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My longest run yet - but was it 11k or 12k? 🀔🀔🀔

Set out on this beautiful morning to do a long run. A fair amount of faffage on where to go took place, but I eventually picked a route alongside the river, so my dog could come with me and run off the lead. 😀

I left the house debating how far to actually run. I decided on 11k. Parked the car, fired up MMR and my Garmin, and my dog and I set off. All good, albeit really warm. It’s a pretty tow path and there were a few dog walkers and people dressed for running (not running though). We exchanged pleasantries and I trotted along. I ate 3 Jelly Babies, one at 4k, one at 7k and one at 9k - but I lost the fourth one I’d brought along! Denied, I love Jelly Babies! 😩

I had noticed the Garmin buzzes and the MMR lady weren’t in sync, but that often happens so I wasn’t that worried about it, however they seemed extra far out today! Garmin buzzed every 500m/km and MMR updated me every km, and I noticed they were soon over 500m apart! I ran until MMR said 11k (yay, longest ever run!), but when I glanced at my watch it said 11.83k, so I continued running until it buzzed 12k, then stopped. 😀

So whilst I was chuffed to bits to run my longest distance today, I’m not 100% sure how far it was! Looking at the time though, I think MMR had a satellite issue somewhere along the way as it was way out (13 minutes!) on the time. So, my VRBs, I’m pretty sure I ran a whole extra kilometre without planning on it! 👏👏👏

Strava agrees, and the auto MMR does too - it always shows my manual reading, and another which must be linked to Strava or Garmin - I have absolutely no idea! 😅😅

Whatever, I am claiming 12k today! For me that’s mega! 😀🏃‍♀🐕👊👏👍🎉

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Woohoo! That's awesome cheeky 👏👏💪🏃‍♀

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Thanks Sask, I’m starting to creep up a little! 🏃‍♀🏃‍♀🏃‍♀

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👍 👍 Wooohoooo. That's fantastic!! 👏🎉💪. Well done u

I'd definitely go for 12k!!

Just one technical question... Do u use strava alongside garmin?? As in record on garmin and strava at the same time, then sync?

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Thanks Deals! 😀😀

I have Strava linked to Garmin so whenever I sync my watch to Garmin Connect it automatically syncs to Strava too. MMR I set up manually, but there’s also an auto sync which I didn’t realise (hence the 2 different MMR times/distances). 🙄

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Brilliant Cheeky...fantastic result all round! 😎🐕xxx

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Thanks BBR! It was a lot of fun! 🏃‍♀🏃‍♀🐕🐕❀❀

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12k it is Cheeky 🥰🥰 and I love that your Strava says “This was consistent with your usual efforts”! 😃! You’re an amazing runner!! Well done you! ❀

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Aww thanks Fab! Haha, yes I saw that too! My puff was totally fine as I was only pootling along, and I must say my legs felt strong up until the final 1.5k! Dead chuffed! 😀😀

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Wow just brilliant. 👌🏜❀

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I think I’m designed to pootle, then I can go for hours. None of this sprinting malarkey for me! 😅😅

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Me and you both Cheeky! 😁😁😂❀

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🐌🐌🐌 ❀❀❀

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Ooohh well done you..deffo 12k! Your next 10k will be a breeze! :)

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Thanks CCM! Yes I’m hoping so! I’m looking forward to when 10k is the new 5k! 😅😅

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Woohoo Cheeky 👏👏👏 Fantastic run. I would definitely go for 12k!

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Thanks Sandie, yes I think I will! The time is more consistent with 12k after all, and my watch is never that far out. 😀😀😀

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Perhaps one app gave you credit for distance travelled jumping across the river a dozen times and the other one didn't? :-) It is the Avon again 
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Hahahaha! Yes you’re probably right UTS! That darned Avon likes to play games with us doesn’t it? 😅😅

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Well done! I agree with you,12km! 👍👏😀🏃🏌‍♀🊆

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Yay, thank you Baddie! It’s the time discrepancy which convinced me. 😀

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Take the 12, the proof is there for all to see.

Ps fantastic well done.

Pps maybe the dog ate the missing jelly baby

🏃‍♀🏃‍♀🏃‍♀

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Thank you Tinker, I’m taking the 12! I don’t always use MMR, so if I hadn’t this morning I’d be relying purely on my Garmin anyway.

And yes, you’re probably right about the jelly baby. 🐕 😈

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Super run go with garmin 👍

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Yessss! Thanks Runsome, I think I will. 👍

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Nice one. Just a quick question do you upload your garmin to strava ?😀

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It does it automatically when I sync to Garmin Connect. So does MMR, but separately to the manual MMR (hence the 2 MMR results.) I think I’ll dispense with the manual tracking. It just adds confusion! 😅

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Oh I only wondered as I only ever see pianoteacher and mutleyshuffle on strava

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I am there, but I’m new to it and only have a couple of followers! 🏃‍♀🏃‍♀

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Oh Ok, I really like it as my garmin does all the data upload for me and I don’t have to post it . I’m in there as Del Omahoney 😀

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Cool, I’ll seek you out! I’m Jill Tavener. 😀

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That’s great please do . I rarely seem get any notifications from these pages it seems really sporadic 😀

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Found you! 😀

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Great job. It’s 12 for sure... Garmin build the best GPSr devices!

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Brilliant UNM! I hoped that was the case! 😀👍

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Yay!!!!! Whoop!!!! Drum roll 🥁 Cheeky that’s so amazing 👏👏👏👏👍👍👍🥳🥳🥳🥳. Brilliant run. Amazing you. My god 12k. You are simply flying. Just so blinkin chuffed for you. Bet you are just glowing and so you should be. Enjoy and bask in the spotlight. That was one hell of a run. 😀😀😀

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Thanks Wimborne, I can’t actually believe it! I’m not sure how I’d have fared if I’d set out to do 12k! I half thought about just doing 5k when I first started. I do wish we could dispense with the first couple of kms - they always feel hideous!

Thing is, I won’t be able to do 13k next week (don’t like that number), so eeek! 😅😅

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It’s so brilliant 😀😀😀. Ok so we need to beat the 13 demon thinking. So instead of using Km switch to miles or use your time as a guide. No way is the 13 demon standing in your way. Run that demon 😈 over smiling Cheeky.

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Congrats on a great run cheeky! I agree with (I think) everyone - 12km for sure. 😀👊👏👍🎉

Reading posts as inspiring as this makes it hard not to run on rest days!

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Thank you! I’m more and more convinced it was 12k now, so wooooo! 👏👏

I know what you mean. It’s especially hard to resist running on such a beautiful day too. Tomorrow’s supposed to be nice though - your turn? 😀

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I wish it was cheeky, I really do - I did my run this morning so I still have to wait a whole 24 hours 😳 I guess the weather's not set to go downhill before Wednesday, and I'll do a few strength exercises outside tomorrow, maybe in my jogging shoes, so if the urge to 🏃‍♂ strikes I can pootle off for maybe a short jog (my app won't know unless I tell it) 😉

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Amazing how the running bug bites us isn’t it? Who’d have thought we’d be itching to get out again the moment we’d just finished a run! 😀

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I think I need to stop reading posts on no run days to avoid getting inspired 😅

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I think I’d even find that hard! This forum is addictive too! 😅😅

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😉😂😂🏃‍♂🏃‍♀🏃‍♂🏃‍♀🏃‍♂🏃‍♀🏃‍♂🏃‍♀🏃‍♂ I really love how this community isn't just supportive in of itself, but I think it actually encourages you (not you cheeky, you generally) to be supportive. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say these C25k and bridge forums are somewhere the best side of humanity flourishes. Maybe I'll write a post just saying that sometime 🀔

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Well done CCM! That is a long run whichever one you go for... my mmr and strava used to be about 200 m apart on my old phone, on my newer one they are closer together. Strava was always the less favourable of the two options, so running that distance means that you have in all likelihood done a 12k!! Hip hip hooray!!!

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Yayayayay SSF, I’m so pleased the general consensus is to go with 12k! Thank you for your vote! 😅

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That’s definitely a 12k run cheekychipmunks. I think I’ve read somewhere that if you have more than one GPS application going , they can sometimes confuse each other.

Well done on that leap in distance! I hope your dog enjoyed the run too.

🏃‍♀🐕☀😎

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Thanks for that tip Dexy. I didn’t realise that, but it makes sense. I won’t use MMR any more. I guess it’s just habit from my pre-Garmin days. 🙄

It was a lovely run and my dog had a blast! Lots of good smells, but luckily nothing worth rolling in today! 😅🐕

I’m aiming for 10 miles eventually. Not sure how many kms it is though! 🏃‍♀🏃‍♀🏃‍♀

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Great south run in October?

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Are you doing it?? 😀

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UpTheStanley and Coddfish are. Neither I or Mr Coddfish have signed up so far. There’s a 10k the day before too.

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10 miles is just over 16km!

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Less than a parkrun to add to what I did today then. I think that’ll be doable! 😀👍

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I've no doubt you can do it cheeky!

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Thanks for the vote of confidence! My husband always says that once I set my mind to something, I do it - so I’m hoping this is the case too! 😅

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Garmin is going to more accurate than your phone. Congrats on your 12K.

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Thanks SL, I’m glad you told me that! 12k it is the then. 👍

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Deffo 12 magnificent k.

Excellent 🀗🎖🏆🏅

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Thanks Jell, I’m happy that’s what all you guys think too! It was such fun. 😀😀

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Definitely 12k!!!! Ha ha!! Well done. Great run!

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Yay, thanks Ang! I’m so happy you guys all seem to think the same. Yippee! 😀😀😀

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Well done! I'd claim 12k too. :)

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Fantastic Pianism! 12k it’ll be then. MMR had one job - fail! 😅

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Way to go cheeky! Fab run... HM is gonna come calling for you!!!

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Hahaha Wiggy, HM seems quite a long way off - nearly another 10k in fact! 😅😅 But I’m aiming for 10 miles first and yes, then I’ll give it a go ....... crikey! Hadn’t even run for a minute this time last year! 😅😅😅😅

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12k, no question about it CC. Excellent run! Garmin Rules OK!! 10 miles will be in the bag before you know it. Hope to get out on a run tomorrow down here in sunny South Devon. I forgot to pack my watch charger so guess I will need to go to Plymouth to find a running shop! I would be lost without the technology! 🀡

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Thank you BC, just what I wanted to hear! I’m aiming for 10 miles - I’ve decided I need a new badge. 😅😅

Hope you have a wonderful run in Devon. My favourite county (specifically Dartmoor ❀) - and fingers crossed you can find yourself a charger! I agree, tech, whilst annoying (like mine was) is compulsory! 😅

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Well done to you cheeky, nice run👍

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Thank you Ageless, it was lovely, and totally unexpected! 😀

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That is brilliant! Sounds like a lovely run. I did think it terribly sad about the lost jelly baby though! I was thinking I'd like to do 12km to celebrate 12 months since I started couch to 5km but when I looked in the diary and found that is mid june I immediately cancelled that plan...no way I will be waiting that long to do it hahaha!

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Hahaha HS, that’s my anniversary too - June 11th is when I did W1R1. 🏃‍♀😀👍

I’m not sure what to do for mine. It needs to be something significant - I’d love to make it 10 miles, but the stars would all need to align perfectly!

So, 12k coming up for you soon then? 😀😀

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I've done a couple of 10km and would have no problem going further. I've been working on hills and did my first cross country kind of run at the weekend which was amazing. Planning to get out on some of the lovely flat trails now that the weather is nicer so I think a longer run on easy terrain would be perfect! I tend to just go out there and see what I feel like once I'm running rather than any set plan...we'll see! :-) 10 miles seems like a good target!

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Brill!

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Thanks so much Chris! 😀

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Fantastic Cheeky! Why would you not claim 12k?! You are creeping up - my crystal ball predicts longer distances ahead! 😀

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Oh believe me, Jonathan, having scrutinised both MMR results, and judging by all the comments on here, I’m most certainly claiming it as 12k now! 😀👍

The erroneous MMR result had all my splits way too fast compared to Garmin. I’m pretty sure it hit a satellite black spot and completely missed a kilometre somewhere near the beginning. It had one job! 😅🙄😅

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Yes, you can't get the staff can you ! 😀

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🀣🀣🀣

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Congratulations Cheeky x

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Thanks TL, a lovely bonus! 😀

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Brilliant! Well done to you, whoop whoop 🏃‍♀💪👍👏

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Thanks so much IP. Running just keeps on giving doesn’t it? 😀

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I’d completely take that as 12k! Well done you. It’s nice when you ‘accidentally’ clock up those distances.

How did you feel after?

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Thanks Pancakes! 😀

Apart from mild confusion over the distance, I felt amazing! It was surprisingly ‘easy’, just dwindling legs in the last couple of kms, but they kept going. 😀 No aches and pains later, just a lovely fatigue in my quads which meant they’d worked hard for me. 😀👍🏃‍♀

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Ah amazing. I’m sure it won’t be too long before that 10 mile goal becomes a reality!

I’m away with work until Sunday so not sure when I’m going to fit any runs in, but I’ve packed my trainers just in case. 🀞

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I’m sneakily hoping I can clock up 10 miles on my runniversary of starting C25K in mid June ..... maybe ...... 🀔🏃‍♀😀

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Jeepers!!!😱😱 Well done Cheeky 👊🏃‍♀ Incredible 🀗🊋

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Haha thanks Flara! It surprised me! 😅😅😅

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Love this post! I feel your pain on being denied a fourth jolly baby and I love the comment from Strava - hilarious! Still finding 5k an effort at the mo so 12 is unthinkable yet. Great job :-)

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Thanks Rowers, you’ll get there don’t worry! I’m not fast, so I can pootle along happily. Jelly Babies help! Four would have been the perfect number on that run! 😅

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Brilliant run. 12k is a real distance.

(This brings 10 miles within reach if you choose. Less than a parkrun, done slowly, to add on the end...)

Enjoy the next run x

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Thanks Jay, I’m claiming it as 12k definitely! My secret goal now is to make 10 miles on or around the anniversary of starting C25K on June 11th last year ....... less than a Parkrun more really helps. 😀😀😀

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What better way to celebrate my birthday?

That “only a park run more” would then take your 10 miles to a Half Marathon too... (it’s a slippery slope!)

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Aww is your birthday on June 11th? I’ll dedicate my first 10 miler to you! 🎂🏃‍♀🥵 🎉 🥂

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❣

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In that case, 2 excellent reasons to run 10 miles on June 11th. No pressure now! 🥂👍🎉

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Well done on your longest run cheeky, you're going to need more jelly babies 😁

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Haha thanks CH, yes I certainly am! I love the little blighters! 😅😅

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Wow cheeky, not only a brilliant run, bit you've got 98 replies, so I thought I'd try to edge it to 💯!

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Thanks GOG! Who knew that a chipmunk running 12k would make for such a lot of replies! 😅😅🏃‍♀🏃‍♀😅😅

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100

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Woohoo, you made the big 100! Epic! 😅😅

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Woohoo! 🚀🎉🎆🎖Thanks kenno, I'll leave now, my phone's having trouble loading 😂

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Flippin' 'eck Cheeky - 100 replies 😮

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Hahaha, I know! How did that happen! 😅😅😅

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Awesome as ever Cheeky, keep on trucking 😂😀😀

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