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Back in the valley. Unfinished business

telford_mike profile image

I did most of C25K down in the valley below our village, including my grad run and my first 5k. I know every inch of its 5 kilometre length. Now that I have all this whizzy Magic 10 fairy dust, I should be able to run 5k up the valley and 5k back again. This would be a really rewarding run for me, not least because I wouldn’t need the bus fare to get back afterwards.

It was a lovely run on a perfect day - my second ever 10k. The valley path was almost my undoing a few times during C25K, but now I really feel I've got it beaten. As Mrs t_m said afterwards, "we're going to need a longer valley" 😀

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cheekychipmunks profile image

Beautiful valley Mike, and congratulations on your fabulous run! Bet that felt good didn’t it? 👍🏻🏃‍♂️😀

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telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks Cheeky! A few beers later I think 😀👍

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to telford_mike

Cheers! 🍻

Ang33333 profile image

Oh that's brilliant! Well done! There are plenty of lovely valleys near you! 😃

mountaindreamer profile image

Wow! What a beautiful place to run! 😍 Well done - that’s a great achievement, and a great pace with that much height gain!👍 😃🏃‍♂️❤️

Oldfloss profile image

Huge well done you!!! Beautiful run and location too!!! Wow...!

1 hr 17.. was the time for my first 10K :) I remember it well...and ye... you are going to need a longer valley!!! x

UpTheStanley profile image

That's fell running, not health unlocking ….. deepest respect :-)

Dexy5 profile image

Your first 10k in your beautiful valley Mike and how lovely was that? I assumed the valley was on the flat until UpTheStanley just pointed out your elevation gain. Respect.


Fabulous450 profile image

Lovely post Mike!! Long may the whizzy dust multiply! You’re definitely going to need a longer Valley! Fantastic!! I adore your photos! It’s absolutely gorgeous where you run! You lucky, lucky thing! 😁😁😍❤️

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telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Fabulous450

Yes, very lucky Fab. I count my blessings every day (and thank my lucky stars for the fairy dust!).

Lorijay profile image

What a beautiful valley to run your first 10k Mike. Huge well done, what a fabulous run :) :)

Equi-geek profile image

Holy moly - that elevation gain!!!! Congratulations on such a great run Mike, that's amazing for that time too - absolutely brilliant.

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telford_mikeGraduate10 in reply to Equi-geek

Thank you! 😀

Saartjie profile image

You are so lucky running there! What a perfect 10k route 😊

Fantastic! Well done Mike. I have some serious catching up to do 😁

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