First 10k Charity run and bling : Well we did it... - Couch to 5K

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First 10k Charity run and bling

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate
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Well we did it (I'm on left) and had a brilliant time with the bonus of bling at the end too! ๐Ÿฅ‡

It was really cold but we soon warmed up and had to shed buff and gloves. โ„๏ธ

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 ๐Ÿ˜‚

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 ๐Ÿพ

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TedG
TedGGraduate

Congratulations Carolyn. Well deserved and a cracking time to boot ๐Ÿฅ‡

They did the combined run on my 5K Charity and I think itโ€™ll be the same for me on my 10K next Saturday, with Half Marathon Runnerโ€™s thrown in for good measure ๐Ÿ˜Š

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate
in reply to TedG

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 ๐Ÿ‘

TedG
TedGGraduate
in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

nicely done and nicely timed too. Love your bling

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate
in reply to Jancanrun

Thanks Jan!

Ajs07
Ajs07Graduate

Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ massive well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Kimterry
KimterryGraduate

Absolutely brilliant. Well done to you๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…

runswithdogs
runswithdogsGraduate

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.

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate
in reply to runswithdogs

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 ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate

Well done Runner!!!! โ˜บโ˜บโ˜บโ˜บโ˜บ

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate
in reply to Irish-John

Thank you from an aching but smiling runner ๐Ÿ˜

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

Super time Carolyn, and it sounds like you had fun ๐Ÿ˜Ž kudos to hubby too for lending a hand..

Bask in your gloriousness๐Ÿ˜Šxx๐Ÿทcheers!

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

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

Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate
in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

He must have thought you were bonkers...๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜จ

Pc59
Pc59Graduate

Wow congratulations & fantastic time... loving the bling & well done๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate
in reply to Pc59

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

LegalLorna
LegalLornaGraduate

Well done - so impressed! Iโ€™m still no where ready to run again Iโ€™m afraid so my entry to the 10k on the May Day holiday is going begging ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate
in reply to LegalLorna

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 ๐Ÿ‘

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 :(

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate
in reply to notoutofbreath

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!

Fishypieface
FishypiefaceGraduate

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

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate
in reply to Fishypieface

Thank you, my knees ache today but still on a high ๐Ÿ˜

Congratulations and Very Well Done, Carolyn. A worthy cause too! ๐ŸŽŠ

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate
in reply to lagatachocolate

Thank you and I managed to raise ยฃ110 too ๐Ÿ˜Š

lagatachocolate
lagatachocolateGraduate
in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

Excellent job. Itโ€™s a cause very close to my heart. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ’—

Wow! Well done! ๐Ÿ‘ x x

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