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Bridge to 10K

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Sandraj39Graduate10
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After my first 10k event yesterday, I am looking to find another 10k to do locally. However, I have also decided that come payday(!) I am going to enter the Great South Run (10 miler) down in Portsmouth in October! It will give me a new goal and given that my longest run to date has been 11k, I reckon I have plenty of time to increase my distance. ("It's only another Parkrun on top" someone said to me today!๐Ÿ˜ฎ). My sister had tried to get me to sign up for a HM this autumn, but I would like longer to build up my running legs, and don't know yet if a HM will ever be for me! I know I love 10k, it's a distance you can really settle in to, not sure if I would feel the same about a gut-busting HM! Either way, I will be hitting Portsmouth (with my sister again) in October to tackle the next step up! It's all a journey, I guess! ๐Ÿ˜€

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poppypugGraduate10

Aw that's great Sandra !

Ali, Paul, Boz and Frank from here did it last year, it sounds like a brilliant race .

These organised events are brilliant aren't they ? I love taking part in them :-)

This bug bites ! :-D xxx

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to poppypug

I remember that! Really like Portsmouth, so it has to be done!! Yep, wasn't sure what I would make of a huge event as I do love my 'lonely' runs! But you're right - they're a lot of fun and loved the buzz!

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aliboo70Graduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

ooh Sandra! hope we get to meet up before or after! that would be good! well done on your decision, you will definitely be fine for 10 miles, and for a HM i reckon! Gosport HM in November is nice and flat and with a great goodie bag!! :) Just saying!!!! :)

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to aliboo70

Are you doing the Great South Run again this year Ali?

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aliboo70Graduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

yes i think so! not signed up yet but planning to! :)

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to aliboo70

Yay! Could be a C25k meet up!

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to poppypug

It does.. you are all so brave :)

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Try one Oldfloss! You're not so far off 10k yourselfโ˜บ

It'll be great to have another race with your sister in Oct. Maybe you can keep the HM in the back of your mind. Training for it would be a way to keep yourself motivated through the winter.

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to boptillyoudrop49

Don't you start!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ok, I confess, I did take a sneaky look at our local one in March next year! But really (honestly) will not even look at the website again until 10miles is in the bag and I am still alive๐Ÿ˜ฎ!

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boptillyoudrop49Graduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

If you do a HM in March I will be SO impressed. I think I'll be quite in awe of you.

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to boptillyoudrop49

Haha! I would be quite impressed but not sure I want the pain!!

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OldflossAdministrator

Wow... exciting times! :)

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Noaky12Graduate10

Oooo get you Sandra๐Ÿ˜† No honestly how exciting, fun running times ahead. I hope I catch the race bug from you!! Good luck with the plans xx

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Dunder2004Graduate10

Great stuff Sandra, many congrats for your 10k on Sunday.

You have got plenty of time to build up to 10 miles if that is what you opt for.

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Sandraj39Graduate10 in reply to Dunder2004

Thanks Dunder - I love 10k and really seem to have found my running legs(๐Ÿ˜ฎ!) just recently. Onwards and upwards eh?

Great going ๐Ÿ˜€.

Great South run here you come. Doubtless the GSR will lead to 10, then you might as well do the extra 3 after that - just to see ๐Ÿ˜€

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