A little over a week ago I completed my first 5k race since 3rd July and today I (hopefully complete) my first 10k race since 20th June. I haven’t run since the mid-Cheshire 5k because I wanted to give myself the best possible chance of getting to the finish line today. Instead I’ve been doing my physio exercises and a fair bit of gym work; cardio and strength.
I am excited for this race and hopeful that my long spell of injury is coming to an end. I’m also placing a lot of pressure on this 10k to be ok as I’m signed up for two more on the next two Sundays.
Wirral 10k follows an out and back route from New Brighton (home of the best ice cream shop on the planet) to Seacombe Ferry and back. There are three big things in favour of this race – i) it is one of our running club road counters*, ii) it’s a flat course, and iii) an enormous vegan ice cream will be my reward for finishing, along with the usual medal and t-shirt.
Next Sunday is Guilden Sutton 10k which is also a club counter and the week after Southport Seaside 10k (not a club counter). Then we move into October and the start of the Borders League series and the cross-country season.
Last year I managed just two of the Borders League and my son took part in three, this year we hope to be at all of them and boost our rankings in the league. 2018/19 season I was 28th FV45 of 47, and my son 13th U20 male out of 22 – not bad considering we missed more races than we ran – I’m hopeful that I can get in the top 20 and my son in the top 10 for our age categories.
I’ll update later as to whether the race was a triumphant victory or a painful failure, so until then. . .
. . . have a great day!
* club counters are selected races that contribute to the club championships