Sleaford Summer 10k.
I’ve been wearing the Fivefingers now for 5 weeks or so. In fact, I’ve got to the point now that when I go running I always run in them.
The Sleaford 10k last Friday was my first actual race in them, and also the longest run to date. I was slightly concerned about running in them considering the blister I got when I was running on the treadmill at the gym, but I pushed that to the back of mind and had a go.
I shouldn’t have been worried.
The whole blister shenanigans must have been something to do with the treadmill because the race went without any incident. I’m at the stage now that when I run in them I don’t really think about it too much, I no longer have to worry about form and foot landing, I just relax and run.
As for the race, it is promoted as the Sleaford ‘Summer’ 10k – it was not Summer on Friday. It started raining about halfway into the race and didn’t stop all evening.
Although on a plus point you are supplied with plenty of cake and coffee at the end.
I finished in 53mins – which was pretty much the plan – roughly 9min/mile pace. Didn’t want to go crazy fast. So all is good in the Fivefinger transition world.
Almost forgot…my reward was a rather fetching piece of bling…
Great event, run by a local running club, Sleaford Striders. Definitely worth adding to the running calendar.