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.
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.
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.
My friend Jonathan from STC was the overall winner of the race in a cracking thirty-something time.
I really enjoyed taking part in this event and would recommend that you enter a MoRun if you get the chance.