I signed up to this a while back & was lucky enough to be given a free place, because when I typed in my postcode the computer said that I am a Newham resident when in fact I am a Waltham Forest Resident.
Only a few weeks back when I was speaking to my friend on Facebook I was talking about this run & was not aware that it was a 10k cause I thought that it was a 5k.
Training for it was more difficult than I was expecting due to it being the month of Ramadan, but thinking about that no I think I was making that as a bit of an excuse, but as the time came nearer to the event, I was kind of happy with my training, not so much as in the distances I ran, but the different running techniques that I would use during the run, which included using Petroleum Jelly to stop me from excessively sweating & getting socks & cutting the bottoms & using them as knee support.
So the day before run day, I make sure that I have everything in place & then ready for the next day. I get up with plenty of time before I plan to get there & have to adjust my name label, but even with that o.k with time. While I am making my way to the Olympic Park for the start of the run, I bump into another runner who has the same colour & we got chatting which was nice & then I remembered things that we talked about & her name & then was going to get a smoothie but thought I did not have time, but when I got to the start it turns out that they put the green & pink basically running, basically at the same time.
We did some warm up which you will see on the video that I have produced showing highlights from my run, at certain points along the circuit we got quite a bit of support & had quite a few water stations & then I felt pretty good with the run, cause my makeshift knee supports were holding up quite good & did not drink that much water & things were going o.k until around up to the 7.5km mark, where first my headphone wires got caught up in my pins on my number & then one part of my number came of & I had to get someone from the side of the road to help me, & then when at that time things were getting difficult, I was telling myself that even if I am jogging the course I promised myself that I would not stop or walk any part of thé course, which I did not maybe in hindight I shoukd have done, cause I might use the organisers video but was still pleased with myself for completing it.
For finishing it I got a goody bag, that included my finishers medal, my finishers t-shirt, a chocolate & nut bar, a bottle of water, energy bites, some other kind of sweets & some papers about not very good offers at Westfield for finishers of the run.
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