I did it! First 10k, First Race, First Bling! - Bridge to 10K

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I did it! First 10k, First Race, First Bling!

Ssasqueen
SsasqueenGraduate10

Thanks to the encouragement on here I signed up for a 10K Race and I’m proud to say I ‘ran’ the lot which was my main target and I beat my 75 minute estimated time too. 66 minutes.

I ran through Tatton Park in Cheshire. Gorgeous place to run. I saw two stags with antlers intact, lots of sheep and a few planes (it’s near Manchester Airport). I wish I had taken the time to take a few pictures. The course is nice and flat too which makes a change from my local parkrun.

All in all it was an impressive end to my time on JuJus magic running plan!

Thanks again everyone

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Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10

Fantastic effort delighted for you and a great time.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

Congratulations to you Ssasqueen on completing your first 10K at Tatton Park, you look so happy in that photograph.

To get your graduation10 badge and the word GRADUATE10 next to your username leave a message on the November graduate10 homepage and tell the administrators that you have ran a 10K 🎓 😊 🏃🏾

Ssasqueen
SsasqueenGraduate10
in reply to AlMorr

Thanks

Yogamaz
YogamazGraduate10

Brilliant, well done and such a good time 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate10

👏🏼🎉👏🏼🏃🏼‍♀️🎉 Very well done. And a speedy time too. No wonder you look so happy! 😄👍

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Brilliant Ssasqueen...I love the photos, you look like you’re really enjoying yourself! And I LOVE the bling...well deserved x

That’s fabulous- super well done! - and such a good pace too.

Love the happy, smiley photos. 😄

SO FAST!!! wow!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Great effort Ssa. First races are special. Great time too. Your smile says it all 👏👏👏👏🥇

JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Well done on your first 10k and race! Great time too!👍🎉😀

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Congratulations Ssasqueen. The first race is so special. 🏅🏃‍♀️👏🏃‍♀️

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate10

Well done!! Congratulations :)

Sp81
Sp81Graduate10

Congratulations 🥳

NewRunner4
NewRunner4Graduate10

Fabulous. Very well done 🏅

Raspberrypink
RaspberrypinkGraduate10

Well done. Brilliant effort!

Awesome! Well done you 🏅

BaddieThePirate
BaddieThePirateGraduate10

Woo hoo! Well done. Amazing time, great race and impressive bling. What an achievement 🏃🏼‍♀️🏅👏

Anneep
AnneepGraduate10

Well done, feels great doesn’t it? What a beautiful location too 🌳

Well done you! X

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreModerator

Many congratulations! Sorry, I was taking some time off the forum yesterday and missed this post.

smeeagain
smeeagainGraduate10

So jelous....well done to you!!

Ssasqueen
SsasqueenGraduate10
in reply to smeeagain

Thanks - it was a lovely run

Mumpark
MumparkGraduate10

Only just seen your post.

You done it Fantastic time for your first very well done.

Love your pics .

I’m a New balance shoe fan as well.

What’s next?

Ssasqueen
SsasqueenGraduate10
in reply to Mumpark

Well done recognising the shoes!

I’m not sure what’s next - I’m a bit worried about that. From couch to 5k to 10k to couch...? I’ve just got a new job so leisurely post morning school run runs are a thing of the past and it takes a fair chunk of will power to get out in the dark wet evenings - especially as I have to get in from work pick up my son and wait for my husband to get back before I could go out.

I’m definitely going to sign up for Manchester 10k which is in spring. I’m going to as a minimum keep up with parkrun over winter and then re train for 10k in spring I think. Hopefully that will keep me off the couch. I’d like to do more over winter but will see how it goes. What are your running plans?

Mumpark
MumparkGraduate10
in reply to Ssasqueen

At the moment I’m on the IC haven’t run for a week but I’m doing Parkrun tomorrow no matter what I marshalled last week .

But this week a bit of walking and running.

No plans for any 10Ks at the moment.

My problem is I still think I’m not a proper runner and too old.

I would like to get to half marathon and by that I don’t mean doing a half marathon.

Ssasqueen
SsasqueenGraduate10
in reply to Mumpark

Ha, we are all proper runners! I was worried before I signed up to the 10k that everyone else would be athletes and I shouldn’t apply BUT people on the forum convinced me to give it a go. It was like a big friendly park run - just a bit further - I was feeling fine at 5k then realised I had another whole parkrun to go... I kept calm carried on but got a real boost when I saw 7k at that point I thought I can do this. I really enjoyed it - in training I got up to 9k and wanted the 10k to be more momentous than just running to the next town and back. Really glad I did it. Lots of different people there. Some did it in just over half an hour ... and the rest of us were a fair way behind. All ages too - I remember them clapping in a gentleman in his 80s. Good luck on Saturday at parkrun- I’m marshalling this week as we were a few people short this week. A half marathon would be amazing

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