Had a great day on Sunday at my first 10k ,at the Ashford and district road race. Ran 53.00 mins and am now hooked and aiming for my next race to get a PB. Also raised ??401 for Pilgrims Hospice. Am still buzzing. Must mention the race marshals who were great. Didn't know if they were clapping to keep warm or to spur the runners on....a bit of both I suspect. Have heard there were complaints about the race starting a few mins early. News to me as I timed it at 11.07.
Please let me know if you are going to be stuck at the train station as I may be able to pick up a few people and get you near the start,and drop you off again after. I am taking part on Sunday to raise a bit of money for Pilgrims Hospice.
Really appreciate the feed back. The training now seems to be paying off,as I managed 8ks fairly easy yesterday and felt good but only stopped as I had a hamstring start to feel a bit tight. Going to contact the ashford Pilgrims Hospice as I may as well raise a few pounds for such a worthy cause. Am itching to go for a run now every other day. Hoping for anything other than snow on the big day, Feb 4th. Thanks to all the above.
Thanks to Chubby and Exciled. All the info is much appreciated and is helping to increase my confidence. I'm loving the buzz I'm getting from training for a specific challenge. It is great having a goal. I'm planning on cycling the 10k route on Sunday to get a feel for it,as its very local to me.
Thanks Scrumpie,very helpful. I had also thought that I should do some road running. I'm training every other day now,but I'm struggling to get past 7ks,running at 11.5 k/hr pace. Hoping it will improve over the next couple of weeks. I'm 47,so not a spring chicken anymore.