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Dexy5
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My fellow runners have already posted about their adventures yesterday. So here I am to add my own version.

I have been watching the GSR for many years as it is on my doorstep, and I’ve cheered on everyone from elite runners, club runners, to fancy dress runners and those doing it for charity or in memory of loved ones. I had never even considered doing it myself as I couldn’t run, I wasn’t built for running, it just wasn’t my bag. One day, a friend from Pilates who was over 70, announced she was doing it and I was amazed. It was 2 years ago, there was a westerly gale, and I gave her a hug along the route as we cheered her on. I then saw the Santa run and started to think running looked fun. I was 60 years old.

So c25k followed and I found I was a runner, I loved it and I went from W1 R1, and juju’s magic plan to running 10 miles within 18 months. Many I started with have gone on to half marathons and marathons. I have been encouraged and supported by the lovely people on the HealthUnlocked forums. I’ve also had the privilege of meeting some VRBs at parkruns and races around the country and they can now be counted as running friends.

So back to the GSR. I was so nervous/excited about the run that I didn’t sleep well the week before the run, especially the night before. I was feeling all sorts of niggles during my short tapering runs, my shoes/socks didn’t feel right and I was wondering if I’d complete 10 miles. Even during the warm up, I was questioning myself and my joints. I think only Coddfish was more nervous than me.

cheekychipmunks and I decided to start together and see how we got on. Once we got running of course everything was fine and I was pointing out various places of interest along the route. We almost caught up with the 2hr 5 min pacemaker but decided we would need to slow if we wanted to complete the 10 miles. We were cheered on by the people of Portsmouth and charity groups over most of the course, children were holding out their hands for low fives and jelly babies were on offer everywhere. We passed unicorns , riot police and convicts, and a military group carrying a very heavy pole. The atmosphere was brilliant . We got to see our fantastic local drummers who always support these events, twice on the route. There was a bagpipe band, a vintage 40s group, a very good tribute of the spice girls, the local Rock choir, and a great band outside our local pub . People were stood outside the hostelries with pints in hand giving us a cheer. This is the sort of thing you miss when you are just watching in particular spots. I was so proud of my city and it’s people. Oldgirlruns , who is a great friend, was there to cheer us on at the start, midpoint and the finish, who could ask for more? I had decided that my mantra would be to complete , not compete on this run. It was more important to take it all in and enjoy hearing my name being called by complete strangers. There were four 🎵 🎶 come on Eileen 🎶 🎵 calls which always make me smile. The most emotional moment was coming across a young female lance corporal in full combat uniform with what I think was a medic’s pack on her back, running in memory of a colleague lost in combat. I touched her shoulder and said well done and saw tears in her eyes. It still brings tears to mine remembering that moment. She should feel very proud of herself. I am sorry I didn’t stay with her for longer.

Cheeky kept going as I slowed down for water or nutrition or to give my legs a rest but I managed to catch up with her again each time. On the 13th kilometre I realised that I had gone ahead of her as she was slowing a bit, having been stronger than me up til then. I had my physio’s voice in my ears that if my ITB hurts, not to run through the pain as it is a warning. I was beginning to get achy hip joints and a few niggles on the outside of my knees. I made a much needed diversion into the WCs before the final strait along the seafront, and assumed that cheeky would now be ahead of me.

I then did a mixture of walking and running, overtaking the many who were just walking at this stage, and managed a sort of sprint finish as Sandie1961 , UpTheStanley and OldGirlRuns cheered me in. I crossed the finish line and looked at my watch, surprised that I was within my entry time of 2 hr 15 mins ( my watch auto paused in the loo 😉). I promptly cried as I walked up to collect my medal and T-shirt, for this has been an incredible journey.

As I got to the exit, UpTheStanley was there to give me a big hug and I cried again, so glad that he has been by my side all the way. ( well maybe a bit ahead)

We joined the others and cheered on everyone who followed, including the RN chaps carrying heavy dummies on their shoulders, police pulling a police car and dear Coddfish who stuck with it to the bitter end despite having to walk after a slip on a clif gel block and being in pain. Such resilience.

Finally, if you haven’t fallen asleep already, I thank you all on these forums for the support you have given me. This running thing has been a changing moment in my life and something I will always be grateful for. This is my favourite t-shirt and bling too.

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David_G

Hi Dexy5, sounds like you had a great run!🏃‍♀️👍 This running lark changes our lives for the better and it’s fantastic to see so many people out there these days.

Thanks for a lovely post as ever, and for the support and inspiration you give to many of us on here😊👏👏

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Dexy5
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in reply to David_G

Thanks David, I am only replicating the support and inspiration given to me.

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Sandie1961
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I’ve got a lump in my throat reading this dear Dexy. We all ran the same route but all with different reasons and different emotions. I too am so grateful to this wonderful site and all of you who supported that decision 18 months ago to start C25k despite thinking I would never be able to run 5k. VRBs becoming genuinely dear real RBs is fantastic xx

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Dexy5
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in reply to Sandie1961

And your journey will continue Sandie as you keep getting faster and take part in HMs. This is definitely my max distance but I will watch in awe as you all keep moving on. See you in Stratford. 😁

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Beachcomber66
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Running does touch something deep inside doesn’t it? Especially when there are friends around to share the moment, “friends” including all of the other runners Marshall’s et al. A fantastic weekend to look back on. Great run and thoughtful reflection Dexy5. 👏👏👏👏👏🥇😊

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Dexy5
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in reply to Beachcomber66

Thank you Beachcomber, but we did all miss our absent musketeer. You were certainly with us in spirit - probably closer to Sandie than me and cheeky.

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Beachcomber66
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in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5. Always a wonderful supportive team whether actual or virtual😊. Wondering whether to venture out and join a group which does head torch lit evening trail runs locally. Sounds fun; must be very steep though 🤔

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Dexy5
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in reply to Beachcomber66

Ooh interesting. I ran an evening race on St. George’s day last year but got out of the woods before it got completely dark. I was covered in misuse bites so won’t be repeating that.

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Beachcomber66
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Too cold for midge bites (still less misuse ones😊) up here now.😂

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Dexy5
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in reply to Beachcomber66

You are such a good VRB you can decipher the autocorrects 🤣

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backintime
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That was a "tears to the eyes" post dexy ! A lovely read.

I feel privileged to have followed part of your journey, and I'm glad you enjoyed the GSR after watching for so many years.

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Dexy5
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in reply to backintime

Thank you backintime- so emotional for me experiencing it from the other side.

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cheekychipmunks
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Well it’s all been said before but I totally agree with everything you said Dexy. It was a fabulous day and I’m still pinching myself - we ran 10 miles amongst 20,000 other people. What a day. 👍 Thanks for running with me too! I was good and didn’t misjudge the start pace like at the Bristol 10k! I was proud to stick with you for 13k. 😀

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Dexy5
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

I think it was you that kept me going at the start. I told you that over long distance we are fellow snails 🐌 🐌

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cheekychipmunks
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Yes! Snails unite! 🐌

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AlMorr
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What an inspiring post from you, lovely photo of you and Cheeky as well, brought a tear to my eye especially the part you told about meeting the runner who was running for a colleague lost in combat and you in tears being hugged at the end by UTS, congratulations.

LOL, no I didn't fall asleep reading your post, I was watching it on TV, I saw that police car being towed by the men, just shows what people do to run for a charity.

I hope you are not feeling too sore today.

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Dexy5
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in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al, I’m glad you got to watch it on the TV, and everyone’s posts added a bit more info. I

We went for a brisk walk for a celebration breakfast in our beach cafe but I’m afraid I haven’t felt up to a short leg stretch jog as suggested bu Oldfloss . Tomorrow I think. Just some stretching indoors today.

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AlMorr
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👍

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Fantastic, congratulations. What a great post. You are all so inspiring. 👋👋🥳

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Dexy5
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Thank you rainbow. I hope you are off the IC now?

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Not yet sadly but I really had to fight the urge to run yesterday. Instead I walked 5 miles but found a great new place to run. It’s about half an hour drive but will be perfect. In fact I did a 5k fun run there a few weeks ago but as it was in the dark I couldn’t appreciate how lovely it was!!

It has only been one week but I am feeling a bit better. Last week I had a sports massage and went to yoga. I am going to yoga again this evening and then for a 2hr hip opening yoga session on Friday evening. It ends with Prosecco and chocolate so I couldn’t resist!!

On Saturday it will be two weeks so I will make a plan to ease myself back in. Really looking forward to it.

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Dexy5
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in reply to Hidden

Good luck

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in reply to Dexy5

Thanks and apologies for rambling on!!

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Dexy5
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in reply to Hidden

If you want to ramble on, this is certainly the place to do it. I have become an expert at it. 😂

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Buddy34
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Definitely not fell asleep that sounds so exciting how you've described it. No wonder you cried especially at the end . You are amazing 😊😊😊

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Dexy5
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in reply to Buddy34

Thank you Buddy. I can recommend doing an official race, even if it’s just (?) 5k.

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Granspeed
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Great post and a good run too! I’m loving reading all the different posts on the “same” event. A new literary form. 🎉👏🏼🎉

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Dexy5
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in reply to Granspeed

Thank you Granspeed, and I look forward to your first race post.

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Granspeed
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🤔 No breath-holding, please.... 😄

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Dexy5
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😂😂

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Oldfloss
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Simply amazing... what a post and what a run.. I ran every single step with you !

So many things to see and hear, so many characters too... I would have spent so much time looking around I would never have finished!

All the VRBs did incredibly!!! What a lovely bunch of people :)

Thank you, Dexy, for sharing this report with us all... you are utterly amazing!

Well done you!

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Dexy5
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in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so much Oldfloss. Your snail badge accompanied me and kept me and cheeky on course, i was proud to be joined by such lovely VRBs.

I had the best nights sleep ever and did wake up with stiffness and didn’t think I could put my body through a 1k jog , but a brisk walk to the seafront has helped. You wouldn’t have known that yesterday happened. I’m glad there were witnesses else it could have been a dream.

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Oldfloss
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No dream... you did it... and in true style:) I am so glad you slept well.. and a spot of sea air... just perfect! xx

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UnfitNoMore
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Many congratulations on an epic event and indeed a wonderful report of it. The only bit I didn’t understand was how there could be a very good tribute of the spice girls, but life throws up the odd paradox 🤪. I too have seen this run from outside a pub once or twice, including as it happens 1997! If I ever find my passport and the visa hasn’t expired it’s one that I should run.

Great job everybody.

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Dexy5
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

You definitely should return to run it UNM. You could have a pint at the Eastney Tavern en route too. The tribute band sounded better than the spice girls 🤣🤣

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Dexy5

Is the tavern roughly at the half way? That’d be so much better than a carb gel for me 🤣

On the ever growing list of runs to be done.

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Oldfloss
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So many runs... so little time :) x

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to Oldfloss

Yeah, if I hadn’t moved so often I wouldn’t be drawn to quite so many runs. Although, so far, I haven’t felt to pull to go take in the heat of Texas and a run... can’t see that ever happening on the same trip!

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Dexy5
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

The Jolly Sailor is 9.5k and the Tavern 11.5k. So you could do both. 🍻🏃‍♂️🍻🏃‍♂️ oh and there was the Pembroke too - the list Goes on....

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UnfitNoMore
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Either sounds ideal, I do 10k without water anyways!

As for the rest of the list, that could be best taken in as a walk around the course the day after!

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paulanoo
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I had tears in my eyes reading that dexy and I was disappointed when I got to the end. “It’s finished ALREADY?” What a fantastic run and what an amazing journey to get here. I’m so proud and pleased for you 😘

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Dexy5
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in reply to paulanoo

Thanks paulanoo. I could have gone on and on and on ......🤣

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Irishprincess
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Aw Dexy what an emotional run in many ways. But you did it! Many congratulations to you and very well done. How lovely to meet up with all your running buddies too 🙂

All in all, a magic moment day with lots of special memories 🤗

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Dexy5
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in reply to Irishprincess

Thank you IP. Yes a day to remember always for many reasons.

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Couchpotato2
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I’m very moved by your read. Thanks for sharing it so vividly with us. It really has made me want to run it . Again well done and 🤗

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Dexy5
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in reply to Couchpotato2

Thanks couchpotato2. The GSR does seem to have been a popular one going by posts here.

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Couchpotato2
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Yes it’s the run if the year it seems!

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Coddfish
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Lovely write up Dexy. Hope you are niggle free today.

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Dexy5
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Very stiff to begin with but a walk to the beach cafe for a celebration breakfast helped out. Maybe a light short jog tomorrow.

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Coddfish
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Goodness, it will be a few days before I can trot. Right glute definitely says no today.

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Dexy5
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in reply to Coddfish

I will just do a 1k to stretch out but then nothing till parkrun. I ache where my legs join hips at the front. Calves and Achilles seem to have recovered . Is Pete feeling better?

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JonathanP
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Many congratulations dear Dexy.👍🎉😀 I know you have been looking forward to this for some time - but also with some apprehension! Well you have certainly achieved your objective in style - only sorry I couldn't be there to see you and other Forum buddies finish. 😢

Looking forward to our next meet-up at Lakeside this Saturday!

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Dexy5
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in reply to JonathanP

Im looking forward to it too JonathanP, I should be parkrun ready by then,. If not I’ll walk it. I will be showing off my new shirt! Along with others I suspect.

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JonathanP
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Definitely! My guess is you will be itching for another run by Saturday!😋

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Fabulous450
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Ah Dexy that brought tears to my eyes too! What an amazing run you’ve had! A wonderful post and a wonderful runner! Congratulations and well done! 🤗🤗❤️

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Dexy5
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in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you Fabulous- maybe I should have put a tissue required warning on 😢

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Fabulous450
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It is perfect as it is. Lovely! 😍❤️

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over61andstilltrying

More tears here Dexy! Brilliant just brilliant! Like some one else has said it has been very special reading different reports from a number of runners. am so pleased for you and smiling inanely as I type. Fantastic! Brilliant! Superb! You didi it!!

🍾🥂🏅🏃‍♀️🤸‍♂️🏃‍♀️🤸‍♂️🏃‍♀️🤸‍♂️👏🏻👍🌟 💥⚡️🎉😊

I trust that you body eases up soon.

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Dexy5
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Thank you dear over61. Recovery has been quicker than I expected, but my first run will test that. I am smiling whenever I think about it - never thought I would run that far.

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over61andstilltrying
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in reply to Dexy5

I'm smiling thinking of you smiling! I also thought of you as I ran 6km today. How brilliant you are! 6km seemed plenty far enough and you did 16km!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dexy5
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16.34 to be precise. I obviously didn’t follow the quickest route like the elite runners, and I forgot to switch my watch off immediately.

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over61andstilltrying
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in reply to Dexy5

Oh yes! Do not forget the 0.34km!

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Dexy5
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🤣🤣 I think your 6k up and down hills is equally impressive.

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over61andstilltrying
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No way equally, absolutely not!

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WillowandSola

Really impressed and a tiny bit jealous, what a good description of your run it makes a fab read

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Dexy5
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in reply to WillowandSola

As your running progresses, I am sure you will be posting impressive races too and wonder how you got there. Crazy this running thing.

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WillowandSola
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in reply to Dexy5

It really is crazy and i’m loving it, for me i huff and puff for Willow he limps if we go to fast or too far, the lungs get stronger and with strength and flex Willows knees get stronger so maybe one day

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Dexy5
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in reply to WillowandSola

One step at a time, but you will see the improvement in both of you. Well done.

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WillowandSola
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We’ve seen so much improvement so far and it’s only 5 months

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Yogamaz
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What a wonderful read, it brought tears to my eyes. Well done on your amazing journey. I have loved reading all the different reports from the GSR. You were all brilliant 👏🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🍾🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Dexy5
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in reply to Yogamaz

Thank you. And your first 10k at Bournemouth is equally impressive. We are all on a magical journey.

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Elfe5

That’s fabulous Dexy - what an inspiration! 😄 - I’m super impressed & catching the excitement and emotion from your post. 😄

You have made me re- think what someone of my age (60) who “has never been a runner” might achieve. 😄

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Dexy5
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in reply to Elfe5

Having been desk bound during my working life, I’m amazed what this body is capable of. Good luck with your journey.

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linda9389
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Ahh, what a lovely race report. Despite pre-race nerves you make the race itself sound like a perfectly relaxed - if slightly emotional - affair. Congratulations on such an amazing running journey 👏👏👏

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Dexy5
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in reply to linda9389

Thank you Linda. Running alongside cheeky helped a lot. Also I think being a regular parkrunner makes you appreciate the support and the marshals. Not sure about relaxed - it was certainly a tough distance for me, but I wasn’t worried about the time it took to get to the finish line. I just wanted to finish without injury.

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linda9389
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in reply to Dexy5

I agree about the marshals and volunteers; having volunteered yourself - it makes you want to catch everyone's eye and thank them. The smile you then get back in return gives you another little boost :)

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Deals1
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Great Post dexy. I could picture the support along the way and could almost be there with u all.

U did fab. Well done. Geat that u and UpTheStanley are on the journey together from the start.

I still haven't caught up with all the VRBs posts who ran epic things including the GSR this weekend

👌👍🎊😊👋

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Dexy5
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in reply to Deals1

Thanks. UpTheStanley has run all his (long) life but he has been a great support during c25k and beyond. I think he’s as impressed by c25k as I am. ⚠️ there’s a lot to catch up on after this weekend, but I think it’s mainly on the marathon forum.

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Sandraj39
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Lovely report Dexy. I know how much this run meant to you - crossing that line must have felt so so special! 👍🙂 You have been such a support and inspiration to so many of us on this forum and I am so happy that you had such a fab day! Well done!👏👏👏👏🏃🏽‍♀️🏅🙂 Finally, yes Portsmouth should be proud of hosting such a great event.👍

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Dexy5
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in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks so much Sandra, I hope your back will be better soon and you can get out there again.

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Sandraj39
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in reply to Dexy5

Cheers Dexy - I hope to get out for a gentle 5k in the next couple of days.🙂

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Oldgirlruns

Nice one Dexy! I’m proud of what you’ve achieved in such a short time, never mind how you must feel!! I’ll buy the cake next time- you definitely deserve it!

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Dexy5
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in reply to Oldgirlruns

Yum yum 🧁😋

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Chris141
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Dexy, you are an inspiration!

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Dexy5
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aw thanks Chris, and I’m sure that you are also inspiring others with your own journey. Sub 30 parkrun (which is my new target😉) and 7.5 miles so far. Well done you too.

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Decker
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Wow that was an emotional read Dexy. What a journey and how good to meet your virtual run friends in person to run together. Great memories for sure.

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Dexy5
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Thank you Decker

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SaskAlliecat
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Love it 💕Love it💕Love it 💕

What a great event, so emotional and inspirational, and you were a part of it. To go from spectator to participant in 18 months is great. Way to go!

🎵🎶Come on Eileen🎶🎵

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Dexy5
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Thanks lovely Allie - what a great forum this is.

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Equi-geek
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ So thrilled for all of you and thank you and UTS for all your support on the seafront when I ran last year. YOU DID IT! 🤩🎉🍾🥳👏

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Dexy5
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in reply to Equi-geek

I did do it ! Who’d a thought it? You were also a great inspiration, doing it in the same year as c25k.

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Equi-geek
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Wish I could have been there for the 30th - the t-shirt this year is loads nicer than previous years as well!

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Dexy5
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in reply to Equi-geek

I liked the black one (2017?) but thought grey was a bit boring last year. Indigo this year will suit most people I think. I might even wear it to Pilates today as the class seemed to be dedicated to my race last week. 😂

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Equi-geek
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Yes, grey was a bit disappointing but different I suppose! I like this year’s more 🥰

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Jogunlikely

Congratulations! Awesome job x 💃💃💃💪🏃‍♀️👍

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Dexy5
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in reply to Jogunlikely

Thank you

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Dannybhoy625

👏👏👏Well Done Dexy! And a great read about your experience.

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Dexy5
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Thanks Danny

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Gwenllian1
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So great to read this. Congratulations. What a run and what a post! I still have not reached 10k yet but you are so right about what the body can do. I'll take my inspiration from you!

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Dexy5
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in reply to Gwenllian1

I wish you well gwenllian1. You’ve done so well so far so you never know what you can do until you try. I certainly didn’t think I could do this 2 years ago

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kpks
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virtual High 5!

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Dexy5
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Thanks kpks.

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CandyCool
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Well done, fabulous post. Just lovely to hear you had such a great time...good time as well! Wear the T-shirt often to celebrate 🎉🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👏🏻👏🏻🍾🥇🥇

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BrianUK
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This is so inspiring and well written. Reading this I was on the run with you. Fantastic and fabulous Dexy! You are an inspiration! 😃👏

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Dexy5
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in reply to BrianUK

If I’d known you were alongside me I’d have got you to carry me Brian 😂😂

I hope all is well with you and plans to return to UK are going smoothly.

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BrianUK
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in reply to Dexy5

😂😂😂

Yes, so far so good with plans. Great news is my flight is now booked for 17th December so I’ll be there in time for Xmas and new year Parkruns!!

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Dexy5
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in reply to BrianUK

Sounds good to me. Double parkruns on New Years Day!

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BrianUK
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in reply to Dexy5

Gosh. That would be tough! But if I just take it easy I should be ok 🙂

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Dexy5
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in reply to BrianUK

🤣 given that our 2nd one is a steep Queen Elizabeth Country Park, I’m not up for it. I might chauffeur UpTheStanley though.

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BaddieThePirate
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Brilliant Dexy5. Well done 🏅

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Dexy5
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in reply to BaddieThePirate

Thank you Baddie. Are you going to Stratford in November?

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BaddieThePirate
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in reply to Dexy5

Ooh, what date?

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Dexy5
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in reply to BaddieThePirate

9th November 😊

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BaddieThePirate
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in reply to Dexy5

It's possible. Sounds like a great idea.

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Dexy5
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in reply to BaddieThePirate

😊

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Rowers
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Loved reading your post and it didn't seem long at all. Inspirational, thank you.

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Dexy5
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in reply to Rowers

Thank you Rowers.

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JonathanP
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Lots of photos here in case you and other VRBs can spot yourselves

portsmouth.co.uk/news/peopl...

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Dexy5
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in reply to JonathanP

Thanks JonathanP. I can’t see our little posse there.

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JonathanP
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in reply to Dexy5

Oh well - worth a try😀

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Run46
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Whoop whoop, I'm so very pleased for you Dexi, you sound thrilled...as well you should be 🏃‍♀️🎉

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Dexy5
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in reply to Run46

Absolutely amazed Run46!

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Julietfred
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Well done Dexy! You're an inspiration 🙂

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Dexy5
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in reply to Julietfred

Thank you. I wish you well in your running.

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