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New 5k PB (and race bling!!!)

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Becky1606Graduate10

As some of you know, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do my 5k run through race the moon event tonight because of my foot injury. However, I got an ankle brace and got myself to the start.

It’s only actually my 2nd ever official race (the first being my graduation race for life back in June). I have to say, it was incredibly well organised - friendly Marshalls, great atmosphere and warm up, lovely course! They lined us up by predicted finish time and due to my ankle and my asthma (which REALLY struggles at the best of times in cold - when my chest is layered up - let alone running in it!) I went for 37 minutes, assuming that would be a really comfortable pace and I could just enjoy the run.

Headphones in, and we’re off! The route was lovely - all around the Olympic Park, near the river, taking in all the sites. I just let my mind wander and honestly fell in love with running again, you just cannot beat being outside.

I was feeling amazing, and like I could go for the 10K, however, around 4K my bad foot went numb because of the ankle strap and my asthma decided to appear because of the freezing temperatures. I knew 10K was going to be a stretch, I could have gotten to 7.5 but I didn’t want to push my foot or, more importantly, breathing over the edge.

I’ve been thinking about this vs my first race and I’m honestly so proud of myself.

I didn’t stop running ONCE. In my first race I stopped at least every 5.

In my first race I hated every step. This one was fantastic.

My first race took about 41 minutes. This one... WAS A NEW PB AT 34!!!!

That is 11 minutes off my 5k time in 4/5 months (I’ve had a break of 1.5 months between June - now).

Going for the 10K before Christmas.

Sorry for the massively rambley post (and the horrible but happy post race bling shot)

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AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10

Congratulations Becky on completing that 5K around the Olympic Park in a PB time of 34 minutes, lovely photo, well done. 😊🏃

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Becky1606Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMorr! 😊

Congratulations! Brilliant! Your happy glow shines through your post! I am so pleased that your ankle survived and asthma stayed manageable. Well done you! 🍾🥂🏅👏🏻😊🎉👍☀️🏃🏻‍♀️🤸‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🤸‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🤸‍♀️

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Walshy3Graduate10

Aww congratulations to you, your bling looks fabulous 👍👍

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Sadie-runsGraduate10

Brilliant! Well done, and so glad you enjoyed it too. I love the picture, you are glowing with happiness! 👏👏👏

Amazing!! Go girl! 👋😊

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JonathanPGraduate10

Well done Becky1606 - fantastic improvement on your 5k time!

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Dexy5Graduate10

Well done Becky, lovely bling. Keep looking after that foot. 😄

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Great post Becky! & lovely pic! 🙌👌

Congratulations on your PB! Super time! 🤩💪

Love the medal too! 🤩🙌

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alisonxGraduate10

Congratulations!

What a fantastic achievement and a PB with an injured foot!

I was looking at signing up to one of these...have you seen that they do one around the velodrome outdoor cycle track :-)

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MutleyShuffleGraduate10

Well done Becky! Love the photo, you look so happy! Sounds like an amazing run, despite dodgey ankle and asthma, so you should be very proud! 😊👍🏃👍🏅🎉

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linda9389Moderator

Congratulations on a fabulous race despite the ankle and asthma which could so easily have thrown you off track. Well done. I've looked at those races too so it's interesting to read your review. Out of interest did you drive there? I'm wondering how easy it is by car once you get there.

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate10

Congratulations on the new PB... 11 minutes off so soon is amazing! Enjoy that 10

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Congratulations Becky, loving the bling! 🥇

Fantastic job! ...with your foot strapped up too good on ya 🙌 It sounded like you thoroughly enjoyed yourself, your post was a great read too - well done! 👍 😁⚡️⚡️

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Equi-geekGraduate10

🎉🥳💪🥶🏅👟👍 that’s so good to hear Becky! You’ve done amazingly well and what a great place to get some bling!

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