Back to the running theme. Only 3.5 weeks until the British 10k. Here’s a quick reminder of the route of the race…
It goes past some of London’s best known (and best) sites and we’ll be able to wave (quickly) at the Queen in Buckingham Palace on way past. With all the roads closed running along routes like this, it’s special and reminds you what a cool city London is.
For more details on the route and history around the places see below…
It’s going to be a busy race – with some 25,000 runners expected but they’ll be a real buzz about. The Olympics starts here only a few weeks after and part of the route is the same as planned Olympic Marathon route – very cool.
It starts at 9:35 I think – so not too early. It’s always a joy commuting up to central London for that time on a Sunday morning though – and typically there’s a normal Sunday train schedule running (i.e. not very frequent).
I’m aiming for a finish time of around 43 minutes on the day. It may be difficult to start at the right pace depending on people traffic but the overall time is do-able. I did a great 10k run (on the local roads) a week after the London Marathon and got just under 45 minutes. A few others since then a bit slower but then a great great run yesterday (same route) and 30 seconds faster. Sub-44 or even sub-43 is a possibility!
The winner last year came home in just over 29 minutes – that’s insane and awesome. At the 4 minutes 35 seconds per mile pace again. Which means they’re 2 miles ahead of me then – 30% of the race. Amazing!
I’m really looking forward to this run and pushing myself.