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Great North West Half Marathon

wanawig
wanawigGraduate10
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Hi everyone,

I'm sat in front of my laptop with a huge smile across my face.

I completed the half marathon this afternoon in Blackpool.

My Bib No 414

My finishing time 2:57:24.2

I was aiming for 3 hours so that was a bonus.

I'm struggling to add a Photo at the moment.

If anybody can give me a tip on how to do it from my MacBook air, it would be appreciated.

As we have not eaten since 9am I'm taking my better half into Blackpool for a celebratory meal.

I will write a full description of the run this evening or if the celebrations carry on tomorrow. Hic!

I'm chuffed to bits, I set a target of this half marathon over Christmas as I wanted to complete one before my 60th birthday in May.

I hope you have all had a good weekend and great runs.

All the best.

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Madge50
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Absolutely fantastic, well done you πŸŽ‰πŸ…πŸŽ‰πŸ…πŸŽ‰πŸ…

Will look forward to seeing the happy face and the bling!

Have a great evening.

Mx

Ps, go over to the Marathon running and race support blog and get your 'half marathon' badge 😊

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wanawig
wanawigGraduate10
in reply to Madge50

Thanks for your lovely reply, I will have a look at getting the half marathon badge.

I will also try to upload a picture.

All the best x

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AnneDroid
AnneDroidGraduate10

Oh wow! Well done you. What a great achievement.

Enjoy the celebrations - they are very well deserved. x

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wanawig
wanawigGraduate10
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Thanks AnneDroid you your lovely comments.

I will be posting about the half marathon later and I hope you enjoy it.

The celebrations went well. Hic!

All the best x

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Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Well done wiggy...😊xxx

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wanawig
wanawigGraduate10
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Thanks for your congratulations, I will be writing about the HM later today.

All the best x

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Sandraj39
Sandraj39Graduate10

Brilliant Wanawig, just brilliant! πŸ‘πŸ₯‡πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ₯‡πŸŽ‰ I did think of you this morning and I can only imagine how chuffed and proud you must be feeling right now! I can't wait to read your full run report later and hopefully admire the bling too! Rest up well, job done!πŸ˜€

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wanawig
wanawigGraduate10
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Hi Sandraj,

Thanks for your thoughts, comments and best wishes.

I felt fantastic, elated, knackered and extremely chuffed.

I had aimed at 3 hours as the best I had been averaging was 14:30 min/mil on my long runs.

I aimed at 13:45 min?mil which would get me to the finish in 3 hours. I actually did 2:57:24 so I was absolutely over the moon.

I'm now just under 18 stones, so I know that as the weight falls my speed will increase.

Like yourself, I have already got to grips with the stamina aspect.

I hope you enjoy my post on my HM, I will write it and post it later today as I'm replying to all the lovely well wishers at the moment. Then we are sight seeing, eating etc. Plus were on holiday. lol

All the best.

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Sandraj39
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Enjoy your day!☺

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Rockshammer

Chuffed to bits for you well done - Have a drink with your dinner and toast yourself!!!!

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wanawig
wanawigGraduate10
in reply to Rockshammer

Thanks, Rockshammer.

I took your advice several times. Hic!

All the best.

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Rockshammer
Rockshammer
in reply to wanawig

Good man!!! 🍺

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aliboo70
aliboo70Graduate10

Fantastic! Hope you are having a great celebration πŸ˜†

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wanawig
wanawigGraduate10
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Hi aliboo,

Thanks for your reply, we did have a few drinks with our meal and then a few more.

All the best.

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

Fantastic! Well done. You should be proper chuffed πŸ˜€

Not eaten! Seriously, get some grub! You need to eat within 30 minutes of the end of the race. I always have something to hand to shovel down in the immediate aftermath and a big dish of something waiting at home, curry or chill Which just slips down easily 🍚

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wanawig
wanawigGraduate10

Hi Misswobble,

Thanks for your reply, I was definitely chuffed.

My wife took loads of pics, I looked like a very sweaty advert for toothpaste. lol

We went back to the hotel and were eating and drinking within the hour.

I will be posting my HM run later today.

All the best.

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Anniemurph
AnniemurphGraduate10

Fantastic! Brilliant time, well done :)

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