I was lucky enough to be given a place on the Tutti Frutti Team to run the 10k Women’s Run. I was feeling fine until about a week before the big day- when all manner of aches, pains and self doubt began to creep in.
The night before the big day I went to bed extra early, but still had a terrible nights sleep. I arrived at Meydan tired and anxious and began to question why I put myself through all of this!! And at 6.30am on a Friday no less……..madness!!!
As soon as the race began though, I was so happy. There was an incredible, buzzing atmosphere and the weather was absolutely perfect. The venue was also fab too- lots of open space making it easy to follow the route. I crossed the line in 56.01, a full 3m at 27 seconds quicker than my PB!!!
After the run, there were all manner of stands handing out freebies and I spent a further 1hr sampling free food and drink and participating in the exercise taster sessions put on by Golds Gym.
It was a bit difficult to get a taxi from the venue home but all in all it was a great experience. Already looking forward to next year’s event!!! Well done to the organisers.