I've finished my 8 weeks of training with Up&Running and ran my 5km on Monday. This is the longest distance I've ever run at one time.
My time was: 35 minutes and 31 seconds.
Very pleased with that! Especially given the weather. I know lots of the country had terrible storms and snow; we escaped that (in Northland), but it did hail while I was running. Which makes me some sort of properly tough athlete.
And in a move that has surprised even me, I've now signed up to do Up&Running's 10km course in September!
I can't sing the praises of these courses enough. I never imagined I would be running these distances, let alone enjoying it.