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I have just joined Runners World community, and as a relatively new runner was curious to know how I faired in terms of timings etc. I have been running for just two years, I am female, age 56, and started off running on a treadmill in my garage gradually building it up to 5k runs on the road (and four stones lighter as a result). Tonight I managed to run my first 10K after work in the rain in 58.04 mins, which I am very pleased with. I too am happy just trying to be better than the 'average person in the street'. I have a baseline now from which to keep trying to get a bit quicker and better. The sense of well being and achievement I get from running and coming to the sport relatively late in life, is everything to me; I never thought I could feel so alive and vital and I am looking forward to many more years of running ahead. I do, of course, worry about injury, like everybody else I guess, as I am also a keen fell walker and would not want to jeopardise enjoying this.