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W9R3 graduation and park run

barmybint
barmybintGraduate

Arrived at Shorne Wood Country Park with hubby and hound in tow to find about 200 people ready to park run!

There were a couple of other newbies and the marshalls gathered us up and explained everything.  I wandered to the back and walked back and forth before the start.

And then we were off! I was overtaken immediately by a man pushing a buggy accompanied by a small child 😐

The course is 3 laps around a woodland path and the weather was glorious. I dumped my hat after lap 1. 

I ran for 30 minutes to graduate (hurrah) and then completed the 5k with a mix of walking and running. I reckon it took about 45 minutes and I wasn't last 😀

It was bloody hard but I'm so glad I did it. About to jump in the bath and then into the car to drive to Cornwall. 

The best bit of the whole c25k journey? You gorgeous folk who have answered my questions, encouraged me and made me laugh. You are all awesome 😍😍😍

I'll just head off for my badge now...

22 Replies
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vivster
vivsterGraduate

Well done, barmy 😄😄👏😄👏😄👏 yay, go you! enjoy the bath and Cornwall.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Yeay...Congratulations... well done you!!!!

Bask in the glory, and wave to the crowds as you pass them, all cheering you on the way to Cornwall!!!!

barmybint
barmybintGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

The traffic was so bad that the crowds were passing me!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to barmybint

No.... well they all peered at the new Graduate.... I bet! :)

hannah141
hannah141Graduate

YAAYYYYYYYY

Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Congratulations! What a stylish way to graduate!

Now you can plan lots of lovely running adventures.

jt24
jt24Graduate

Your badge looks lovely :)

Well done, sounds a great day xx

Shivani05
Shivani05Graduate

Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful run :)

secan
secanGraduate

Cornwall; that's a proper, well deserved, graduation treat! 😉 

Congratulations and enjoy your trip.

Helein
HeleinGraduate

Well done. Enjoy Cornwall. Your Graduate badge after your name suits you. 

barmybint
barmybintGraduate in reply to Helein

Thanks! Still can't believe I've done it 😂

Madge50
Madge50Graduate

Well done, you're going to have a grin on your face all day! And parkrun, you'll be back.........😄😄😄

Mx

Brilliant!  Well done!

Well done! Congratulations on graduating and well done on you first parkrun!!!

Keep it up now - I really missed the discipline of the program the first few weeks after I graduated.  parkrun really helps there.  Glad you enjoyed it. :)

barmybint
barmybintGraduate in reply to agedsnailspace

I will have to be disciplined as I signed up for outrun may for macmillan so am doing 30 miles

Slow_Rob
Slow_RobGraduate

Big congratulations a great way to graduate, enjoy Cornwall 😊

JaySeeSkinny
JaySeeSkinnyGraduate

Congratulations - what a lovely way to graduate! And now on holiday in Cornwall. Don't forget to run while you're there😎

barmybint
barmybintGraduate in reply to JaySeeSkinny

I've already spotted a 3 mile run that looks flat/downhill 😊

Hidden
Hidden

Well done for being brave and tackling the parkrun. Many congratulations on your graduation too.

barmybint
barmybintGraduate

I got my park run result. 43.29 and 191st out of 196. There was one person I beat fair and square as the rest behind me must've been marshalls as all had pb's under 30 mins. I don't care as I stuck to my plan. 30 miles in may for outrun macmillan up next. 

Hidden
Hidden

How absolutely wonderful you've graduated and a cracking idea to complete it on a parkrun!

I think you're a superstar and I've loved reading your posts because of the humour you put into them, very well done "Graduate" xxx

Anaverageman
AnaveragemanGraduate

well done... graduate AND first park run.. good for you

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