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A year on from my first parkrun and 5KM. 33 minutes a year ago and 23 minutes today! What a year!

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10
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I can’t quite believe it and I never thought it could happen but I am ecstatic. From couch to this at my tender age. What a Xmas present πŸŽπŸ˜ƒ. My brother ran with me and pushed me beyond what I thought possible. I wanted to stop so many times. But he wasn’t having it! Great to run with his family. Lovely start to the day but sadly the oven has decided to die! Oh no!! 😱

Did I mention I love Parkruns? πŸ˜‚

Have a lovely day everyone and happy new year fellow runners! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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jayval70
jayval70Graduate10

Oh what a fantastic and inspirational tale. Well done on all your hard work. You must be chuffed to bits. Merry Christmas Brian πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸŽ„

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to jayval70

Thank you jayval 😊 yes, so chuffed! Still buzzing! Merry Xmas πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸŽ

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10

Wow that is a fantastic reduction, well done you. OMG, bloody ovens. Hope you still get some food . Rfc x .

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to Realfoodieclub

Thank you rfc. Thank you ☺️ The neighbour stepped in and let us use her oven which was just big enough.

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10 in reply to BrianUK

That is great news Rfc x

Hidden
Hidden

Wow that’s amazing. Inspirational, in fact. That’s a brilliant pace, and frankly I’m in awe. Well done, and happy Christmas!!

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

Thank you Neil 😊 I hope you had lovely Xmas day too. πŸŽπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Wow - incredible! Well done!! πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

Thank you mountaindreamer 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Wow, just wow Brian! Monster reduction in time. Not surprised you’re buzzing! πŸƒπŸ‘πŸ‘ Great photo too. πŸ˜€

You have a lovely neighbour that’s for sure! Hope your Xmas meal was delicious wherever it was cooked! πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you cheeky! 😊 yes, I was stunned when I looked at my watch and had to check with my brother that his was showing the same time. And yes, dinner was finally rescued by a wonderful neighbour. And it was delicious. I’d never had mushroom Wellington before! And it was πŸ˜‹ scrummy!

Jennypenny2
Jennypenny2Graduate10

Well done ,great time, nice to have family running with you.

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to Jennypenny2

Thank you JennyPenny 😊

Deals1
Deals1Graduate10

That's excellent!!!! Well done. Merry Christmas and happy running πŸ˜πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to Deals1

Thank you Deals1 😊 and happy new running year to you too πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Wow,what a time Brian - well done!

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thank you Jonathan! Just goes to show that whatever you think you can do there’s always more in the tank!

sunshinefish
sunshinefishGraduate10

It's always good to be able to look back and see how far you have come - and that's an amazing achievement! Well done you.

Glad your dinner was good too ;)

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to sunshinefish

Thank you sunshinefish 😊 Absolutely. Looking back is always good for the spirit when running. Yes, dinner was great after the stress thank you.

Agelesslass
AgelesslassGraduate10

Wow, my quickest time is 34 mins, would love to get my time down, but at 65 I suppose so should be grateful. Well done and happy new year.

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to Agelesslass

You’ll be surprised how much more you can do. It just takes time and patience. Even so, just getting out there is good for the soul whatever the time.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Wow BrianUK , that’s brilliant. And great that Christmas dinner still happened.

Due to excesses of food and drink previous night we treated ours as a fun run and UpTheStanley ran with me. It wAs like a Santa run with everyone in festive dress. It turned out I was only 10 seconds behind my PB without trying. Now I know I can beat it.

I’m volunteering on 29th, have another great Parkrun.

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Hey Dexy! 😊 That’s a great way to do it. Together having fun. And just look how close you are to a PB. That’s coming up soon for sure and I look forward to hearing all about it!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to BrianUK

And there was a proposal after the run too. It was so lovely, he got down on one knee and she said yes. πŸŽ…πŸ»β€οΈπŸ€ΆπŸ’

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10

That’s so impressive! And thanks for linking up on Strava x

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to FlickM3

Thank you 😊 Flick. Yes, Strava is fun but sometimes intimidating I feel especially on the bad run days!

FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate10 in reply to BrianUK

I wouldn't worry about that - everybody is encouraging no matter how the run went, and we all understand bad days x

Wow - well done Brian. Glad you got to enjoy your dinner too 😊.

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to DebJogsOn

Thank you Debs 😊 Xmas day was saved by a wonderful neighbour!

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10

Hi BrianUK. Just caught up with your post and I'm very impressed! 😸

Have a fantastic new year!

πŸŽ… Xmas Katnap πŸŽ…

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to Katnap

Hey thank you Katnap! ☺️ I hope you had a peaceful Xmas and have a wonderful new yew year too! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10 in reply to BrianUK

Mew year even!

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to Katnap

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ it’s all falling apart already πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Š

Katnap
KatnapGraduate10 in reply to BrianUK

Just like so many kids presents! 😸

Beccym
BeccymGraduate10

Got a pb for this run Xmas day chuffed

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10 in reply to Beccym

Well done!! We both got PBs on the same course, and on the same day 😊

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