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Monday 29 May – London 10,000m


Report from Tash Whittaker

On a humid Bank Holiday Monday, I lined up for my 4th London 10,000.

 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.  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.  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!

  1. #1 by Antonio Cardinale on June 7, 2017 - 8:18 pm

    It was not a PB for you , but still you did a good performance in this 10k in London , going to cross the finishing line in a better position than last year with an extra 718 runners at your back . Well done to Tash W.

  2. #2 by Hannah Birch on June 8, 2017 - 8:48 pm

    Well done Tash you did amazingly.

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