I think I’m getting a lot closer to this – I ran 1.37km (which is about 0.1 km more than I ran last time) in 11 minutes at a steady pace of 7.6kph. I think that as long as I can keep my motivation up throughout the run, I can do the mile. A mile is 1609 metres, so I was only 239 metres from doing a mile, so I think 14 minutes is very achievable.
Next time I do a run, I’m going to do the same pace and just add another minute, which is what I did for this run. I find fixing the time works at the moment, as it helps me keep the pace.