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Kit laid out for Sunday

Not going to bore you too much but just to let you know I’m getting prepared for my first big chipped race in the Bristol 10k on Sunday. I bought the new capris before I knew I was doing this and then dashed out to buy a new top to go with them this week. The orange is very bright. My snail and Kat family badges will be coming with me to remind me of my lovely VRBs and admins and the c25k Graduation badge will remind me how I got to be doing this amazing thing. cheekychipmunks and I have been private messaging each other excitedly (never!) and we’ve all arranged meet up before the race. We won’t be running together now because I am in an earlier wave. UpTheStanley is rather shocked to be in the first wave. He says he’ll start at the back of his wave to let the young/club runners go like greyhounds .

It’s going to be a bit cool before the run, so we are going to raid the bags I’ve set aside for charity and take something warm that we can throw away once we get going. I saw this happening at the London marathon and couldn’t believe people would ever get their clothes back again. But no, it all goes to charity afterwards. What a brilliant idea.

The great thing is we also get a last minute stay with friends near Bristol on their wedding anniversary weekend. Running is getting us out and about and seeing real (non-running) people too.

Have a lovely weekend everybody and enjoy your running wherever you are

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🦋🐢🐌🦌

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Dexy is definitely ready! Hope you, UTS & CC all have a fabulous run with smiles all the way round! 👍

I have a local 10k this weekend, just under 400 entries & chip timed, all feels very official and serious 😯

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Well the running gear is ready. I guess I’d better get normal clothes sorted now. Enjoy your race too Uncle Wiggy. Happy posts will follow.

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Just don't forget your running shoes like I did last time! 🤦‍♂️

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😲😱

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😂😂

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Good luck with your race too Wiggy! You’ll smash it, that’s for certain! 🏃🏃🏃

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Fingers crossed it's a bling filled, smiley weekend for us all cheeky! Enjoy.... We have def got this! 👍

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Hope so! Thanks! 🏅🏅🏅

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Have a fab. time, you will love it. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy. It is such a thrill. I was fascinated when I did my first race...there was no chatter once we set off, just the sound of thousands of feet hitting the road, it's mesmerising. Happy running 🙂👏🌻

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Thanks Gran4z. 7000 people, 14000 feet - wow. I’m not going to have my music on so I can soak it all in 👣 👣 👣

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Enjoy the sounds, the sights, the whole buzz...and remember 🐌🐌🐌🐌🐌. Happy days 🙂

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Go Dexy5! Go cheekychipmunks! Go UpTheStanley! And everyone else running this weekend. Perfect colour match 😳. Your followers are sure to see you coming...

Prayers for a safe journey there and back.

❤🙏❤🙏❤🙏

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Thanks theoldfellow, that’s the idea! But I have a green race number so that won’t match at all, but I don’t think I’ll swap it for Stanley’s orange one.

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Good luck Eileen! Hope you all have a great race, and lots of fun along the way! 😃❤️❤️

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Thanks MD, I hope you are keeping well.

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I’m good thanks. Keeping fit, but not able to run again yet, and starting to think I may stick to 5ks once I hopefully can. Distance doesn’t seem to do me any favours...😊❤️

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I hope you are back on the road again soon; I miss your posts. But 5ks are good if you can get back there again. I don't think I'll do more that 10K, and I'm not sure how often that will be. Take care my friend.

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Good luck Dexy, you'll have a great time

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Thanks Stevie, I’ll be doing it for us over 60s. I hope you are off the IC soon. 🤕

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Make me jealous, what's your target time? My only timed 10k was 12 years ago

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I’ve done 3 10k, 77 mins 21 s, 77 mins 12s and one that turned out to be 9.5k 73 minutes. So I’m hoping to do less than 77 minutes. I’d be delighted with 75 😃

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You'll smash your pb!!

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All the best Dexy, UTS and Cheeky. Hope you all have a fantastic time 👍👊🏻

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Thanks Lexi, it means I’ll be handing out tokens at parkrun tomorrow.

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Looks great. Fab colours, I hope you all have a great time. 🤩

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Thanks Jell. People will have to put sunglasses on when I come along. 😎

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That just got the 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋 flapping away again Dexy! Can’t wait (in case you didn’t already know!) 😅😅

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I thought you’d better see what I’m wearing but I might be covered in something less matching if it’s cold 🥶

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🦋🦋🦋🦋

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I’m sure we’ll find each other. I’ll be the excited jittery one! 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋

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I'll be wearing Brunhilda again (before the start only :-) )

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How exciting!! I live in Keynsham so not too far away..maybe next year? Have a fantastic time! Loving the bright kit! Maybe some orange lippy to go with? :)

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It’s the only orange I own but it had to be fuscia pink or orange. I think it’ll have to be pink lippy though , another item to pack 🤫

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Oh wow, do you CCM? I used to live in Saltford! Do you ever do any of the Bristol parkruns?

Yes, definitely enter Bristol next year! (I’m also doing the Race for Life on the Downs at the end of June. 🏃‍♀️😀

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Just down the road lol! I have signed up for the local Keynsham park run but have yet to pluck up the courage to go. I will have to get my head into getting up and going on a Saturday! Have a wonderful time in Bristol..I used to live there as well :)

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I think getting up for a 9.00 run was the hardest bit for me, and then you get addicted, and then you end up getting up even earlier to run elsewhere. A funny old thing, parkrun. Do you realise you are both CCM? 😀

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I will have to crack on then Dexy...I did realise. A crazy cat and a chipmunk ..what a combo lol!

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This particular chipmunk isn’t very quick so I’m sure the crazy cat would catch it! 😅

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Good luck lovely peeps for your run tomorrow!! I will be thinking of you in your lovely bright kit! Have a wonderful time catching up with friends as well..perhaps a few G&T's in celebration? :)

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We’ve packed the bubbly! 🍾🥂🥂

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Yes, I did when I was typing it Dexy! 😅

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Have a wonderful weekend with UpTheStanley and Cheekychipmunks. Think the latter will need to take their shades 😎😊

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I think everyone will so dazzled they’ll let me run ahead! 😎

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Be better off ahead of you😊

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and that's more likely.

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Don't give em an inch!😊

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Fantastic! This all sounds very exciting... you're going to have a fantastic time! :)

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Yes I think we are Pianism. Look out for race report. 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏅🏅🏅

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You are all ready for the off Dexy5, those shoes look lovely, just a pity that you won't be running with cheekychipmunks because you are in a earlier wave, but at least you will meet her before and after the event, as for UpTheStanley, that shows you how good he is as the organisers have put him in the first wave with all the young gazelles.

May I wish you, UpTheStanley and cheekychipmunks all the very best for your running on Sunday. 😊 🏃

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Thanks Al, it’ll be a wonderful day! All I wish for is not to come dead last! 😅😅

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You won't come in dead last cheeky, not sure what time if any that you are hoping for, the main thing is to go out there and enjoy the run and have a wonderful day . 🏃 😊 👍

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Anything under 1hr 20 will suit me just fine. 🏃‍♀️🐌🤞

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You won't be last cheeky, There are some people walking and run/walking. You will be running all the way, and seeing your family on the route will spurt you on. I bet you get a PB.

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This is true Dexy, I won’t be walking any of it, that’s for sure! My family will be there, plus my awesome 4hrs 2mins London Marathon finisher friend will be too hopefully! She’s going to watch from the Portway (runs under the Suspension Bridge) There won’t be so many crowds there. 😀

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Very colourful 😃 You and Cheekychipmunks excited? Never 😂 Looking forward to the reports and photos. I was walking Ben past our local restaurant yesterday and spotted a poster for the inaugural Bergerac 10k on 19 May. Rushed home to enter only to find I have to have a certificate from my GP to confirm I am fit to run. Don’t have a GP in France. I am gutted 😢

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Oh no Sandie, that’s such a shame! It would have been fun to run in the inaugural race! Might be worth signing up with a GP for next time perhaps? 😀

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photos will follow! I remember this from a post of someone else holidaying in France. Seems a bit Elf & safety gone mad to me. Is there a doctor close by that you can visit? You never know when you might need one in future. They might even be a runner.

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Might just pop into the health centre in the next village and ask. Closing date for entries isn’t until 16th. I can’t work out if there are goodies, but it’s only €14 to enter!

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👍 I think the last forum member received a pair of running gloves, which was really clever, but she might have paid more. 🧤🏃‍♀️ Allez allez

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I did indeed Dexy - since lost the gloves 'though. I think it was the cheapest race I ever did - €11

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Ah ha it was you. I remember stories but not who told them. Must be my age.

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@Sandie1961 It's worth trying to see a french GP. I got lucky with a french doctor who is a runner and he wrote up a couple of certs for me. You can even get the medical certificates online but of course you pay for them. Try googling various running forums and you might get the names of some doctors. It's all to do with insurance apparently,

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Thanks paulanoo I’ll give it a go!

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Sandy, I'm doing this 8km run on a causeway (with the sea on both sides). Looks fun! lesfouleesdugois.com

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It looks totally nuts to me! Oldfloss has had some practice at being Canute though 😂

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Good luck to all 3 of you runners! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️Have a fabulous run and enjoy , excited for you 😊 x

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Thanks CB, beside myself with excitement! 😅

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😁👍

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Thanks Cloudbuster.

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Best of luck for your race, enjoy it you’ll be great xx

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Thank you

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Great kit Dexy, best of luck on Sunday and most of all enjoy it. 😁👍

I had no idea a 10k race could be so big, the one I did was really small and disorganized 🤣

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Thanks Crawlhome. The last one I did turned out to be 9.5k - so disappointed. who'da thought it?

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What great colours! You're ready, run wise and fashion wise 😁. Enjoy your event, take some pics and please tell us all about it! I can't wait to read all the reports.

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Thanks Ali, hoping the orange will add zest. Still waiting for cheekychipmunks to snap her outfit so I know what to look for. It wont be an immediate post as I need to spend quality time with our friends after putting us up.

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I’m still faffing Dexy! Definitely black capris and black slinky Brooks trainers - but pink or blue vest top, orange short sleeved top or pink short sleeved top? Almost certainly vest ..... 🤔🤔🤔🤔

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😂🤣😂🤣

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Too many choices! Think of the pink race number and see which looks best.

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Lovely. 🎉👏🏼🎉 The colours alone will lift you off the ground. Have fun, all of you. 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️💨

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We will , looks like good running weather.

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Love the outfit Dexy5!

I hope you cheekychipmunks! and UpTheStanley! all have a fab run - look forward to hear about it :-)

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thanks alisonx

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Good luck to all three of you x

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Thanks Molly.

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You will look amazing and unmissable. Have a wonderful time. 🏃🏻‍♀️😊

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Definitely unmissable, Cheeky will look amazing. UpTheStanley will be cool calm and collected

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So we have a picture of flat Dexy5...

When do we get a picture of flat (UpThe) Stanley? 😁😁😁

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I’ll pass that request on Katnap. I got the idea from the marathon forum, so it must be the way to go. 👕👖👟🧢🧤

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Nah - I just blend into the background (except for Brunhilda of course) :-)

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Ha ha ha. He’s out of phone contact at the moment but he’ll love this. 😂😂

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Jokes aren't always funny when you have to explain them but it works when doing online forum chats 😁😁😁

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👍

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:-) Never ever seen or heard of him before. Does awareness come with having kittens?

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It's all in the whiskers!

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Have a great time and enjoy every minute 👍

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Thanks. Another piece of bling. I’ve just spotted your post with medals - how brilliant.

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That all sounds amazingly wonderful, I’m sure you’ll all have a great race and look forward o seeing photos after. Enjoy! X

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Thanks , yes I hope to get some pics with cheeky before and after. 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏅

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Many thanks to all who have wished me luck in responding to Dexy5's post :-)

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I am so excited for you....have an amazing day and give cheekychipmunks a hug from me..and UpTheStanley too....wear those badges with pride and take them to that finish line...just enjoy..you will totally rock it!

Floss xx

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Thanks dear floss, there will be bands along the route just like the London Marathon so I think I’ll just soak it all up. 🏃‍♀️🐌🎶🐌🎶🐌🎶. I never thought I would be doing something like this last May when I graduated C25K.

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It sounds amazing...maybe some photographs will be possible.. I shall look forward to your post eagerly..

I am not running at the moment..so please...take me with you! Xxx

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Yes, of course, that is why 🐌 badge is going to do the Bristol 10k. Cheeky will get to post before I can but I will follow later.

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Xx

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Have a fantastic run Dexy, UpTheStanley and cheekychipmunks ! After the anti-climax of St George's, this will be just what you need, Dexy! Look forward to hearing all about it on Sunday 😀

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Thanks Jonathan. I am sure this one will be 10k ! Enjoy your parkrun tomorrow - I shall be handing out tokens in Southsea

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Good luck guys! Great outfit Dexy and nice shoes ;) You're going to love the race I bet. It's so exciting to get a chipped time.

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Thanks paulanoo, I think I am beyond excited. 😂. I hope your health is picking up again now. The size 7 shoes have done a 9.5 k so I’m sure they’ll be fine.

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Wow, makes my running outfit very tame! Good luck, I’ll be thinking of you all as I go in Southampton!

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I can’t believe we are travelling to Bristol when there was one just down the road. Have a great run too redhat1.

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Ah but Southampton doesn’t have the irrepressible cheekychipmunks 😂

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😅 Aww thanks Sandie! I’m so happy to have VRBs (not so V nowadays) running in Bristol! ❤️

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Yep we’re definitely real 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

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That is so true Sandie1961. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

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Good luck to you all. You’ll be great. Have fun 🏅🏅🏅

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Thanks jayval70

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Go Dexy 👏👏👏. Just so excited for you . Loving the outfit 💖💖💖. Run happy lovely you and have fun 🏃🏼‍♀️😀. Can’t wait to read your post. Photos please too.

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Thanks lovely Wimborne, must remember photos, must remember photos. Bristol prepare to be dazzled. Have a great time at the rugby 🏉

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🎶🎵🎶

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Nice kit Dexy, hope it all goes swimmingly. See you both next week.

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Thanks Coddfish, hopefully we don’t end up in the water! Just remembered we may be elsewhere next weekend- I’ll let you know.

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Outfit looks great Dexy - very coordinated!

Good luck to all of you! Enjoy 😁

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Thanks Pianoteacher 🎹🏃‍♀️

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Oooh very coordinated there! Hope you all have a wonderful time. Good luck. Enjoy 😍

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Thank you Linda 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏅🏅🏅

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Enjoy 😊

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Thanks Debjogson 😎

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Hope it goes well x

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Yay 😀 go Dexy you will smash it! Good luck abs have fun 😊😊😊

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Thanks Bridget, I seem to have done it! 🏃‍♂️🏅🏃‍♀️🏅🏃‍♀️🏅

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There was no doubt in my mind that you would! You are amazing 😃🏅🎉

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Oh dear! I missed this! But you did it. Brilliant! Well done, congratulations, fabulous! 🍾🥂🏅👏🏻😊🎉👍☀️ 💥⚡️ 🏃‍♀️🤸‍♀️🏃‍♀️🤸‍♀️🏃‍♀️🤸‍♀️

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Thank you over61, when I started c25k I only wanted to do 5k, but now look at me. 🏃‍♀️🚿☀️

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