I've just entered two 10k races, May 30 has the Stoke on Trent 10k, a new one but very local to me, will do it just for the local aspect. Next is August 22nd at Birchwood in Warrington, my first 10k two years ago (1:01:58) so will be using that to break my hour.
Dinda: Not every race will be as hot as that one. Was the the race that the water stations disappeared?
Below is my race report for the Dougie Mac 5k which I completed this morning with no walk breaks
This was the first race I ever entered and is one of the reasons for starting running. A lack of training meant that all I wanted to do was plod around and get in under 39 minutes (my first go). Last night I went out for a curry with my girlfriend and somehow managed to drink 2 bottles of wine between us. This morning I woke up feeling a bit worried but I had made sure that I had had plenty of water this week.
The sun was shining and I was running with a friend of mine called Keith, he's in his 60's but has a wealth of experience fell running and one or two marathons in his youth. The first mile is all uphill and my garmin said I did that in 11:22, a bit faster than I'd run this week but once at the top of the hill it's mostly downhill to the finish. Second mile came in at 11:06 which reflects the downhill momentum. My legs felt a bit tired but with Keith's support I kept going. The final mile and a bit is all downhill and then a lap around a field. Garmin said 10:24 for that and an average of 10:58 altogether. Overall I'm very happy with my time, garmin said 33:26, will know officially later tonight. It's also an emotional race and it brings back memories of the ladies I knew who passed away at the hospice. Keith has just lost 2 brother in law's to cancer who also went to the hospice and I'm very thankful for his support both in todays race and on my motorbike maintenance.