So I successfully completed the 10km run on Saturday 28th September. It was a wet and windy weekend, but fortunately we were blessed with dry and slightly overcast weather for the event, which makes for just about perfect running conditions.
Prior to the run, to prepare myself mentally and physically, I did a couple of rounds of the moon salutation, which is a great pre or post run stretch, plus it was a new moon that morning so seemed appropriate.
One of the great things about the women's race is the attitude of the other runners: everyone is very supportive of each other and it is not at all competitive (well not where I was was - perhaps more so up at the front!). My husband commented before the start, that it was not at all like a men's race where they would all be psyching themselves up, we were just having fun!
It felt good to be doing the run for a purpose (to raise funds for the Nokor Tep Women's Hospital in Cambodia) rather than just for my own satisfaction and I am immensely grateful to all my friends and supporters who have sponsored me. If you missed the opportunity beforehand, but would like to support the fitting out of the hospital, please click on the button below: