I'm unsure - the website doesn't have any previous race results so it's hard to tell.
There don't appear many other races taking place in Feb so I might give this one a try.
I noticed that too Susan.
I'm a member up at David Lloyd and the race organisers have left a stack of entry forms at reception. If they are that keen for entrants I'm hoping that it's not mega-serious.
As long as we get a load of human paced runners to enter, we should be ok right?
Actually, I've just found last year's results at results
30mins wouuld be slow but not miles off the pace! I guess I need to get training harder and target 25mins!
Sounds like they'll be a few of us around the same pace then so we shouldn't have too much to worry about.
I'm considering the Exbury Gardens 10k which is in the middle of March. I'll need to be able to target an hour in that though or I will again run the risk of being off the pace. I'll have to see how I feel over the next couple of weeks.
Joe, there are a lot of people who take longer than 1 hr for 10k, me included, and I have yet to be last in a 10k. So go on, enter Exbury.
Alternatively, enter Eastleigh 10k in March. It's not as pretty as Exbury, but it's a bigger event with lots of slow runners so there is no way that you will be last.
Thanks for that Caz. I did see the Eastleigh event on the listings as well, but, as you said yourself, it won't be as scenic a route and the idea of running round Exbury and Lepe was part of the attraction. I did email the organisers of the Exbury race though and they were perfectly happy to have people running at my pace. I think they're just keen to build the popularity of the event so I don't see why I shouldn't give it a go.
I wish this ultra cold weather would disappear though as it's ruining my outdoor training plans at the moment.
i'm running the So'ton 5k as well - i'm not very good at running fast and this is the shortest race i'll have done but i'll be coming in at around the 30min mark. i don't care if i'm last - i just want to enjoy it. the adrenalin on the day does make you perform better than you would when you're training i think, so hopefully i'll be happy with my time.
always00smiling - try adding some interval sessions to your training which should help you build up your speed.
enjoy the 5k everyone
I ran the route this morning with a friend who only started training the week beginning the 3rd January 2009, the route is fine we were round in 30 minutes easy. The worst part is doing the same route twice to complete the course I always prefer going once round a course.
Also having entered this race I have the finish times for some of the runners and it is a real mixed bag from the speedy 15 minutes to 55 minutes. The average P.B is around 20-26 minutes.
It is the completing that counts and with the level of satisfaction will build your confidence for the next race so see you all there. I am number 154! So say hi and my running buddy is 152
My friend and I are running this one and will be around the 30min mark too - hopefully!
It's my first race since having my baby 9 weeks ago and it's her first race since a horrible knee injury from skiing so we're not worried about being near the back.
Red Devil 2, I completely agree with you!
Also, just to reassure everyone, coming last isn't always a bad thing. We ran the Amsterdam mara in 2007 not knowing how serious a race that was and there were 2 people behind us out of the thousands who ran it - we had a steel band playing us over the finish line and were greeted with so much support you wouldn't believe it. Honestly, coming last in that race made it all worthwhile so worry not!
Good luck all first time racers.
Delia you go girl. Looking forward to your race report.
Did this race last year in 25.44.....hoping to improve on that this year. As I remember it is two laps with an uphill on the way out and a downhill on the way back x 2. Agree with Red Devil...I'm never going to win a race but I love to see my times improving...its a reward for running in the snow, ice, wind, rain
It is the only 5k I do so looking forward to it...Good luck everyone
Ohhh good luck Delia....did you have your baby at St M's...I am a midwife there?
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