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Croydon 10K complete!

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David_G
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Hi lovely running friends, I ran the Croydon 10K in 1:02:39 earlier, according to the official timing. That’s a PR for me so very please with that πŸ˜€πŸ‘

I took it slowly and carefully over the first 1.5K as it was all uphill and we were running on the pavement next to a fairly busy road.

The next 1K was on a road that had been closed so we had a bit more room to spread out πŸ™‚

After that, the next 2K was downhill then flat so it was quite a nice section πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

After that it was a mixture of uphill and downhill for about the next 4K or so 😳 so needed to pace myself, which I seemed to manage OK πŸ‘Œ

The final section was vaguely uphill towards the finishing straight. πŸ™‚ It was great to see the finishing line ahead so I tried to speed up a little bit and cheered myself over the line πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Thanks everyone for getting me this far. I couldn’t have done this without you all!β€οΈπŸ’•

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Woohoo David, that’s fabulous news! Very well done, and a great time too! How exciting - sounds like you nailed the uphill sections too. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thanks Cheepychipmunks! I was very pleased with my time and performance overall πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜€πŸ‘

Brilliant πŸ˜€

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Sadie-runsGraduate10

Congratulations David, that sounds like a race well ran! Uphill bits too 😱. Great time, and love that you cheered yourself over the finish line! Sounds like a rather challenging course, but look at your time! A testament to the hard work you have put in, so well done! x

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David_G in reply to Sadie-runs

Thanks Sadie-runs πŸ™‚ I couldn’t contain myself at the finish 😊 but it was a PB and I enjoyed it all so why shouldn’t I celebrate? πŸ˜€ Everyone around the route was so supportive which makes a big difference to running on your own. Thank you Croydon, the organisers and London Tramlink for making it a special day for everyone! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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SaskAlliecatGraduate10

Whoohoo! Well done David!

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Walshy3Graduate10

That’s a fantastic time very well don

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David_G in reply to Walshy3

Thanks Walshy3, I surprised myself (in a good way)?with my result! πŸ˜³πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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Walshy3Graduate10 in reply to David_G

Great stuff πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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SaartjieGraduate10

Well done David! All your hard work and training has paid off...a brilliant time. Sounds like a race well run! Congratulations πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ…πŸŽ‰

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David_G in reply to Saartjie

Thanks Saartjie πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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Dexy5Graduate10

Whoop whoop . Well done David-G, and what a great time, especially with hills involved. You had a great day for it but I hope you had some shade too.

πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ…πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸ‚πŸ

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LorijayGraduate10

Huge congratulations David, well done!! Brilliant time too. So pleased you enjoyed the run and managed the hills with finesse. Well deserved celebration :) :)

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EmpemGraduate10

Congratulations.A whopping ahievement and fast too!

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Sandraj39Graduate10

Well done Dave, that's a very good time for an undulating course.πŸ‘πŸ™‚ So many of us ran today...no doubt we'll all be googling for the next one, now!πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸ™‚

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David_G in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks Sandra, I’ve got the London Winter 10K β˜ƒοΈβ„οΈin February on the calendar already, but I’ll need to find some more. πŸ™‚After today’s performance I may well sign up for the Croydon half marathon in March as a longer term goal. πŸ˜³πŸ™‚πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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Sandraj39Graduate10

Sounds good. I have a10k in November and and then looking to do my second half marathon in early spring...either the Surrey Half or possibly one a little sooner.πŸ™‚

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AgelesslassGraduate10

So well done David, it’s such a great feeling when you achieve 10k, amazing time too.

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David_G in reply to Agelesslass

Thanks Agelesslass, it was a tough course with lots of uphill and downhill stretches! 😳 I’d run most of the route beforehand which helped a lot.😊

The marshals were great and there were people cheering us on from time to time which was a great help! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

My medal is now taking pride of place at home πŸ…πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Fantastic David. Sounds like a bumpy up and down course. How nasty to finish with an uphill. You did a great time. Well done.

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Thanks Paulanoo, the uphill sections at the start and finish were definitely a challenge 😳

I was very pleased with my time and I came 10th in my age group which amazed me. πŸ‘Mind you, I don’t know how many people were in my age group! πŸ˜‚

I’m going to look for my next challenge today πŸ™‚

in reply to David_G

David, you've inspired me to add a hilly route to my weekly runs. Argh!

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David_G in reply to

Well done you! Sooner or later we all have to run uphill. 😳

My advice is just to take it slowly and steadily and not look all the time at the top of the hill. Just concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other and you’ll get there! Good luck with it all πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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And then there's a downhill.....

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David_G in reply to

Yes, that’s the best bit of running uphill! πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚

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Brilliant!! Well done to youπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ…πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

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