My first forum entry! I have been running on and off for about 6 months on the treadmill and now regularly run 5k in just under 30 mins (when I put my mind to it!). I want to keep my new found motivation up by entering a race and I've seen the Brighton 10k which looks quite good. Is it too soon for me to be entering a 10k, and would I be able to complete a decent amount of training in the next 4 weeks for me to be able to get round without injuring myself or coming last? Would I be better to aim for a 10K in December or January? Also has anyone got any words of motivation to get me out onto the roads on the dark,cold and wet October nights. Thanks - this site has really inspired me to keep running and it's great to read about other beginners just starting out too.