Woohoo, I finally did it - sub 30 5k ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜ณ๏ฟฝ... - Bridge to 10K

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Woohoo, I finally did it - sub 30 5k ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฅณ

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10
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I was planning to go to Lincoln parkrun this morning but found out last night that it had been cancelled so went along to Market Rasen instead. It is a nice flat, broad course around the racecourse, so can be quick. Well, I went off too quick (5:46 for the first km) and I thought โ€œoh no, Iโ€™m going to regret thisโ€. 3km in 17:48 and I suddenly started to think maybe I could finally reach that elusive goal. Legs starting to get a bit tired and at 4km I was just over 24 minutes. By this stage I was absolutely determined to crack it, so paced myself against a lady who had been going the same pace as me and had started to speed up. Final km in 5:47, Strava 5k time 29:43, official time 29:56,3rd in my age group and an age rating of 61.3%. My parkrun 1st anniversary run as well. I feel so emotional. Definitely one of my proudest achievements in running. Have a great weekend running friends!

PS There were 19 in my age group ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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Dottie_D
Dottie_DGraduate10

And proud you should be. Well done on a great achievement ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Hidden
Hidden

WHOO-HOO! YES! Well done Sandie! ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ‰โœจ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ What a fantastic way to start your day! ๐Ÿ˜€

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Stunning acheivement Sandie!

Congratulations on a terrific run...no wonder you feel happy!๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜Šxxx

Debston
DebstonGraduate10

WOW, that's brilliant, well done you! And on your Parkrun anniversary too, what a wonderful way to celebrate! ๐ŸŽŠ ๐Ÿฅ‚ ๐Ÿฅ‰

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Sandie, how fabulous, Congratulations to you. Sub 30? Yay!!!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

It was hot today, so well done. No wonder you felt emotional. I was 31:44 despite starting off well, so no PB or sub 30 for me. The trouble is Iโ€™m already on the 2nd fastest course, so tourism wonโ€™t help me.

I hope you celebrate in style after your parkrun anniversary. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

After 2 successive over 33 mins at Penrith and Leamington, it came completely out of the blue. Thankfully the weather here was overcast and only 15 degrees, which helped enormously! Still grinning ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Well done too Dexy5! Iโ€™d be cock-a-hoop with your time too! You speedy guys are awesome! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅ‚

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks cheeky, but 6 seconds slower than my official PB, so a bit frustrating. UTS ran with me most of the way after doing the first timers briefing, which was nice. I think he enjoyed a leisurely parkrun for a change. I will get to 31 mins one day. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธโšก๏ธ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

You definitely will Dexy! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Š I know it! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

My PR was ok, although it was humid this morning and I had no power in my legs at all after my 17k on Thursday. Note to self - allow 2 rest days after a long run next time! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Never mind, I bet floss enjoyed it anyway. I think Iโ€™d need a week off after 17k. Thatโ€™s amazing.

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Your final sprint was at 4.35 pace, which is amazing, especially on tired legs!

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyGraduate10

Great stuff, Sandie, and how satisfying to get your official time sub-30 too :-)

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to UpTheStanley

So unbelievably chuffed UTS!

damienair
damienairModerator

Oh fantastic and many congratulations to you on your first sub 30 minute 5K. Itโ€™s a great milestone and takes a lot of hard work to get there. Iโ€™m delighted for you. Yahoo! Have a great weekend.

Damien

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to damienair

Thanks Damien. I felt as though I would never get there. I really surprised myself today!

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to Sandie1961

Youโ€™ll never forget your first sub 30 min 5k. I got mine at a road race 2 years ago, I got 29:56 and I felt like as if Iโ€™d won the race.๐Ÿ˜€

Damien

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

Thats wonderful Sandie, congratulations. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ‘

backintime
backintimeGraduate10

Congrats ! You must be so proud of yourself : ) write it down on a piece of paper and take a photo for a screensaver : )

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to backintime

Iโ€™m still grinning!

Well run Sandie, fab achievement ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Sandie, you are EPIC! Mahoosive congratulations, I canโ€™t even imagine (will probably never know! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…) how it feels to go that quickly. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Amazing. Well done you! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅ‚

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you Cheeky! You can still run further than I can though ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Together weโ€™d make an awesome team Sandie! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Just wow!!!! Thatโ€™s absolutely fantastic Sandie!!!!!! Yay!!!!! Gazelle!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Wimborne

Not sure about the gazelle bit! Just all came together amazingly. Hope you are continuing to recover well x

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

Well done - fab achievement!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate10

Yay! Well done!! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Ang33333

Thank you. I am so pleased (and amazed)! Took me a year ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Jell6
Jell6Graduate10

Brilliant, well done Sandie.

I think that you should treat yourself to something now ๐ŸŽ

Gwenllian1
Gwenllian1Graduate10

That is brilliant! What a great achievement and how good to do it on your parkrun anniversary too! I am in awe as my big ambition is to do it in less than 40 mins!

Fantastic! Iโ€™m really pleased for you. Today I came 6th out of 11 in my age category and I was pretty chuffed with that :-)

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate10

A world record! Sandie hasn't ever done that before anywhere! Well done.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to theoldfellow

Haha! Love it ๐Ÿ˜Š

Wizziewood
WizziewoodGraduate10

Brilliant! ... Well done you!

Cloudbuster
CloudbusterGraduate10

Congratulations Sandie on your amazing parkrun ! That is fabulous, how exciting. No wonder you're emotional! Well done ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

Whoop whoop ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ชthat's brilliant Sandie! Congratulations and very well done to you for all those achievements. No wonder you're a bit emotional. Enjoy the glory ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh what a brilliant way to celebrate your park runniversary Sandie, that's really special - you worked hard for that, well done :) (And I'm so jealous of that age rating, fab!)

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Not sure I can repeat it! But I will bask in the glory for now ๐Ÿ˜‚

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

Oh well done ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

I intend doing that one before long With my niece hopefully ๐Ÿ™‚

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to misswobble

Let me know if you do and we can arrange a meet up

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

I sure will! If you're anywhere near Cleethorpes, we're doing the 5k on Sunday, 15th Sept on the prom There's a delicious-sounding half marathon but I plumped for the shorter distance so I can run it with my niece. It's Tape2Tape Humber Coastal Series race

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to misswobble

Argh, thatโ€™s the day of our Wild Wine Run in Leicestershire! Only about 45 mins to Cleethorpes as well ๐Ÿ˜ซ

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Vigilantes Running Maravan in November ! Which reminds me, I need to book the hotel!

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to misswobble

What a great idea! Unfortunately I am definitely not up to a marathon or even a half. Aiming for 10 miles, possibly for Great South with cheekychipmunks and Dexy5 in October!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Ooh you said it Sandie ๐Ÿคž

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I know ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฉ I havenโ€™t actually registered yet though ๐Ÿ˜‚

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

But itโ€™s nice to know you are thinking of it. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Kat332zz
Kat332zzGraduate10

Well done you, itโ€™s a great feeling to reach that goal.

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Kat332zz

It sure is ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

That's fantastic Sandie! Very fitting to crack it on your anniversary too! Now for sub-29!๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ it took a year to get to 30 so I donโ€™t think 29 will happen any time soon!

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

You never know!๐Ÿ˜€

Boss1973
Boss1973Graduate10

Absolutely fantastic Sandie, I also broke the dreaded 30 minute mark at Preston parkrun today it is an amazing feeling and it put a smile on my face the whole day. 2 weeks ago I came in at 30.02 and I was gutted as I was so close today the run felt so different and I came in at 29.33. Well done again

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Boss1973

Brilliant, well done Boss1973 I can imagine how gutted you were at 30.02. My previous best was 31.14 so yesterday was a bit of a surprise. I couldnโ€™t stop smiling all day either ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Katiepops
KatiepopsGraduate10

Fabulous! You should be proud. Go celebrate!๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿท

Well done, absolutely fantastic to break 30 min and have such a great age grade! ๐Ÿ‘

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Sweatylady

My first time over 60% - apparently that makes me a local class runner ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Zanzibar4
Zanzibar4Graduate10

Well done amazing achievement you should be very proud ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to Zanzibar4

Not sure why this has popped up now, as it was back in the summer, but thank you anyway. Done it another 3 times now, so next target is a sub 60 10k ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Wonderful, well done you!

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to ktsok

Not sure why this has popped up now, as it was back in the summer, but thank you anyway. Done it another 3 times since, so next target is a sub 60 10k ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

ktsok
ktsok in reply to Sandie1961

๐Ÿ˜† Enjoy this round 2 of congratulations!

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