Tag Archives: 10km

On Improving Running Performance

I’ve done pretty good in my running this year. The first 6 events I took part in, in wildly varying weather and underfoot conditions, resulted in me beating my personal bests over 4 distances and gaining my first ever 1st place at a 10km race whilst the last event, a 50 mile mountain trail event that was meant to be just a bit of fun, delivered an age group podium finish. This short article tries to explain the reasons for this relative success. Here are a few finish line selfies to…

The Purple Patch Stockley Park 10K – 15th May 2016

By Laura Kimberley and Katrina Urban  The Purple Patch running website boasted ‘A hidden jewel, nestled amidst the M4, M40 & M25, yet a million miles away from the concrete jungle – a real metropolitan oasis.’ I was really excited about this run because nothing makes me happier than exploring new places and this location had really been talked up by the Purple Patch team. I was very nearly down a running buddy because my planned companion Nicola had to work, but thankfully my friend Kat offered to run in her place. I was looking forward to this as…

The Mercedes-Benz Oakville 10k – 24th April 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen First, here’s a short film showing the route from a runners perspective. This 10k race takes place in Oakville, about a 20 minute drive west of Toronto, and is a fundraiser for The Lighthouse, a registered charity providing peer support for grieving children, youth and their families in the Halton and Peel area. It’s known as a fast and flat route alongside the shores of Lake Ontario. Here’s a few thoughts about the event from…

The Purple Patch Heyford Park Airbase 10k

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  & Helly Hansen Part 1: By Laura Kimberley On Sunday 20th March the Heyford Park races took place at an RAF airbase in Cherwell Valley. The event offered a 5k, 10k or half marathon option as well 600m and 1k junior races. My friend Nicola and I had opted for the 10k as part of our ongoing training plan we’re undertaking in line with a number of Purple Patch’s upcoming events. We arrived at the airbase about an hour before race…

Cancer Research UK London Winter Run – 31st Jan 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  & Helly Hansen First up, here’s a short video we shot during the event, to give you an idea of the course and atmosphere. By Laura Kimberley: On Sunday 31st January over 12,000 people assembled in Trafalgar Square for the London Winter Run 10k. This is the second year of the Winter Run series organised by Cancer Research. We had been previously given a start time of 10:18am and expected to be standing around for a long while considering that the first wave set of…

The British 10k London Run, July 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Gore Running Wear Push Nutrition On Running Columbia Sportswear Helly Hansen Bloc Eyewear and Garmin Actions Cameras First of all, here’s a film made by Dave W whilst taking part in the event to give you an idea of the course and the atmosphere. Part 1 by Dave W This is a huge running event, one of Britain’s biggest in fact, and having gotten our entries sorted I was so amped up for the race I posted something to…