Jurassic Coast 10k

Today was the day of the Jurassic Coast 10k. The course is billed as being flat/undulating, having run the route on training runs I knew there was a fine line between hilly and undulating.

The weather forecast all week has been for rain, today they changed their minds (lets face it they got it wrong-again) and the weather dawned with clear blue skies and warmth-oh joy. A beautiful day but not one I would choose to run a 10k on.

Here is what my Garmin had to say about the weather

Capturecheck out that humidity!

The first three miles were along the coastal path and undulating (Devon undulating, Essex hilly). There was no respite from the sun, it was tough. A runner suggested we admire the view as we went, of course he was right, normally I would do so, but survival was more important at that time!

At the half way mark there was a much needed water station, most of the contents of the bottle I ended up wearing, then we headed back in land and to SHADE! This felt amazing. This was also FLAT!

The finish line as ever took forever to arrive (those finishing line moving Gremlins at it again), I was very glad to cross the line with not a bad time (although official times have yet to be released).

Great run, will definitely do it again.

Fantastic Medal.

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About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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9 Responses to Jurassic Coast 10k

  1. Congrats! Also, that is an awesome metal!

  2. runtezza says:

    Great bling well done. Amazing how great it is to run in the shade on a hot day😓

  3. Good job you showed the reverse of the medal otherwise I would have presumed it was a leftover from a ‘run or dye’ event.

    It was a humid one yesterday. Glad you had a good run.

  4. That is the most awesomely beautiful medal. You deserve it Shaz, good running in difficult conditions.

  5. sudebaker says:

    I remember a half marathon I ran whose slogan was “gently rolling hills”. Ha! As in “scenic views of the ocean 5 miles away when you hit each peak”. Runner-speak isn’t how normal folks talk.

  6. Excellent medal! And well done on the race.

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