so how did you get on? - it was my first 10K (also in Battersea Park) and I'm deliciously proud of my 1hr 7mins. Think I'll probably stick to 5s and 7s for the forseeable future though. Am definitely up for an OKR/Burgess Park run - I could use the peer pressure motivation too.
for anyone interested - we (JonR and Chustler) went running last night, in Burgess Park.
we met at about (just after) 6.15 near to the cafe/carpark just off Albany Rd.
There were a couple of people who we thought might be SE1'ers but we weren't sure.
next week we're meeting slightly later at 6:30 - same place.
we were not running very quickly (more like a jog), and we only ran for about half an hour.
If this sounds like your standard, come along and join us, but be warned, we do intend to get faster, and run for longer, as the months progress, and the fitter we get.
(I'm hopeing that by the middle of next year I'll be up to doing a 10k in less than an hour, without much trouble)
I did the Nike 10k run the other week (and amazed myself by doing it in an hour!) and am really looking to keep the motivation up now - as there are no other runs to train for this year! Would be v interested in taking part in a running group - especially now its getting dark, its not that much fun running the streets of SE1 on my own.
it's not really Bermondsey Street, but myself and JonR are trying the mutual motivational approach to ensuring a weekly run around Burgess Park near the OKR - he's got the technical approach to training, I just nag to make sure he turns up! (joke) You're welcome to join us if you can drag yourself away from the bright lights of the Garrison/Woolpack et al.