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Did it,! My first ever 10k

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10

2 weeks shy of my 58th birthday and I have actually run non-stop for 10km, 103 days after my first C25K run that nearly finished me off, I have said it before and will say it again, this community, led by our wonderful Admin and populated by a great group of people add so much to the experience, love you all

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Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10

That’s fantastic news! Well done! Time for a well-deserved tipple?! 🍾🎓👌🏽

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to Tasha99

Thanks Tasha99 it does feel good and I am sure there are a couple of cold beers in the fridge with my name on them (not just yet though!)

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10

Love it!! Such a great run (and you beat my pb 🙃 HoagyM we have Steve to deal with now!!). So pleased for you and welcome to the 10K club and podium! 🙌🏼🍾💪🏼 X

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thanks Ripcurlrana71 my happy pace seems to be about 6:30/km but didn't think I would last 10k, kept trying to slow down but everytime I tried to focus on that I seemed to speed up

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10
in reply to Berksrover

That’s a great problem to have!!😬😬

HoagyM
HoagyMGraduate10
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Yep! I’m beginning to feel like the unfit parent in a park, watching the youngsters whooping and hollering as they scamper off into the distance 😂

Ripcurlrana71
Ripcurlrana71Graduate10
in reply to HoagyM

Me too after Steves 10K!

Wow, very impressive performance and great pace too😀👏👏👏

Keep a place on the podium for me, ETA 6 weeks or so! 😊

Now, relax and celebrate 🎉 (in moderation of course!😂)

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to David_G

Thanks David_G plenty of room up here, look forward to you joining us

You make us all so proud!!!! 🏅

Congratulations - that is an amazing achievement!!!!!

You've definitely got that happy runners look.......🏃‍♂️😊

Well done, you!!!! 👏👏👏👏

Enjoy your big moment......🍻

#Breakingbarriers #achievinggoals

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to Hotheels

Thanks @hotheels, I will save you a spot on the podium 😉

sallenson
sallensonGraduate10

Woof!!

sarah65
sarah65Graduate10

Brilliant - well done you! 😁

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to sarah65

Thanks sarah65 well pleased with that, if someone told me 4 months ago I would be running 10k I would have laughed my socks off, if I can do it, pretty much anybody can

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Woo hoo! 10k! Brilliant work, just brilliant! Congratulations on your first 10k, Berksrover, and here’s to many more happy runs. 👏👏👏

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie-runs it's a great feeling, hoping to continue for a long time to come

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Well done!!! Great pace, and I’m sure that’s going to be the first of many! Enjoy your celebrations. 😃❤️🏅

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to mountaindreamer

Thanks mountaindreamer I don't seem to have much of an option, find it difficult to run much slower, but I intend to practice!

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10
in reply to Berksrover

I know I’ve only used it once so far, but that Stepping Stone podcast with the bpm “music” did get me running steadily but much slower than normal, so I’m convinced using “slower than your normal pace bpm” music is a good way to deliberately go slower if you want to. Podrunner has loads of free set bpm music, so I’m going to try dialing my speed trying some of those out.

Hidden
HiddenGraduate10

Oh well done, that’s fantastic, and superb pace. That would have given you a time of just under 1:05, right, not that it matters.

What’s impressed me the most is how quickly you’ve gone from starting C25K to running your first 10k, I am in awe!

Well done again, don’t forget to claim that shiny graduate badge if you haven’t already :)

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Well said! Well run! Conratulations, a great achievement.Time for a rest and a celebration :)

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

Thanks linda9389 I meant every word, this is a brilliant forum

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Berksrover

Isn't it just!

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10

Thanks Hidden I had planned to follow ju-ju- s plan properly but was led astray by Ripcurlrana71 and HoagyM 😉😁

HoagyM
HoagyMGraduate10

Great stuff Steve and welcome to that disreputable offshoot of the ju-ju plan, the Naughty Club 😉

Massive congratulations, here’s a few more random emoji’s for you... 👏🥇😀🥂🏃🏼‍♂️👍🍾

That pace is terrific too, effectively your 10k pace is my 5k pace, and that’s after your very first 10k. 😳😀Good work!

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to HoagyM

Thanks Ian, I don't seem to be able to run slower, but I intend to try!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10

Awesome job. Very very inspiring. Well done 👏👏👏👏

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

Thanks Jay66UK saving a place for you on the podium

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10
in reply to Berksrover

I hope the weekly rental is low! This won’t come quickly 🤣

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

Will be ready for you Jay, you take as much time as you like, you are doing fantastic things too

Empem
EmpemGraduate10

Yay! Woo hoo! and other shrieks of congratualtions.Fabulous and inspiring.You made it, with determination, effort, attention to your abilities and with running joy!Lead the way.....

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to Empem

Just shows what we can achieve if we put our minds to it, and definitely an issue of mind as much as body

Congratulations on such a great milestone!

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to Millsie-J

Thanks Millsie-J wouldn't have been possible without you fabulous Admin crew.

Very well done Steve. 💥🏃‍♂️💥

Terrific pace also🐆.

Time for a verse of the wild rover and perhaps a well deserved.🍺🍻🌟👏👏

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to Tbae

Thsnks Tbae the beers are in the fridge, but won't be for much longer 🍺🍺

Tbae
Tbae
in reply to Berksrover

Way to go Steve.🍻😂😂

Great question yesterday and two links from IP. Thanks for raising it.Magic.💥🏃‍♂️💥

Wow that’s an achievement well done 👏🏼🎉😊

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to Jelon

Thanks Jelon this forum is brilliant in terms of feeling supported and being able to be supportive, just love it

Jelon
Jelon
in reply to Berksrover

Me too. Relish that feeling you deserve it 😀

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Huge congratulations Steve, great achievement and what a pace. Well done!! :) :)

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to Lorijay

Thanks Lorijay just focused on keeping going! Now for that sub 30 mins 5k!

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10
in reply to Berksrover

So well done! Once I get to 10k my goal is to get to 30min 5K, would love a sub 30 but just don't think I'll be able to achieve it, but who knows. :)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Such a fantastic achievement, I am so proud of you.... and happy birthday for your 58th.... I hope you will be having a special birthday run?

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks ju-ju- you know I couldn't have done it without you and the rest of the fantastic folk on here, birthday run, hmm, maybe, let's see!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

I nearly missed this one. Congratulations Berksrover on completing 10k. That’s brilliant. 🏃‍♂️👏🍾🥂

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Lol, thanks Dexy5 was a great feeling to do that 10k, still seems unreal to be running non stop for over an hour

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Berksrover

Yes I can’t get to grips with that thought yet, but I’m happy where I am on 4 and 5ks at the moment.

Amazing!!!! Well done! 🏃🏻‍♂️

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10
in reply to Dralimc

Thanks, don't tell anyone, but I am quite pleased about it! 😉😕

Dralimc
Dralimc
in reply to Berksrover

Quite right too!

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