It is quite a fast course and therefore a pb is possible. As far as I can remember, the first half is down hill, with the second being uphill. It is run mainly over quiet country roads and is a very friendly race. Many people enter on the day.
There is plenty of parking space on the playing field where the race starts.
Hi Suzanne, I'm sure you won't come in last. The hills aren't too bad either.
I see this is your first forum post, so welcome to the forum
Hi Suzanne. I worried about being last when I entered my first race. When only a dozen runners turned up I was convinced I would be last, but told myself someone has to be, so why shouldn't it be me! I just tried to enjoy the event and in the end I wasn't last
Now I only 'race' against myself. I know I'll never be first, but I don't care if I'm last as long as I feel that I've run the best I could for the course/conditions.
See you at the start
Good advice, thanks Kelly.
I just need to start off nice and slow and not try and keep up with everyone and then see if I can pick up the pace later on.
I did my first proper race last night - a 5k, and was so shocked at the beginning at how fast everyone set off. I really killed myself trying to keep up a fast pace which was not a good idea as I found it really hard to finish, managed it in about 28 minutes. But now I know if I'm going to make it 10K I need to slow down and pace myself and try and enjoy it .
See you there .
That was a good time for a 5k Suzanne. You should have no problem in getting under the hour.
The race will start off quickly as it is down hill, so don't get carried away by the early pace. By the way, I am good at giving out advice, but don't always stick to it myself.
According to Accuweather it will be mostly cloudy.
Congratulations on your PB Kelly
I started slow and finished slow and walked quite a few times, I'm just rubbish running in the sun, I couldn't beleive it when I woke up this morning and it was brilliant sunshine. I did it in 1:08:18 which was ok ish for me (I've done better), I wanted to do it in 1:10 or less and not be last which I did so I'm happy.
Thanks Suzanne, and well done to you for achieving your goals.
I was also surprised by the weather. I had convinced myself it was going to be a wet race
Well done Suzanne and Kelly, and I hope you both enjoyed the race.
I stayed up to watch the women's marathon and unfortunately, through lack of sleep, felt too tired to do the race.
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