2008 at 21:07

Hi Guys

it seems like you have a really close thread going and give each other lotsof support and encouragement.

Josie- i ran last night 7kms in 48mins. i was well chuffed with that time and i am now looking to complete my first 10k 12th october and would love to be able to complete it in about 1.10, but i'm trying not to get too hung up on time.  it sounds like you have made fantastic progress over the last few weeks - a great inspiration- perhaps there is hope for me yet!!


04/09/2008 at 22:13

Hurrah! Well done Josie!

04/09/2008 at 22:46

Well done Josieexcellent time!

On the subject of shoes, I've always loved the very first pair I ever got - Brooks Vapor 7. They fitted like a glove and have never had a pair that good since! I have a pair of Mizuno's festering in the corner too - they fitted in the shop, but are awful to run in!

Having a go - 7k's in 48ins is a great start

 I'm off on a 9miler on Sunday... (first run that long in years!!!)

04/09/2008 at 23:02

bola - good luck on sunday!

i'm off on a 6miler on sunday!!  may have to walk a little, but lets see what happens. i just want to see how that distance feels. xxx

04/09/2008 at 23:35

Hi there, put me down for the spreadsheet or thingummy (I am rubbish at technology).

Kaybee: 1 hr 8 min - next 10k 14/09/08...

Long run with my brother/coach/sadist this weekend - where he lives is HILL CITY....

05/09/2008 at 09:15

Well done Josie that is a good time. I ran 8.56 km last night in 51.17 and that is about 10k per hour but I had to stop and shelter under a bush on 30 minutes for 10 minutes because the rain came down so bad that the lane I was running up was flooding like a river.

So not sure if I could have maintained the pace (was running quickly to get home asap) without the rest in between. It did encourage me as I have always thought if I stop for any reason that I couldn't start again so it was good to know I could.

The weather was unbelievable in the winter you are dressed for the weather but I was soaked to the skin and the wind. A light shower is great to run in but this was just silly.

By the way my new blister free socks didn't completely work but not sure if it was to do with the fact that my feet were soaked and shoes sopping wet.

05/09/2008 at 16:17

Hi all,

         Splashed out today on some new running shoes "Nike Air Zoom Vomero+3" , got them from a very good shop, can try them out at the gym on the treadmill and take them back if not happy with them.

My best time for a 10k is 1 hr 1 min 16 sec , achieved way back last October.

My next race is this Sunday ( 7-09-08), The Bupa Great Yorkshire Run.

05/09/2008 at 16:36

I'll amend my spreadsheet to include that, Eeyore. Good luck on Sunday!

I have a sheet with pbs, and a sheet with all races run. If I have your times wrong, or you would like to add more details (date, which race, etc), you can note it on this thread, or e-mail me (madamepestis at hotmail dot co dot uk) and I'll correct it.

I'm also happy to add times for any additional posters who would like to be included.

I have only included times set in races / events, not training, but we can change that, if people would prefer to include all times.

I'm having a few problems with google docs. I made a barchart of pbs in excel, but it didn't upload the chart with the data, and I can't seem to make a chart in google docs itself. Perhaps it doesn't like the time format. I'll have another look later.

I haven't yet started a chart of our improvement over time - I don't have enough date data, and lots of us have only run one race (or in my case, none).

This is just a first try. I might look into other file-sharing options.

Edited: 05/09/2008 at 16:38
05/09/2008 at 17:59


Looks good to me!

05/09/2008 at 18:14
Yersinia sheet looks good hope to add my first time tomorrow.....but......it is raining heavy and the run is on Blackpool sea front. Please can you guys cross every available crossable appendage as it will be tough one. Any running in bad weather tips?
05/09/2008 at 18:24

Thinking of you DM will be flying to vegas but with you in spirit.

Hope the wind is on your back if it is then you may get a really fast time.

Don't worry about the time it will be a PB Would rather run in the cool rain than the heat.

05/09/2008 at 18:40

Good luck Debbie!

People say, if it's raining, wear a bin liner to stay warm and dry prior to the race and rip it off and chuck it as you're about to run.

Make sure you have a towel and nice warm dry clothes to change into afterwards.

I think it'd be a mistake to overdress in response to rain or cold - in the race itself, you'll be too active to feel cold.

My triathlon was rainy, windy and cold, but I didn't feel cold. The times in the water and on the bike were a lot slower than the previous year, but the running times were actually faster - maybe because people weren't overheating as much.

Is it a big race? If so, maybe you'll get a bit of a sheltering effect from the wind from all the other runners! 

05/09/2008 at 18:55


               Well done with the spread sheet great idea.

Have done quite a few races going back to 2006, should I just post the ones I have done since my PB last year ?

Debbie, definitely go with the bin liner to keep dry before your race, I am racing on Sunday in Sheffield so I am expect rain as well, sorting out my bin liner now !!

05/09/2008 at 19:06

Up to you, whatever you'd like to be logged. If we get to a point when a few people have done several races, and we have dates, then we can plot graphs of improvement, which is always encouraging!

I prefer pictures to numbers...


05/09/2008 at 19:28

Now that's just showing off!!!!!!!!

Looks good

05/09/2008 at 19:28

The graph and chart look great!!  well done you......

I hope to add my first time for a 10k in 5 weeks time.  there seems to be some pretty good times kicking about, but whatever time i finish in will be a PB

05/09/2008 at 20:27

I have a big smile on my face after reading the supportive posts. I will take a bin liner.....I will look fab I am sure(LOL) Never though of the fact that whatever time I get will be a PB, I really want to do it below 1.05 but the friend I am running with says less than an hour...maybe if the wind does blow behind me I have a chance.

Really excited now thanks guys!

All the best for Sunday Eeyore and all other weekend racers out there. 

05/09/2008 at 20:36
good luck to everyone will miss you all be back in touch in 2 weeks.
06/09/2008 at 08:20


I am new to this forum and i am running my first 10K in 10 years in 3 weeks time and really looking forward to it. 

06/09/2008 at 08:35
Welcome No fool - I am running mine today. I am relatively new to the thread and it is great, friendly and supportive. Keep posting. Not raining this morning so fingers crossed for today.
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