Just over 10 months ago, I sat down and wrote my New Year’s resolutions for 2010. And I was committed to ensuring that I stuck to them this year. One of my resolutions was to run a 10K, this I successfully achieved when I completed the Bupa London 10K on 31st May 2010. The elation I felt when I crossed the finish line spurred me on to book myself on to another 10K – the Hampton Court Palace Run10K organised by Cancer Research UK that took place today.
Coming in to this race I had not trained for 3 weeks due to a multitude of factors, but the race was for a good cause and I was committed to finish the race regardless of the time. And a wise choice it was, as I thoroughly enjoyed running the 10K, despite the rain and muddy conditions. To be honest, I guess the undesirable conditions definitely added to the sense of achievement and everyone was in high spirits. The route was great with varied terrain and in a lovely setting.
The Aerobics workout before the race was an excellent way to warmup and I was certainly ready for the race by the end of it. Celebrity runners included Philip Taylor (The Apprentice) and Nell McAndrew.
I will now proudly wear my Cancer Research UK t-shirt during training sessions and can’t wait to run my next race. And if you are wondering, I managed to set a new personal best of 49 minutes and 30 seconds. Half a minute faster than my first 10K 🙂