Week 9 Run 3 - Parkrun 2- Done: Roll up, roll up... - Couch to 5K

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Week 9 Run 3 - Parkrun 2- Done

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate

Roll up, roll up, witness the bearded gazelle! :)

My second Parkrun- paced myself a lot better than the first one.

Slow & steady wins the race. I had enough left in me for a dash at the end.

Having forty-ish people clapping, & cheering me on, & saying

"yeah, sprint finish, well done!" was something I won't forget anytime soon.

I'm absolutely buzzing. I love Parkrun, and I can only do Parkrun thanks to

the brilliance of the C25k program, and the awesome people on this forum.

Thanks, everyone.

My time was 36:14, 2 mins slower than last week. Who cares? not me, I just

do it for the mental & physical benefits.

I will spend the afternoon starting a new program, which I've just developed.

It's called 5k2C. :)

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poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Woo Hoo ! I thought about you this morning Finchy , cos I remembered you were doing your Graduation Run today .

Fab stuff ! Many Congratulations to you on your Graduation ! It has been a pleasure following your progress on here , you've given us lots of laughs along the way :-)

Yep, I would definitely start your programme straight away , you have well and truly earned a lie down on the couch this afternoon :-)

Well done to you and all the very best to you in whatever running direction you decide to take

Have you requested your Badge ? :-) xxx

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate in reply to poppypug

Thanks a lot poppypug , the badge is on its way :)

poppypug
poppypugGraduate in reply to 90ldfinch

Ah there it is , Suits you Sir :-) xxx

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate in reply to poppypug

Ooooohh! :)

poppypug
poppypugGraduate in reply to 90ldfinch

Ha ha ! :-D xxx

Ayupmeduck
AyupmeduckGraduate

Congratulations🎉🎆🎊

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate

Thanks Ayupmeduck , and well done on your milestone run today :)

Monkey25
Monkey25Graduate

Well done and congratulations, what a way to graduate. Now the fun begins.!👏😃🎓

Slinkyminky
SlinkyminkyGraduate

Congratulations 90ldfinch!!!

Thought about you this morning and was watching out for your post.

Enjoy the rest of the day and weekend. Any celebrations planned?

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate in reply to Slinkyminky

Thanks Slinky. I'm just enjoying the sense of achievement.

My celebration is getting back on the couch and resting for a day or two :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to 90ldfinch

Don't get too comfy! New runs to take! new adventures to be had!

heavyhorse
heavyhorseGraduate in reply to 90ldfinch

well done! Just remember to have a regular day off from your new programme! Consecutive days on the couch are not recommended as the gremlins get too comfortable there!

pollyp1
pollyp1Graduate

That's great! Congratulations.

Great news 90ldfinch! Congratulations! So glad that you enjoyed your moment there and finished in style. It has been great to see you progress through the programme, and I will keep reading your posts to see where your running takes you next.

Pushing60
Pushing60Graduate

Well done and what a way to do it, real cheers as you cross the finish line. Enjoy the rest of your day. 👏🏅

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

Congratulations on graduation! Great that you did it at Parkrun too🙂 Btw, I can heartily recommend 5k2C as I have completed it myself, many times!😉

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Yeay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Graduate!!! Wow..

Go you... as for your new idea for a programme...hmmm.. not sure that is a good idea? :)

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Only for today Oldfloss :)

Cross-training tomorrow, dawn run on Monday🌜🏃🏃

Slow_Rob
Slow_RobGraduate

Top work fella 😊big congrats on graduating 90ldfinch ,you have done brilliantly 😊

sparky66
sparky66Graduate

Woo woo another fabulous graduate!! Welcome aboard.. and in glorious style.. must have been amazing everyone clapping and cheering!! Enjoy your glory!! :)

DonNnaB
DonNnaBGraduate

Well done!! I'm gonna make it to that Parkrun one of these days! Congratulations!! 🏃🏃

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate in reply to DonNnaB

You know it makes sense DonNnaB. I commented on a fella there in my post last week- Mr "Burn, Burn, Burn!"

I saw he actually posted this on the Walsall Parkrun Facebook page a few weeks ago :

"I think this is probably the most picturesque of the 44 parkruns I have visited and it is also a good fast course."

Not idea about it being a fast course, but it sure is bostin' :)

Congratulations 9oldfinch 😆!sounds like you had a great time!well done and onwards to new adventures 😊

wallruns
wallrunsGraduate

Congratulations

Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Well done graduate!

Now to plan your future running adventures.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Well done that man!!! The world is your running track. Enjoy it.

Keep running, keep smiling.

Als_mum
Als_mumGraduate

Congratulations and really well done. What a great way to do it. Now awaiting your next developments.....!!

LadyHelen
LadyHelenGraduate

Love the 5k2c idea...I did my first parkrun today (w6r3) and had to have a snooze this afternoon, my eyes wouldn't stay open! Love reading all the stories from those further on in the program than me....truly inspirational. Congratulations on graduating 😃👏🏼👍🏼

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate in reply to LadyHelen

I just saw your post, m'lady. I've also been snoozing. Must be good for us :)

Talulah1984
Talulah1984Graduate

Yay Finchy you did it! I've not been on this week but so glad I popped on in time to see this!

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate in reply to Talulah1984

Thanks Talulah1984 - am I getting mixed up, or are you doing your Race For Life tomorrow? If so, all the best :)

wow, don't you just look like the pro! Inspires me to take up the daughter's suggestion of Parkrun. Have pencilled it in for the summer hols. Many congrats!

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate in reply to Suebguineapig

Haha! Thanks Sueb. Just plodding along. You'll enjoy your Park run adventures, I'm sure :)

melly4012
melly4012Graduate

Bearded gazelle indeed!! Massive congrats Finchy! Thanks for your posts and direct (and indirect) advice along the way. Am looking forward to following your running adventures from here to know what to expect of life after graduation :)

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate in reply to melly4012

Haha! Thanks, Melly :)

JLT52
JLT52Graduate

Well done 9Oldfinch, what a great way to graduate! 🏅🍾😀👏

Well done finchy. The parkrun must be a great way to graduate (even if it's your second parkrun)

Spongecake7
Spongecake7Graduate

Well done! Keep posting!

JaySeeSkinny
JaySeeSkinnyGraduate

Well done, a great way to graduate. Lots of new adventures waiting for you now😈

Hidden
Hidden

Fantastic. Well done bearded gazelle. You cracked it. Very pleased for you, hope you've peeled yourself from the couch 😊🍾🍾

Lornia
LorniaGraduate

Well done , bearded gazelle 😂

Graduation!!! 90ldfinch you must be feeling on top of the world, well done! And I have to say you really don't look like that park run is trying to kill you either, you look very at ease there 😀

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate in reply to Feelingsilly

Thanks, Feelingsilly, that photo must have been just after the start :)

Indizulu
IndizuluGraduate

Ah Finchy Graduate!!!!! Mahoosive congratulations to you - have thoroughly enjoyed all your posts and can't wait to hear your further adventures!! Thanks for all the laughs - keep running Bearded Gazelle👏👏👏👏

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate in reply to Indizulu

Ta very much, Indi :)

dddd4
dddd4Graduate

Congratulations 90ldfinch. I've enjoyed reading your journey. Bet it feels good. Hope you enjoy your new programme for a day!! I love the way you are leading the pack in the photo.

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate in reply to dddd4

Thanks dddd4 - it's a carefully selected photo- I finished 328th :)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Brilliant... And that's a great pic too 😎

Slowstart
SlowstartGraduate

Well done Oldfinch, what a smashing photo! Kept thinking of you all weekend knowing you had this run planned. Your graduation badge suits you.

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate in reply to Slowstart

You're very kind, thanks Slowstart :)

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

You're an absolute star Finchy! Congrats on graduation and you've well and truly earned a little rest before your next challenge, whatever it may be. 😊👍

90ldfinch
90ldfinchGraduate in reply to Hidden

Thanks Hidden - had a rest yesterday, and did a slow, slow 5k down the canal, this morning. Don't want to revert back to lazy habits :)

Shireenjoon
ShireenjoonGraduate

Well done, you've done so well and congratulations on graduating.

Giddykipper
GiddykipperGraduate

Congratulations old finch. Park run looks fun.😀

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