Race For Life – Race 1!

So I completed my first out of three runs on Sunday with Race For Life at London’s, Victoria Park. You can read more about the three different runs on my Running the Triple post.IMG_2681
It was boiling and I must admit, I was excited but nervous! I haven’t pushed my toe further than 5K since I broke it….

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Well I could tell…., the first 2 K were one of the most difficult I have ever run! It was totally all in the mind as I struggled to get ‘in the zone’!
I had to do some walking around 3K which is really unusual for me but gee’d up my a member of my running crew I managed to start running again. By 5K you come back round to the start and a huge cheer and wave from my gorgeous family and the rest of the supporters spurred me on and I managed to run through the next 5K without stopping.
I finished in 1 hr 11 mins which was longer than I hoped for but according to mapmyrun i did 10.48 K and my ave pace was 6.5 m/km which I’m dead happy with.

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Race for life events are brilliant and I love being a part of something so emotional and close to my heart however the 10K races do tend to be a bit quieter than the 5K’s that usually start 2 hours after so it could do with a bit more supporters and noise around the course to keep your motivation up. Saying that I ran with my good friend Regan and her family and that was super lovely.

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This weekend I’m really looking forward to my Run or Dye event in Kent so keep your eyes peeled 🙂

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