I have only done a couple of 10k's......maybe another by end of next week. I did them 3 weeks apart and didn't train hard in between, but knocked 3 mins off my PB on a very similar course in similar conditions. I think it helped that I just relaxed and enjoyed the second one more, also at about 7.5k I found a load of energy to get a move on, maybe should have pushed harder a bit earlier.
Trouble is the next one is a harder course so my time will be slower.
Most memorable PB, I suppose, was my 2.54.18 in the London Marathon less than three weeks away from my 61st birthday - because it was the first time I'd broken three hours.
But my most satisfying race came just one week later when I won the MV60 category in the Three Peaks of Yorkshire - a 24 mile race with over 4,500 ft of ascent - and of all my trophies the boxed Gold Medal, presented by the 'Daily Mirror', is my most treasured.
Most memorable was glasgow half marathon last year, ran 1:16:47. Totally unexpected, I would have been delighted with under 80 minutes, but knocking 11 minutes off my PB was the highlight of the year. That, for me, exclipsed my 3rd place at Aviemore half marathon a month later. The glasgow half was a turning point for me, I started to take running more seriously. Having spent 15 years smoking, drinking and eating to excess I decided to leave that behind and concentrate on a healthier and fitter lifestyle.
Hard to single just the one out really. But I'll go for a 10k back in 1993. Had a great battle with former Olympic silver medallist Mike McLeod and ended up with a 30-06 clocking. If I'd known at the time that it was so fast, I may've been able to have found that extra 7 seconds!
In some ways my very first 10K (Edinburgh, May 06). I'd started running at the end of January (at the ripe old age of 52), after agreeing to do the run for charity with a crowd from work. Finished in 48:28, coming 2nd out of our crowd of 14 (giving them a lot of years !). Gone faster since (4 mins) and better to come I think, but late in life made me think this running malarkey is actually OK, wish I'd tried it long ago.
Nothing stands out massively for me... i'm chuffed everytime I get a PB
Either my 10k XC race in October 07 as the day was just a nightmare. Was supposed to be running the Godiva Half in Coventry but had car problems, set about fixing it and maged to sort it but it would've meant arriving about 5mins after the race started. I was completely gutted having been training for it for some time! Then I remembered there was a local 10k XC race 'The Welcombe Wobbler' which started a little later and I could get to. I knocked over 2mins off my 10k PB, achieved my best finishing position ever (at the time). Every cloud has its silver lining as they say
Another nice one was a recent 10k, back in April. I'd trained hard and I raced hard over a snow covered course, lovely experience. knocked another 3mins off my 10k time mentioned above :d
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