Done and dusted! What a brilliant event. 👍❤️
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! 😅)
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! 😀😀
UTS was in the faster White wave, Dexy and I were in the Pink. Some excited waiting around and we were off! 🏃🏃♀️🏃♀️ 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. 😀
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! 👊 Dexy and UTS were pleased with their times too. 👍😀 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. 😀
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! 👍👍