Graduation at Parkrun!!: Well, I've done it... - Couch to 5K

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Graduation at Parkrun!!

Fluffypaws21
Fluffypaws21Graduate

Well, I've done it! Decided to have a go at York Parkrun for my graduation. Hardly slept with worry and it was so windy during the night I thought it would be a nightmare - but it wasn't! Managed to do the 5k without stopping in 38.42 so not the fastest time in the world but feels like a massive achievement for little old me. I was overtaken by nearly everyone (including small kids and people pushing prams!) but it didn't matter!

One of the volunteers came to see me at the end and gave me a piece of Christmas cake!

It was brilliant and everyone was really friendly. Thanks for all of the support from everyone & Happy Christmas!

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no-excuse
no-excuseGraduate

That is definitely a massive achievement, well done! Glad you enjoyed it. You will be surprised how your times will improve too if that's what you decide you want. But the best thing is to just enjoy it anyway. x :-)

Fluffypaws21
Fluffypaws21Graduate in reply to no-excuse

Thanks - still can't believe it really!

Hidden
Hidden

Well done !! So pleased you went for it...It wasn't so scary was it ? You were faster than me this week !!!

Fluffypaws21
Fluffypaws21Graduate in reply to Hidden

Thanks - not scary at all! Everyone was so nice.

hilbean
hilbeanGraduate

Oh well done! I'm so glad you enjoyed your Parkrun and a great achievement :) All you need now is your graduation badge for Christmas :)

Happy Christmas!

Fluffypaws21
Fluffypaws21Graduate in reply to hilbean

Thanks - lovely to have my badge! Happy Christmas to you too

Cara2007
Cara2007Graduate

Congratulations on your graduation run, glad it was a good one :-)

Fluffypaws21
Fluffypaws21Graduate in reply to Cara2007

Thanks x

runswithdogs
runswithdogsGraduate

Watch out! Those pram pushers are deceptively speedy! Well done on both the graduation and the parkrun.

Fluffypaws21
Fluffypaws21Graduate in reply to runswithdogs

Thanks! Yeah, some of them were very speedy!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Congratulations. If it is any consolation, those small children overtake 90% of the field at every parkrun around the world. That's what is so great about it.....all ages and abilities out for fun.

Keep running, keep smiling.

Fluffypaws21
Fluffypaws21Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks. It was much more fun than I thought even being overtaken by toddlers!

danzargo
danzargoGraduate

WELL DONE! What a great way to graduate too. We look forward to your future posts on running parkrun in 25 minutes or less!!!

Fluffypaws21
Fluffypaws21Graduate in reply to danzargo

Thanks - maybe 2016!

Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Congratulations! What a great way to graduate and a pretty impressive time too!

Fluffypaws21
Fluffypaws21Graduate in reply to Ullyrunner

Thank-you. Still in a state of shock though having plenty of mince pies to keep my sugar levels up!

ginbin
ginbinGraduate

Congrats on the graduation and the time!

Fluffypaws21
Fluffypaws21Graduate in reply to ginbin

Thank-you.

Hidden
Hidden

That's great! A really memorable graduation x

Fluffypaws21
Fluffypaws21Graduate in reply to Hidden

Thank-you.

Hidden
Hidden

Congratulations on graduating and a fantastic time as well, you must be well pleased.

Fluffypaws21
Fluffypaws21Graduate in reply to Hidden

Pleased and a bit shocked - thank-you.

S_J_B
S_J_BGraduate

So pleased for you - what a fab way to graduate :)

Brilliant way to graduate - well done you!

poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Hey Fluffypaws, I am sorry I missed your graduation post xxx

Well you certainly did it in style Missus - Congratulations !

Happy Christmas to you and a massive Well done on a brilliant achievement ! :-) xxx

Fluffypaws21
Fluffypaws21Graduate in reply to poppypug

No problem - thanks for your support poppypug. My legs were aching for days but it was well worth it! Hope you have a lovely Christmas too

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