Race for life 5K!

12 weeks ago I didn't run, not even for a bus! I've never run, I always said I'm not the right build (more for comfort than speed!), better at anything but running, but I am always willing to try something new, and find a new challenge.

C25K was the challenge and I did it! Yesterday I did the race for life 5K, running the whole way (and was told afterwards there were more hills than before this time!) in 34mins and raised a load of cash for a great cause!

Great atmosphere and what a buzz!

I'm hoping (after a couple of days recovery) to get out and see if I can do 5k slightly faster and after that...! I've been asked already if I'm signing up for a 10K... next challenge maybe?!? πŸ˜…


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  • Well done to you jojosinc - it's a fab feeling not only as a personal challenge but knowing you have raised cash for a really fab cause . I also couldn't run, but 9 weeks ago I started the couch to 5 k plan , I have two runs left in the program till I graduate . Keep

    Up the fab work x

  • Thanks! I hope your next couple of runs to graduation go well! Nearly there!

  • Well done Jo !

    Yes these are really brilliant events aren't they ?

    Where was yours ? :-) xxx

  • Great atmosphere and I think extra emotional for those who had lost dads with it being Father's Day. Camperdown Park, Dundee. Overcast and not too warm, so normal summer weather really! First time I've run off road as well as it was through woodland track in places but no mud thankfully.

    I found it hard going in places (I'd done an "it's a knockout" event the day before! Which was harder than I'd anticipated) but I pushed on thinking I was having it easy compared to folk going through cancer treatments and the effects. My discomfort was nothing compared to what those brave people have to endure.

  • Brilliant !

    Yes it was a very fitting tribute on Fathers Day xxx

    I did mine in Tatton Park in Knutsford and it was mainly on grass and woodland .

    I think I am going to do the Pretty Mudder too, quite fancy the look of that one :-) xxx

  • I maybe have a look at that! I spent Saturday getting soaked and covered in custard so mud would be a nice change! Go for it!

  • Custard ? :-)

    Ha ha whatever floats ya boat Missus ! :-) xxx

  • It was "it's a knockout" not just a normal Saturday! I thought I'd mentioned that.

  • Oh yes , " Its a Knockout " yes sorry you did :-) xxx

  • Goodness, that's not a bad time at all. Very well done. Have you got a park run near you you can go to to if you want to go faster over 5k ? and now you're talking about 10k ? You ARE the right build for running !!

  • Thanks πŸ˜€ I will need to go and check out where and when there are park runs near me.

  • Camperdown isn't an easy route from what I understand and that's a great time to do it in, well done.

    I love the Race for Life and have walked it a few times, did the pretty muddy a couple of weeks ago and it was fab.

    Why not try the Parkrun in Camperdown (or any others) and as for the 10K - go for it!!


  • First time I'd run anywhere other than my "training" roads so I was really chuffed with the time and change of scene, though it was tough. I will look into this park run people speak of as I haven't yet and see what the crack is. Cheers!

  • Thanks for all the support folks! It does make a difference!

  • very well done!!! both on finishing AND in a good time

  • Thanks!

  • Well done - that's a great time too!

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