Wednesday, 9 October 2013

British Heart Foundation Charity Run

Woohoo! I did it! 
I successfully finished my 10 kilometers charity race on Saturday! The whole experience was amazing. During this type of events, the atmosphere is quite enthusiastic. People rightfully feel pride in taking part. There's loud music playing and cheers all around. There are also lots of supporters, families, dogs etc running around! We were also very happy to hear that BHF managed to raise the money they were hoping for.

The silly before picture with the 'Heart' mascot!

Very close to the finish line...

 The 'after' photo with my medal and the water in hand

Hyde Park is so beautiful. There are animals all around. There's the Serpentine, the Italian gardens, the monuments... lot's of things to keep your mind occupied and keep on running. The weather was perfect for a run as well. It was cloudy, but not too cold. Unfortunately I missed the water station and struggled a bit at the end. I was so thirsty. 

At the end I managed a very respectable time(for my standards)! I was faster by 3 whole minutes from my previous personal best and finished the race in 1 hour and 6 minutes! I'm getting closer to doing 10k in an hour! :-)


  1. One word: congratulations.
    Oh yes, another one too: inspirational.

    1. Thank you very much! I love to think that I have a positive impact, even a teeny tiny one.

  2. Well done on clocking your new personal best.

    1. Thanks. It's very nice to see a positive result when effort has been put into something.