Today was the day of my first Brisbane Road Runners (BRRC) 5k. I thought I would try a BRRC race as they have them every month and it’s a great way to see improvements over the same course again and again. I get bored of running round Forest Lake all the time so it’s nice to have a change of scenery every now and again.
The event was really well organised and you turn up to a really professional set up with tables to register at and a proper time clock. I havent encountered this with any other running club races so it was a nice surprise.
The race was small and only probably about 40 people were running so I was a bit worried that I might be at the back. The race started and everyone seemed to shoot off. I set off fairly strongly and felt good. I didnt push too much as wasn’t sure what was coming, but ran the first km in 4.15km so that was quite a quick time for me. Running on the flat was great compared to all the hills I normally run up and I felt really strong until literally the last 300 metres when I felt like my heart was going to come out of my mouth!
My time wasn’t that fast – it was 24.55 which was ok and under 25 minutes which was what I wanted. I’m now aiming for 23 minutes as my next hurdle. I actually came 3rd out of the females which I was pleased with. There weren’t many people running but it was still an achievement for me 🙂
Next challenge is the Springfield 5k in September where I am hoping to reduce my 5k time even further.
Watch this space….