Am I Going To Be Able To Run A 10km? Let’s Find Out

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winter run route

As some of you might know I like doing obstacle course runs where I crawl through mud, climb through tight spaces and swim through bogs. I’ve never been particularly good at straight out running so I thought i’d set this as my next challenge.

A friend of mine wants to do Run Disney next year which is a 5km and half marathon (22km or 13 mile) run through the Disneyland Paris parks before opening. In preparation I thought I better book something smaller to see how I get on with running this much which is exactly what i’ve done.

In January I am planning on doing the Winer Run Series which is a 10km run through the streets of London, and yes i’m sure it will be cold. I’m definitely going to need to start my couch to 10km app now and hopefully the fact that Christmas is a month before (and i’m in Morocco for a week over NY) I shouldn’t be left lagging behind. I can hope!

The lopped course will see the runners go past the London Eye, St Paul’s, Big Ben and other landmarks so at least the surroundings will be good. There are even some ‘snow zones’ where you’ll be blasted with some form of fake snow (how festive).

If anyone fancies setting themselves a New Years challenge you can see all the events which are going to happen next year, including the 10km i’ll be doing at the end of January, right here. If you sign up to any event next year you can get £3 off entry with using the code: SIMPELLE

london winter run


Have you ever done any running events? Does anyone have any tips for my 10km run?
November 12, 2015
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  • I really, really, want to do a half marathon but I kep talking myself out of it. Good luck.

    • You should just go for it. When you book something you have something to train towards x

  • I did the race for life in 2014 and did so much better than I thought I would. I'm sure you will do fine!

  • What a great goal to set! Good luck to all who take part

    Chelsea |

  • Gem

    oh gosh, I'm only able to do a 5k. Best of luck. The Disney run sounds like a lovely day out xx

    • The Disney Run will be a great excise to spend a long weekend in Paris! x

  • I have never been good with running, the longest have done is a 5km and thats me done. Good luck with your training and the run in Janaurary

  • I am an awful runner but have always wanted to do something like this maybe I should just book it then I would have to get off the sofa and do something wouldn't I!

    • That's the thing if you just book it then you have to train or do some work. I find I work harder knowing I have something to train for x

  • Good for you Rhian. Keep at it, sure you will be fine!

  • Good luck with this, you are certainly a lot braver than me! I can barely get my bum off the sofa to do yoga everyday let alone a 10k run! I'm sure you'll be great and the Disney run sounds so bloody amazing!!

    • Thanks, I find I am more motivated when I have something booked up. I need to get back into Yoga! x

  • Oh wow, I ran the British 10K a few years ago. This goes through the streets of London but follows an entirely different course (or did when I completed it). Bets of luck. Don't worry about being cold or snow. You won't even notice. Alas, I won't be running it. Anankle injury means I no longer run these kinds of distances.

    • That's a shame about your ankle. I need to get more practice running x

  • Good luck with all this! I've been wanting to give jogging a go for exercise but way too scared (any tips?)
    The run through London sounds so cute with polar bear hugs and snow!

    • I think you're best to start running on a treadmill first to build up your practice of running, and then maybe do the couch to 5/10km. I tend to run at night when it's dark so people don't see me haha x

  • I'm glad you did the winter race post, I've been looking for winter runs to do but after my fall in the mud last week I'm really worried to go back out again, might have to stick to pavements.
    Good Luck with your runs! x

    • Oh no that's awful to hear, I hope you're good. Yeah I tend to go lazy in the winter so I need more of a push at this time of year, esp in Jan! x

  • This looks amazing! Good luck when you take part. :)

  • I love running- races make it worth while, the atmosphere is always awesome and encouraging so I am sure you will be fine :) These races look super cool and I'm excited to be doing the one in Manchester!!

    • That's awesome that you're doing the one in Manchester. Good luck with yours! x

  • I have to be honest and say I just don't run.not even for a bus!

    • It's not for everyone but you'd be surprised at how good you felt afterwards if you did :) x

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