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My first 10k race tomorrow

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Fisharefriendsnotfood Sat 06-Jun-15 10:19:39

Am nervous. About the fact that it's my first event rather than the distance. Any tips ?

emummy Sat 06-Jun-15 13:29:21

Arrive in plenty of time - toilet queues can be long! If it's a long time since breakfast take a wee snack. Wear your usual kit, no brand new stuff. And have fun! Hope it goes well and you enjoy it

yomellamoHelly Sat 06-Jun-15 13:30:51

Try not to get swept along by the pack at the start. Hang back until you find your groove. Then you can speed up. (My mistake a couple of weeks. Second half was SO hard.)

MyFriendsCallMeOh Sat 06-Jun-15 13:37:16

Agree with yomellamo. I did my first 10 a couple of months ago and some runners started off at a sprint. It's difficult to keep at a slower pace when you're being overtaken so much and you feel like you'll come in hours behind everyone else. If you listen to music, try and put something slow on your playlist first to regulate your speed. Enjoy it!

Fisharefriendsnotfood Sun 07-Jun-15 20:43:33

Thanks all! I had a blast, and ran my fastest mile, 5k and 10k grin, came in at 56:25

MyFriendsCallMeOh Sun 07-Jun-15 21:01:40

Well done!

emummy Mon 08-Jun-15 09:06:31

Fantastic OP, well done!

BlueChampagne Mon 08-Jun-15 13:03:52

Brilliant - well done you!

Fisharefriendsnotfood Mon 08-Jun-15 15:23:47

Thanks, am chuffed smile

Made a few mistakes, my clothing was too warm and I should have carried water but not a bad result at all

mollyonthemove Mon 08-Jun-15 15:28:08

Excellent result! I did my first ever last October and sobbed like a baby when I finished grin

Fisharefriendsnotfood Mon 08-Jun-15 15:59:33

Molly I cried when o saw kids holding a banner and they weren't even my kids gringringringrin

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