First 5km Santa Dash DONE!

First 5km Santa Dash DONE!

So we did it. Fabulous. Time was 28 mins 40 seconds. Very happy with that considering I've not ever run more than 25 mins before and I've only done that once, last Friday!

I've got a sore left ever. And my friend has pulled something. But we don't care.

The very best news is that between us two we have raised over £1000 for our local Hospice. The East Cheshire Hospice.

Not a bad achievement for a pair of old gits who only started running 6 weeks ago :)

The weather here has been horrendous. But the weather gods kept us dry for half an hour. The ground was horrendous. My beloved Brooks are in the washer on a very gentle cycle and in a horse blanket bag that I use for my dogs towels. Hope they're ok. Fingers crossed. I know it shouldn't be done but I need them to run on the beach. We are off to Cornwall on Wednesday. Just have to run on the beach don't we!! With our dogs!!

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  • Wow, that's brilliant news Barbara! Well done to both of you for going the distance and raising such a fab amount of money :) Sounds like you managed to put together a great playlist in the end! :)

  • My earphones kept coming out which was very annoying but yes Florence kept me going. Loved it :)

  • Yay! I've just done me a special W5R3 playlist that will hopefully get me through :) x

  • You'll smash it Ali. I know you will. Xx

  • Well done! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!!! The rain held off in Coventry too!! Just!!!

  • Thanks Lou xx

  • Oh Well done to both of you ! Love the photo, you look great ! :-)

    Brilliant cause , and a fantastic amount of money raised, sounds like you had a fab day ( apart from the weather )

    Nice hot bath/shower and a chill out tonight for you , you have earned it Ho Ho Ho ! :-D xxx

  • Thanks Poppy. The money is so fabulous. We got a special mention at the start. Star fundraisers apparently! So embarrassing :)

    We had a couple of Sale Sharks players doing our warm up which was funny!

  • Fab stuff B !

    Enjoy your time in Cornwall, I bet it looks amazing even at this time of year, I am sure the dogs will love it as much as you will ! :-) xxx

  • Congratulations lassies. That's an amazing amount of money to raise and in a bl**dy fantastic time too. Be very very proud of yourselves :)

  • Thanks AM :) Very happy with the time xx

  • Congratulations to both of you :D

  • Thanks so much SJB :)

  • Well done - excellent time and superb fundraising! You both look great.

    Enjoy the beach in Cornwall.

  • Thanks Ullyrunner. Can't wait to see the sea! Even in December :)

  • Amazing effort ! Fantastic time ! Well done...

  • Thanks so much henpen. So many fabulous Santa Dashes today to raise so much money. Brilliant!!

  • Yay!!!Well done you...must be a great feeling.

  • Thanks pot58

  • thats an amazing time! well done you! :) lovely photo!

  • Thanks Aliboo :)

  • Brilliant Barbara. What a fantastic time too you must be so chuffed well done

  • Thanks getting fitter. The irony is we thought we'd been dead slow...lots if the kids only did one lap,some did two so when we got to the end of 3 there weren't many left !!

  • Wow, fantastic to raise the money and a brilliant time as well. You two must be so proud.

  • We are Kristina thanks. Feel back to normal today after aching yesterday. We both had a massage and I slept 11 hours last night because I had to do 3 back to back dog walks over 12km in the morning after!! :)

  • Morning after is always the best:-)

    With eleven hours of sleep I mean.

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