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Well that was unexpected

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10

It was pretty silly of me really - I started off quite early to do 7km on the Magic Plan and it was gorgeous with a gentle breeze and not too hot. I got to my normal turning point feeling slow but quite good (no back problems) and started to wonder if 10k was doable. So instead of sticking to my plan I just carried on. I admit to the last 2k being pretty grim and it was a bit embarrassing to see my neighbour zooming passed with a cheery greeting - but she’s a LOT younger than me! And has been running forever. And isn’t carrying my excess poundage. C’mon OGR, no more excuses... But having got that far I was determined to finish and folks, I did! In all it took me 1hr 50 mins so it was getting pretty hot by the time I finished - I’ll go out even earlier next time!! I’m now feeling human again after a shower, brekky and coffee! And feeling quite chuffed at my 2nd 10k! Happy running folks!

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GrannyhugsAmbassador

Massive congratulations, that was some run in your heat. You are doing so well. Go celebrate. Happy running 🤗

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Thank you Grannyhugs - celebrating by going to find a birthday present for my about to be 3 great niece! Not easy when I’m trying to avoid shops!

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GrannyhugsAmbassador in reply to Oldgirlruns

Good luck with that, I hate going anywhere with people, I guess that's the beauty of running. I did a bank transfer for my 3 year old nephew a couple of weeks ago as his parents wanted to buy a mini climbing frame so this added to their cash pot.

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Second 10k well done you! I'm a big believer in seeing how you feel on a run and going with it. As you got to a certain point and felt ok to carry on then that's great and a positive sign too. Sometimes the last bit can be tough but you got through and now the day is yours to feel pleased and proud. Well done 🥂

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to

Thank you GTFC! Yes, I need to keep the knees moving I think or I may seize up!

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ju-ju-Graduate10

Thats a really fantastic achievement, well done you.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

Thank you ju-ju-. And with apologies for not following your lovely plan! Although I think I’ll stay on it over the next few weeks and do the 7,8 and 9k runs!

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lexi6Graduate10

Thats fantastic OGR 👏🏻👏🏻 and in that heat too. 👍

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to lexi6

Thank you lexi!

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Jonno34Graduate10

Awesome. Well done.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Jonno34

Thank you Jonno!

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UpTheStanleyGraduate10

Just the (not) weather for it too :-) .

BZ!

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10

Thank you kind sir!

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Buddy34Graduate10

Great 10k Oldgirlruns and when a run feels good just look what happens. Well done you 👏👏👏

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thank you Buddy!

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WomangolferGraduate10

Well doneOGR glad your back didn’t hurt. 🎊🥳

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Womangolfer

Thank you Wg - fortunately it’s OK when I’m moving, it’s sitting badly that makes it tweak, or putting socks on !

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Shake-and-runGraduate10

Well done OGRs xx

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Shake-and-run

Thank you Shake-and-Run; hopefully the next one will be in cooler weather!

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AlysPGraduate10

That is absolutely amazing in this heat!! 👏👏👏👏👏

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to AlysP

Thank you AlysP - it wasn’t pretty but I didn’t have to look at me so I don’t mind !

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AlysPGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

😂😂

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FionamagsGraduate10

Brilliant! There seems to be something in the air at the moment that's making folk go for it 'off plan'. I went for it after one 9K run. Those last 2k's were grim for me too. But you made it from 7K!!!!! That's fantastic. Enjoy the glow. :) 🥂👏🏆

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Fionamags

Thank you Fionamags! What are we like?!

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FionamagsGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Right rebels thats what. The old ones are the worst! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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MeepmumGraduate10

Brilliant news OGR good on you, especially in this heat, as the yoof say, "Massif Respect" 👍🤣

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Meepmum

Thank you Meepmum!

MartinKH profile image
MartinKHGraduate10

Fantastic stuff, well done OGR 👍💪

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to MartinKH

Thank you Martin - I’m still cooling off I think!

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Boom OGR 💥 How wonderful! Sometimes these things happen organically, and today was your day. Absolutely fantastic! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you cheeky! Who’d have thought, eh?!

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WillowandSolaGraduate10

Wow that’s really impressive, it has got hotter and hotter today hasn’t it? It’s lovely

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

You’re so right WaS - it’s boiling out there now, and me with lots of running around jobs! Phew! So I may not get into the sea today but if tomorrow is anything like, just watch me. Enjoy your week off!

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thank you, it’s our rest day so beach with grands lots of swimming and now doing nothing for a while, we are going to marwell hotel for a night this week and love that place

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CoddfishGraduate10

Well done on getting out at all in the current heat, and particularly well done on your 10k. I am afraid I have been largely skulking in the shade or indoors since it got hot on Friday but am eyeing the cooling weather and thinking maybe I will be able to run some day soon. Maybe tomorrow morning, else it will have to wait for our (not) parkrun appointment.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Coddfish

Yes, if I’d planned on doing 10k to start with I would probably have started at 6 rather than 6.30 ! Although I’m getting out of the 5.15 commuter wake up time habit!

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Dexy5Graduate10

And so you should feel chuffed Oldgirlruns. That was a brilliant run. I wondered if we might see you this morning but you were done and dusted before we got out. Whoop whoop 10k. Very well done.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

Thank you Dexy! Still puffing!

With a spur of the moment 10k I'm going to waive the royalties on the use of my username in the title. You're more than welcome 😂

And well done!

Don't forget, your neighbour "zooming past" was only going half a km to the shop and back 😜

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Thatwasunexpected

Thank you Thatwas...!

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JonathanPGraduate10

Well done on getting back to 10k OGR! It's like riding a bike - you never forget how to do it!😜

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks JP, in this heat riding a bike might be preferable!

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Mum22boysGraduate10

Well done. Super impressive in the heat!! Hope you've still got your post run glow and enjoy your swim in the sea tomorrow 😊

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Mum22boys

Thank you Mum22 - think the ‘glow’ lasted to at least lunchtime!

Well done to you! 😊🏃🏻‍♀️ Nearly two hours running amazing! I'm back at C25k W9 and 30mins seems long to me at the moment. Congratulations! 🎉👏

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thank you Over61! To be fair, I’m not sure what I do really constitutes running - it’s more of a slooow shuffle/jog! But you’re quite right and I feel quite pleased that I was able to do it without stopping for the best part of 2 hours! Phew, no wonder I was puffed!

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Gwenllian1Graduate10

Wow! That’s a great achievement. I’m still finding myself pretty daunted by these longer distances. I’ve done a couple of 8ks but I haven’t done 10k since March. I like your way of slipping it in because you are feeling ok. Maybe I should see if I can fool myself like that! Hope you are feeling very proud of yourself and have a suitable celebration in mind!

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Gwenllian1

Thank you Gwenllian!

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TimoteaGraduate10

Blimey! Hats off to you! I can barely walk in this heat. Due to do 6 k on Juju’s plan tomorrow and just hope it cools down a bit!

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Timotea

Yes, it was hot - but not as hot as today so glad I didn’t try it this morning

well done you! I am inspired to complete my first albeit very slow 10km, I did 4km today and it took me 45 minutes it is very hot here at the moment and humid. Would love to complete a 10km just going to keep going and hopefully I will, maybe on a cooler day lol, happy running much love and hugs xxx

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Janechic

You’ll get there Janechic - we slower girls always do!

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AlMorrGraduate10

You deserve a prize for running your second 10K in that heat, congratulations, I am sure you enjoyed your run. 🏃🏾, well done.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thank you Alan! Yes, I’m just starting to think I can do another before too long - so long as it’s cooler

Well done on completing it. 👏🏼

How funny (OGR no more excuses).. love that it made me smile😁

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to JoHealth

A smile is always good JoH!

Sybilw profile image
SybilwGraduate10

10k in this weather? 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Sybilw

I did start off at 6.30 when it was cooler - and I hadn’t set out to do it, it just sort of happened! But you’re right, in this heat it’s bonkers (with apologies to those who don’t have the heat that we do at the moment!).

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Scruff5560minGraduate

Really well done. Fancy managing to do 10k in this heat. Rest up well and bask in the glory 👏👏👏👏🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏅🏆✅

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to Scruff55

I admit to being practically on my knees at the end!

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Scruff5560minGraduate in reply to Oldgirlruns

But you got there ✅✅✅🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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