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Come in Number 725

This morning I received an email from Lincoln City Council:

Thank you for entering the 15th Annual City of Lincoln 10k Road Race. Your application and payment has been processed and below is your race number.

Race Number: 725

As you will know from some posts earlier this year, I have taken part in the City of Lincoln 10k Road Race for four years now… and every year that sub-60 minute finish time has been just out of reach.  Not this time though – on Sunday 3rd April 2011 I WILL finish the Lincoln 10k in under 1 hour!

At the end of the City of Lincoln 10k

At the end of the City of Lincoln 10k, March 2010

I’ve attempted to start some training already by setting myself the 10 Mile Challenge which gives me a target of 10 miles to complete each week either running or cycling. It’s been cycling so far but as the weather turns into winter I would think running will take over.

City of Lincoln 10k Road Race Medals

City of Lincoln 10k Road Race Medals

My times for the last four years are:

  • Lincoln 10k, March 2007, 1 hour 12 minutes
  • Lincoln 10k, March 2008, 1 hour 7 minutes
  • Lincoln 10k, March 2009, 1 hour 3 minutes
  • Lincoln 10k, March 2010, 1 hour 6.5 minutes

I was doing well cutting down my times until this year (I blame being very sick overnight before the race and therefore not being anywhere near my best – maybe an excuse but it really didn’t help)… but I see that as a blip and will beat my personal best of 1 hour 3 minutes in 2011 by at least 3 minutes.

If you would like to join me and the thousands of other runners taking part in the Road Race on 3rd April 2011 visit the Lincoln 10k website here: http://lincoln10k.co.uk/ – and comment below with your race number so I know you’re taking part!

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