The Mo 10km run has always been on my list of races to run, and finally this year I got round to signing up.
Movember well known for the movement of raising awareness for Men’s Health, a series of 5 & 10km races held around the major UK cities including 2 at London’s Battersea and Greenwich Park.
The Greenwich Park race was the last of the series of the Mo runs and took place on the last Sunday of November. Although it was a cold morning on the day of the race, I still felt really excited. Running for a worthy cause and of course the awesome medal was enough to get me up early to enjoy the beautiful views of Greenwich park.
I was pleasantly surprised that my journey to Greenwich Park was quicker than I had anticipated.
Arriving early meant I had time to use the facilities, locate the race village and collect my race pack. The was no queue for the bag drop which was great.
What looked like a small race when I first arrived at the race village turned out with massive crowds of runners.
We were taken through a gentle stretch before the race to get everyone warmed up, then the crowds started moving towards the start line.
The race consisted of 2 laps of the stunning Greenwich park, be warned it is not a flat route and watch out for the hills.
Despite the hills, I did manage 52 mins. For me it definitely wasn’t a race to chase a PB, but I was happy with my time.
It was well worth the effort when the medal looked so amazing. I will definitely recommend the Mo Runs, this race was very well organised from the bag drop to the toilets to the finish line. There were plenty of marshals directing us around the course with clear markers for each kilometre.
We were treated to Pip & Nut after the race, I could not think of a better way to refuel. Such a great way to end a fabulous race.
If you like to take part in the Mo Runs series you can find out more on this link: Mo Running