Curly and Madge do 10K

Curly and Madge do 10K

Here's the pic from after the Town & Gown 10K on Sunday. Some of you will know that I ummed and ahhed over whether I should do this, I've just got back from France after quite a long journey,and I know from experience that the journey affects my performance for a few weeks, but as you can see I went for it! All the time I was making up my mind, I kept imagining a glorious, crisp, sunny Autumn day, the sort that Cambridge does so well...Umm no! I normally quite like running in the rain, but this was not very nice, horizontal at times and windy too...

We started at the back, Madge went on ahead at about 3 KM - I just couldn't keep up with her! I kept plodding along, it seemed ever such a long way! I haven't done many 10Ks and almost none nonstop without a little break to take a photo or something, so I was pleased with this.

That's me on the right, with Madge and her husband Rick our times were -

Me 1 hour 16

Madge 1 hour 11

Rick 54 minutes.

Of course I was in the old codgers age bracket, those two are obviously years and years younger than me! I checked my time on the Runners World age grade calculator, and if I wasn't so ancient my time would be equal to 1 hour 3 minutes, so I'm happy with that! In fact, I came down with a head cold that evening, so I'm rather surprised I managed to finish at all, never mind run all the way! I wasn't last either, in fact I managed to pass a few people, that's a first!

My Baldy came over to take some pictures and video of us crossing the line, he was watching carefully for us and thought he recognised Madge, goodness knows why as he's never met her....he rushed over to the finish line ready to capture our moment of glory, but the camera had switched itself of by then...he managed to turn it back on, but only got some footage of the floor doh! Not a total success lol! Thank goodness for Rick who got some lovely shots for me!

I thought the organisation was very good, and the volunteers need a medal too for standing there in that weather for so long. There was a point where the route overlapped, the marshalls were brilliant at making sure every one went the correct way - I still have bad dreams about the time I was misdirected at Parkrun!

I WANT Madges Space Invader leggings, aren't they cool?


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  • Yay! You did good hon! πŸ˜„, ha, ha, poor baldy, bless him, at least he tried ☺️

    Years and years younger than you? .......πŸ™‰πŸ™ˆπŸ™Š πŸ€” Mmmmmm, ha ha!

    Big hug πŸ€—


  • I said to him - Hmmm, taking pictures of other women? Was she pretty? He said she was the most beautiful girl in the world, that's why I thought she was you....thinking on his feet there!

  • You did good too, better than me!

  • Flattery won't work......You still can't have my leggings......πŸ‘Ύ, came all the way from America they did........via China.....πŸ˜‰.....


  • Well done Curlygurly2 and Madge50 and Rick too..😊

    Sounds you guys all had a great time even in rough conditions...

    Great acheivement . You should be very proud of yourselves.x

  • Ah our very own Thelma and Louise !

    Massive Congratulations to the three of you ! That's sounds like a really good event, you all did brilliantly !

    Oh I have to laugh at BB , what a star ! :-D

    Lovely write up and photo Curly , and I want your leggings too, Madge50 ! :-) xxx

  • Well done - good time.

  • Oh wow... this is super... grown up girl, grown up race ! Brilliant time and very well done all three.

    You all look amazing!,,

    But..old codger....????? Huh! You are a youngster... :)

    Great pikkie, and great post.... :)

  • Lovely photo CG and bling! We all love a bit of bling. Well done all of you on a lovely sounding run.

  • Yay congratulations Curly and madge and Rick, you are did AMAZINGLY! lovely photo and race report! at least baldy tried!! and yes the leggings are VERY cool! :)

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