My first 10k race

On Sunday 4th November I set off on my very first 10K race along with approximately 11000 people. It was a fine day for running – not too warm and not too cold.

My main goal was to run the whole way. I didn’t want to walk. I ran all the way non-stop. My pace was slower due to the sheer numbers of people on the road.  I did a lot of fancy dodging and weaving to keep my pace up.

I was more than happy with my time. Bearing in mind that I sprained my ankle badly in July and wasn’t able to train for 8 weeks, I had adjusted my original goal of a sub 60min race to 75  mins.

I did it in 61 minutes and 35 seconds.

Oddly enough the most daunting thing was running with men. My run group is all women run group for which I am eternally grateful. When I did the triathlon I opted to start with the Leeds This Girl Can wave which meant I was surrounded by women for the most part. So this was a new experience for me.

I crossed the finish line to my twins cheering me on. Unfortunately, they only spotted me just as I crossed so my beloved managed this picture of my waving arm at the bottom of the picture:-).

Can you spot me?

I could hardly walk by the time I got home though. Road running is not quite my forte yet. All that pounding made my left knee upset. I only got back to normal on Thursday. Either I need new trainers or my technique needs work.

There was a great atmosphere. I will be going for it again.

Kids enjoying the free chocolates I got for them after the finish line. They now all want to do the race next year if it means you get free chocolate 🙂

 

 

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate that.

Peace and love,

Hila

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5 thoughts on “My first 10k race

  1. Wonderful experience! I also like running but have never done a proper race before. Love the effort and the sharing on this post. Hope to see more from you. Keep up the good work. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

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  2. What a wonderful accomplishment. You must be so proud of yourself to set this massive goal and to be able to accomplish it. Plus it has the great added bonus of free chocolate, lol. Great job!

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  3. Well done! You are inspiring☺! I started running a year ago and do a weekly 5k at parkrun and I’m amazed at how good it makes me feel afterwards… I’m hoping to do a 10k in the next few months. I wish I’d done it years ago!

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