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Hi Sweatband, this is my first 10k also - in fact my first race all together as I only started running in October. There is a group of us from work doing it and I'm currently cracking on with the training...!! It's going well but like you say July weather might make it a lot tougher!!
thanks Sweatband and you!
Hi both, I'm doing this too. I've done a few 10ks in the past but am only just getting over a long-term knee injury so training is a real slog at the moment. Hopefully it will be worth it. The first time I've done this race, I was hoping there may be someone on here who can tell us what it's like. From pictures I've seen it looks like quite a crowded start. Should be a great atmosphere though.
Hi Sweatband, I reckon that if you are running 1:03 in training and you've done a half marathon in 2.20 you will comfortably go under 60 minutes in the race itself. I usually get swept away with the atmosphere, especially if there are lots of spectators and run much faster than I normally do in training! I'm guessing there will be lots more people watching the 10k than it sounds like there were for the Silverstone Half marathon.
I just received my race pack for the British 10k, never done this race before!! I'm so excited
The route looks really good, I've only been to London once before so it will be cool to see all the sites!
what did everyone recieve in their race pack? oh got his this a.m and had a tshirt but no timing chip that he could see. did everyone else get one? if so was it a credit card type timer or a paper loop strip? thanks