First 10k race done, slow, steady, sorted!πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Ž

First 10k race done, slow, steady, sorted!πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Ž

Thank you everyone who has encouraged and advised me along the way. Today I did it. Tissington Trail, Ashbourne 10.

Very wet, windy, acres of mud. Out and back route which was uphill all the way out - Oldfloss thanks for the heads up, which meant I was not phased! My, it surely tells on the calves. Thank goodness I am used to running hills, that's one advantage of living in a hilly area. It was at least downhill on the way back, except for a shortish rather steep up and down, which got us both ways!

No crafty walks, I ran the full 10. Not fast, in fact very slow. But I am so pleased that I did it given the tough conditions today.

So I have achieved my aim of my first 10k race before my 60th birthday, which is just 10 days away now. I never dreamed in July 2016 when I started C25k that I would ever run this distance.

Now I need to consider what I may aim for in the autumn πŸ€”. Mmmmm.........dare I ????

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  • Absolutely brilliant Jacs-W and what a race to chose for your first 10k! Brave woman! Lovely pic of your hard earned bling too. Rest up well now, you deserve it! πŸ˜€

  • Thanks Sandra. To be honest I picked it thinking it would be flat!

    Never the less, it was great! Good luck with your HM next weekπŸ‘πŸΌ

  • ThanksπŸ™‚

  • Terrific stuff, well done. Trails are tiring at the best of times so you did really, really well in a hilly mudfest.

    Dare you? Yes, of course (whatever it is).

    Lovely bling too.

  • Thanks Dunder, I am tempted to move towards 10m but am going to be sensible and get some more 10k runs under my belt first.......But maybe for my next birthday perhaps teehee.

  • That's brilliant Jacs πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. Sounds tough but you did it. And that is very lovely bling, the first of many methinks 😊

  • You may be right, just registering for another 10k in may πŸ‘πŸΌ

  • Wow! Sounds like a heckuva route, glad it was mostly down on the way back. Congratulations and wonderful medal.

  • Thanks rwd, I had you with me as promised, hope you enjoyed the was a quiet route too x

  • Except for the cheering at the end right? Mud sounds so difficult, I'm impressed.

  • At least the deep puddles of (cold) standing water helped wash the mud off along the way πŸ˜ƒ My perfectly purple shoes were a not so perfect mud colour at the end ....... I've cleaned them of course πŸ˜‰

  • Well done youπŸ˜€ Mud and hills you are amazing!

  • Thank you, but I'm very very slow πŸ˜ƒ

  • Oh Jacs , you did brilliantly !

    Massive Congratulations to you , that sounds a toughie !

    Great bling too , here's to the next one :-)

    Put your feet up and have a well earned rest ! Xxx

  • Thanks Pops. Feet up , another cuppa on the way!

    I've registered for my next 10k too, teeheehee!

  • Ha ha ! Oh that's great Jacs, these events are so addictive aren't they ? Once you've do one, that's it , youre hooked ! :-) xxx

  • Slow and steady will win this race. Isn't that how we completed C25K? This time last year I couldn't even run for a bus. I can't believe I even think about getting quicker! Just shows how far we all travel on this journey πŸ˜€

  • Fantastic! Well done on your first 10k. I have my first 10k in June and it has a two lap route with an incline which has me worried, though not a hill!! Sounds like you did a great job. Enjoy celebrating your well deserved bling.

  • You are so ready for it! You will nail it! πŸ˜€

  • If only I felt ready lol. I will keep training!

  • What a great post and well done you - Time is immaterial - you did it and no one can take it away!!!! Well done xxx

  • And a lovely medal too, what more could we ask for? We can run so we do run πŸ’ͺ🏻

  • Fantastic achievement, and beautiful bling to go with it! Well done :-)

    We had a holiday up near Ashbourne a couple of years ago so walked along a very short section of the trail. Lovely place :-)

  • Oh, well done! It was mucky out there today so extra well done!! You might have been inspired but you're also inspiring.

    ps: you know you want to!

  • Im thinking 10m for next birthday, then maybe further the following year.... even then it would be three years ahead of the cut off we mentionedπŸ˜€, unless ...........

    Booked another 10k for May! Will get that distance nailed then probably look for further distanceπŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸΌ

  • That's absolutely brilliant, well done. Time is irrelevant, 10k!!!! C25k is fab πŸ˜€

  • Well done Jacs, that's brilliant, some seriously nice bling there too!


  • Congratulations! Always remember a slow 10k is just as far as a fast 10k .... a fantastic achievement!

  • Well done! Take the rest of the day off! 😊

  • That's amazing ! Running all the way too! sounds like you did really well!yes sign up to that next challenge! Congratulations! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜†

  • Woohoo! Well done you. x

  • Bloomin' marvellous - a great achievement and you should be very proud. Hope the legs are okay tomorrow

  • I love the Tissington Trail for a 10k but have yet to brave right to the Ashbourne end (and I go when there's hardly anyone else about). Well done you.

    Lovely bling too although not sure Anniemurph would care for that picture of a tunnel...

  • Its lovely there, but much nicer when its not hammering it down! There is a tunnel under the town, then a little further up you come to the end of the trail, at the far end of the Leisure Centre car park. Thats where we started and finushed, so ran up to Tissington and back. Its a route im going to do in the spring for sure!

    Because of the weather there was hardly anyone other than runners πŸ™„

  • Hmmm... you have me thinking...

    I have to say that probably my greatest running expense is all my various parking permits (Derbyshire County Council, Severn Trent, Peak Park Authority, not to mention a little pile of Chatsworth parking vouchers and my National Trust membership) but I think the Derbyshire Dales resident one will be good there if I time it right?

  • I'm not sure but there is four hour free parking in the Halfords car park 150m up the road , nudge nudge wink winkπŸ˜‰

  • Not that you are saying I'm slow or anything! Haha. Or at risk of detouring to the sweet shop in Tissington....

  • Yes - up to 11am and after 4pm no problem. Or you can park on the road a little way up and walk down ;)

  • Ha! I am getting a little braver with the tunnel :O

  • I don't think I would like the tunnel if I was running alone 😳

  • Were the horrible spooky train noises running while you were in it? They are awful :( You get halfway through and a train starts up - then it whistles. I hate it.

  • I should be fine, I'll have the company of Google who is brave (not) - she looks to me for reassurance in the tiny tunnel on the Cromford Canal.

  • ooooo no, no trains thank goodness!

  • Well done, Jacs! Great achievement - I live not far from the Mapleton car park so this is my home trail, and it's a slog running up to Tissington, especially in the rain! The down-up is a killer as well! I love the medal :)

  • You are really lucky living there, a perfect route for your longer runs!

  • I am really lucky because I can get the bus up to various points and run back down. There's a 10k bus stop and I am now eyeing up the next bus stops near the Trail to see when they might be manageable. Glad you had such a good time, and congratulations again :)

  • Well done! Hoping to do a10k in June but not confident!

  • As long as you put the training in you will do it. If I can with my extra weight anyone can. I used a Myasics plan to help me get there, but also used Sami Murphy on those runs as a starting point but then began to drop the walks. Get that calf right first though πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸΌ

  • Blooming marvellous!!! Go you ! This is a fantastic post...very, very well done! :)x

  • Thanks Floss. At the 4k point when the incline was really getting to me I thought of you, Bazza1234 and davelinks , - slow and steady but attack the hill, think of your technique etc. You were a noisy lot but you got me to the top! πŸ˜€

  • WELL DONE YOU!!!! :)

  • Thanks IJ. It was very wet and muddy but it was great!

  • Jacs! Well done! Nice bling, have stayed near Bakewell for a long weekend and toured around Matlock & Buxton some years ago..😊

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