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It was on the 24th June last year that I ran my last 10K run although since then I have ran longer runs, several 11K, 12K and a 10 miles run on 22nd July last year.

I am training for the Vitality London Virtual 10,000 later this month or early June, I intend to run that on Wednesday 2nd June so over the last few weeks I have been increasing my distance by 1 Kilometre a week, today it was 10K in a time of 1.13.08, I was hoping it would be sub 75 minutes, which it was. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

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Instructor57 profile image
Instructor57Ambassador

Well don Al ,I'll see you on the start line for the Vitality 10000 πŸ˜πŸ‘

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Yes, I will see you on the starting line, today was a practice run, I was happy to run my first 10K this year πŸƒπŸΎπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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Instructor57Ambassador in reply to AlMorr

Yes, always encouraging to get that first one of the year ticked off πŸ˜πŸ‘

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WillowandSolaGraduate10

Wow Al, that’s brilliant to hear and you’d get home half hour before me so I’m super impressed

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

I enjoyed that run this morning W&S, I am not sure if both of you are taking part in the London Vitality Virtual 10,000.

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Good to hear you enjoyed it, no we are cheering from the side of the road not competing

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you very much, I will give you a wave when I see you on the finnishing lineπŸ‘πŸƒπŸΎ

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Brilliant Al, what a great run, and well done for getting sub 75 minutes. πŸ˜€ Enjoy your virtual Vitality this month. I did it twice last year, once in May and once on the second postponed date in October. Such a shame this one has been postponed too - there was quite a number of us entered. Can’t wait to run the real thing WHEN it happens! πŸ€žπŸ™πŸ»

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

With me living in Scotland it was highly unlikely that I would come down to London to run the real 10K which I watched on television in 2019, so the virtual one suits me better, looking back on my running 2020 diary, I noticed that I ran the virtual London 10 000 on Monday 25th May in a time of 1.13.23, it wasn't a paid event like this year, I think it was Dexy5 who invited virtual running buddies to take part in that run which I did.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Yep, that’s the date. I was β€œthere” too. πŸ˜€

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

πŸ‘ πŸƒπŸΎ

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Yep and you ran 2 half marathons around a park near to where you live around 40 times, during the winter months I ran a 8K around a football pitch very near to where I live, 1k around it was 5 times, 5x8 is also 40, so I ran around that football pitch 40 times to make up that 8K run.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

PS. Update, my running number for the London 10,000 just came through the letter box on Friday morning, my number is 10368

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Exciting Al! Looking forward to your race report. πŸƒ

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I will report it of course πŸ‘πŸƒπŸΎ

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RunaroundSueGraduate10

Well done Almorr. I think we will probably do our vitality run on Wednesday 2nd as well. You will have to wait for me at the finish line though. My best (and only official) 10K time was 73.27I am not expecting to beat it though.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to RunaroundSue

Thanks Sue, I set my Metromone app at 165 cadence, steps a minute, the exact same as the last 2 or 3 weeks when I ran, 6,7,8 and 9 kilometers to increase my distance by 1 Kilometre a week, it works out at 7.19Km average pace, my 10K PB is 69.23, that was run before I installed that metromone app 😊

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Buddy34Graduate10

Great run AlMorr and under the time you'd hoped forπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Thanks Buddy34, I ran it before those hail showers we have had today began. πŸƒπŸΎ

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limu_muGraduate10

Well done Al, yes the vitality 10K is happening next month. Your name could be a race in its own right. Hope you enjoyed your bank holidayπŸŒ²πŸŒ²πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to limu_mu

I had a good Bank Holiday Weekend thanks limu_mu, Friday, 6K walk, Saturday, 5K not parkrun, Sunday, 10K walk and on Monday another 6K walk, today's run and those walks are all adding up to my total distance to the COGH Challenge.

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Jools2020Graduate10

Well done, Al, for your sub 75 minute 10K. That’s faster than I can do it - my best time is just over 76 minutes. 😊

I haven’t decided yet about the Vitality 10,000 this year.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Thanks Julia, not much time until the application process for the 10,000 closes, so you will need to decide very soon. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

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Instructor57Ambassador in reply to Jools2020

Do it 🀣

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

πŸ˜‚

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to Jools2020

I would have been tempted, injury aside, but the t-shirts are only so called unisex fit. They're not!

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

No, that’s true!

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linda9389Moderator in reply to Birdlady64

Haha. Exactly why I'm not doing it πŸ˜…

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator

Well done AlMorr ...sounds like you’re on track to smash that run on 2nd June πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Mummycav

Ha, I don't know about the word "smash" but I hope to run it non stop like I ran this morning. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ πŸ‘

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MummycavModerator in reply to AlMorr

I’m sure you will 😊

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Mummycav

πŸ‘ πŸƒπŸΎ

roseabi profile image
roseabiAdministrator

Good stuff, Al! xx

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to roseabi

πŸ‘ πŸƒπŸΎ Thanks roseabi

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Doris8Graduate10

Well done Almorr brilliant time and beating your sub75 mins. You’ll be super pleased😊😊 odd snow shower here.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Doris8

I was running before those hail/snow showers began and I am pleased with that sub 75 minutes 10K time, πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸƒπŸΎThanks Doris8

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BeatlesforeverGraduate10

That's great pace, you'll be more than ready come June 2! I signed up for the VLV10000 too but I don't think I'll be able to complete it, I've not been running much lately after my dog passed away last month but I'll be rooting for you!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

I am so sorry about your dog, just take things easy, no hurry on restarting your runs.

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BeatlesforeverGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thank you Al. It was a real shock, still trying to come to terms with it.

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nowsterGraduate10

Well done! That's a great pace. πŸ‘

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to nowster

Thanks nowster, I was happy with my paceπŸ‘πŸƒπŸΎ

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Birdlady64Graduate10

Well done on that sub-75 minute 10k Al πŸ‘Especially as it was the first for a while.

I was dreaming of a sub-75 minute run when I got injured on the HU Virtual Spring 10k. It probably would have been nearer 80 minutes. My PB is 1:21:49. Alas no Vitality 10,000 for me this year.

Good luck for your run on June 2nd

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Sorry about your injury BL64, I hope it won't be long before you can get back to running, πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸƒπŸΎ

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks. I hope so do. I've done a couple of short runs but life is getting in the way if running a bit at the moment. Maybe tomorrow I will get another short run

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CmoiGraduate10

Yay, well done AlMorr, delighted for you!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Cmoi

Merci CmoiπŸƒπŸΎπŸ‘

JonathanP profile image
JonathanPGraduate10

Well done Al - great to get back to 10k after ten and a half months! πŸ‘

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

It is Jonathan, however, looking back at my running diary, I did run a 11K on the 11th of November last year.

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JonathanPGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Make that 6 months then!😜

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

πŸ‘ πŸƒπŸΎ

AnnaHod profile image
AnnaHodGraduate10

Fantastic time, well done Alan. Keep inspiring πŸ™Œ

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to AnnaHod

Thanks AnnaπŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸΎπŸ‘

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

PS. Anna, you may or not be aware of a virtual running and walking challenge we have here on Healthunlocked calledCOGH, that means Cape Of Good Hope, it was thought up by one of the longest members here called Irish John, the virtual challenge is from a town in North East Russia to the Cape of Good Hope, there are over 80 doing this and if you want one, they there is also a T Shirt you can get,

Looking at the list of walkers and runners I have been around No. 14 for most of the time, mainly due to long walks rather than running, but the runs add up as well to the overall total for the whole team.

We have ran virtually through - 40C weather in Siberia, through bomb torn devastating Syria, through the deserts of Egypt, we are now virtually run /walking through the malaria swamps of Sudan, it won't be long before we get to The Cape of Good Hope, of course this is all virtual, we could never do that for real.

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AnnaHodGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I’ve seen a couple of COGH posts but wasn’t sure what it entailed. That’s so interesting and totally amazing so many are taking part! X

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ComfortnotspeedGraduate10

Well done! Really encouraging! 😊

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Thanks ComfortnotspeedπŸ‘

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Tasha99Graduate10

That’s fantastic Al! Very well done πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ½

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Tasha99

I am very pleased about my run this morning, thanks Tasha99πŸ‘πŸƒπŸΎ

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LizcanrunGraduate10

Well done Al - that's ace!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Lizcanrun

What they might call "an ace run" 😊 πŸ‘πŸƒπŸΎ.

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10

Well done Alan, you must be feeling pretty good about that! I’m still doing 3x8 minute runs to try and get my hip working again - 10km seems a very long way off! I don’t think I’ll ever be in your league!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

I hope it won't be long before you can get your hip working again and can run along the Southsea prom with Dexy5 and UTS, well done on those 3x8 minute runs. πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Alan - don’t think I’ll be running with Dexy and UTS, they’re much too speedy for me but we often pass each other as we do our runs!

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Week7Graduate10

Congratulations! πŸƒ

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Week7

Thanks Week7 😊 πŸ‘ πŸƒπŸΎ

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Dexy5Graduate10

Well done Al, that is an excellent time for your 10k - you will be even faster once you have your running number pinned on your T-shirt. I’m so sorry the real event won’t happen in London for us for the 2nd time, but at least it allows you to run a virtual race in Scotland.

I hope you didn’t have to run in the snow. ❄️❄️❄️

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

There were a few hail showers but not until after I completed my run, I am looking forward to the Vitality Virtual London 10,000, perhaps it was just as well I ran it on Wednesday morning at 8.20 because the weather forecast for Thursday at that is for SNOW, hopefully it won't last long and should soon melt as Thursday is the morning of my walking group, the walk is around part of my running route, it's a 4K walk, usually takes around 45 minutes and after the walk we have a coffee and cake, however, the cafe is closed at the moment so after the walk we just go home.

Fantastic Al. All the best with the training and the marathon itself! πŸ˜€

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Indielass00

Thanks Indielass00, however, I am training for a 10K, not a marathon, if things go well during the summer I MAY try and run a Half Marathon.

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Beachcomber66Graduate10

Great work Al. Well done on beating your target. You are all set for a great day on 2 June; I hope that the sun shines on (not too hot though) and that the going is good to firm!!πŸ‘

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

If it is going to be a warm day on the 2nd June I'll run that 10K as early as 6.30 am, last summer during the very warm weather I ran one of my not parkruns at 6.30 am, same with my midweek longer runs, warm weather, early start, thanks, I was hoping it would be sub 75 minutes for my run yesterday.

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Kat332zzGraduate10

Well done Al, I’ve just got back to a 10k run after recovering from lejog fatigue! Not sure where I am on the cogh front, but I keep plodding away with runs and walks. Hope injury keeps away till the end of this month so I can join you on the 10k starting line. Despite living in London I’m doing the 10k virtually too, so much easier running to and from my front door.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Kat332zz

You are in a higher placed position than me Kat332zz, you are at No. 10 as at 8.15 on Thursday morning on that list, I am at No. 13, Number of runs for you are 46, you have walked 136.4 Km, your distance of runs are 306.64 Km which makes a total of runs and walks to 443.04 Kilometers.

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IrishprincessAmbassador

Whoop whoop well done Al πŸ™‚ on both your 10K and the time, well within your target πŸ‘ Great work!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

Thanks Irishprincess, I am glad that I ran it yesterday as today the weather is cold with rain and sleet.

Great time and run for you AIMorr

I’ll see you on the starting line too not sure which day yet probably the Wednesday as that was the day I did last year, like you I wouldn’t have travelled to London for the race, the bib and pins have arrived this morning, that gives the feeling of a race though.

Before this run I will have completed LEJOG04 at John O’ Groats we’re going to have a short holiday, I am currently 17 miles from the finish.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Over62

Well done to you Over62 on almost completing LeJog, 17 miles just to go, enjoy your holiday.

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Raisemeup60minGraduate

Well done Almorr, that sounds like a good time to me for a 10k. I like the way you break the run down into laps of the football pitch too and I'll bear that in mind. I'm a bit stuck on 6 1/2 k at the mo and if I could organise it in a similar way, it might help.Best of luck with your virtual London run, I'm sure you'll give a very good account of yourself. I'm just off to Covent Garden as we speak - for real!

Best wishes ☺️

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Raisemeup

Thanks Raisemeup, those 40 laps of the football pitch when I was running 8K won't be repeated any time soon, certainly once I've completed the 10,000 London, I will report back hereπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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shes-evolvingGraduate10

Fantastic run, Al! πŸ‘

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to shes-evolving

ThanksπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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CowladyrunningGraduate10

Well done! I'm all signed up for vitality virtual 10,000 too so will join you...not sure which day yet!!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Cowladyrunning

I hope you enjoy it whatever day you πŸƒπŸΎ run the 10,000 πŸ‘

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HevvyHGraduate10

Just read your post Al and you have inspired me to enter the Virtual London Vitality 10k. Only done one 10k so far. This will motivate me to do it again. I don't risk running too far because of my age. Lol. Thanks a lot. πŸ˜ƒ

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to HevvyH

I am so pleased to know HevvH that I have inspired you to enter the London Vitality Virtual 10,000, I got a e mail from the organisers today stating that this Sunday 9th May is the final day that they will accept entries, soπŸƒπŸΎπŸƒπŸΎπŸƒπŸΎπŸ‘, I will be running a few 10K runs before the πŸƒπŸΎbig oneπŸƒπŸΎ

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HevvyHGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I've just entered Al. Can't back out now. Will be my first medal....that's if I complete it. Maybe I will aim for Wednesday too. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ƒ

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to HevvyH

Of course you will complete it, good luck, I assume that you mean Wednesday 2nd June, plenty of time to train for it, try and run over the next few weeks at least 2 or 3 times a week gradually increasing the distance to 10K.

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HevvyHGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks. Good luck to you too. Yep 2nd June. πŸ‘

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to HevvyH

πŸ‘ To both of usπŸƒπŸΎ

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Snail61Graduate10

Congratulations on that 10kπŸ‘πŸ‘. Best wishes for the London vitality virtual 10k

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Snail61

Thank you very much for wishing me well on what will be my first virtual event run since I graduated from C25K almost 3 years ago. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

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FionamagsGraduate10

What a brilliant time Al - you should be well proud of that!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Fionamags

Thank you, I am happy with that sub 75 minutes 10K time πŸ‘

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