I did it .... my 1st 5k

Just run my 1st 5k ! Feeling awesome ! 11 weeks ago I couldnt run a step, but I got there. What an amazing atmosphere, cant wait for my next one ! So lovely the support I had from family, 2 sisters travelling from Devon, one ran with a newly mended broken toe and the other hasnt been running much more then 7 weeks, amazing effort. My lovely daughter daughter in law and grand daughter, chose to walk it ( Alice is only 4 ) but bless her, she ran every step of the way, or rather danced hopped, starjumped and ran her way thru. Thanks also to all those who supported me by sponsorship, friends from my home town Torrington ( these people havent seen me in probably 30 years, but came up trumps ) my American family, still there for Bri and I despite us leaving USA 3 years ago, sorry guys has to be said, I miss you guys but no regrets all my cyber friends on C25K and the HU site, without these 2 sites I would probably have quit, ( special thanks to Kathryn Booth a cyber friend (want2run2) who run same time as me in support and of course my family who pledged so generously. I'd like to say I am sorry I harrassed you all but I'm not, it resulted in almost £750 and still counting and as a family we raided around £1500

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  • Well done on your first 5k, the first of many by the sound of it.....

    and fantastic results with the fund raising!

    Happy running!

  • Yay GJ ! Massive well done to you and your family, sounds like you had an amazing time ! Congratulations to you, sounds like youre on Cloud 9 ! Glad you enjoyed it , it is an amazing day isn't it ? :-) xxx

  • I got one complaint, as we got to the last few metres, and we could hear the crowd, the end was definately near, just around the corner, and what was there, a bloody hill that's what ! How rude is that, feel like putting in a complaint, Health and Safety and all that !!!

  • When I did the Color Run in May I and a lot of other runners were put off because it was advertised as a flat, paved course. What we got was a grass course on a profession cross country course ...all uphill & downhill.

    I did complain to the organization and they gave me a voucher for another Color Run at no cost to me. Sometimes it pays to complain.

  • Fantastic GJ, well done! Sounds like a great run with your family and all that money raised too! X :-D

  • Fantastic well done

  • Wow ! An amazing time was had by all by the sounds of it. Great news and many congratulations.

  • Congratulations. What an achievement

  • Woooohoooo GJ!!!!! You did it! We knew you would!

  • Well done, you and congratulations on reaching 5K :) It sounds like a great run with family members.

  • Way to go GJ, you fundraising superstar! You have achieved so much in a few short months. Congratulations x

  • Fantastic!!! So pleased for you!

  • Fantastic!!! So pleased for you!

  • Well done GJ! What a fantastic achievement and for such a good cause :D

  • Well done. A great family achievement.

  • Well done

  • But that bloody last hill !!!! should I complain ;)

  • YES

  • Wow....Great achievement!!

  • Well done! That is amazing! And yes complain! Fancy putting a hill at the end! That is just rude :) you have done amazing with both your progress and funding raising. Well done again :)

  • Whooppeeeee! Well done!

  • Thank you everyone, love C25K and love this site

  • Outstanding achievement and money raised. Well done, well done, well done!

  • Amazing! It sounds like a great achievement on many levels :-)

  • Congratulations Grannyjudes! well done to all of you! :)

  • Congratulations Grannyjudes! And on the fund raising too! Great job!!

  • Congratulations GJ, that sounds fantastic, well done. Best wishes to you and your family.

  • Congratulations Grannyjudes. Sounds like it was a fab day with lots of good memories ( maybe the hill will feel like a great achievement soon lol!) well done for raising such a huge amount of money

  • Congratulations on the 5k! It sounds like it was a great family day. You raised a lot of money :)

  • Well done, you're amazing and obviously a great inspiration to your family too. A brilliant achievement.

  • ...and the hill? Rude maybe but perhaps it added to your sense of achievement!

  • Wow what a fantastic result all round! The one thing that really humbled me was the amount of support I have got from family and friends on FB and on here! I seemed to have gone global these last few days! Messages from all corners of the world! Glad you had a great run! I can't wait to do it again next year! Now looking for 10k's! I want to do a Jane Tomlinson next year too! :-) CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Well done, Judy. Your first 5k is on the books and you are now an official runner. Proud of you!

  • That is brilliant GJ! What an achievement and how fantastic that you've raised all that money for such a good cause. Big hugs :)

  • Brilliant, well done. What an achievement :)

  • I am very happy everyone, feeling tired ( more then tired ) but proud x

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