Sunday 3 May 2015 saw the first Morrisons Great Birmingham 10k.
A really fun 10k which gave runners a choice of musical starting waves to select from. With music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and the 00s, the event promised to bring a party to the streets of Birmingham.
Starting by the Bullring shopping centre & ending on Broadstreet, the course was a fun, but tough route around the second city.
After an energetic warm up, the race started at 10:30am.
The atmosphere from the people of Birmingham was amazing & rivalled that of the Half marathon back in October 2014. It always amazes me when people come out & support you. It really makes a difference & spurs everyone on!
I completed the race in under an hour, which is what I wanted, & the medal was beautiful!
Around 7,000 people took part & all abilities were welcome. It was a great event for Birmingham & I cannot wait to sign up for next years event!
Did you complete any runs over the weekend? What have you got coming up? ..Remember, keep on running!
At the weekend I competed in my 7th competitive race.
Running for me was a way to keep fit & to lose weight, but then, I actually fell in love with it!
I’ve done everything from 5k fun runs to half marathons. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes, running is the LAST thing I want to do, but I love the buzz that you get when finishing a race. It feels good to push yourself.
The race that I took part in on Sunday was a local cross country race. It was held in Mary Stevens Park in Stourbridge at 10:30am.
It was 7k of pure HELL! It was immensely cold & I got covered in mud. The course was through mud, fields full of scary horses & animal poo. Halfway through the race I got very angry at the state of my poor trainers.
I then looked around and saw the true beauty of the countryside. I was ashamed of my moaning. I am able to run this race. I am able to walk this race if I so wished. I am lucky enough to be here and running on this wonderfully sunny & brisk morning. Those thoughts got me through the duration of the race.
I then of course came home, got back into my pyjamas & had a lovely snuggle Sunday!
Have you competed in any races? Do you love to run too?