AIR 10K: Kew Gardens 2021
This year, the event was set entirely within the picturesque landscape of this world famous site, looping and winding around the hot houses and monuments.
AIR, which stands for AUDIO INSPIRED RUNNING, encourages runners to beat the headphone ban* and enjoy their 10K event complete with entertainment – inside Kew Gardens.
“I finished second overall after a fun ‘fight’ following a very fast first kilometre trying to get into position (the course was narrow, wet and winding) – I managed to lead for about 500m!
Then a guy (Oliver Bridge, future winner) passed me with ease and despite my best efforts to stay with him, he dropped me. I looked behind to see if he was alone and saw a couple of runners very close. As it was a staggered start again, and following my NDR 50km lesson from 2 weeks ago, I was determined to give everything and hold my second place.
So I basically chased Oliver for the remaining 9km and finished absolutely breathless. Great fun!
Thank you, Richmond RunFest.”
Another training goal completed!
Setting out with speed in mind and chasing the lead throughout, Pierre’s finish time of 33’36 puts him up there with the 10K elite. It’s another key milestone on the path to the MDS.