Great Bristol 10K was amazing!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜€

Great Bristol 10K was amazing!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜€

First time I've ever been brave enough to post any pics of me, but I had such a fab time I really needed to share! (I am the one in the fluorescent top!) Travelled down to my sister's on Saturday evening, so that we could head into Bristol together for the Great Run. She'd had a cold over the last few days and it wasn't until this morning that she decided she was actually going to be able to run! I was so pleased she could as it was lovely running together. Bristol looked stunning in the sunshine this morning and despite a few nerves on Saturday, this morning they were all replaced by excitement! The atmosphere getting ready for the race was fantastic and any concerns I'd had about the sheer number of people were forgotten as we watched the waves in front of us head off. The whole event seemed incredibly well organised to me. We both set of at a nice steady pace, waiting for the crowd to thin out a little, which it did naturally after a km or so. Loved the Rock Choir rendition of 'Something Inside So Strong' being performed just before the 1km and soon after got our first wave from my husband, sons and niece, as we headed out towards the Clifton Suspension bridge. As we turned further up the course and headed back towards the city centre, it was really starting to feel quite warm in the sunshine, so the water station at 5.5k was very welcome! Support along the course was fantastic, as was the music coming from various bands and the local radio station. The last couple of km brought us further back in to town, with a little surprise hill (my sister forgot to mention that one!) with a church at the top, bells ringing out (to welcome us back?!) Not too bad however and soon we were heading down towards the finish line and a sea of happy faces and small children with hands held out for high fives! And then it was all over and I had finished my first 10k event in a new PB of 57:37! Goody bags collected and medals proudly displayed we headed home...dreaming already of that next race! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • How lovely to see you at last Sandra ! Looking very svelte there in your gear !

    Sounds like you had a brilliant time , and WOW 57.37 for a 10k is flippin' awesome !!!

    I can see this is just the start of the racing bug biting for you ! and what an amazing addiction to have !

    Massive Congratulations to you and Sis , a fantastic achievement !! :-) xxx

  • Thanks Poppy! Think my family just want me to stop talking about it now though!๐Ÿ˜ฌ

  • Ha ha ! I know what you mean, I couldn't stop talking about mine for weeks after, I mustve drove my poor hubby mad ha ha :-)

    Oh you can talk away to your hearts content on here Sandra ! We're all ears , we get it ! :-) xxx

  • Sandra, that sounds absolutely amazing, fantastic post, I almost feel like I was there with you, and what great pictures. Good time too.

  • Thank you!

  • Wow Sandra you are super speedy!so glad you had a great race! What a pb! Lovely to see a photo and you looking so happy!CONGRATULATIONS! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜†

  • Thanks Ali! It was fab. The first but not the last!

  • Brilliant Sandraj39 , superb time ๐Ÿ˜Š well done

  • Thanks Rob, I loved it!

  • Look at you! Well done.. it sounds truly amazing and you and sister, should be really proud!

    Heck of a speed....WOW!

    Brilliant :)

  • Thank you Oldfloss! My sister is a bit of an old hand at these runs, so it was great to be with her!

  • I've been looking out for your post Sandra as I thought about you this morning and hoped it wasn't too warm as the sun was shining early. What a brilliant sounding day and what a fab time! All that training paid off and you must be thrilled. Many congratulations to you. And what great photos too. You look the bizz and ready to do another race!

  • Thanks IP! It was warm and I did feel it a bit between 6-8k, but just eased up a bit and that seemed to help. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I was there as well.. Great day wasn't it ๐Ÿ˜€ You ran a great time, I was a bit behind you!

  • What a great event Andy..and wasn't it hot!! Glad you enjoyed it too๐Ÿ™‚

  • Yes, I found the first 5k OK, but certainly slowed down after that!

  • Well done Sandra, sounds like you had an amazing time! In awe of your speedy time, great stuff ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Thank you๐Ÿ™‚

  • Well done Sandra, sounds absolutely fab! Congratulations to you and your sister - and for that amazing time....SPEEDY ! X

  • It helped having my sister there, Jaxy. She's done a lot of running and I wanted to do my best by her๐Ÿ™‚. More than this - it was just great fun too!

  • Fantastic Sandra! Your mum would be so proud seeing her two girls like that. Sounds like you had a great race - and you really look like a runner too :)

  • Thanks for remembering that - we did cross the line together and have a moment to remember her.

  • She did brilliantly.. as you said she was getting over a cold - but You did so well to run that far in well under an hour! ๐Ÿ† Especially with the hill at the end... the bells were most definitely ringing for you๐Ÿ˜Š

    And that is a lovely photo of you both with a nice montage of the day to go with your medal a top;. Super to see you too.

    Hope you're celebrating and legs are good for you over the next few days x

  • Well done!! Lovely pic too. I was there as well, but slower than you, I was really strong in the first 5k and slowed down for second half- I felt really sick, that heat was so hard to run in! Super time and amazing run, well done!

  • Thank you juicyju. It felt much hotter than expected didn't it? Hope you recovered quickly afterwards? A great event though and I would definately go again!

  • Great stuff Sandra! Well done! :)

  • Well done speedy lady! Fantastic job I'm so glad you loved it! โ˜บ

  • Congratulations. That sounds a great race and one that you really enjoyed. Cracking time there too!!!! Well done

  • Congrats Sandra, and great to see you too, looking very pleased indeed, as anyone would be with a time like that - sounds like it all came together perfectly :)

  • Ha. Surprise hill. Did she really 'forget'? Congratulations on a great race and PB.

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