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My First 10K ! Thank you everyone !


I’m a bit behind on Ju-Ju’s magic plan and hadn’t reached 10k until today !!! One happy lady !!!!

So alarm set, clothes all laid out last night, no excuses I must and WILL do 10k today. So off I go, vest top, baseball cap and snazzy bottoms, what a lovely morning until I got 15 mins into the run and then the heavens opened and not just a little bit of rain but torrential rain 💦 throughout my whole run and got completely soaked through to my “under garments”.

Female runner past me and said “Isn’t it wonderful” and yes it was...only runners understand the feeling of running in the rain.

So I did my first 10k albeit in 1 hour 25 minutes but went slow and so pleased I got there. Now I’m not sure I’m a long runner to be honest but may do it once or twice a month just to push myself.

A big thank you to all you lovely people who have given me advice, spurred me on, made me laugh, inspired me and generally being there to help me along the way and made me think I could do it and I DID !

🎉 💦🏃‍♀️💦 🎉

44 Replies

Yeah! Congratulations RunRunRun!

In the rain too👊...

It feels amazing doesn't it!

Brilliant acheivement, well done you!


RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks so much and think I will sleep well tonight.


Yeah well done!!! It’s an awesome experience, I just did my first 10k this morning too!!! Congratulations

Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

Congratulations to you too. There’s romm for 2 on the podium. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👏👏👏

HiddenGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Haha 😂

Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

Well done annabananas! First 10k is very special. Time to celebrate 👏👏👏👏🎉🎉

RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to Hidden

Thank you and a huge well done to you too...we did it !!!


Congratulations on your first 10k. It’s special. You must now step on the podium and pick up your graduation badge. 💦🏃‍♀️💦👏👏

RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Yes I’ve received it and keep looking at my badge....didn’t think I would ever get there but gave myself a talking to 🏃‍♀️

Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to RunRunRun13

It’s amazing what we can achieve with the help of this forum.


Congratulations on completing your first 10k,I am sure you enjoyed your run, I am hoping to run a 10K at the end of August when the parkrun I attend is cancelled due to a political rally taking place in the park, this Wednesday I will run a 8K, the following Wednesday a 9K and the following Saturday morning a 10K

To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE10 next to your username leave a message on the August Healthunlocked Graduate10 homepage and tell the administrators that you have ran a 10K.

RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thank you AlMorr ! Good luck for your 10K run at the end of the month and sounds like your building up with a few long runs. I have received my badge now and am wearing it with pride.

AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to RunRunRun13



Congratulations, RRR, on a huge achievement. Hope you have dried out now and are feeling pleased with yourself.

RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to Stephen_UK

Thank you Stephen ! My trainers are still wet this morning as I remember sploshing through the biggest puddle and my legs/muscles are reminding me this morning what I did yesterday 💦🤣


Wow, Congrats! It’s a great feeling of achievement isn’t it!

I did it in May but haven’t done it since, I found it tough.

I think your plan of once or twice a month is admirable.

Again huge well done!!!xx

RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to Kimbov

Thank you ! How are you doing - hope it’s all going well....not sure I’m a long runner to be honest as found tough too but rain helped and needed to do it as I was so close but not quite there.

After reading my original post I may have been keen to run 10K once or twice a month but think I may have been slightly too excited and as long as I just run that’s ok with me.

How on earth do people run Marathon’s 😅

KimbovGraduate10 in reply to RunRunRun13


I’m still running!!

Absolutely no idea!! Ha ha.

I still find my running tough, I never run and think ‘oh that was a breeze’!!

However I always feel glad when I’ve been, so def sticking with it!!

Well done again 👊👏

RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to Kimbov

Your still running so that’s good, I never “enjoy it” whilst I’m doing it but happy when it’s over and I get home 🤣🏃‍♀️

So know exactly how you feel.


Congratulations! Be Proud!

RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to Chris141

Thank you Chris...I’m wearing my badge with pride 🏃‍♀️


Well done you! Your user name is very apt today! 👍😅🏅🎉 I hope you’re admiring your badge - it certainly suits you. 😍

I absolutely love running in the rain too - I was scouring last week’s forecast to pick the day to do my long run. It lashed down on Wednesday, so that’s when I did it! 💦 💦 🏃‍♀️

RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks so much there eventually and super duper happy.

Not sure RunRunRun is a long runner to be honest but wanted to prove to myself I could do it.

The torrential rain definitely helped me and I loved it (we are slightly crazy) think my shoes will be drying out for a few days ! Sopping is an understatement 🤣💦


Two 10k plus runs per month seems plenty to me! 10ks do get easier, just like 5ks do. For today... just celebrate 🎉👏👏👏👏

RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Thank you ! Yes I think I was slightly excitable and eager about 10K twice a t think that will happen 🤣🏃‍♀️


Fantastic achievement; well done! Congratulations from a fellow rain runner 😊

RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to Runip

Thanks so much Runip and nothing better than raindrops when running 💦


"Magic" is what it feels like :)

Many Congratulations rr13 :)

RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Thanks so much John ! Amazing how much you can actually achieve if you put your mind to it 🏃‍♀️


Wahoo, well done you! 🏃‍♀️🎉

You must be over the moon 😊, and yes the cool rain is always preferable to the sun 👍

The plan and support is amazing isn't it, I'm only a couple of weeks into Juju's magic plan but with what we've achieved and trained for so far I really believe I can do it too 😀

Congrats again, 10K graduate 🏅

RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to Run46

Thanks so much Run46 it’s the best feeling when you achieve your goal.

Your going to love Ju-Ju’s plan and surprising how much your stamina increases after each week and doing the strength exercises too.

My partner bought me a little gift at the end of each week to keep me motivated and something to look forward to. I was hoping for diamonds and pearls and not Poundland but it’s the thought that counts 🤣👍

Good can do it.

Run46Graduate10 in reply to RunRunRun13

Haha, brilliant and sweet, if if they are Poundland pressies 😂

Yes I feel like the strength excersizes are really helpful but must admit the squats made for tired legs on my last run...what doesn't kill you makes you stronger eh! 😆


Congrats, brilliant. You must be really pleased. That badge looks good

RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to backintime

Thanks so much, still can’t believe that I ran for an hour and a half ! 😅

backintimeGraduate10 in reply to RunRunRun13

I know right, it sounds so long when you say it like that


Congratulations and well done RRR! Revel in your achievement !👍🎉😀

RunRunRun13Graduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks so much !


Whoo-hoo! Congratulations! That badge looks good!


Hey you!!! FABULOSO achievement...!!! it’s SO GOOD to meet with you again on the 10K home straight!! Loved your post... I think we might both have been unconsciously waiting for the heavens to open. Sunny running = miserable running for me - even my glasses slipped sweatily off my nose!

Re the soaked under-garment situ - à propos someone’s previous post, I sourced some ‘quick drying/microfibre’ pants from Decathlon. Work like a dream they do - on hot days or rainy days!

Anyway - more to the point: what treat did your OH come up with to reward your Gala Run?! (Mine suggested ‘a meal out’ - aka fish and chip night at Weatherspoon’s 🙄) x x

backintimeGraduate10 in reply to Kertesz

so did you get your fish and chips?

do you have the link to those microfibre joggers at Decathlon?


Whoop whoop!!! That’s fantastic, congratulations!! Sounds like it was a good run even with the torrential rain. You must be chuffed to bits! 🎉🎉🎉🎉



Well done 😊


Well done 10ker!!! :)

Sorry a bit late to your party. Huge congratulations on your first 10km, a fabulous achievement 💃💃💃👏👏👏

Go you! xxx

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