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First 10k Charity run and bling

First 10k Charity run and bling

Well we did it (I'm on left) and had a brilliant time with the bonus of bling at the end too! 🥇

It was really cold but we soon warmed up and had to shed buff and gloves. ❄️

There were about 300 runners at our event at Catton Park, Norwich. Not the best organised run and hubby ended up helping as a volunteer. Didn't really work having 5 and 10k running together. It got very confusing 😂

Anyway we did it in a cracking time for us of 68 minutes so thrilled with that. Celebrating with a nice glass of wine this evening 🍾

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Congratulations Carolyn. Well deserved and a cracking time to boot 🥇

They did the combined run on my 5K Charity and I think it’ll be the same for me on my 10K next Saturday, with Half Marathon Runner’s thrown in for good measure 😊

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They used the park run route which is confusing enough and some poor runners ended up doing more than the 5k they planned. Hope yours is better and good luck 👍

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👍😊

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nicely done and nicely timed too. Love your bling

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Thanks Jan!

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Wow 😮 massive well done 👍🏻

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Absolutely brilliant. Well done to you🏅🏅🏅

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Whoohoo! Nicely done! Too bad about the mix-ups. At our multi-distance events they usually start with the longest to the shortest distances with a 10 minute gap or so in between so none of the 5 km folks accidentally get following a 10 km person.

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The park run is confusing enough as you do a complete circle round the park, up the centre path take a right back up the centre path take a left, in a figure 8. Repeating it for 10k. So there were fast runners lapping slower runners and when they passed the finish line in 20 minutes the volunteers thought they couldn't be finished! Fortunately I did the route a couple of weeks ago so we knew what we were doing 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️😊

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Well done Runner!!!! ☺☺☺☺☺

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Thank you from an aching but smiling runner 😁

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Yippee...We'll deserved bling both of you!

Super time Carolyn, and it sounds like you had fun 😎 kudos to hubby too for lending a hand..

Bask in your gloriousness😊xx🍷cheers!

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It was great fun and hilarious running past hubby who was dressed for the cold as we threw him our hats gloves and buffs!

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He must have thought you were bonkers...😄😨

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Wow congratulations & fantastic time... loving the bling & well done👍👍🎉🎉

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There was no slowing my friend who said she would run at my pace then went off like a rocket. I did manage to catch up with her and slow it down a bit! 😉

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Well done - so impressed! I’m still no where ready to run again I’m afraid so my entry to the 10k on the May Day holiday is going begging 😉

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There were people walking our complete course and we did have one short walk on the 4th time up the hill! I hope you get there soon 👍

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Nice one! Very impressed with the time too.

I must confess if I was one of the 5Kers, I'd have freaked out if I ended up doing more. Poor things :(

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That's when hubby stepped in as he realised he had seen them go past twice so they managed to radio to the next volunteer to send them back!

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Very well done to you! Fab time, fab race, fab photo! :)

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Thank you, my knees ache today but still on a high 😁

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Congratulations and Very Well Done, Carolyn. A worthy cause too! 🎊

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Thank you and I managed to raise £110 too 😊

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Excellent job. It’s a cause very close to my heart. 🙏🏽 💗

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Wow! Well done! 👍 x x

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