My first 10k race (not as part of a triathlon) was a bit daunting as I didn't know what to expect. I usually start as part of a group of a couple of hundred in a lake and end running pretty much on my own out onto the 10k leg of the running discipline. However this time I was part of a very large group of runners from the start so I decided to place myself as close to the front of the pack at the start to give myself an advantage and not got caught behind some of the slower runners. I ended up finding myself at the very front of the pack! After the initial shock from the whistle going and catching me unawares, I had a quick look behind and realised how many people were hot on my heels. I kept up the momentum to get ahead as I knew we were about to go off road pretty soon - and not my favourite type of running. However due to the dry weather the farmers fields which had been churned up by tractors were left as large crevices in the ground which made it very difficult to keep up your speed as your ankles kept twisting. There were a few miles of uneven ground to contend with until we reached decent tarmac again, which I was very thankful for.
I was very happy to see the rows of people heading towards the finish - and my Mum who shouted that she had a huge piece of red velvet cake for me for doing so well. That made me sprint for the finish quicker knowing that was waiting for me! #
I was very happy to find out that I was 2nd female overall for my first 10k race proving that my run training is heading in the right direction.
With thanks to my sponsors for their support which without I would not be able to train, replace equipment and compete
Thankyou; Sovereign Pedal Potential Rippleside Metalworks