A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

They're all too fast in the other thread!

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15/09/2013 at 12:50


Well done.

15/09/2013 at 14:24

2:07:02 in my half. Pleased with myself for doing it but frustrated I had to walk towards the end and I've never felt so bad after a run as I do right now!

15/09/2013 at 14:28


Well done.

15/09/2013 at 16:05

Darren, Daveo, well done to both of you, floods here today and winds up to 50mph so settled down to watch GNR then nipped out to photograph a Baptism -road was closed so they were performed in Tobermory Bay - caused quite a stir 

Back home now and it's Tri time so will call that my excercise for the day lol

29/09/2013 at 19:05

Hey guys - very quiet here lately!  We had a mile race last night, it was brilliant fun running in the dark, on a runway with the landing lights all on.  A bit of a headwind, but I set a new PB for the mile - 6:54.4!  I was aiming for sub-7 minutes, so v happy with that

29/09/2013 at 19:17


Well done.  That race sounds amazing.  I know.  I'm not running at the mo as trying to decorate the flat at the weekends and even though it's a 1 bed flat it's taking ages as we need to keep an eye on what the cat is up to so she doesn't get paint on her.

19/10/2013 at 12:04

Hey guys, I had a bit of a 'mare at the cross country two weeks ago and really tweaked my bad leg again.  Haven't run since apart from an aborted attempt last week.  I'm still registered for the Stroud half next week and planning to toe the line but I'll be a bit undertrained - just planning to see how I feel on the day and prepared to pull out if my leg isn't ready.  OTOH if I feel good, another attempt at sub 2hrs is definitely the plan.  I don't think I mentioned on here that I ran 2:02:20 in training just before that XC race  

19/10/2013 at 12:36

ooh, had almost forgotten about this thread sorry

Daveo, well done on the 6:54 mile! and take it easy next week, no point in making the injury worse though am sure your wise enough to tread lightly (so to speak).

HM4, that's a big 1 bedroomed flat if your still painting

Almost there with my sub 30 5k and 60 10k, in training I have 30:11 & 62:05. Oh, and a 4:55:02 for the Loch Ness Marathon, sub 5 was my goal and even though my knees went at halfway I made it

19/10/2013 at 13:01


It's not very large.  If we could have put the cat in a cattery we would have had it done in 5 days with 2 people doing it.  But with me working at weekends also it's taken much longer.  Well done on the targets.


Well done & good luck.

29/11/2013 at 15:33

Hey all, just checking in... looks like this thread has pretty much died?  I'm trying to get my legs used to running 2x per day, every day, with the aim of running to and from work (about 2 miles) when I'm up to it.  Right now, 2 minutes 2x per day with really good form, and I'm stopping as soon as I'm too tired (or my calves hurt too much) to keep the form.  Increasing distance by about 20 seconds per day until I get there!  Hope you're all keeping well and looking forward to the holidays!  BTW I managed to keep off the ~4% bodyweight I lost but haven't lost any more - down from about 90 kilos to a steady 85-86

30/11/2013 at 18:22


I thought it had died too.  Well done on the training & bodyweight.

02/12/2013 at 21:02

I still keep an eye on the thread but yup, has been rather quiet

Nothing to report from me regarding the thread title but not actually been trying to go sub 60 - New Years resolution sounds like a plan

Hofmeister Bear    pirate
02/12/2013 at 21:54

I did a very hilly 10K a few years ago in 1hr 04mins then nothing. Back training again now and have been doing 5K park runs for the past few months as well as triathlon training. My best 5K this year was in a sprint tri 28 mins 38sec) Got a 10K booked for end Jan and training hard so I get under 1 hour. To keep me honest I've also got a half marathon booked for March 2 at Silverstone (it seemed a good idea at the time). Also got my first ever trainer fitting tomorrow night...hope they have springs in them. 

03/12/2013 at 20:10


Same here for me.  I'd love to crack sub 60 next year.


Welcome to the thread.  Sounds like you're doing well at the mo - good luck.

Hofmeister Bear    pirate
03/12/2013 at 22:52

Thanks HM4 - nice to be on board.

04/12/2013 at 09:10

I did my latest 10K in 61.18 and thought for a long way i was going to get under the hour but then my legs stiffened up and i sort of dragged myself over the line!!

Still 4 mins quicker than my previous best and happy with that, but really want to break the hour next year. For some reason i entered the great north west half marathon as well at the end of feb

Hofmeister Bear    pirate
04/12/2013 at 12:04

aplodder - Oooh!...so close you could almost touch it.

Great effort though & I'm sure you'll smash it next year. Good luck! 

04/12/2013 at 19:38


Well done.  Look at the half as an opportunity to get a good base down then do some speed work & hopefully target a summer 10k for that sub 60.

05/12/2013 at 08:43

Thanks hofmeister bear, quite glad i didnt go sub 60 in a way because at least it gives me something to aim for next year.

Cheers HM4 i started half marathon training on tuesday night and trying to do a long slow run on a weekend and then some shorter runs during the week. Following a RW half marathon training schedule which is 3 times a week and seems managable .....at the moment

Hofmeister Bear    pirate
10/01/2014 at 21:53

Got my first 10K of the year in 2 weeks and have fingers and toes crossed for a respectable time. In the meantime I'm running up every hill I can find.


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