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So, I can now run a half marathon!

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CrawlhomeGraduate10
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Yesterday I ran my first half marathon in beautiful East Devon and another first of running two and a half hours on trails.

Breakfast was tried and tested coffee porridge, made the night before and stress about how much water to drink.

The first half of the route was lovely scenery with varying terrain, then it got increasingly tough with never ending hills. Three of us did the half and I was ahead with my friend and we ran into beautiful Sidmouth together with the reward of a cream tea, goody bag with gin and chocolate and impressive medal. My third friend was a bit behind, she hit the wall and had to be rescued by a woman with lots of jelly babies. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Although I'd put in lots of training, including hill work, I wasn't prepared for how challenging trail running is and I was still in pain afterwards and still resting the legs today.

It's a wonderful event though and I'm hoping to be back next year.

I'm glad I have a few months until my second HM in October.๐Ÿ˜

Picture of a few of us en route, I'm in the orange top!

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cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

A goody bag with gin and chocolate? Oh helloooo! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Amazing CH, thatโ€™s a fantastic time - but youโ€™ve always been a gazelle havenโ€™t you? ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

I love trail running, but Iโ€™m a lot slower on them. I canโ€™t imagine running a HM on them, but I do find the distance appealing I must say. ๐Ÿ˜€

Well done to you all - I hope your other friend was able to complete the course. ๐Ÿคž

Take care of your legs and bask in your glory for a few days. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Š

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CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

You would live this one and it's not that far from you, next year maybe?

Yes we all completed and talking about the Edinburgh marathon next year!

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Dexy5Graduate10

You have come so far crawlhome! A half marathon is hard for most people but to throw in trails and hills of east Devon, absolutely amazing.

Love the contents of the goody bag, but not sure I could do the cream tea after a run, as much as I love them.

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…

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CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy and you're so right, the cream tea sounded like a good idea beforehand! I managed to eat it all slowly though ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

We've all come a long, long way, but I'm not sure I would have registered for this so soon if I'd known how intense it was. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿคฃ

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GoGo_JoJoModerator

Brilliant! Well done! Lovely looking trail. Enjoy your goodies and well deserved rest! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ˜

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JonathanPGraduate10

Well done CH - fantastic achievement!๐Ÿ˜€

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CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks Jonathan ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Deals1Graduate10

Wowsers!! Fantastic. Well done u.

Excellent achievement. Enjoy your celebrations ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜Š sounds like great rewards at the end too ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thatโ€™s just brilliant CH ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. What an amazing achievement ๐Ÿ‘.

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Lavender1962Graduate10

Well done! A half marathon trail run is impressive. Your time is amazing. You deserve the gin and chocolate in the goodie bag after all that hard work. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

What an effort! You can run a half marathon and then some - those hills must be worth another few miles on the flat. Well done you ๐Ÿ‘

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