ME!! - 5K under 30 minutes -after 18 months!!!!

ME!! -  5K under 30 minutes -after 18 months!!!!

IT was pacer week today - I was determined to follow the 30 minute pacer for as long as I could and he also was determined that I should not flag at the end - so he was VERY supportive and ran a perfectly paced 5K. I did flag just a little in the last klm - more the spirit than anything else - it was HARD! and I would never had been able to do it on my own.

So - after 18 months since graduating C25K, I finally broke that 30 minute mark - with 29:18!!! :) Very pleased !! Not bad for an old man who turns 69 next month -- I never could run when I was younger!!!

Then - when I got home I realised that in all the excitement, I forgot to register my time with the timekeeper and still have the finish token in my pocket!!!! Fortunately I can see #99 ( me) is "unknown" so I think they will register the result after all.

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  • Wow! Congratulations!!!! What an achievement ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

  • Fantastic Bazza, you rock!๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

  • Wow!! That is brilliant - well done indeed :-) you must be absolutely buzzing! Given that it's only 7am here, guessing you must be quite a long way away. Love how global this forum is.

    Enjoy the rest of your day feeling warm and fuzzy with pride! :-)

  • I thought you said we were starting in November !!!!!! You beat me.... Very well done. That's great running. Congratulations.

  • Sorry !! I forgot!! :) But - the conditions are PERFECT here right now for PB's - it will be too hot in November. I will wait for you before I do another attempt just to prove that it wasn't a fluke!! :)

  • Where are you by the way?

  • Brisbane , Australia

  • Fanbloodytastic Bazza, that's amazing.

    Well done you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  • Brilliant Bazza ! Your hard work , determination and persistence paid off . I am really pleased for you.

    Good things do happen to nice people .

    Such s shame you forgot your barcode but at least it's registered

    Well done Bazz ! :-) xxx

  • No - I had my barcode and my finish token -- I just kept them in my pocket until I realised AFTER I got home!! :) This is what happens when you get old!! :)

  • I know what you mean , I am getting very prone to these "senior moments " myself :-D xxx

  • Well done Bazza that's amazing.

    Achieving under 30 is amazing but at nearly 69. Gives me hope that I may hit that one day, under 30 I mean as I will obviously reach 69 at some point๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


    Jules xxx

  • Fantastic Bazza! Well pleased for you :D

  • Well done, Baz! I'm setting off soon for Parkrun myself :)

  • Woohooo!!! Well done \o/

  • Oh Bazza, Sweetie, I'm so pleased for you. What a fantastic achievement, and no more than you deserve after all your hard work and effort. Well done!! :) :)

  • That is fantastic bazza - I think what is rederred to as a "stirling effort"! Hope they get your name up on the result page in true recognition! Well done.:-)

  • Inspirational!! just graduated but nowhere near 5k - just realised that nowhere near 5k yet!!! Big congrats and cheers mate!!

  • Congrats Bazza, seriously impressed! Definitely gives hope to everyone under 69 and prob even to some people who are older too :) hope you get the official time okay.

  • That's brilliant Bazza - a feeling you won't forget! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • What an inspiration you are!! I am in awe!๐Ÿ˜ซ

  • Well done Baz, you nailed it!!! Woohoooooooooooooo!

    I bet you're well chuffed with that.

  • Brilliant Bazza! I love the look on the guy on the right of the picture. It's like he's saying, " look at him go!"

  • That was about the 200 metre mark before the finish - I did "take off" and challenged the 30 minute pacer to keep up with me -- which he easily did of course , being a 24 minute runner himself (at age 66). All good fun !

    I am enjoying my half bottle of Aussie Cabernet Sauvignon more than usual tonight. :)

  • Really chuffed for you

    Amazing and inspiring achievement!

  • That's amazing, well done!!

  • Fantastic run, well done... still a dream of mine!

  • Wow Bazza! Fantastic achievement. And great photo - it looks as though you are shoving others aside in your dash for the finish. Great stuff!!

  • Brilliant, Bazza! We all knew you could do it ;)

  • Well done Bazza. What a great accomplishment - enjoy your well deserved wine.

  • Well done Bazza. Miles on the legs and sheer determination pay off in the end. A brilliant milestone for the man who stated in his early days on this forum that he couldn't see any reason why he would want to run 5k non stop!!!

    Keep running, keep smiling.

  • Absolutely brilliant. High-five!! :)

  • Brilliant time I take my hat off to you :) :)

  • Congratulations Bazza, that is brilliant. Your determination and commitment have paid off. I do hope they're able to update your result!

  • Fan-bloody-tastic Bazza. You nailed it.

  • You didn't just break it - you smashed it!!


    Brilliant. Well done. Take it steady over the next few days. Those legs will need a rest after that punishment!!! What ag% does that earn you?

    I just need to find myself an amazing pacer too. โ˜บ

  • Enjoy your wine. Its a celebration. Cheers and well done young man!

  • Whoop whoop Bazza! Well done, what an achievement after all your hard work. My bet is you can keep doing times like that now if you want to. Great stuff! x :-)

  • Great result Bazza many many congratulations

  • Way to go!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  • thats brilliant bazza congratulations!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • Well done Bazza. Not just sub-30, but 29:18! That's fantastic.

  • Brilliant! Well done. So impressed with you - have a well deserved rest on your laurels (always thought that sounds a bit prickly and uncomfortable, but apparently it is the thing to do...)

  • Brilliant, well done Bazza ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

  • Congratulations Bazza, that is amazing. I love the picture of you going for it. I hope they manage to belatedly add you to the official results.

  • Wow Bazza, bonzer!

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