Colchester 10K

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08/05/2009 at 08:55

Completed my easy run this morning, should have taken 46 mins. Done 9km in 44mins 44secs. That's about 50mins for the 10k. Target for my first 10k is 47mins and will enter on the day.

Weather will be great.

What time do you think you will get round in Victoria?

08/05/2009 at 09:01
hiya - you're speedy! I'm hoping for between 52 and 53 mins. It's only 2 weeks since the marathon though so really I'd be extremely happy with sub 54...
08/05/2009 at 09:59
Hi Victoria, it took me a week to recover from a half. Never done a full, seems too far. After reading all the RW comments from those that took part in the London marathon I might do a full in a few years time. I like halves, but as this 10k race is my home town thought I'd give it a go.
10/05/2009 at 07:53

Looking outside it looks like the weather will be good, with a bit of wind.

Good luck.

10/05/2009 at 12:36
Did not see you there Bob. Saw three Springfield striders chatting at the 400m race track. Done the course in good time, just need it confirmed.
10/05/2009 at 12:58
47.23 for me on my watch
10/05/2009 at 13:03
44.43 on mine.
10/05/2009 at 13:20
Briliant OR !!!
10/05/2009 at 13:20

Meet someone from my old works place who loves jogging. A bit older than me and was aiming for 50 mins. Came in around 55 mins. He did mention that I'll get hooked on jogging and not to go to quick at the start.

Aimed for 4mins 40 secs/kilometer to get under 47 mins. At the start, started just off the front runners. It was the only time we were on the road. First kilometer ran in 4 mins 22secs. Way too fast but had a guy from the CATS club running besides me. He was aiming for 48 mins. He had a stronger pace so let him pull me along. A few times had to dig deep to keep with him.

Splits. 1st 4mins 22secs, 2nd 4mins 26secs, 3rd 4mins 24secs, 4th 4mins 24secs, forgot the 5th split as I wanted to soak my head at the water station. So average 5th 4mins 32secs, 6th 4mins 32secs, 7th 4mins 32secs. The 8th kilometer marker was on the post the wrong side so clocked it after coming down the hill. So average for the 8th 4mins 36secs and the 9th 4mins 36secs.

The final kilometer, miss gauged the distance to the finish and pulled away from the CATS guy only to realise you need to go around a corner and run to the finish line. He had the strength to beat me.

10/05/2009 at 13:23

Thanks Bob.

Now I'm going all out to do the Harlow 10 miles in July in under 70 mins. Before todays race thought I would be only able to do it in 75 mins.

11/05/2009 at 19:01

Brilliant Bob, you came 9th and I came 7th. They have put a 2 instead of 7 in your time but I think the positions are correct.

13/05/2009 at 09:58
I was 49th !!
13/05/2009 at 11:57
13/05/2009 at 16:36


 I believe that is the results for 'men aged 45 or over'

 Full results are here

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