Regaining my mojo at MoRun

Tamsyn, Kate and Laura with their MoRun medals.

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken part in a 10k race (or any other running race). I was really excited to take part as I love running, but also because it’s supporting a good cause.

Before the race, I met up with my friends Kate and Laura. We agreed to run together.

I hadn’t checked what the race route was in advance. It turned out to be a short loop of the Common, followed by a long loop – twice. That meant I had to run up the hill four times.

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By the second loop, I was starting to tire, but Kate and Laura encouraged me to keep going, so I stuck with them.

I felt a bit despondent as we passed the playground a final time as I didn’t think that we would manage to go under 60 minutes. Kate and Laura spurred me on and I was delighted to finish in 59:06.

Tamsyn's splits for MoRun 2018.

After the race, Laura, Kate and I posed with our medals. Laura still had her moustache, but Kate lost hers part way around and I didn’t start with one on.

Tamsyn, Kate and Laura with their MoRun medals. Tamsyn, Kate and Laura with their MoRun medals.

My friend Jonathan from STC was the overall winner of the race in a cracking thirty-something time.

Tamsyn standing with the winner of Southampton MoRun 2018, Jonathan Northcott.
Posing with the winner of Southampton MoRun 2018, Jonathan Northcott.

I really enjoyed taking part in this event and would recommend that you enter a MoRun if you get the chance.

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