A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

They're all too fast in the other thread!

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09/06/2013 at 14:45

Thanks HM4. I'm thinking of doing a 10 milere as my next race

09/06/2013 at 19:54

Hi all! Just joined this forum. I did my first 10K today! Woohoo!  

I decided to sign up for it 4 weeks ago as my young daughter has a real tough time running and doing races. 

I haven't run at all since back in high school - I'm 37!  I did about 3 runs a week leading up to the race and clocked in today at 50:24" . So pretty happy. The best was my daughter was so excited and proud when I crossed the finish line and now she's all excited about her little mini race at school next week. Mission accomplished!  

It started as a one off mission to do this race but might continue on with the running.




09/06/2013 at 20:05


Why not?  Good luck.

Hi Tops,

That's great news all round.  Good luck to your daughter.

13/06/2013 at 20:30

Daveo, hope your recovering ok now? Had a quick look at the vid's, I'm doing plenty of calf raises/lowering and the olde wall pushing with straight and bent leg - seems to be easing my calf pain so best keep it up.

HM4, well done on the run and the walk round the car show Not vintage but I used to own a brace of 1966 Wolseley 1660's

Skip, well done on the PB, a time I doubt I'll ever achieve.

Kelvin, excellent time Sir! A sub 60 10k is on my wishlist but not (currently) doing any 10k training but watch this space

Hi Tops - I was going to try Hi Hi Tops but thought that was over the top Great time and a great reason for doing it. Yup, sounds like you have bitten the bug so look forward to those times improving even more!

14/06/2013 at 14:11

Finally got my sub 60 minute time for 10k YAY (56:22) but appear to have damaged my knees in the process (damaged cartilage) Boo!!!

At least this will give me something to aim for when i'm finally able to run again.

Fed up of crutches already and if one more person tells me that running is bad for you i may scream.....

15/06/2013 at 15:07


Well done.  Hope the knee recovers soon.


There were some of those at the show or they looked very similar.

16/06/2013 at 14:47

Race report time (Ladies 5 mile in Purbrook):-

Everything looked as though it was going to go wrong today as the 'bag boy' said he'd got a migraine so didn't provide his services which was also going to include chauffeur duty.  However after getting to the race and chucking my change of clothes bag in the boot I had a race number wrote out for me as this still hadn't arrived in yesterday's post.  Did a warm up & walked to the start and was hoping that the rain wouldn't show it's face as it was drizzly before the start.

Checked my watch about 2-3 min after the start and was surprised and pleased to see 11 min miles as this was the pace I wanted to run at so I didn't end up walking at any point as it's an undulating/hilly course.  By this time the only thing behind me was the sweep person.  The first mile was a real surprise (10:34). I slowly made my way thru the field and kept overtaking people until the very last person I overtook who sprinted past me towards the finishing tunnel - there wasn't a sprint in me. I was disappointed in the goodie bag which was just a bottle of water and a medal as usually there's a money off voucher for Alexandra Sports, however they were let down by the person/company who does the bags with only 2 months to go & didn't have enough time to arrange a replacement.  However it's still a well organised race.  Decided to jump straight into the car without getting changed to see how the bag boy was & when I got in he was still in bed with the migraine just beginning to go and groggly waking up.

Splits :-  10:34, 10:32, 10:29, 10:57 (the really hilly mile), 10:16 (downhill mainly) and I accquired an odd .02 miles which worked out to 9 min miles.  Ave pace 10:33.


I'm really chuffed with this as I've currently got a neck/shoulder problem and hadn't ran in a week.

17/06/2013 at 15:21

Sub60just, welcome, a great time there and hope you get to throw the crutches away soon

Great review and time HM4! A good Sunday mornings running and hope the bag boy was sufficiently recovered to pamper you for the rest of the day? Taking the really hilly bit out of the equation you had nice steady splits tool

17/06/2013 at 20:59


Not a chance he was feeling quite sorry for himself.  I know, I do tend to have consistency when it comes to pace.  It's only if I'm having a really bad day things are all over the place with the exception of when I'm doing a progressive run or want to do the same thing during a race.

18/06/2013 at 22:25

I'm still here! Well done HM & I like the race review. 

My race number arrived at the weekend! Getting nervous about it already & there's still 3 & half weeks to go! Been tempo running & hills plus my long run is now at 7miles. I know I can run the distance (which was my initial challenge) but now I want to run it faster :-/ 

19/06/2013 at 13:44

hi Guy s


nice run report HM4 welcome to new guys ,


well nothing really to report at the mo except having some great training runs really enjoying it , done park run on saturday and got another PB 24.38 so really pleased with myself , need to slow down a bit but just really enjoying my runs 


emse what are you running 


anyone here going to do yateley 10k this year 



19/06/2013 at 17:54


You will run faster have patience.

7th skip,

Well done.

19/06/2013 at 18:03

HM4, hope the 'Bag Carrier' is fully recovered now?

Emse, sounds like your training is going well and knowing you can run the distance is a big boost - am sure you'll be fine

7th skip, maybe in a year (or two) I might be able to come back here and say I can run as fast as that but it's doubtful and well done!

As for needing to slow down I'll second that as I've been HADDing since February when my 10k PB (in training btw) was 1:07:20, 1st June it was 1:05:56 and today managed 1:03:17. Hadding is all about HR and for the 3 times above my HRR% was 79, 75 and (today) 68% so am getting faster and running at an easier HR

19/06/2013 at 22:01

Hi 7th skip, I'm running the Leeds 10k in July. My first 10k and race excluding parkruns. 

Finally found my natural pace for easy/long runs & tempos. Need to get out on another parkrun and beat my time now

20/06/2013 at 20:45

Hey all, long time again!  Welcome to the new folks  I've been back to my club, yay  And last night 56 minute 10k round (and round) the field - double yay!  Hope all is well with you all

21/06/2013 at 00:32

Emse, good to hear hear your found the 'right' pace and am sure you'll be back very soon with a new PR PB

Daveo, 'yay'! great time maybe we should ban you from this thread as your too darn fast

21/06/2013 at 22:27

8 miles today @10:52/mile so 24 secs/mile faster than (planned) first Marathon Pace

22/06/2013 at 13:09

Well done guys.  We don't have a working phone & broadband connection at the mo so I'm making do with my phone's tiny screen which isn't very usable when it comes to internet.  Hopefully it's going to be fixed soon as it's been like this since Tuesday.

24/06/2013 at 18:21

Phone & broadband working now !

24/06/2013 at 19:12

Welcome back HM4

Now you can tell us what you have been up to whilst away, just running activities will suffice

4 miles recovery run today after yesterday's 16 miler

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