Thanks all for your messages. Did my first ever 10k race. I set my self a time of 1h10 mins as i have 1 lung. I took your advice on preperation and it worked wanders. I got to the start line and decided to stay at the back and not get carried away. I then found my self a women runner with a nice bum, helped with the motivation, LOL.
I had the urges during the race to sprint but i kept cool and enjoyed the pace i was running. Before I knew it i was on the home straight with 3 people ahead of me and decided to bolt it to the finish line. I left them standing which felt good as i didnt realise how much energy i had left.
I finished the race in 55mins and a cheering crowd which felt amazing. I now have the bug and racing the kirkstall abbey dash next in November, 3 days before i turn 30.