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A summer of progress

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Haven’t posted in a while although I’ve been hovering in the background πŸ˜‚

Back to work (school) tomorrow - 6 weeks of running progress though over the summer to updateπŸ‘ŒπŸ½

Firstly, I joined a fab new running group which has changed my life. Made so many friends. Done loads of hill work. Knocked a fair bit off my ParkRun time which I’d been stuck at for weeks: 11 more seconds to sub 30! Can hardly believe it. 2 weeks with a club and knocked 43 seconds off. Another week, another 40 off!

Oh and I got a virtual race at your own pace for 75 miles in August! That was hard! Previously only ever got to 50 miles πŸ’ͺ🏽

Then today was my sponsored 10k. (I’m on the far right of the pic in the Cancer Research top.) I ran the course in May for my very first 10k and did it in 1:18. Today I was a smidge under 1:06. Delighted. Especially as it was so hot and I know I’d have gone faster in cooler weather. Even seriously contemplating a HM next year but need massive work in core strength. However, I could only just manage running for one minute intervals in February. When I look at my progress from then to now, who knows what I can do in the future.

Oh and I’ve lost 4 stone since the end of last September πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

Now, back to work 😭

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Great stuff! Well done πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ™‚πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ It’s all coming together nicely isn’t it. Good news on the weight loss front πŸ˜ƒ

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to misswobble

Thank you!


Wow great stuff. Fantastic weightloss and speedy running. You should be so proud of yourself and you all look amazing. I need to join a running club, it sounds so much fun, I just need to get past the dislike of doing what someone else plans hehe.

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to pinkaardvark

Thank you so much. It’s the second group I’ve tried - the first weren’t friendly enough! But if you find the right group, it’s fantastic. Massive range of abilities too πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ It’s certainly easier than running alone πŸ‘πŸ½


Wow! that's one achievement filled summer - back to school for a rest :D Well done :)

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to linda9389

Thank you!


Very impressive - well done πŸ‘


I'm so pleased for you Tasha! Sounds like you've joined a fabulous group 😁 I've improved more than I ever thought possible since joining my group and like you feel I've made lots of new friends. Those are fantastic improvements in times and best of all it sounds like you're really enjoying it (no more boring runs for you πŸ˜‚)

You'd better get thinking about a new target because that sub30 parkrun is coming very soon xx

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

Thanks Marie! Possibly a sub one hour 10k but that might be tricky πŸ˜‚ I’m thinking about my next target with caution πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ It’s great watching us all progress!

pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

It's great isn't it! I think a sub 60 min 10k is perfectly possible for you - just be patient!

Do you have coaches at your club? The track coach at mine has given me some (hopefully πŸ˜‚) realistic targets for my 5k times based on how I've run in his sessions and I feel like that's given me a bit of a psychological advantage - he thinks I can do it so I should too 😁

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to pianoteacher

We have leaders rather than coaches but they are good πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ one did an ultra hardmoors trail marathon for 121 miles in 28 hours non stop! 😱

pianoteacherGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

They'll be able to point you in the right direction with targets I'm sure πŸ˜€


Brilliant Tasha...well done. Must feel great having made so much progress! Have also been thinking about joining a running club but there's a choice of two in my small town so not sure how to decide which one is best.

Hope you can carry on enjoying your running once school starts again πŸ™‚

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Saartjie

I’ll have to cut down I think. Try them both!


Wow - 4 stone!! That’s incredible! Well done on that and all the running too! You’re doing brilliantly and you look great! πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜Ž

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

Thank you!


Incredible absolutely! Look I'm so impressed I've got my mords wuddled up! 🀣 4 stone weight loss 😱Wowzers!! πŸ‘Š

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Flaraflarkin



Well done on a brilliant run Tasha, a great end to the summer holidays and also for losing 4 stone in weight. You must feel a new woman since last year. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I do! Thank you πŸ‘ŒπŸ½


Hi Tasha, wow, wow and more wow! I’m super impressed - you are coming on in leaps and bounds! πŸ˜€

... and 4 stones lost - that’s life changing. Huge well done hug! πŸ˜ƒ

Hope tomorrow goes well, - I’ll be doing the same. Xx

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Elfe5

Oh yes poor us! I can’t cope with the stress already! Good luck and thank you 😊


Go Tasha!! What a fantastic achievement!! And losing 4st!! Wow!! 😲 That’s brilliant! Thanks for sharing your amazing journey!! Well done you!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½β€οΈ

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you!


Wow! So many achievements over the course of one summer! Good work, Tasha. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Sadie-runs

Thank you!


You've had a busy summer break! I'm glad you were able to find a compatible running group and Wow! You're doing amazing on your runs. Congrats on the great times and the phenomenal weight loss!

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thank you!


Wow Tasha what a fabulous positive post! Congrats on how amazingly well you’ve done. It seems many progress being part of a running group!

Well done and good luck with the HM training! 😜

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thank you Alma! Boo auto correct! Alka ❀️

Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Alka 😬😬😬

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71


What an amazing achievement and you look fantastic x

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to amanda2463



Amazing, well done 😊 such great progress!


Wow Tasha99 ...I wondered where you’d got to!!! Now I know, you’ve been a busy girl!!! Talk about making the most of the summer!?!? I hope you’re dead proud of your achievements, all of them...and you look AMAZING by the way xxx well done lass xx

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Mummycav

Thank you ❀️




Fantastic pics and story - what amazing progress too!πŸ™‚πŸ‘

Inspiritational number 277.

So well done and all your fantastic achievements including C210k in very smart order.

Wow woman of steel.πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯

Every good wish on your return to your day job.Everyone is lucky to have you including this magic forum.

Keep enjoying the magic of running.Very little compares.πŸ€”πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯

PS. Did you remember to remove your back pack with the rocks in it when you stood on the scales.πŸ€”πŸ˜‚ Is that where you had the 4 stone.Wow.βœ…

You look fab.πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Tbae

Thanks Tbae!


Well done Tasha. you are SOOOO motivated!

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to FlickM3

Thank you!


Wow... so many achievements this is super! And what a fantastic weight loss, that really is something.....

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks! πŸ’ͺ🏽


What a fantastic year you have had! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜€ Well done Tasha!

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to Macmac

Thank you!

Wow! Wow! Wow! So good to hear how well things have been going for you on the running front and the amazing weight loss front too. Congratulations! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ­οΈI had looked for your posts and wondered how you were getting on. So pleased that you are enjoying your running group so much. I wonder how much time per week you run with them. I do hope that the new term has started well and expect that you have a new class who will soon be running under your guidance.

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thanks for your lovely reply! I run twice with my group. It’s great fun! The kids will be running 2k in no time!

over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Good to hear it. I expect you have a reputation as the teacher that takes her class running. I know we almost all know about the 'eat less exercise more' idea, but crumbs! I am still marvelling at your amazing weight loss! Were there any particular things that helped you!

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

Slimming world for me πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

It’s fab πŸ‘πŸ½

over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Well done you! They must be delighted with you! πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

I do it on my own. Don’t like the clappy circle group thing! Thank you πŸ€—

over61andstilltryingGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

Lol! 😊

Brilliant! I’ve not been on here for a while (app issues and Summer hols for me too πŸ˜‰) and as soon as I did I thought β€˜I wonder if Tasha has gone under 30 mins yet’!! You are so going to do that in the very near future. That 10K time is fab too! I also started in Feb so track your progress alongside my own πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I just went under 31 minutes for the first time (just!) but have been training for a half marathon and really prefer the gentle plod pace. I’ve got too comfortable with plodding in fact! Keep going (you keep me going!) x

Tasha99Graduate10 in reply to ClareO65

Awe that’s a lovely pace. We’re very similar then! Good luck and keep running Xx

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