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Dexy, UTS and I did it! Thank you Bristol. β˜€οΈπŸ… πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

Done and dusted! What a brilliant event. πŸ‘β€οΈ

I was awake a lot last night, far too excited to sleep properly. So up with the lark (as was Dexy5 too, judging by the time of her PM! πŸ˜…)

No faffage as I had everything laid out, so utilised the useful Park and Ride and was in Bristol by 8.30.

Met up with some of my husband’s office gazelle team, then Dexy and UTS showed up, grinning happily! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

UTS was in the faster White wave, Dexy and I were in the Pink. Some excited waiting around and we were off! πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ A sea of happy people, walking and running.

I started off quite fast according to Dexy, and I was happy to stay with her until around 5.5k when my fast start began to take its toll on my legs! 🐌 She disappeared off into the distance and I continued my trot. Loads of high fives and well wishers and offers of jelly babies. πŸ˜€

I saw my family in 2 places and my daughters were whooping loudly for me! ❀️❀️

It’s a lovely course, taking in lots of Bristol’s sights. It was, for the most part, flat - but by golly, when you have jelly legs like I did at the end, every minute little incline seems like Everest! But I continued snailing away and came in (according to Strava) at 1:18:46 for 10k - so a PB for me! πŸ‘Š Dexy and UTS were pleased with their times too. πŸ‘πŸ˜€ We’ll get our official results later today. Edited to add that it came through as 1:19:49. Still happy, still a PB as I was aiming for sub 1:20 for the first time. πŸ˜€

So, first race done and dusted. First piece of bling collected, plus a finishers’ tee shirt to match my Garmin strap! How thoughtful!

Next up, Bristol Race for Life 10k at the end of June! πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Congratulations to you Cheeky, Dexy5 and UpTheStanley for your wonderful run this morning at the Bristol 10K, lovely photo of all three of you.

I was reading about 'wave colours' at race events, you did particularly well, well done, onwards and upwards to another 10K in Bristol at the end of June. 😊 πŸƒ

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Thank you Al, yes Dexy and I were in the slow wave, but I’m happy to say we were nowhere near the back of the pack! It was a lot of fun. πŸ‘πŸ‘

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You will be very proud of yourself and pleased that you were not last and nowhere near to the back of all the runners. 😊 πŸƒ

Enjoy the rest of the day and celebrate πŸŽ‰. 😊

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Absolutely Al, and thank you, I will! πŸ˜€

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Well done to the three of you! Celebration time!!πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ©πŸͺ

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Oh yes, definitely BC. Luckily my family are preparing lunch, which makes a change for a Sunday! πŸ‘

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Well you are a celebrity medalist now so this lunch arrangement should become a regular feature. Too busy training to make lunches!🀩

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Hey, I like your thinking BC! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Wow..looks like you all had a fantastic time..well done to all of you! Time for that bubbly now....enjoy...you really do deserve it! :)

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Bubbly sounds just the ticket CCM! πŸ₯‚ πŸ˜€

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Yay!!!!!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. Congratulations and well done. What a fabulous run and what a happy run Cheeky. πŸ’–πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€.

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Thanks Wimborne, it was truly happy all the way, even though my legs felt like they’d rather walk a few times towards the end! I told them off and they carried on running! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Fabulous photos too πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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Thanks, they were jolly weren’t they? ❀️

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Hurrah! Well done to you all, so glad it went well, I was thinking of you guys this morning πŸŽ–πŸŽ–πŸŽ–

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Thanks CP2, I can relax now, having been a jittering ball of excitement for weeks! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Well done to all three of you. Fantastic achievement and lovely photo πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Thanks Beanjo, it felt wonderful being part of such a wonderful happy event! ❀️❀️

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Well done to you all! Great achievement, first race and a PB!

Hope you are having a great time celebrating now xx

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Oh most definitely SSF! It was such a thrill and I even managed to persuade my legs to do a little sprint finish! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Yay! You go CCM! Just look at how far you have come. Awesome. Well done you xx

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Thanks SSF, I do get a warm fuzzy feeling when I think how much I love running! ❀️

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Brilliant, well done all of you, and that really is a great photo. 🀩🀩🀩😊😘

Aaaaaand a PB. Fabulous πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‡

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I was so happy that Dexy and UTS were able to make it to Bristol, even though they could have easily stuck closer to home and run Southampton instead. We all had a great time! πŸ‘

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Huge well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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Thank you so much TGWO! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Whoohoo! Congrats cheekychipmunks, Dexy5 and UpTheStanley on a great race! What wonderful pictures - the smiles say it all! Display that bling proudly.

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We had the best time Sask, thanks! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

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Congratulations! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Inspiring run report and ultra-festive photos. πŸ‘πŸΌ And I love that the family both cheered you on AND are sorting lunch. Such a good team.

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That was the icing on the cake Granspeed! I always cook Sunday lunch - but today’s special! β€οΈπŸ˜€

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Well done all! I did it too, my first 10k. The atmosphere was great and was so grateful to the complete strangers shouting my name in encouragement, particularly towards the end! The early sunshine on the portway caught me by surprise a bit so it was definitely a relief to get back in the shade. I'll be celebrating with a long soak in the bath whilst contemplating the next challenge.

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Well done on your race too Nels1234! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Oh yes, that sun was brutal wasn’t it? Not so bad running out, but on the way back it was a killer! I also found the bit along Commercial Rd (past Aardman) quite a challenge - so loooong and not totally flat!

I agree about total strangers calling our names and giving high fives. Amazing! ❀️

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Yes, any slight incline at that stage feels like a mountain! I felt like walking so many times but something kept me going. Enjoy some well earned r&r now!

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I kept running despite my legs bellowing at me towards the end. It’s funny as I wasn’t breathing particularly hard at all. I think more squats are in the offing for me ..... πŸ™„πŸ˜³πŸ˜©πŸ˜…

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Yep - me too!!

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We can do this! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘

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Well done Nels1234. Despite factor 30 on my face, it was glowing all day. Maybe from the wind as we sped along at the speed of light (not). Confession: I walked a minute at the base of that last bridge! Loved the cool shade in the underpasses. Were you happy with your time too?

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No shame in that, it was hot! I am happy with my time, it's a pb but then that was pretty much a given as I've never gone further than 9k before! I was quicker than I'd usually go for the first 5k and then about on my average pace for the rest and came in on 1hour 20.

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Well done! Fantastic achievement. πŸ˜€πŸ‘ I’m still on a high today! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Me too πŸ˜ƒ

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That’s brilliant for a first 10k - May you run many more. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Thanks both of you! I'm definitely still on a high too, can't wait to do another one now!

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And me! I’m counting the days down to June 30th when it’s Race for Life. I even have a holiday in France to look forward to before that, but I haven’t really given it much thought! πŸ˜³πŸ™„πŸ˜…

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very well done its great when you get your first medal go my 5k and in 2 weeks get my 10k medal them all being well hm medal

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It sure is Paul! It’s already displayed proudly! πŸ…πŸ…

Good luck with your upcoming races. You’ll smash them as ever- you are amazing! πŸ‘ŠπŸƒ

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why thank you

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What fab photos you look just as lovely as I imagined you all!! Well done xx

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Aww shucks Mandi! We had the best time. ❀️

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Well done guys, you may well do many more 10k events but you can only do your first 10k event once, glad it was such a happy one! πŸŽ‰ πŸ… πŸ’ͺ

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Ahh yes you’re right Wiggy, it was really special and it was a beautiful day too. Surprisingly warm, but with a cooling breeze every now and then. It was magic. πŸ˜€

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That is so true uncle Wiggy , except when your first 10k turns out to be 9.5k, so 2 weeks later you are doing it again. This was like an enormous long parkrun with bling Highly recommended !

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That’s amazing. Well done. 😊

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Thanks so much KR! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Fantastic and a PB on the day what more could you ask. well done and you have another on the horizon. There’s no stopping you now. A great day all round πŸ…πŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’₯πŸ˜€

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Yes it was an amazing day Runsome. I can’t wait for Race for Life now. Try to regulate my start pace a bit and go for another PB perhaps! πŸ˜€

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I’m smiling as I read your reply. How strange it felt reading such things as pace and PB’s when we stared our C25k journey and here we are living it. The New C25kers must think the same as I did β€œrunning is easy for some” but we both know how much work and how many miles we have covered on our journey, it’s never easy but it is really enjoyable. Especially after that PB comes along or a Beautiful run πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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Absolutely spot on Runsome! Having not run a step until June 11th last year, the fact that I’m planning my strategy for the next 10k is surreal!

We’re all amazing, but I swear we wouldn’t be half so good without the invaluable support of these forums! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Here here. when we’re up everyone is up and when we’re down everyone helps to bring us up. That’s because we all come from the same start and have experienced the same hurdles. mind you not sure how many have suffered with yoga toe 😊 Enjoy your post run buzz and again well done πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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Hahaha, yes yoga toe wasn’t my finest moment was it Runsome? πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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But it is a perfect example of how we’re all normal people who have everyday lives and everyday things happen and we carry on regardless πŸ˜€

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Yep, you’re right again! πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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Great report CheekyπŸ‘, and a great day too. I was really happy with the way my race went, having missed my start wave thanks to the loo queue☹️ I had a lot of overtaking to do which may be why my Garmin thinks I ran 10.14kπŸ€”, but anyway I was inside my superstretch target of 5’15”/k pace at 52’04” - so a nice 30 year PB!πŸ₯‚

Btw Cheeky, for someone whose home Parkrun is Southsea, that wasn’t β€œmostly flat” either!πŸ™„

PBS for Dexy for 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10k too, I think, subject to scrutiny πŸ‘

So all round it was a fantastic day - onwards and upwards πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸΊ

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Congratulations UTS and a excellent 52.04 PB for you, enjoy your celebrations this afternoon and evening, congratulations also to your wife for those PB'S of 6 to 10Ks, what a fantastic day both of you have had. 😊 πŸƒ πŸŽ“

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Damn those loo queues!! So glad it picked up from there. Massive congrats to you and Dexy.... You've definitely earned a pint or two!! 🍻

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Wasn’t it a wonderful day UTS? It was so lovely to see you both. Thank you for making the trip to Bristol, especially as you found out about Southampton! πŸ™„πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜…

It was certainly a lovely event, and I’ll do it again next year for certain. I agree about the β€˜mostly flat’ comment! No big hills, but lots of sneaky inclines!

You guys ran great times. πŸ‘Š I was very pleased with my outward bound 5k - my 2nd or 3rd fastest as far as I can tell. That pace did did legs in from 6k onwards though! Nonetheless I was happy with my 10k PB!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Bristol. πŸ˜€

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Thanks cheeky, we had a relaxing day at the North Somerset country show which was lovely. πŸπŸ¦™πŸ‘πŸ‚πŸπŸ–πŸ„πŸŽ

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It’s a nice little show isn’t it? Hope you had fun. πŸ˜€

I met my husband and went for a riverside dog walk up to the pub. He had a few hours to kill between coaching sessions (rowing) and I thought a walk would benefit my legs. It did! πŸ‘

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It was lovely. Especially enjoyed watching the sheep shearing competition. But if anyone finds a wedding ring in that vast area, it’s Stanley’s. Loss of weight due to running I think πŸ€”

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Oh nooooo. That’s such a shame Dexy. Is there a number to ring re lost property I wonder? I’d be happy to pop over and pick it up if it was found. I’m only 10 minutes from the showground.

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Thanks kind cheeky, but we did we report it to the officials so they could ring if found. Needle in a haystack scenario though. I think we’ll have to go shopping for a smaller one.

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Well let me know if they do find it. You never know. 🀞 πŸ˜€

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Well done UTS - fantastic time!

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Wow! That's just awesome! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸ†

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So happy you and Dexy were flying too today πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ˜€. Sounds such a fabulous event.

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One for next year’s diary Wimborne? We were all as high as kites. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Absolutely on for next year πŸ˜€πŸ˜€. Hoping we will get another PR before then if we can all make it πŸ‘

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Yesssssss! Definitely another PR meetup! We could come to yours if you liked Wimborne? πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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I’ve never done it so have no idea what it’s like πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I am going to google it πŸ˜€

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Hahaha! Have a google and pick a date! πŸ‘πŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒ

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I still am Dexy! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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That's the way to do it!

Well done! And 10Km Race PB by definition!

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Thank you TOF! It was such a fantastic experience. πŸ˜€

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Just noticed the results of yesterday's Keswick Parkrun, that 90/95 year old man just gets better and better, he usually runs it in around 42 minutes, yesterday it was sub 40 minutes. 😊

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Wowsers, what an inspiration! πŸ‘πŸƒπŸ‘Š

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The oldfellow who also runs at Keswick told me when that. 90/95 year old is not running, he is a marshall.

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Amazing! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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29.35 was the winning time by Chris Thomson at todays Bristol 10K, now then cheekychipmunks that is a time you can work at for next years event.

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I saw that winning time too Al, and was blown away! That’s 5+ minutes quicker than my 5k PB! Incredible. πŸ‘Š

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He really is. I wonder if he realises that his fame is spreading.

But you don't have to be over 90 to inspire me. You all do!

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I’m in awe of that chap. What a total legend! ❀️

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Well done cheekychipmunks Dexy5 and UpTheStanley for a brilliant race. Lovely photos and the smiles just say it all. Now relax and celebrate with a small glass or two πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ…πŸ₯‚

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Thank you Sandie! You must join us for a race - it was lovely having running buddies there (note, no longer virtual ones! ❀️) πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Would love to πŸ˜€

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Yay! ❀️

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Small? πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

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I wouldn’t want you to think I was encouraging excessive alcohol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Why? πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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We are supposed to be athletes setting a good example for those starting out on a life of health and fitness πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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My bottle of water in the goodie bag lasted all of a10 seconds, but the bubbly was great to celebrate. What a day !

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Ahh yes Sandie! The voice of reason. Thank you! πŸ˜…

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Wonderful pictures and huge well done to all three of you!πŸ‘πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ˜€ I ran this event three years ago (as my first big event) and would love to do it again some day. Looks like the weather smiled on you too! πŸ˜€

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It’s a fantastic event isn’t it Sandra? The weather was beautiful, albeit it quite warm when running back along the Portway into the sun. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ β˜€οΈ πŸ₯΅

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Fantastic efforts all round!!

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Thanks Molly, we were all pleased with our times. πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Great race report!!!

Well done to you all, sounds like a great event. 1.19 is a brilliant time πŸ‘

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Aww thank you Glossy. I was so pleased to get sub 1:20 for the first time. I checked the winner’s time - 29 minutes something! What? 😳😳😳

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Yikes!!!

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🦌 🦌 🦌 (the closest to a gazelle I could find!)πŸ˜…

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Whoop whoop πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸΎπŸ’ͺπŸ‘ I was thinking of you today and am thrilled you enjoyed it so much. Well done on your PB! Did they have the bands? And did you dance? πŸ™‚ It's a brilliant atmosphere, one for the memory bank.

Lovely photos, great bling and well done also to Dexy5 and UpTheStanley, you're all fabulous πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

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Thanks IP! Yes there were several bands, it was such a happy atmosphere. πŸ˜€ No dancing for me - my legs had one job today, and that was to run 10k! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I didn't dance either but in my head I did πŸ˜‚

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Very sensible too! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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How absolutely amazing Cheeky!! 🀩🀩🀩! And running with the amazing Dexy and UTS, even better. Fantastic achievement! Bravo to you all. Brilliant! 😁😁😁😍❀️

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It’s fun running with fellow C25Kers, Fab! You’re not too far from here are you? Would you fancy a parkrun meet-up somewhere one day? We’d have such fun! ❀️

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That would be great. Just need to get back into the swing, but would be lovely to do that. ❀️

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Just say the word ...... you’re amazing and will definitely get back in the swing with that growing mojo of yours! ❀️

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What an achievement! Very well done , all 3 of you. Sounds like you had an amazing time and I love the pics. πŸ‘πŸ…x

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Thanks CB! We loved every moment. πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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Amazing cheeky. So glad you enjoyed it and great time! πŸ‘Loving the bling, addictive isn't it? 😁

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Oh yes, 100% addictive CH! πŸ‘ I’m already looking forward to June 30th when I do Race for Life - and then the Severn Bridge 10k in August! Someone mentioned Cardiff has a good one in September too. I wonder? πŸ€” πŸ€” πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Well done all of you πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ƒπŸ… πŸŽ‰ and such lovely happy photo 😊

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Thanks Bridget, an amazing day! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

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Well done cheeky! Great to get a PB and nice bit of bling to start your collection. Reading this has made me quite excited for my first official 10 next month.

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Thanks Sandi, you’ll have a wonderful time! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

Bling suitably on show for all (me) to admire! πŸ˜…

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Well done to all 3 of you, it sounds like it was a great event.

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Thanks CF, it really was fun. πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Sounds a fantastic experience for your first race Cheeky! Well done to you, Dexy and UTS! πŸ˜€

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Thank you Jonathan! I picked it because it was flat. Umm, not 100% flat! But it was wonderful and we all had a blast. πŸ˜€

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Awesome!

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Thank you RF! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Huge well done... and HOOOOOOORAAAAAAY!!!!!

Super report and super photographs....what a happy happy run!!!!

I hope that you had a lovely lunch and lots of bubbles.... you deserve it... absolutely brilliant! xxx

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I have to admit I’ve been thoroughly spoilt Floss. Not only did hubby make lunch for us, he bought me πŸ’ 🌷 🌹 too! Think I should run 10k races more often! πŸ˜…

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Totally wonderful!!! Just terrific! X

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❀️❀️❀️

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You can't ask for more cheeky when you run a PB so huge congrats and hugs from the Katnap family 😸

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Thank you Katnap, we all ran great times and had a fabulous day! Have you guys run Bristol? If not, next year perhaps? I think Wimborne has plans to join me! πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Eldest kitten will be in A level year so we will see how his mock results are first...

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Maybe running it could be his reward for getting good mock results! Win-win! πŸ‘

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😁 absolutely! Not ruling it out. Just depends how stressed he feels.

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Yay! 🀞🀞🀞

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Don’t worry cheeky, I’ll persuade him! I’m itching to come down, I’ve never seen Bristol properly and I’d love to have a go at your race, let alone Ashton Court pr πŸ€—πŸ˜€

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That would be fantastic TC! As the 10k is on a Sunday, we could do Ashton Court PR the previous day as a β€˜gentle’ warmup! πŸ˜³πŸ˜… Our running legs will have an extra year’s worth of miles on them, so no challenge! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

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Easy-peasy 😁 *cough*

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The challenge is on! 3-2-1 ..... βž‘οΈπŸƒβž‘οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈβž‘οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈβž‘οΈπŸƒβž‘οΈπŸƒβž‘οΈ

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Brilliant! Such happy photos!

Congratulations - hope you’re celebrating this evening!

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My legs are being treated to life back on the couch this evening Cazza! It’s been a magical day and I can’t wait for the next race (June 30th .... not that I’m counting down the days or anything!) πŸ˜…

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Well done to you all! Wasn’t it fab? Lovely route and perfect weather. Already thinking about next years! Hard to think this time last year we would never have dreamed we could do this!

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Too right Susie! This time last year I hadn’t even started C25K. I thought running was a thorough a waste of time! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Well done to you all. Fantastic on your pb cheeky. You all look very happy. Lovely pics.

Will you be wearing your medalπŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ… all day. 🀩🍾🍾and doing πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ

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My medal has been placed in pride of place for my family to admire. Except it’s me who’s admiring it! And as for πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ, well my legs are currently on strike, so no, not those! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Fabulous. I love that you were 'in the pink' in a bright pink top πŸ˜€. Well done on PB. Sounds like a lovely atmosphere too πŸ…πŸŽ‰

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Know what Baddie, I hadn’t even realised I was matching my wave colour! πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ˜…

It was a truly amazing experience and I can’t wait for the next one. πŸ˜€

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Well done to all of you, sounds you had a great time. Good start to your bling collection.......

You are so inspiring!

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Aww thanks Barbie! I’ve been inspired by runners on here, and it’s great to pay it back. πŸ˜€

Yes, the medal is a lovely one. The first of many I hope. πŸ…β€οΈ

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Fantastic, very well done! Lovely report :)

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Thanks skysue! I’m looking ahead to the next one at the end of June now. πŸ˜€

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Congratulations to you cheeky! Just so lovely to read of your great joy! So lovely too that your husband cooked lunch and bought you flowers. What a day you have had! Brilliant! 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ‘β˜€οΈ πŸ’₯⚑️ 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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A truly amazing day over61! And as uncle_wiggy pointed out, there will only be one first 10k race to enjoy. Today couldn’t have been any better, and the wonderful comments on here have just made it even better! ❀️❀️

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Looks like you all had a fantastic time cheeky, and is that blue sky I spy there? Perfect conditions too? Congratulations to you, Dexy5 and UpTheStanley πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

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Oh yes TC, the sky was most definitely blue! Surprisingly so, as the forecast had been for ☁️ ☁️. The shades were compulsory and I’m so happy with my new ones. No slippage! πŸ‘

It was the best day! πŸ˜€πŸ…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

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Lovely pics Cheeky ~ beaming all round 😬😬 Well done to all of you πŸ‘ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ¦‹

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Thanks Flara. I think we beamed the whole time we were there, and I continued when I got home too! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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So sorry I haven’t been on here since the run but thought it was a bit naughty to be on my phone as a guest. Totally exhausted now and will be back soon. Thanks so much for your company, just loved my day, and following visit to Mrs Potts Chocolate Shop - say no more. 😘

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Oh gosh, no need to apologise Dexy! I had the perfect chance to post on here yesterday afternoon, as my husband and son were busy watching Man Utd on tv. Suffice to say, my day was better than theirs! πŸ˜…

What a fabulous happy event. Thank you soooo much for coming! I know I’d have felt vaguely responsible if it hadn’t been fun! Safe trip home! ❀️

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It was all the better with you being there. Wasn’t it the best day? Loved it! 😍

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We sooo need to arrange a mutually convenient race lots of us could attend ........ πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Just absolutely brilliant Cheeky! Love your photo, great time too. No conversation with OH this morning at the breakfast table, wanted to read your race report first πŸ˜‚ lovely bling too! πŸ‘

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Oops, sorry for distracting your OH Lexi! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

It was the best day! Can’t wait for the next one now. πŸ˜€

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Woo hoo!!!! Fantastic you lot, that sounds brilliant cheeky, so glad you all had such a lovely time. Nice to see you guys flashing the bling too :)

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It was so lovely seeing everyone rummaging in their finish packs for their bling and putting it on GOG! A wonderful reward for running a long (for lots) way! ❀️

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Amazing !! Sounds like you all ran a great race. Wear your medals with pride πŸ…πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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Thanks Laurzmum, it felt wonderful wearing the bling. My first of many I hope! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Well done Cheekychipmunks, lovely post, lovely run and so lovely to share our first official 10k with lovely you.

And what great VRBs we have supporting us. This running lark has opened up a new world to us, including New Zealand and Canada. Aren’t we lucky?

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Absolutely Dexy! We’re all VRBs with a common new-found passion. Fantastic isn’t it? ❀️ Such a friendly pastime. πŸ˜€

I’ve already signed up for the pre-registration alert for next year. πŸ€“πŸ€“

Did you see the winning time btw? Just over 29 minutes! 😳

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I can’t do 5k in that time!!

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Nowhere near in my case! 😳😳😳

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Well done and congratulations on your pb! Hope you had fun celebrating x

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Most definitely Teacherm, thanks. πŸ˜€ I think my family will be relieved when I stop harping on about how much fun it was! πŸ˜…

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Congratulations to all of you! The fabulous photo says it all - you should be very proud. Each time I read about 10k races I do feel inspired to pluck up the courage to have a go on day. Hope you're all still basking in glory and the legs are less wobbly! πŸ…πŸ₯‚

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Thanks so much Slinky. If I can run a 10k race, you can! It’s so much fun and the crowd spurs you on! An amazing experience. ❀️

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Well done, gang! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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Thanks roseabi! It was so cool being a tiny part of team C25K - and Dexy5 kindly brought along a C25K graduate pin for me to wear with pride! ❀️

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Yyyyaaaay

πŸ₯‰πŸ₯‰πŸ‘πŸΊπŸ˜

Well done u 3. I'm so pleased it went well and u enjoyed it. Fabulous

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Oh it was incredible Deals. I can’t wait for next year’s event! πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ˜€

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