After the winter’s Marathon training, and autumn’s inevitable half marathons, I decided this summer was the time to try and improve on my 10K and 5K PBs. Currently these stand at 58:35 (from 20/11/2011, on a pancake flat motor racing circuit), and 27:46 (from 12/7/2012, the only 5K race I run every year!)
So just before Juneathon started, I headed off to the Runner’s World website and started searching for races within 10 miles to me. Whooh! Talk about being spoilt for choice!
Sunday 9th June – Chippenham harriers 5 mile road race
Monday 10th June – Westonbirt 10K
Wednesday 12th June – Springfield 5K
Wednesday 19th – Specsavers Longest Day 10k
Thursday 27th June – Great Chalfield Manor 10K
Wednesday 3rd July – Chippenham 5K River Run
Wednesday 10th July – Springfield 5K
10th August – Lacock 10K
11th August Castle Combe 10K
31st August Malmesbury 10k
Sunday 15th September – Chippenham Half Marathon
Sunday 22nd September – Malmesbury half Marathon
I asked on Twitter which 10K should I enter. The wisdom of Twitter spoke “The flattest one” – Thanks to @LaraineWynjones for this great advice – she blogs over at http://6hourmarathonrunner.blogspot.co.uk/ do pop over and say hello!
As it happens, life got in the way and for all sorts of reasons I couldn’t do most of the races. However today I entered the Great Chalfield 10K next Thursday, and the Chippenham River Run 5K in July. I’ve also entered the Chippenham Half Marathon in September.
I was hoping that entering 2 races would count as my Juneathon activity for the day. Or the two hours I spent allotmenteering this morning. Just in case neither was enough I also managed my first plank for 1:30. A new PB!