On Saturday, October 13th, 2012, I participated in the Hopewell Challenge 10K. It was my first 10K race! For me, this was a really challenging course because of the elevation. We ran up a 440 foot mountainside and back down.
Here are my official race results from the Hopewell Challenge 10K:
- Distance: 10K (6.2 miles)
- Total Time: 1h:03m:13s
- Place: 78 out of 95
My race statistics from Endomondo:
- Cooper (12 min) 2.14 km
- One hour 9.59 km
- 1 km 5m:02s
- 1 mile 8m:24s
- 3 miles 29m:21s
- 5 km 30m:20s
- 10 km 1h:02m:16s
I really would have liked to complete the race in an hour or less, but I’m happy with these results (especially due to all of the steep inclines on the course). I actually had to walk a little during miles 3 and 4 of the race because my legs were killing me from the constant uphill running. I would run a little up an incline until my legs got really sore, then walk to the top of the incline, then run down like the Road Runner! Once I reached another incline, I would start the cycle over again of running/walking/running. It was unusual doing that much walking during a race, but it seemed to work for me in terms of managing the hills!
I’m definitely looking forward to my next 10K!