Our 10k race day soon approached, and I can now gladly announce that I did cross the finish line.
With all the palaver about the weather, I was more worried about what to wear than my time. I did rush out to buy a running jacket, and then out of nowhere the sun decided to shine. Good old unpredictable British weather.
So abandoning the running jacket, I made my way to the race and stood at the start line with fellow runners; Andrea and Dave.
The worst part about competing in a small race is that all of the competitors are from running clubs. And we are not. I spent the whole of pre-race looking for a group of more elderly ladies that I could hang with, but unfortunately there were none to spot. Well none that were as un-fit as I hoped.
Andrea and I were towards the back. It was Andrea's first race and she seemed quite nervous so we stuck together the whole race. It took us 1 hour 12m to finish the course, with the winners running it in half the time. I think a little bit more training is needed, but still an acceptable time for beginners, or someone wearing a fancy dress costume or something. I think we need to do that next time, so we have an excuse for being so slow and last.
Highlights of the race:
"Come on girls, it's all flat now, you can do it!" - (Elderly gentleman of at least 80 years of age, overtaking us.)
"Did you beat the guy in the wheelchair?" Erm. No. I didn't even see him. He was too far ahead.
|DK10K 2012 Start line|
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