Will never be able to run 5k in less than 45 min but still very happy with this.

Will never be able to run 5k in less than 45 min but still very happy with this.

I think I managed my first parkrun <40 minutes but that was a one off. Since then I have averaged 45 mins. Yesterday I finished the City of Birmingham 10K in one and half hours. I think they were packing up when I crossed the line :-)

My friend Ellen was determined not to leave me behind and spent a lot of the time running on the spot just so we could finish together. This running business lets to you find great friends.

I admit I took walking breaks but hey-ho I had to take time to enjoy the lovely Sutton Park.

Two things I noticed as I went round. If I decided to give a hill a go - I wanted to walk at the top. Also, if someone shouted out words of encouragement I wanted to stop and walk. Reverse psychology in my case I suppose.

Anyway, thanks to this C25K programme and the Boldmere Bullets I made it! And don't I feel good.

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  • You enjoy running and u r active, fit and healthy. Well done, keep having fun and don't worry about the time!! Julie

  • Well done. It was a lovely day for it too.

  • Sounds great, well done. Don't worry about the time just keep enjoying yourself :)

  • Yessss well done. I think that's a very respectable time too!

    Great job โ˜บโœ”

  • Well done - enjoying it is what it's all about!

  • Your times are spot on the same as mine and like you it dosent bother me in the slightest. The only time I came a bit unstuck was in my HM they had packed up the last water station and I was a bit thirsty but didnt have to wait long till someone handed me a bottle of water. Great photo and times, very well done. And your right running is the gift that just keeps giving.

  • Yup - my times are about the same. More important to be out there and doing it than to get hung up on time IMO.

  • Never say never, if you keep plugging away at it those times will come down. Have you tried the + podcasts? Yup, there goes Curly boring on about them again!

    Congrats on your 10K, that's a good time! Which one are you? I guess in the middle?

  • Ah who cares how long it took, you did it! What a brilliant picture and I like the sound of your friend Ellen, that's great that she stayed with you.

  • Ah Brilliant photo Moonie, One to treasure for the mantelpiece is that ! :-)

    Well done to you all , you did it and that makes you a winner in my book

    Hell Yeah ! :-) xxx

  • What a great photo- well done! Just look at the smiles ๐Ÿ˜€

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