Southend 10K

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02/09/2002 at 14:03
Hi all,
Is anyone planning to run the Southend (Essex) 10K on 6th October? I'm going to and it'll be my first 10K so I'm really looking forward to it - no PB to set.. just want to get round, without stopping! I wondered if anyone else was doing it or had done it before? I'd be interested to have any views on it..
Thanks!
Michelle x
V
05/09/2002 at 13:15
Hi, I ran the Southend 10K year-before-last and am planning to run it this year, along with most of my club-mates. It's a good, flat run for your first 10K and nice to be running by the sea but ... it can be a little bit boring as you can see where you're going most of the time! Good luck.
Vanessa
12/09/2002 at 23:51
Hi, I'm doing the Southend 10K (first ever 10K) this year and am a bit nervous, - would be great to do it around the hour mark but just hope I don't get a 'bad run day'! but looking forward to the challenge. My running can be a bit up and down - sometimes I feel I could run forever and other days I can't manage more than 20 mins stints. Just hope I'm not last, but have checked last year's finishing times and there were finishers up to about 1.5 hrs I think.
Good luck
13/09/2002 at 09:39
Hi Vanessa & Sezza,
Thanks for your replies. I'm now doing another 10K this Sunday - the Hadleigh 10K. I've not entered, but you can enter on the day - just got to get there half hour before the start time to register. I'm like you Sezza - some days I go out and feel fantastic and then other days, I get to the top of the road and feel just terrible - weird isn't it!! Let's hope Sunday will be a good day..!! I'll let you know!!
Michelle x
13/09/2002 at 11:08
Hi Michelle,

Just wondered about this 10km you are running this weekend in Hadleigh, where is this? There is a Hadleigh near me between Ipswich and Sudbury, but I didnt know anything about a race this weekend, if its the same one I could be interested too.........
13/09/2002 at 11:23
Michelle
Best of luck for Sunday!! Let us know how you get on. Hadleigh (if its the one in Essex/Suffolk) is near to me too but I can't make Sunday due to lack of childcare!
13/09/2002 at 13:42
Nattynoodle / Sezza,

I'm pretty sure this weekend's Hadleigh run is in south Essex, whereas Hadleigh in Suffolk is hosting a 10 mile event in November, if my memory serves me correct from the flyer that was placed on my car whilst participating in the Framlingham fun-run last Sunday.

(I should add that the fun run was my first ever race of any sort, as I didn't consider myself to be quite up to completing a full 10K, but i'll get there...)

Best regards,
Tractor.
13/09/2002 at 13:47
Hi Tractor,

Thanks, yes I have been searching around and it seems to be somewhere called Thundersley, so was just looking for confirmation from someone, I wouldnt have wanted to miss a race that was within 8 miles! But as its not near me then thats ok.

Yes I have entered the Hadleigh 10 in November, a nice hilly course, to say the least!!

Thanks for your help.
13/09/2002 at 14:08
Hi all,
Yes Nattynoodle, the Hadleigh one is the one in Essex - about 10 miles from Southend. I'll let you know how I get on.. just want to get round without stopping!!!
Michelle x
13/09/2002 at 15:53
Hi Michelle, have a good race and definitely let us know how you get on.
13/09/2002 at 20:48
Castle Point 10k is a 2lap course-don't be dragged along by the 5k runners.
Best of luck
Terry -BRC

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