This morning I ran the Women’s Running 5k / 10K at Southampton Common. I chose to run the 5k as I ran the London 10000 last Monday, have Endure 24 next weekend as well as some ongoing knee problems
The event was well organised and had a small race village with stalls selling running goods. Hedge End Running Club was well represented in both the 5k by myself, Yvonne Coxhill and Karen Massey and in the 10k by Kate Maslin, Kelly Greig, Isla Henderson, Sarah Martin and Gemma Hargrave (70 minute pacer).
The races started at 10am and were laps around the common of tree lined paths with more laps depending on which race you were running.
We had great results in both races with Kate finishing 1st in the 10k and myself in 4th in the 5k. All the other Hedgies had great times too.
I would recommend this race to all female runners because it has a wide ability range and everyone was given fantastic support.