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My first running bling!

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A friend encouraged me to try an evening run with her. I have to say, it was a brilliant event. It was a 5K track which was open for six hours from late afternoon into the night. This meant that anybody from 5K runners to ultra marathon runners could participate. As somebody who has only ever run on my own around my local area with my earphones in, this was a bit of a leap! I was incredibly nervous especially as I saw the elite runners arriving but with the support of my friend I gave it my best shot. I was aiming to do a 10 K run which I did… But I also jog/strolled another 10 K to complete half marathon distance 😀

The experience has really given me confidence. I would also wholeheartedly recommend this style of running event as it gives you options around times and distances. I’m certain I would not have put myself forward for a half marathon distance ordinarily. To anybody out there who ever doubts themselves or thinks that running is not for them… Have faith in yourself and go for it!

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JoOnTheRunGraduate10 in reply to backintime

Thank you! 😀

Sandraj39 profile image

Wow! Great achievement - what an amazing thing to do on your first event! Well done!👍🙂🏅

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JoOnTheRunGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Thank you! I surprised myself! My thighs and toes are feeling less perky but I’m on cloud 9! 😀

Clairecandothis profile image

Amazing! Well done you. Such a positive post too. And that medal is gorgeous!!

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JoOnTheRunGraduate10 in reply to Clairecandothis

Thank you for your kind words. I wasn’t expecting to receive a medal at all so I was really thrilled! 😀

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backintimeGraduate10 in reply to JoOnTheRun

It is a nice one

Franglaise profile image

Wow...well done you doing 10k then another 10! Great stuff and medal well earned.

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JoOnTheRunGraduate10 in reply to Franglaise

Thank you for your kind words. I completely amazed myself too! As there were no time pressures (6 hours to do as many laps as you like), we felt good after our 10k so we just kept going! We didn’t run the whole thing though. We were spurred on by our head torches 😂My friend had bought the torches but we’d completed the 10k before they were needed so we wanted to keep going so we could get a bit of use out of those and had a bit of a giggle in the process!

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FranglaiseGraduate10 in reply to JoOnTheRun

Sounds like you both had a great time....what a fantastic idea having no pressure to complete your own distance.

Granspeed profile image

Wow. Well done. 🎉👏🏼🎉 Congratulations and what a great medal. I didn’t know about this style of event and will really look out for one. The flexibility on the day sounds wonderful and might even get me to have a go! 😄

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JoOnTheRunGraduate10 in reply to Granspeed

Thank you for your kind words. I’d never heard of this type of event either until my fiend told me. Here is the link to the group that organised it... they have some fun events too 😀

Irish-John profile image

Major bling, great report!

Thank you and Congratulations J. :):):)

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JoOnTheRunGraduate10 in reply to Irish-John

Thanks for your kind words 😀

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