Recipharm GEAR 10k

This week’s report is from Catherine:

‘About 10 weeks ago, I was convinced to sign up and enter my first ever 10km run – the GEAR 10k. I was promised a relatively flat course and amazing support around the race, and it certainly did not disappoint!

18 RntS runners, including myself, descended on the Tuesday Market Place, as the sun was starting to appear. It was great to catch up with everyone, and get out all of my nerves early on. The atmosphere was fantastic as we moved to our start areas. I met up with Angie, who very kindly offered to run with me, as well as Shirley and Denise – it was lovely to see so many friendly faces around me.

We started off with lots of support and cheers, which continued for the majority of the course. It was a lovely course for a first timer, with plenty of flat areas and different areas to run through. I started off with a surge of adrenaline for the first kilometre or two, before Angie told me to steady my pace, as I still had a way to go! The support continued as we ran the course, with lots of cheers, cowbells and high fives en route.

The race was very well organised, with lots of marshals and clear directions throughout, as well as a much welcomed water station at the halfway mark. I really enjoyed running through the Walks and next to the river on the way back, as well as the final stretch along King Street! It was also lovely to see lots of familiar faces from the club, who had come out to support all of us.

Overall, I had such an amazing time – I think the majority of photos that I have seen of me show a huge smile on my face! Thank you to everyone who has supported me, but a huge thank you to Angie – couldn’t have done it without you! 🙂’

Official Results:
Jimmy – 37:53
Kyle – 39:24
Tara – 43:25
Rob – 45:17
Will – 50:33
Roland – 51:07
Seb – 55:39
Chris – 55:39
Vikki – 55:42
Marie – 57:02
Michelle – 58:26
Mark – 1:03:02
Jenny – 1:03:48
Shirley – 1:07:51
Denise – 1:13:59
Catherine – 1:14:26
Angie – 1:14:57
Gill – 1:18:23