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First race and first medal!

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HinchleyMumGraduate10
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So I got my first medal this morning in freezing sunshine, in glorious Bushy Park. it was the Bushy 5/10k Spring run, which almost completely followed the Parkrun course (2 laps for the 10k runners) but with rather fewer runners which did make for a pleasant outting. I marshalled yesterday's Parkrun as I was running today, so have enjoyed the park twice over the weekend.

The temperature was only 3 oC at the start and I was properly shivering so much I could hardly operate my phone to set Strava going. I tend to get pretty hot running so had dressed for probably rather hotter than the 10 degree + that is usually recommended but luckily soon warmed up and was grateful by the end that had.

Super pleased that I almost managed a pb with 26:16, and somehow came 11th and the 4th woman in the 5k race (think all the speedy runners were running in the 10k)! Not too shabby for a mid fifties, complete non runner until I started C25k at the very end of January...

Think my grin sums it up :)

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TeachermGraduate10

That’s fantastic and an amazing time! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Well done x

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HinchleyMumGraduate10 in reply to Teacherm

Thank you 🙏🏼

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OldflossAdministrator

Happy runner...happy smile... great run :) Says it all... !

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HinchleyMumGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

😁

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Wow HM, you’re a gazelle that’s for sure! Well done on your amazing time and your beautiful medal! 👏👏👏🏅🏅🏅

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HinchleyMumGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks 😆

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ChrisAllen1Graduate10

Wow, what can I say, an amazing effort. Well done you.

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HinchleyMumGraduate10 in reply to ChrisAllen1

Thank you 😊

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JonathanPGraduate10

Well done - fantastic time and position, less than 3 months in! 🎉🏅😀

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HinchleyMumGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks - just takes me more than a day to recover each time though!

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Wimborne

That’s such a brilliant day of firsts. Big congratulations to you. And yes that smile really does say it all. Fabulous run 👏👏🥳🥳👍🏃🏼‍♀️

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HinchleyMumGraduate10 in reply to Wimborne

Thanks Wimborne- looks like you too had a brilliant day of firsts on Saturday! Congratulations on your first parkrun!

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