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My 1st Runniversary


It appears that it was my C25K 1st Runniversary yesterday :-)

After a false start on the treadmill in October 2014 and after encouragement from my physio, I got carried away , went too fast, too far, too soon, in rubbish trainers and got very painful posterior tibealis tendonitis about a month later which didn't clear up until early January last year. Looking around for how to restart in a gentle way, I got myself sorted out and did Week 1 Run 1 on Monday 26th January 2015 in our works gym - on treadmill #1 of 4 I hasten to add :-) Good old #1 - it's my favourite!

I started at 9.8 km/h and nudged that to 10.0 (cheeky!), but by Week 3 twinges of post-tib spooked me so I knocked that down to 9.0 km/h (equivalent to 5k in 33 mins) and stuck with that all the way through.

And here I am, 1 year and 1 day later (and older and a little wiser). Able to run 12.5 km in about 65 minutes, a 5k PB of 23:31 and loving the possibilities :-)

Thanks for listening and reading,

John (runner)

11 Replies

Fantastic !

Congratulations John ( runner ) on your Runniversary

Well done that man ! :-) xxx

John_WAmbassador in reply to poppypug

Thank you Poppy!


A great year John well done :)

John_WAmbassador in reply to Slow_Rob

Thanks Rob!


Happy Runniversary John! What a difference a year can make!

John_WAmbassador in reply to Ullyrunner

Thanks Ully! Yes, quite a difference :-)

Happy Runniversary for yesterday John. You do know that it's a rule that you have to treat yourself to a piece of new kit and post a picture?

John_WAmbassador in reply to Irishprincess

I kind of did that over Christmas :-) See my "Running Story" post !


IrishprincessGraduate in reply to John_W

Yeah but that was a month ago........🙂

John_WAmbassador in reply to Irishprincess

Ha! Ok... I am keeping my eye out for one of those merino base layers from Aldi but looking in there is a nightmare!


Wow, said the novice, if only I could do 5 k in 30 minutes..... I am envious. Well done

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