I did my first 10K!!! πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ†: So Sir Mo and... - Bridge to 10K

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I did my first 10K!!! πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ†

BLEWI
BLEWIGraduate10
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So Sir Mo and I (plus a few thousand others!) ran 10K in London today!!

He’d finished before I’d even crossed the start line 🀣 but I did it!!

The first 1K was sooooo slow (+7mins) which was probably a good thing as it was so hot, but then found some space and got a steady speed!

Final time of 1:00:29!!

Can’t wait for the next one to knock of those 29seconds!!

HUGE THANK YOU to Ju-Ju for her plan and all the other wisdom & encouragement you’ve all given me!!

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ancientrunner
ancientrunnerGraduate10

Well done - that's a great time I think it is the same route as the London Winter Run- just you shiver rather than perspire at the start line!!!

Sigered
SigeredGraduate10

What a great time for your first 10K, and so close to that magic 1 hour mark!

BLEWI
BLEWIGraduate10
in reply to Sigered

Frustratingly close! But what a great day wasn’t it?!!

tony_a
tony_aGraduate10

Fantastic. Congratulations. And great time too.

BLEWI
BLEWIGraduate10
in reply to tony_a

Thanks

Fantastic job, well done!

Marvo69
Marvo69Graduate10

Well done indeed! Hot today β˜€

Btw 7 mins/km is my top speed!

BLEWI
BLEWIGraduate10
in reply to Marvo69

My nickname at school was β€œdaddy long legs”... it’s taken 40 yrs to be pleased I’m lanky and can cover distance quickly - I certainly don’t have the endurance to run for much longer 🀣

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Wow! Great time! Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Well Done- you’re in the big league now. πŸ…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

EmmaRunning
EmmaRunningGraduate10

Congratulations on your first 19k and a great time too. What a result for the first one.

EmmaRunning
EmmaRunningGraduate10
in reply to EmmaRunning

10 - I mean 10K!! You could try 19 next. πŸ˜‚

BLEWI
BLEWIGraduate10
in reply to EmmaRunning

I’m in total awe of all runners who go longer than an hour... no plans for 11k let alone 19 πŸ˜‚

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Well done BLEWI...thats a great acheivement, and in a quick time too!

Bet you feel tired now...but very happy πŸ˜„xx

Congratulations ask for your 10k Graduate badge here..😊x

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BLEWI
BLEWIGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

V happy 😊 this running lark is very addictive!

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

Wow, cracking time. Well done! x

BLEWI
BLEWIGraduate10
in reply to FlickM3

Thanks lanky long legs and a low boredom threshold are my keys πŸ˜‚

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Graduate10

Well done on your first 10k and in a great time too! Like you, I grew up with comments about my height and being 'skinny'! Now at 53, I really don't care anymore because these skinny pins are pounding out the miles! Don't rule out endurance either btw - I used to think the same but it's all about putting in the work, as many of us have found (I ran my first half marathon last year!) .

Also, how great is running? What other sport do you know where so many people of different ages, sizes and abilities can all take part in the same race?! ..You ran with the legend that is Mo!!!πŸ™‚

BLEWI
BLEWIGraduate10
in reply to Sandraj39

I know right!?! Except my kids are quite quick to point out that Sir Mo had finished before I’d even started so technically we didn’t quite run β€œtogether” 🀣 but hey, Jessica Ennis gave me a high five at the start line (along with the 1000’s of others that she had to wave off)

Running is truly an amazing sport!!

Wow, well done. I am envious of you running in London at such an auspicious event. Keep smiling and happy running.

skysue16
skysue16Graduate10

Wonderful, congratulations! What a great time too you must feel so proud πŸ‘ πŸ˜€

BLEWI
BLEWIGraduate10
in reply to skysue16

V proud - and amazed at how far I’ve come when I couldn’t run to the end of the road... but oh those 29 seconds!!! Still it’s keeping me motivated to go again!!

skysue16
skysue16Graduate10
in reply to BLEWI

Go you!

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10

Well done - amazing!

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