Richmond Spring Riverside 10k

Woah! πŸ™‚

Thank you all for wishing me well for this race!

The infamous number 5 bib and my medal

It was the perfect morning for a run along the river. The sun was out (note to self: don’t forget your sunscreen!) and it is still cold enough for a race, but warm enough to enjoy it fully.

The race was an out and back along the towpath shared with dog walkers, cyclist, weekend strollers and non-race runners. So, a little busy, but not too bad after all.

What I should have taken into account though when I was planning participation in this race as part of my training schedule was that it is a trail run. Therefore the run was a little slower than the pace that I wanted to hit. I felt I was pushing through quite hard and this was the fastest I have run on the trail thus far over this distance. I finished in 1h03min, which is close enough. So, given my still tight calves (wearing my bright pink compression socks all day Friday may have helped a little…) and the uneven trail, I’d say I ROCKED THE RACE!! πŸ™‚

But not only did I rock the race, my running buddies, Y, S and A also did and we will be back for the autumn riverside run.

Running buddies Y, S, A and me having fun after the race

We also bumped into K, a friend of ours who is training for the Paris marathon and was running her last long run before the marathon. Good luck, K, in 3 weeks!

We finished off the race with hot chocolate/coffee and sweet treats sitting in the sun – as you do on a sunny spring day. I found out that the brownies that I so liked a couple of weeks back, were gluten-free. Not sure if that made them such good fuel…

I want to shout a Thank You to Lill & Jill who passed on the Very Inspirational Blogger Award to me. Thank you guys!! πŸ™‚

It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard…is what makes it great!
~ Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own


~ by tatjana.k on March 24, 2012.

14 Responses to “Richmond Spring Riverside 10k”

  1. Congratulations on your race! Excellent and more importantly, you felt fabulous during the race.

  2. that’s a very nice looking medal. congratulations in finishing the race strong!

  3. Great job! Sounds like you kicked it’s butt so well done πŸ™‚

  4. Well done! Congrats – way to rock it! (As if there was any ever doubt!)

  5. That’s awesome! Congrats on a good run!

  6. Congrats!! πŸ˜€ …L&J

  7. It IS a nice medal! Good job on the time, especially for a trail run! πŸ™‚

  8. Many congratulations! Cool medal too! Well done.

  9. Congratulations!! I am back and getting caught up. Great race, running with friends makes it even better.

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