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Great Newham Run

Great Newham Run

Hello all,not run for a couple of weeks life just been busy but today had a place in Great Run Newham 2016.

Not the best prep plus had a head cold for the last week.

It was very hot and humid but got to finish inside the Olympic Stadium so had to keep going.

Ran first 4K without a problem but then began to over heat,few walking breaks and with help from the hubby we made it to the end.

Good route round the Olympic park with a few inclines....which took their toll in the heat.

But I made it to the finish line in 1:17:34

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Well done Shannie. I was there too. Was very humid indeed and those hills were a killer. Great to get to run in the stadium tho.

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Thanks Paul

Yes hated every hill but was awesome running into the stadium and got to see my family.

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Yes and I'm sure they were all proud of you. Great effort :)

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Bet you had a great run too :)

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Brilliant job Shannie - sounds tough but you did it!! Hope you're enjoying a well deserved rest now! 👏👏👏

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Was tough but great encouragement from hubby even if I did tell him to go away lol

Home watching le tour

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Well done, especially in this heat! Pity about the hills...there was me thinking it was probably a fairly flattish route😮 when I wished Paul luck earlier! Er! Obviously not!!😕

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I did it too - and overheated at the 4k mark as well. Same thing happened last year and those continuous hills are a killer. With quite a few 10k's under my belt now had hoped to do a lot better but I just can't run in the heat. Finishing in the stadium is brilliant tho' isn't it. Am going back for the athletics and a slide down the orbit next Friday.

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Thanks

Have fun at the Orbit

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Well done - a big challenge in the heat and inclines too!

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Well done all ! Running in the heat ( and hills ! ) mustve been so tough !

I bet running in the Olympic Stadium though was amazing !

Sounds like a really good event , top job ! :-) xxx

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It was brilliant gone to do it again next year.Being a Newham resident I can apply for one of the free spots,so even better.

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I was there too! It was SO hard. I think that first hill was a killer and I also started to take walking breaks from about the 4k mark. Slowest 10k ever for me but I got there in the end and the stadium was terrific. We should all pat ourselves on the back for hanging on in there!

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Was only my 2nd 10k,first was the Einter run in rain and drizzle do this was about 10 minutes slower.Next one is Spitfire at Hendon in September so hope to get close to an hour

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Well done, I was also there. I also found the heat a bit of a killer and wasn't expecting the hills. 😳 Fun day though. 😃 Pleased to see I wasn't the only one who did it my slowest time ever. ☺️

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It was an awesome feeling running into the stadium hope to do it again next year.

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Ooh how fab to finish in the stadium! That's a very respectable time for hot hills!

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Thanks,yes it was,I run in the park a lot and didn't realise how many hills it has.At least can add some of them to my training plan.

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Well done you..brilliant time, especially in the heat! ( And hills !!!! ) :)

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