Great North West Half Marathon

Hi everyone,

I'm sat in front of my laptop with a huge smile across my face.

I completed the half marathon this afternoon in Blackpool.

My Bib No 414

My finishing time 2:57:24.2

I was aiming for 3 hours so that was a bonus.

I'm struggling to add a Photo at the moment.

If anybody can give me a tip on how to do it from my MacBook air, it would be appreciated.

As we have not eaten since 9am I'm taking my better half into Blackpool for a celebratory meal.

I will write a full description of the run this evening or if the celebrations carry on tomorrow. Hic!

I'm chuffed to bits, I set a target of this half marathon over Christmas as I wanted to complete one before my 60th birthday in May.

I hope you have all had a good weekend and great runs.

All the best.

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  • Brilliant Wiggy ! I was wondering how you had got on :-)

    Massive Congratulations to you on a fantastic achievement and I hope you enjoy your celebrations , you have well and truly earned them !

    Well done to you ! :-) xxx

  • Hi Poppypug,

    Thanks for your thoughts and best wishes.

    I felt over the moon at the end of the run, the training certainly paid off.

    I will be posting my run report later and try to upload a pic or two. ( if I can )

    We certainly celebrated.

    All the best x

  • Fantastic and all the more impressive that you only finished c25k in October (if I remember rightly). I was consoling myself that you must be much younger than me. Turns out you're 3 years older! Enjoy the celebrations it's a great accomplishment.

  • Hi pollyp,

    Thanks for your lovely reply,

    I felt fantastic plus extremely knackered at the finish.

    I only started the c25k in October 16.

    We certainly celebrated last night.

    I will be writing my run report later today as were sightseeing after breakfast.

    All the best.

  • Fantastic, Wanawig. Well done.

    You can add a photo by clicking the down arrow at the bottom of your post, then click "edit" and then click "add photo".

  • Hi Dunder2004,

    Thanks for your congratulations, I felt fantastic.

    Ive tried to do what you said but I can't seem to move the photos from pictures to this site. I will be trying again later and also posting my HM run report.

    All the best.

  • Well done - eat lots!!

  • Hi ancientrunner,

    Thanks for your reply,

    I certainly took your advice on eating.

    You forgot to mention drinking so I assumed that's what you also meant. Hic!

    All the best.

  • Congratulations! Well done you !. I'm 60 next year and I'm hoping to do a 10 k run before then,then maybe I might do a hm next year. Would welcome some advice please 😅

  • Hi Peggy59,

    Thanks for your reply and congratulations.

    I will send you a list of everything I did in preparation for the HM.

    I will also be posting my HM run report later today.

    I hope that you enjoy it.

    All the best.

  • Oh that is brilliant wanawig, very well done indeed! Hope you enjoy your celebrations tonight :)

  • Hi Loisamelia,

    Thanks for your lovely response.

    We certainly enjoyed the celebratory meal and drinks.

    I hope you will enjoy my HM run report, I will be writing it later today.

    All the best.

  • Fantastic and well done...keep smiling and revel in it. It was very foggy in Blackpool this afternoon..didn't see the morning but if it was foggy it can't have been very pleasant to run in, so again, well done!

  • Hi MotherPip,

    Thanks for your lovely message,

    I was smiling so much that a rep from Colgate gave me his card.

    It was certainly foggy and damp, I will be posting my HM run report later today, I hope that you enjoy it.

    All the best.

  • Get in!!......Really pleased for you, you have made yourself proud! It is achievements like yours that act as inspiration to others. Enjoy this time and I hope the legs aren't too sore tomorrow 😉.

  • Hi Matt,

    Thanks for your congratulations,

    I did feel great, fantastic and chuffed.

    We had a celebratory meal and a few drinks in the hotel last night.

    I hope that it may help others with a little inspiration.

    There was certainly a lot of perspiration. lol

    I will be writing my HM run report later, I hope you enjoy it.

    All the best.

  • So, so pleased for you! What an awesome achievement! Really looking forward to your run report (and the photo if your Mac air plays ball)😊 Massive congrats wanawig 👍

  • Hi McFitty,

    Thanks for your reply,

    I felt fantastic at the finish post.

    I will be writing my HM run report later, I certainly hope that you enjoy it.

    I will also try to get to grips with this sodding apple and squeeze a couple of photo's out of it. (pips an all)

    All the best.

  • Ooh I missed this! Fab stuff. That's brilliant 🤗

  • Hi Irishprincess,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I've now worked out how to add a photo.

    I will be writing my HM run report later, I certainly hope that you enjoy it.

    All the best.

  • Congratulations wanawig! Have seen a few of your posts and wondered how you'd got on. That's such an achievement well done and I hope you enjoy all the refuelling and all the sight seeing!

  • Hi atomicpiper,

    Thanks for your reply and the congratulations.

    We certainly celebrated last night.

    It's amazing how carrying a couple of pints, stops your legs aching.

    As soon as you place the drinks onto a table the ache reappears.

    All the best.

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