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Tatton Park 10k - Pretty Bling! πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ…β€οΈ

Pleased with a 10k PB - 58’14” official time. 😊

A bit surprised with that bearing in mind the curry we ate repeating all night / 2 hours sleep / a whole pack of antacids / inability to eat breakfast! Not sure I’ll try that for race preparation next time! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Tatton Park was a beautiful place to run, Oldfloss, and you were there with me as we weaved around all the people setting off. We stuck to our own β€œslow and steady”, and ran our own race. Official race entry numbers were about 2400, but looking at the results only about 1000 ran on the day. Lots of friendly supportive helpers; a fun warm up before hand by local PTs from a stage; singing; a sax player (he even moved to one of the corners mid-route!); lots of yummy free things to eat after; oh, and of course the cool T shirt (my first race one!), and the colourful bling that had drawn my attention when entering! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Thankfully the event was small enough that you could park near the start in a field, and queue quite quickly for the portaloos. I’d certainly recommend it to others new to racing too (and attracted to pretty bling!) πŸ˜ŠπŸ…β€οΈ And there’s a HM there tomorrow, run by the same organisers...hmmm...maybe next year...πŸ˜ƒ

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Hidden - meant to tag you! Definitely a nice race to think about, with lovely bling. Not too busy. There are a series of 10k races at Tatton each year, so perhaps we should get a B210k team going for one...

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Definitely for next year 😊

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Yes! I'm up for that but not in the depths of winter... Are you up for coordinating?

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Once I have next year’s dates, I can just put a post up and ask if people want to join in / what date preferences they have, if that would work BaddieThePirate? I’ll try to tag people who’ve said they might be interested. Perhaps Oldfloss and the admins could pin it for us, in case that helps more locals spot it? ❀️

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Great! I have just found out my local running group are thinking of doing one in December. I'm such a fair weather runner, but I'm tempted...

It would be ace to meet VRBs in real running life!

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Well done mountaindreamer - and especially that super speedy time! πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺVery colourful bling too!πŸ…πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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Thanks Sandra ❀️ Is it too sad to admit I entered this particular race because the bling looked pretty!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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...not at all! Nice bling is a great motivator!β€οΈπŸ…

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Why else would you do it? πŸ˜πŸ…

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Well done MD, brilliant time !! Sounds like a great race and love the bling. πŸ‘πŸΎπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ

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Thanks Lorijay! 😊❀️

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Great race and really pretty blingπŸ˜‰ I really enjoyed it and it sounded not too overcrowded too...next year..πŸ˜‰

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You did wonderfully! Xxx

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Have to admit I might look for Tatton HMs next year too, Oldfloss, as I’d like to do one somewhere, and it makes a nice venue with good tracks. 😊 I’m sure we can also pick one of the many 10ks to suggest for a β€œclub event”. I suspect there are quite a few of us not too far away from the Tatton/ Manchester region.

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Sounds like a great experience, and what a fantastic time too! Well done you :)

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Thanks Linda 😊❀️

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Fantastically well done - what a great time πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸπŸ˜ƒπŸŽ

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Thanks FR 😊❀️

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Congratulations mountaindreamer, that is a fantastic time. You were definitely born to run. I am so proud of my fellow runners doing so well. I do think that is a great medal to earn too.

It is great that you can share these experiences with your OH too, even if you don’t see him for dust. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ..........πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Was it a nice flat run? That’s quite a drop out percentage isn’t it? It couldn’t have been due to the weather but I guess people get injuries.

Well done both of you. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ…πŸ…

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Thanks Eileen. 😊❀️ It was pretty flat, but had a few gradual inclines to get up and down. (One was even labelled β€œNearly at the top”, so I guess they felt it noteworthy!) Nice smooth wide tracks and closed roads for all but the very last bit to the finish (when the track got a bit rough), so a pleasant route with fairly easy overtaking options for most of it.

I discovered another advantage of OH being there too (apart from to yell encouragement to me for my sprint finish) is that he declared the nice race T shirt too girly a colour - so I’ve now got 2!!πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

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Double whammy

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Well done, after a curry too! Yum! 😁😁

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Thanks Ang! ❀️ The curry was in honour of OH’s birthday. I don’t mind ones we make at home, but all restaurant curries are much too rich and fatty for my guts! πŸ˜–

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Happy birthday to Mr mountaindreamer

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Brilliant! Well done you! 😊 πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘β˜€οΈπŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ

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Thanks 61+ 😊❀️

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Wow MD, great time and fabulous bling. 😍😍 I really want some of my own!

Gorgeous day for it too it looks like. Overcast and mild here this morning for parkrun. Had fun though, obviously! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Thanks ❀️ It was a tad too chilly and windy to start with, to be honest Cheeky. The sun then broke through and it warmed up, though. Makes it so tricky to know what t wear!

Don’t worry 10k bling will very soon be within your reach! β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜ƒ

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Sorry but 58min for 10k is NOT slow and steady - in fact it’s freaking brilliant! Well done πŸ† and what a pretty medal. And all on too much curry and no sleep! You are amazing πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

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So true Flick.... she is really speedy :)

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Thanks Flick! πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ Perhaps I should have only said β€œsteady” - I just tell myself the slow bit too when people race past me at high speed. Best to know my limits! 😊❀️

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I would be ECSTATIC to do 10k in 58 minutes, but I know I never will.

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I guess all speed is relative. I still got overtaken by a young lady pushing a stroller! It was just like Parkrun! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Brilliantly done, Mountaindreamer! Sounds like a wonderful experience. And on just 2 hours of sleep?! You are a woman of steel! Fab time too. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ xxx

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Thanks Sadie! I get a bit put off when I read about really big races, but this one was perfect. 😊❀️

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Well done!

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Thanks Deals 😊❀️

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Huge well done and that’s a really good time too.... love the pics 😺

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Thanks ju-ju- 😊❀️ I think my husband was more impressed at my time in the last 10k race we did. He couldn’t believe I managed exactly 1 second under the hour! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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What a fabulous time Mountaindreamer and an even fabulouser t-shirt! Slow and steady my eye ;) Oh yes, I'm motivated by nice bling too. So you're dreaming of a HM - how exciting! I'm also motivated by runners like yourself who talk about doing a race after very little sleep. Sometimes I don't sleep well and say to myself "Oh I can't run". Like a lot of this running lark, it's psychological. I can and I do! Hope you have a good night's sleep tonight.

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Thanks Paula! 😊❀️ I’d been looking forward to this race (and my pretty bling!) I really wasn’t sure what would happen after last night, but sometimes you have to just try your best and get on with it! πŸ˜–πŸ˜–

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Well done speedy MD, sounds like a great course, and fab bling too! πŸ€—πŸ‘πŸƒπŸŽ‰

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Thanks Mutley 😊❀️

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Oh wow, that’s a brilliant time, I’m in awe! Thanks for tagging me too, I didn’t actually get the notification for some reason, but just happened to find it scrolling through.

Anyway, well done, and I’d certainly give a 10k at tatton some serious thought :)

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Thanks Neil ❀️ I’m noting down who might be interested for one of them next year Hidden. We can see who prefers what dates and try and get a team meet up going! 😊❀️

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Agreed, your race prep probably needs working on. Great time though and looks like fun. Do they hold this every year? It's not a million miles from me...

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There are a whole series of Tatton 10ks, Baddie. I replied to you above. We’ll see if we can sort out a B210k team one for next year...❀️

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Great run by you mountaindreamer, brill time. Some runners from my club Penyffordd RC ran it and I was on two minds whether to or not, running Cheshire 10k next week instead. Tatton sounds a great event, maybe next year. So well done to you.

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Thanks Agelesslass 😊❀️

I’m going to try to tag people who might be interested for one of the many Tatton 10ks next year, to see if nearer the time we can get a B210k team meet up at one. I’ll add you to the β€œpossibly interested” list if you like?

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Yes please add me, thanks mountaindreamer.

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Congratulations for not only surviving after a rubbish night, but doing it in style! And what a fancy medal! Aw mine are all so drab. I'm proud of them of course, but I do wish I'd get something a bit more jazzy to take pride of place 😊

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Thanks Sqkr 😊❀️

Not sure if you’re localish to Tatton or not, but a few of us were thinking we might try to do a B210k team meet up at one of the Tatton 10ks next year. We could try to pick one with pretty bling for you! (I think the group who organised this particular one always do these bright painted ones. We had a flyer with our race pack advertising a few other race events they do, and photos of the medals were all very pretty! πŸ˜ƒπŸ…πŸ…β€οΈ)

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I'm up in Scotland unfortunately πŸ˜” (well, not unfortunately to being up here, it's lovelyβ€”but to not being anywhere near Tatton!) though this coming year already has some touristy runs booked, so never say never! 😁

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