BUPA 10000 2009

On Monday it was my first shot of the year at running a 10k in under an hour. The conditions were far better than the previous year although we did have a bit of a scare at the start when it started to spit with rain.

I was in the forth wave and found this year I wasn't held up by any slow runners which was great.

I wore my watch this year so I had a better idea of what time I was running to. At the first km marker I was pleased to see I had run it in 5.30 so I was on-course for the under the hour mark.

At 5km I was still making good time but at 8km I started to get sore feet and my back started to play up. But I pushed past the pain and kept up my pace.

Once I hit the 200m to go marker I somehow found a burst of energy and decided to go for a sprint finish. And the all important bit - the time......

The chip time is the all important one - 57.31!! I was really pleased at breaking the hour mark and I shaved 7 minutes off my time from last year. I also appear to have joined a running club called Thamesmead West.

Now the training starts for the London to Brighton cycle!


  1. Clair Brown1:50 pm

    Congrats on doing this and well done on doing it in under an hour. If I ever find a way of getting well, I will be using you as inspiration and may even join you on all these runs that you do.


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