A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

They're all too fast in the other thread!

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06/09/2008 at 08:37


good luck today

06/09/2008 at 12:00

Good luck Debbie!

I am LOVING the spreadsheet and graphs!

My race is tomorrow but i've got a rubbish cold and don't feel remotely as though i have done any proper training. Meh.

And welcome Old Fool (I feel a bit mean saying that...)

06/09/2008 at 12:35

Hey all - hope everyone has had a good week. Mine has been really busy so I haven't been out for a run since Tuesday. Got a 5k tomorrow, so hoping for a decent time in that.

Am loving the spreadsheet idea! Am I too late to join? My current PB is 1:12:22 - think I'm the slowest but also think I should get a prize for consistency - I did that exact same time in my last two 10k races!

Good luck to all racing this weekend

06/09/2008 at 12:36

Been away for a couple of weeks and just spent an hour catching up on the forum.

Well done to everyone - we all seem to be improving.  I have my next 10k tomorrow and it is supposed to be a fairly easy route with great possibilities for gaining PBs.  However I haven't run for 2 weeks due to torn calf muscle.  I have paid for the run so I will go along and see how it goes, with the intention of just enjoying myself.

Thank you Yersina for the spreadsheet - great idea and thanks for including me on your list.

 ood luck everyone running this weekend.

06/09/2008 at 12:37
I am an idiot - just seen that I'm already on your spreadsheet - you are super organised!
06/09/2008 at 12:52

I just went through this thread and included all the race times I could find.

If people want to add dates, or names of races, I can do that. It's all very quick and easy.

Sounds like there are a few races tomorrow - Good luck with those!

I've just received my number and details of next weekend's race. The bumf describes it as " 'off-road' with approximately 400m of firm grass track, 1,000m of woodland path and the balance of compacted gravel".

Safe to say it's not going to be a particularly fast course, but should be enjoyable, and not too difficult.

06/09/2008 at 13:14
Hey everyone I just got back from my Blackpool 10k. It was windy for some of the course which felt like I was pushing a pram at times. Some rain but not heavy thank goodness. I can through at.....wait for it cos I still can not believe it .....1 hour and 42 seconds. I ran 9min 45/50s miles my fastest ever. I thought I would be disapointed being so close to the 1 hour but frankly, there was a cobbled hill about half a mile from the end and then we had to run into the wind. I gave it all I had and a bit more. I will get an official time in the post so it may differ slightly.
06/09/2008 at 13:22
Great time Debbie, well run in what sounds like difficult conditions.
06/09/2008 at 13:31

Well done Debbie - that's a great time, especially when you were just hoping to get under an hour and 5!

Can I be added to the spreadsheet.  My times so far have been 01:02:28, then 01:01:22 and most recently 58:53.  Ta. Josie

06/09/2008 at 13:34

Yay Debbie that is fab!

I'm all nervous about tomorrow now as everyone is doing so well and I want to keep up!

06/09/2008 at 13:52

Plodmonster - I just tried to stay under 10 min miles. Everytime I did it I felt great and went on to do the next. Decide on a pace per mile of Km and try to stick to it.

Hope you have a great time I did I am still on a high..

Thanks to all of you for pre race support and the well dones!!!!

I have decided that we run therefore we are winners

06/09/2008 at 14:40

Woo, Debs, that's a great effort!

I'll update after tomorrow's races. 

You'll be fine plodmonster - start off steady, and see how you're feeling. No reason to be nervous.

06/09/2008 at 16:42


These are my 10k race times. ( A big thanks in advance for adding them to the spread sheet).

4th June '06           Woodhall Spa 10k             01:08:03

25th March '07       Lincoln 10k                         01:02:09

6th May '07           Great Est Anglian 10k         01:12:21

27th Aug '07        Grimsthorpe Castle 10k     01:05:09

7th Oct '07           Clumber Park 10k               01:01:16   PB

16th Dec '07       Bolsover 10k                        01:07:21

30 March '08      Lincoln 10k                           01:05:16

4th May '08         Great Est Anglian 10k         01:10:39

1st June '08       Woodhall Spa 10k              01:05:21

25th Aug '08      Grimsthorpe Castle 10k   01:07:44

They don't exactly improve, more fluctuate !!      Thanks Again.

06/09/2008 at 17:40

Well done Debbie fabulous time and you are heading in the right direction.  You will soon be under the hour.

Are you running the Pier to Pier in October?  This sounds like a nice run to do, I am going to give it a try and hope it isn't too windy

06/09/2008 at 18:04
How long is the pier to pier? I need to build my distance up yet.
06/09/2008 at 18:09

Wow Debbie - that time is fantastic!

Good luck Plodmonster for tomorrow

06/09/2008 at 18:09

The Pier to Pier is 15k (I think thats 9 miles).  I have never run that far before but I thought the route looked quite flat.

06/09/2008 at 18:25

I think that is too far for me just yet I would need some time to build up my distance. I am very self conscious and don't run with other what I haven't achieved alone first. I am worried about looking silly!  I do fancy aiming for 10mile ish races maybe next year. Thought I would start doing a 7 mile long run on a Sunday after todays success. Running is Fab!

06/09/2008 at 18:25
Thanks Bola forgot to say.
06/09/2008 at 20:17
Well done Debbie - that's a fantastic time
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