How to Tackle Your First 10k

By Great Run Team

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Thinking of tackling your first 10k this year? Great stuff! 10ks are terrific events. More challenging than a 5k, but over a lot quicker than a half or full marathon. To help you get the most from your 10k debut, check out some top tips below. 

A faster 5k

Ideally, try a few 10k-plus training runs at a slow pace but also continue to take part in your weekly 5k at Great Run Locall, at a faster clip if you can! This way you’ll be ready for the distance and pace on race day.

Get by with a little help from a friend

Doing anything for the first time can be daunting. You’ll find it much easier to stay motivated if you can find a training partner. Have a think - who could you get involved to help encourage you every step of the way!

Be proud of yourself

Tackling your first 10k is an awesome achievement. When you’re feeling a little nervous on race day, keep that in mind. You’ve come a long way, and you should be very proud. 

If you can, ask your friends and family to come and cheer you on. Make a real day of it. And who knows - you may inspire some of them to give the 10K a crack themselves!