Report from Tash Whittaker
On a humid Bank Holiday Monday, I lined up for my 4thÂ London 10,000.
Â It’s a great race as it’s a mass participation one (this year with 12,400 runners) and it gives you a chance to follow the last bit of the Marathon course, starting and finishing in front of Buckingham Palace. Â This year I started with even more anticipation than previous years as it was my first 10K race since joining the club.
The first kilometre was slower than I hoped as I started in the last pen and the first section of the course was narrow, but after Trafalgar Square I was able to pick up the pace and felt good as I passed the half way mark by the Bank of England. Â Once I hit the Strand again the crowds were out in force and it was a fantastic last 2k back to the finish through Whitehall, past Big Ben and along Birdcage walk. Â
By the time I passed the finish line, the sun was beating down and although it wasn’t a PB course for me , I got my best time for this race, finishing 718 places above last year!