Race report: Mo Running 5k Battersea Park

Just a super quick one for a super quick race (and also because I completely forgot to take any good photos)…

I only decided to run this race about a week before, which I don’t think I’ve ever done before. It was good as it meant to anticipation or expectations. I met Leah on the bus to Battersea Park – we got there super early, but just soaked up the atmosphere and decided to take it together at an ‘average’ pace. After admiring the many mo’s and costumes, we set off promptly at 10am.

For the first half of the race, I felt like I was being pulled along by Leah, but then I decided that maybe we were just going at her average pace. Half way through we sort of realised we were in fact going quite fast for a race we were supposed to be taking easily, but only slowed down for probably a couple of minutes. I’m convinced it was the smell of food at the beginning, I was so hungry…

After coming through half way round the second lap, I realised I could PB if we kept it up and so I even sped up a bit… (sorry Leah for the 8:31 third mile, definitely against the original plan!) We came in a second apart at 27:03 and 27:04 – a new 5k PB for me! Next time, we are gunning for Leah’s PB for sure!

Didn’t quite hit ‘start’ at the start…

A great little race, flawlessly organised, with a cracking medal. Perhaps a little on the pricey side at £17 for a 5k, but at least there was a free bacon sarnie at the end to soften the blow. Bring on the Mo Running 10k in Greenwich Park in just under two weeks…

Who else is Mo Running this year?


  1. November 19, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    I’m seriously looking forward to my bacon sandwich after the Greenwich one, I hope they have vinegar to put on my sandwich!

  2. November 19, 2013 / 12:40 pm

    woohoo! So are you going for sub 27 at Greenwich? 😉

  3. November 20, 2013 / 1:33 pm

    Are there still places for the one in two weeks? I’m tempted! Sounds great fun.

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