W9R3 graduation and park run

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. Β 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.Β 

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 πŸ˜€

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.Β 

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...


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  • Well done, barmy πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ˜„πŸ‘ yay, go you! enjoy the bath and Cornwall.

  • 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!!!!

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

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


  • Congratulations! What a stylish way to graduate!

    Now you can plan lots of lovely running adventures.

  • Your badge looks lovely :)

    Well done, sounds a great day xx

  • Congratulations! Sounds like a wonderful run :)

  • Cornwall; that's a proper, well deserved, graduation treat! πŸ˜‰Β 

    Congratulations and enjoy your trip.

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

  • Thanks! Still can't believe I've done it πŸ˜‚

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


  • Brilliant!Β  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. Β parkrun really helps there. Β Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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

  • Big congratulations a great way to graduate, enjoy Cornwall 😊

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

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

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

  • 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.Β 

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

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

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

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