Race information

  • What? Asda Foundation York 10k
  • When? August 6th 2017
  • How far? 10 kilometres
  • Finish time: 46:56 (PB)

Goals

| Goal | Description | Completed? |
|——|————-|————|
| A | Sub-50 | *Yes* |
| B | Sub-47 | *Yes* |
| C | Sub-45 | *No* |

Splits

| KM | Time |
|——|——|
| 1 | 4:54 |
| 2 | 4:54 |
| 3 | 5:02 |
| 4 | 4:56 |
| 5 | 4:57 |
| 6 | 4:38 |
| 7 | 4:35 |
| 8 | 4:44 |
| 9 | 4:24 |
| 10 | 4:10 |

Pre-race

Got up at 6:30 and grabbed a couple of pastries on the way over. Was one of the first people there at 7:30, kept nervously going to the toilet even though I knew I could complete the distance easily. Had some free Protein yoghurt an hour before the race, which didn’t leave me feeling too good. Decided to head for the middle of the Sub-50 assembly point and got ready to go.

Race

Fantastic race through the heart of the city. Around 6000 runners, not quite the size or hype of Great Run events but this was a welcome change as it made it possible to have any space whatsoever in the first few KM’s. Was very happy with my time and set a new PB.

Kilometers 1 to 3

Stomach was churning for the first mile or so and I had decided that I had twinges in my knees, calves etc (I didn’t). Decided early on to stay as close as possible to the Sub 50 pacer as I knew this would lead to a PB. I had one gel in my pocket which immediately flew out as I crossed the start line.

Kilometers 3 to 5

Weather was ok but was slightly concerned that I was sweating a lot more than usual. Started to feel better after the first few KM and had no trouble sticking with the pacer. Someone caught my legs at one point and I stumbled slightly but otherwise uneventful.

Kilometers 5 to 10

After hitting the halfway point I decided to push on ahead of the Sub 50 pacer. I had been overtaken by a guy dressed up as an inflatable T-Rex and set my sights on getting past him. I was feeling good and managed to on the whole keep getting faster, I knew I wouldn’t manage Sub 45 but wanted to get as close as possible. Really pushed myself in the last 500m and hit a new PB of 46:56, a good 4 minutes off my fastest time in training.

After managing to not injure myself during this race I’m pushing on towards a half marathon in September and my first Marathon in October. Thanks for reading this race report!

*This post was generated using [the new race reportr](https://martellaj.github.io/race-reportr/), a tool built by [/u/BBQLays](https://www.reddit.com/u/bbqlays) for making organized, easy-to-read, and beautiful race reports.*

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