A good running year


Last Sunday I ran the Cabbage Patch 10 miler with my friends Dale and Sarah. The race was on the same day as the Great South Run (another 10 mile or 16.1K race) which I ran last year in a time of 1:28:08. A few weeks ago during the heat wave I managed 1:21:25 at the Harry Hawkes 10 mile, but I knew I could do better than that. I went in to Sunday’s race aiming for sub 1:15:00 which I knew was ambitious but I’d got 1:16:something on Strava for 10miles during my Big Half PB so I thought that might be doable. Anyway I was on pace for about the first 8K/5 miles and then I lost it. I managed to pick up the pace a bit at the end but managed to scrape an official time of 1:15:01! So a little annoyed I was only 2 seconds over my goal it’s still a massive PB so I can’t complain. That means to date I have the following PBs:

  • 1 mile – 6:00
  • 5K – 20:47
  • 10K – 43:57
  • 10mile – 1:15:01
  • Half Marathon – 1:39:42
  • Marathon – 3:53:50

I’m very happy with those. I don’t have any more races booked in for the rest of 2022 so I’m going to just try and keep my consistent training up till the end of the year when I start training for Manchester Marathon 2023. However, I may be tempted to try and break the infamous sub-20 5K barrier before the end of the year. Watch this space…