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AlMorrGraduate10

I have just completed my second London Vitality Virtual 10,000 in a time of 1:09:50 which is a little quicker than last year's time of 1:11:40, I don't need to run it twice, remember last year the tech failed, no problems this year.

The weather was dull with a little rain but that didn't bother me too much, I enjoyed the run hoping to get a sub 70 minutes time which I just managed, I wish anyone else who is still to run the virtual version all the best, especially Birdlady64 who hope to run it on Sunday.

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Instructor57 profile image
Instructor57Administrator

Congratulations Al and well done on beating last year's time 😁👍Oh, yes! I remember you ran it twice last time 🤣👍

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Thank you Ian, yes, I made sure that there were no problems with the tech this year.

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IrishprincessAmbassador

Well done Al! That’s brilliant, and beating last year’s time too 👏💪👍

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

Thanks IP, I thought it might be a little over 70 minutes but the last four K's were negative splits just making the run under 70 minutes 🏃🏾I have now posted my result with that same graph above to the Vitality or is it the London Marathon organisation of proof of my run this morning and got a email back congratulating me saying that I will get a 🥉 medal and T Shirt 👚 in a few weeks time. 😊 🏃🏾

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IrishprincessAmbassador in reply to AlMorr

Whoop whoop Al! 🤗

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

👍

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javo123jGraduate10

We'll done. Great time

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to javo123j

Thank you javo123, I am quite pleased with that time, it isn't a 10K PB which was achieved last November on the same course in a time of 1:08:44, nevertheless, I am not too bothered about that, I enjoyed the run this morning, that is the main thing.

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Jools2020Graduate10

Oh that’s fantastic, Al! Well done on beating last year’s time, with no tech malfunctions this time! Now you can take it easy for the rest of the day 👏👏👏👍🎉🍾

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Thanks Julia, I got home and ate a chocolate ice cream, this afternoon I'll take Holly the dog for a walk in the park.

HeavyFoot profile image
HeavyFootGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Just the one chocolate ice cream? 🤨

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to HeavyFoot

Ones enough for me, I usually have ONE when I get back from a run on a Wednesday and one when I get back from a parkrun on a Saturday. 😊

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BeatlesforeverGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Yum that's a brilliant idea! I'll have to try it out next weekend 🍦😁

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

👍 🏃🏾

Jools2020 profile image
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Now I fancy a chocolate ice cream 😂 look what you’ve started!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

I'll tell you EXACTLY what it is.I bought it at the supermarket Iceland.

On the packet is "Cadbury Dairy Milk creamy vanilla ice cream swirled with milk chocolate" 100% sustainably sourced cocoa, on the packet 4 ice creams, its in the same style as a lollipop. 😊

Jools2020 profile image
Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks, Al! I’ll look out for them 😊

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Yummy 😋

Me_time profile image
Me_timeGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Is that the new one that has come out? Sounds yummmm and well earned!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Me_time

I have only been eating them for a few months since my neighbour, the owner of Holly the dog gave me one after I came back from a walk with Holly, I then noticed them the following week when I was doing my weekly shopping and have been taking one after I have a run or come back from parkrun.

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WillowandSolaGraduate10

Congratulations Al, that’s brilliant to beat last years time, and to not have the tech issues of last year too! I’m still in awe of your fitness as I can’t get close to your pace

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you very much WillowandSola, I was hoping to get a PB or at least get it under 70 minutes which I did, no PB but under 70 minutes and about a minute quicker than last year's Virtual 10.000. Yes I keep fit, I walk every day, it's now the cycling season so I go on a bike ride come Sunday, on a Thursday I go a walk around that loch in the graph above with my walking group, we walk a 4K usually in around 45 minutes and afterwards have a coffee and cake in the local leisure centre, of course on a Saturday I go to a parkrun, well most Saturdays, not every Saturday, by the way, my 5k split time this morning was 34.09, that was my 99th (not) parkrun which I posted to my Dunfermline Website

Next week will be my 100th (not) parkrun, I will run a 5K, it won't be a split time of a longer run.

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I suppose once I retire I’ll do more running, I would really like to do the great south run, but we’ll wait and see, I do admire you your fitness and enjoyment, it’s somehow more important as we get older

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

👍

HeavyFoot profile image
HeavyFootGraduate10

Fantastic Al 👍😎👍👍

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to HeavyFoot

Thanks HF, it was a good run despite a little rain.

Timotea profile image
TimoteaGraduate10

Well done! Great achievement. Just completed run 1 week 2 AGAIN!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Timotea

Thanks Timotea, well done to you on completing run 1 of week 2 of C25K, who knows, perhaps next year you might run the London Vitality 10,000 either in London or the virtual version as I did this morning.

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TimoteaGraduate10

Depressingly I ran 10 k during lockdown but then injury struck. Endless physio and then lost my mojo. So this is third attempt to get through it…

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Timotea

I wish you luck for your third attempt on doing C25K 🏃🏾👍

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Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to Timotea

I have just had 6 months dealing with injury and associated frustration. You have done the hard bit now. Starting C25k again is really positive…,progress week on week; I have gone from HM to struggling to run at all….but I am back on the trail now and that is definitely enough. The longer runs will wait. A 6k this week felt wonderful. 🙂

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

So happy to know that you felt wonderful after your 6K run this week. 😊 👍

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al. I just need to remember to keep the pace down for a while in order to avoid more problems!!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

👍 🏃🏾

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BeatlesforeverGraduate10

Many congratulations Al! 👏👏👏 Well done, a very good run for you and I'm glad the tech behaved this year 👍

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

The tech worked perfectly for me today, I was a little worried that I would not be able to upload the proof that I ran, however, no problems whatsoever, within 3 minutes I got a email congratulating me saying that I would get a 🥉 medal and T Shirt 👚 in around 10 days time.

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BeatlesforeverGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Brilliant! A well deserved medal 🏅 and you must be so happy to have beaten last year's time 👏👏👏 Hope you enjoyed your chocolate ice cream ! I didn't sign up this year, I wasn't sure I'd be up to 10k by this week - as it happens I've already done 11k! But there's always next year 😊

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

I did enjoy the chocolate ice, well done on that 11K,perhaps you might run the London 10,000 next year either in London or the virtual version.

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BeatlesforeverGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

🤞🤞

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

I forgot to mention that at around 3K I saw a 🐌 snail, I thought to myself "I am going to beat you on this 10K "

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BeatlesforeverGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

You certainly did! I'm not so sure I would have 😂😂

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

Lol Beatlesforever, that snail at the "speed " it was going would take 10 months to complete a 10K 🐌

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BeatlesforeverGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I suppose it would've taken me a bit less than that 😂😂

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

Of course you would be much quicker, 👍🏃🏾

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Graduate10

Great work Al. Post run rituals are very important. Mine used to be a flat white and triple chocolate brownie….but the latter has been a victim of my diet. As my mileage increases, maybe I could resume normal service 😋…..as I say, these rituals are important!!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

Indeed Beachcomber66, my ritual after a run on a Wednesday and Saturday is to eat a chocolate ice cream, I am not overweight, all that walking, cycling and recently running keeps my weight down

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Beachcomber66Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

You have earned your choc ice! I am just about back to my fighting weight too……tempted….🍪

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Beachcomber66

You will very soon be back to your fighting weight 👍

Congratulations on running it only once this year ;-) That's a great time too, I hope you are pleased

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

Indeed Couchpotato2, I won't need to run another 10K this week as I had to last year, thanks, yes I am pleased on my sub 70 minutes time today, just one little disappointment, last November when I ran my PB time for a 10K which was 1:08:44 I had my metromone app at 171 cadence / steps per minute, this morning I set it at 172 cadence but my stride today must have been a teeny bit shorter hence today's time of 1:09:50.

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Couchpotato2 in reply to AlMorr

You did great. It's ok to be a little disappointed but I'm sure there are a lot of positives too. It's work in progress isnt it and keeps you trying :-)

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Couchpotato2

👍

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Very well done Al, and congratulations on beating last year’s time. 👏👏👏 Would you be tempted to run the race proper, or is it simply too far away to contemplate? 🏅

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks CC, I am sure there were many runners from Wales, Ireland and where I live, Scotland, hmmm, not sure about travelling 413 miles (just Googled the distance) to run the actual London Vitality 10,000 I know that you love travelling all over England to meet people on this forum, but most of those distances are less than half the distance from Scotland, it does seem easier to get into the 10,000 than running The London Marathon. 😊 🏃🏾 👍

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Yes it is a very long way for you Al, but if you find yourself willing and able to make the trip one day, it’s definitely a wonderful race and so well organised. My daughter wants to run it next year too! 😀

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I certainly will think about it CC, that's great news that your daughter wants to run it next year. 😊 🏃🏾Pity Flossie can't go along as well.

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Ahh yes it would be lovely to race with Flossie, but I don’t even do PR with her any more. As you know, she does volunteer with me though!

Hope you make it to London one day. 😀

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yes of course, Flossie is the chief BARKcode scanner 👍🏃🏾

Jell6 profile image
Jell6Graduate10

Well done AlMorr . I hope you enjoyed yourself 😊

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Jell6

I certainly did enjoy myself running this morning, thanks Jell6😊👍🏃🏾

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Dexy5Graduate10

Very well done Al, that is a brilliant time for your Virtual London 10K. Your route may not have been on the streets of London, but it does look like it’s beautiful Scottish countryside.

I wonder if you get a different coloured T-shirt to us? We shall wait with baited breath. 🏃🏼🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

I read somewhere that both the runners in London and the virtual runners would get the same medal and T Shirt, there are several photos of where I run somewhere else on this forum from a few years ago, do you remember ButtercupKid? she named some parts of her run after several members of this forum, I decided to name my whole route after her as she was such a inspiration to me and others, hence the name of my route called "The ButtercupKid 5K trail"

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

I remember her very well x

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

That’s so lovely Al.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Dexy5

She, her husband and children all have Autism

Doris8 profile image
Doris8Graduate10

Well done ALMorr Brilliant . Congratulations as well at beating last years time, probably the weather at least kept u cool👏👏

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Doris8

Thanks Doris8, the weather was dull, there was a little rain, temperature around 10C, I only saw one other runner but there were several dog walkers who said good morning to me.

Oldfloss profile image
OldflossAdministrator

HUGE well done my friend that is a super run and a super time!!! You really did it!!!!I am delighted for you and you beat last year's time.

But, the best bit... YOU enjoyed it xxx

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you very much Oldfloss, yes it was a super run, ran in sub 70 minutes which I hoped for beating last year's time by exactly 1 minute 90 seconds, yes I enjoyed it 👍 🏃🏾 👍

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

You did wonderfully. I was thinking of you this morning!! Torrential rain here...first thing!

Impressive!! Congratulations. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to GailXrunning

Thanks GailXrunning, I hope your runs are going well 👍.

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GailXrunning in reply to AlMorr

Thank you, yes. Gradually working back to where I left off with my bad fall in February. I’m up to 60 minutes, so going very well. 10k will be my next long run and tomorrow I’m trying my first speed session. Very exciting!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to GailXrunning

Good luck for your first speed session tomorrow. 😊

Well done Al, and in a great time too!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Thanks grumpyoldgirl, I was happy with my time, good run for me 😊👍🏃🏾

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CantstopmenowGraduate10

Congratulations on your virtual London Vitality 10k and on improving your time to under 70 minutes too. Well done 👏👏

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Cantstopmenow

Thanks Cantstopmenow, I hope you are enjoying your running 🏃🏾

Cantstopmenow profile image
CantstopmenowGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

I am thank you, although there is plenty of room for improvement. I must get back into the habit of keeping in touch with folks on this forum, it is so helpful.

AlMorr profile image
AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Cantstopmenow

Indeed, it's very helpful to keep in touch with everyone on this forum 👍

Sandraj39 profile image
Sandraj39Graduate10

Well done AlMorr - and great time too, coming in under your target time! 👏🙂

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Sandraj39

Nice that I got a sub 70 minutes 10K time, thanks, good 🏃🏾 run

Wow - well done AlMorr. So glad no tech issues this time and you beat last year’s record too! Brilliant. 👏

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Slothgoesrunning

I made sure that there wouldn't be any tech issues by checking the phone before I ran, that was my 25th 10K, I have only ran three under 70 minutes, the slowest about 76 minutes, my PB time for a 10K is 1:08:44 which I ran last November on the same course.

I can only dream of those times! Always Something to aim for when we are all out there eh? 🙂

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Slothgoesrunning

Time doesn't really matter all that much, as long as you enjoy your running, that's the main thing. 😊

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Mudita11Graduate10

Well done AlMorr and a great time! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Mudita11

Thanks 🏃🏾👍

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linda9389Graduate10

Well done! Congratulations on beating your target too 👏 👏👏

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to linda9389

Thank you Linda9389, I was happy at getting a sub 70 minutes time 🏃🏾👍😊

Well done, I've read your profile and started following you 👍 😊 very impressed! I'm working up to a 10k very slowly!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Marvincat

Thanks Marvincat, nice that you have read my profile and started following me, I wish you good luck on your quest to run 10K, take all the runs slowly as you have been doing and perhaps next year you can take part in the London 10,000.

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Marvincat in reply to AlMorr

That's certainly something to work towards!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Marvincat

👍

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10

Congratulations on your Virtual Vitality. It sounds like you really enjoyed it and a great time too

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

Yes I did enjoy my run yesterday and I am pleased with my time.

Sandie1961 profile image
Sandie1961Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

So you should be 😊

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Sandie1961

👍 😊

00marks profile image
00marksGraduate10

Well done! Great running.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to 00marks

Thanks 00marks

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Birdlady64Graduate10

Brilliant run Al. 👏💪👌Very well done on achieving your aim of a sub 70 minute run.Thank goodness the tech worked this time 😁

I hope you managed to relax and enjoy your day yesterday, with a few special treats to reward yourself.

Thanks so much for the good luck wishes and special mention. A short maintainence run for me today before the big one on Sunday 😱

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

Thank you very much Birdlady64, I enjoyed that run very much, just a little rain, not much, it reminded me of the day 2 years ago that I ran my first 10-mile run, then the rain was much heavier, I was happy with my sub 70 minute time and with no problems like last year with the tech, I have kept my BIB No. as a souvenir.I did relax after the run but took my neighbour's dog Holly for a walk at 2 o'clock around the park near to where I live and sometimes where I run as well.

Once again I wish you good luck with your maintenance run and especially the run on Sunday.

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Birdlady64Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

🙏

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Birdlady64

👍

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Raisemeup60minGraduate

Just adding my congratulations to the many others that you deserve - Well Done Al! Best wishes ☺️

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Raisemeup

Thank you very much Raisemeup🏃🏾👍

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Frizzbomb67Graduate10

Congrats 🥳. I’ll be joining you later today as I’m running it after work. I won’t get anywhere near your time tho but that’s fine, it’s the distance that counts, and the bling and t shirt of course 😂. That choccy ice cream sounds good 😋. I’ve got something similar in the freezer. It’s going to be hot later too! Sounds just perfect!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Frizzbomb67

I wish you all the best for your run today Frizzbomb67, after you complete it you will enjoy your ice cream, good luck😊🏃🏾👍

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FionamagsGraduate10

Fantastic time Al!

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Fionamags

👍 🏃🏾 Thanks Fionamags 👍🏃🏾

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10

Huge well done Al on completing your virtual Vitality 10k - and in a great time too! Hope there aren’t any side effects today

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thanks OGR, no effects whatsoever, this Saturday will be my 43rd parkrun, but it's next Wednesday which will be my 100th (not) parkrun, most runners are not too bothered about not parkruns but as you are still allowed to run them, I have continued my mid week run as a not parkrun, either as a split at 5K on a longer run as on Wednesday or just a midweek 5K as I will run next week.I was thinking as I have not ran 10 miles this year I may try to do that in a fortnight, to heck with building up to 16K as I have over the last two years, I will go for it immediately, if I feel sore at 12 or 14K I will stop, but after yesterday's run it's possible I maybe able to run 16K /10 miles straight away. 😊 🏃🏾

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OldgirlrunsGraduate10

10 miles eh? Very impressive, I look forward to seeing your run report next week !

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

That 10 miles run if I run all that way will be in two weeks time, next Wednesday I intend to run my 100th (not) parkrun, I hope you are keeping well ✅ 👍

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Week7Graduate10

Congratulations on a great run AlMorr.

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to Week7

Thanks Week7, I enjoyed my 2nd London Vitality Virtual 10,000 yesterday 😊✅

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Me_timeGraduate10

Congratulations! And beating last year's time is well deserved chocolate on the icecream ;)

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