Race for Life 2010 - Leeds

25.6.10

As most of you will know I took part in the Race for Life in Leeds last weekend and it was a fab day! I woke up feeling nervous and anxious about whether I would be able to complete the 5k (I really hoped I would be able to run the whole way). Once I got there I felt much better. It's not a competitive event; just a way for females of all ages to get together and raise money for a great charity!

Like a total wally I forgot my camera! I was snapped by Radio Aire but the photos haven't appeared in the gallery so I'm really cross with myself. I normally take my camera everywhere with me! Andrew's job to be chief photographer went out the window! Instead he stood with Lola and waited for me to finish (I think Lola was a bit of a chick-magnet for him) and got a few snaps on his iPhone.

I started off really well. I decided to start off jogging slow and steady in the hopes I could gain momentum towards the end. After an eternity we passed the 1k sign. And then came the hill. Now, I have jogged up hills before but this damn thing was almost vertical! I had to take a short break to get myself up it and at this point I realised 5k was a lot longer than I originally thought!

BUT.. I managed to jog the last 3k non-stop which I'm really proud of as it's the longest I've run non stop, ever! Here we are afterwards having a well-earned sit down and a chomp on the treats in our goodie bags. Boy I was knackered!


It was a really great day and I would definitely take part again. I got fit and had fun at the same time - what more could you ask for! 

Did you take part this year? Maybe see you there next year!

Photos from the day: Radio Aire gallery



15 comments:

  1. Aww well done lovely! I wanted to do it this year but left training too late (I'm so unfit!) Hopefully I will be doing in next year though, it's such a great cause xx

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  2. I'll be doing mine next weekend, you did a great job!

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  3. Congrats on completing the 5k hun! I would love to do something like this, but I hate running/jogging and would never be able to do the training. Maybe I should just bite the bullet and sign up xx

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  4. Well Done!!
    I thought about doing it this year but was too late and too unfit to enter by the time I decided to go for it.
    Congratulations on running the whole way too!
    xxx

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  5. Congratulations! I'm trying to get myself fit enough to do something like this, it seems like a great experience and well done! x

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  6. I did this last year, and 5k was much longer than i expected too haha
    Well done!

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  7. What a great event to be part of and so proud of you!!!

    XOXO
    Kim

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  8. Excellent job, well done Victoria!! 3k is a massive amount, and doing the 5k altogether is pretty impressive. You should be incredibly proud of yourself! xxx

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  9. Well done babes! You did amazingly. Mine is soon now.. eeek! xxx

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  10. fabulous!
    i think i might take part next time :D xxxxxx

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  11. Well done! This is inspirational, it really makes me wanna run :) xo

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  12. You should be so proud of yourself lovely :) you raised a whole lotta money for an amazing cause, I take my hat off to you! All that hard work and training (and green monsters) certainly paid off, sounds like you did great! I cant even run up the stairs without flopping onto my bed and feeling sorry for myself haha xx

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  13. Well done, you did amazing and raised a load of money for a really good cause! Hope you are really proud of yourself!

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