My First Medal

My First Medal

Just had the most amazing morning at Pretty Muddy Race for Life- I've never entered a race or won a medal for anything before - I'm feeling quite emotional at the moment! Can't believe that at nearly 62 I was able to complete this! Thankyou Couch to 5k and all you encouraging folk on this forum- I don't post very often but I faithfully read your posts every day- that can sometimes be the difference between me going for a run as opposed to staying in bed!!! Already thinking about my next challenge!


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  • Ahh, well done, Naughty.

    Good to see you really wearing that mud (and bling!) with pride.

  • Thanks Dunder2004

  • Great pic, well done

  • Thanks Slow_Rob

  • Congratulations! Great photo too - you look fab for 62..all those mud face packs I guess? πŸ˜‰!

  • Hehe, thanks Sandraj39 - it was much cheaper than a spa treatment and the session lasted much longer!!!'πŸ˜‚

  • Wow... Mucky, Muddy and Marvellous ! Well done :)

  • Thanks Oldfloss- it certainly was!!

  • You look great! :)

  • Well done x

  • Thanks Sammully!

  • Looks lovely and you look really happy. What a fun thing to do!

  • Thanks JaySeeSkinny it was mega!!

  • Ooh well done you mucky pup! You clearly enjoyed it. We never really grow up do we?

  • Hehe! Thanks Ullyrunner- I usually hate mud but this was so fun!!πŸ˜‚

  • Looking good NaughtyNanna, that's a great achievement. Looks like good fun too :)

  • Thanks AncientMum - yes it was great!

  • Amazing well


  • Thanks Tombenoly!

  • Brilliant Nanna !

    Well done and you look fab , mud n'all ! :-) xxx

  • Thanks Poppypug- I did have my makeup on too!!!πŸ’„πŸ˜‚

  • Ha ha ! :-)

    Plus mud pack - Brilliant ! :-) xxx

  • Wow, impressive well done! Did you do any special training?

  • Thanks skyesue16! I did do a course in mud management!!! Seriously- I run 3 times a week but changed one of those to a country park to get used to trail running- I'm usually a pavement person. I'm going to try 30-20-10 to improve my speed, Juicyju's recommended it- I've only tried it once and it's really hard!!!

  • Love it- frame it!

  • Good idea Digger74!!πŸ˜‚

  • Looking good. Congratulations. Looks like fun was hadx

  • Thanks TheHack- it was great fun!πŸ˜€

  • Great photo! Looks like fun 😊

  • Thanks Lavender1962- it certainly was!!πŸ˜‚

  • well done! And no way you look your age, you don't look old enough to be a nanna!

  • Thanks heavyhorse -maybe I should start wearing mud instead of makeup!!! #mudhidesthewrinkles πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Great picture Nanna, you look like you really enjoyed it. It looks so much like fun.... And well done

  • Thanks nhs2015 - it was mega!!πŸ˜€

  • So... basically it is a run with a free spa beauty treatment included; that sounds interesting! :D

    And surely you look amazing after the mud bath!

  • Hehe! Secan- yes you got it in 1! We did get a freebie Champneys body scrub and lotion at the end too so it was a luxury spa treatment!!!

  • Looks like you've been lying down in the mud! Do they have showers there or do you get to travel home in your muddy glory? I agree with everyone else - you look fabulous and you don't look your age.

  • Thanks boptillyoudrop49 !! No showers!!! We washed our hands and changed our shoes - the car was a bit of a mess- we put bin bags over the seats but that didn't work!! Me and the car are all clean again now!!!πŸƒπŸšΏπŸš™πŸšΏπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • I love this picture! The look of happiness and pride on your face says it all :)

  • Thanks cathalicious!πŸ˜€

  • Ha ha, how did you keep your specs clean? well done, you'll be buzzing for ages on that one xx

  • Thanks Curlygurly2! Don't quite know how I managed the specs!!! They were only a bit splashed- I had more problems with them steaming up!!!!! πŸ€“#steamcleaned???

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