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Graduation day 👩‍🎓 and PARKRUN

Today’s the day , wk9 r3 , i wanted to do something different to mark the occasion but i’ve not many options and the local park run is on my doorstep so parkrun it will be . i’ve only managed 4k in 30 minutes so far so it’s going to be tough ,.....but 9 weeks ago i hadn’t run since i was at school and i’m 49 so i reckon us C25K,ers are up for a challenge ! Wish me luck 🙃 and good luck to everyone else wether youre just starting on your journey , somewhere in between or like me , about to do one of the hardest things you’ve ever done .xxx

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Good looking 99pinkbubbles remember your graduation run is 30 mins not 5k, look forward to the update later 👍💪💪🏃🏾‍♀️

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Thankyou , i plan to follow my coach as usual do the 30 minutes run , and after that i can freestyle 😂😂i will do whatever’s left of the 5 k wether i run walk or crawl , i’m hoping the atmosphere will help me along 😂

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Good luck. 99pinkbubbles! 😁

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Yes remember you don’t have to run it all. If you run 30 minutes and walk the rest you still get to graduate so don’t injure yourself pushing too hard :) I’m off to my first parkrun this morning too but it’s only W8R1 for me and I don’t plan to run the whole way (unless I’m already near the end when I reach 28 minutes but that’s unlikely as I’ve been slower recently).

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Good luck xx Look forward to hearing how you get on , it’s all good experience ! for me just running with others is new , so far i’ve been a lone runner , i think i’m more nervous about running with other people than the actual time or distance 😂

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Good luck! Same for me, been running on my own with the app. But I know it’s a flat course and Ive been told that Montrose is a particularly friendly one with a community-oriented feel. It seems quite a few people walk the whole way, more so than at the next nearest parkrun. So it should be fine :)

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Mine has a part fondly known as ‘cruella de hill ‘ 😩😂but same , lots of people walk so there’s no pressure . Let’s go smash this 🏃‍♀️

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What a great idea! Good luck, and remember the mantra, "slower than that!"

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Take it gently... slow and steady and don't be tempted to push too hard....run your 30 minutes, even if you walk the rest of the distance:) just run your way and enjoy :)

Well done!

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Good luck!! Enjoy your graduation run. Bubbly is on ice...😬🍾

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Excellent. Run as much as you feel comfortable but please don’t hurt yourself. Enjoy it!

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Good luck with your graduation/park run! I’ve not been brave enough yet to do a park run but hope to do so by the end of August. Lovely morning for it! 🙂

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Good luck 👍

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Good Luck! Enjoy it x

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Good luck hun! xx

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How did it go? I just stuck to the programme, walk 5 run 28 walk 5, at which point I turned a corner and the finish line came into view so I jogged the last wee bit :) Just received my official time, 39'18", not super speedy but ho hum, about 25 people behind me (and 120 in front). Really enjoyed it, I may go back there for my first week 9 run as well. Hope yours went well especially with it being your graduation run.

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well done ! i stuck to it apart from the infamous hill , i just couldn’t run it and have anything left for the top , it was that steep my knees were almost touching it 😂 so i had to power walk that bit ! i ran through my 5 min cool down and then some and i was literally saying to myself “keep running keep running “ and i did it !! 5k in 39.10. i’m still coming down from the high , i’m proud of myself and you should be too ! we’re awesome 😎

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That’s amazing, we used different approaches on different courses but our times are almost the same! Well done on graduating. Hope I’m not too far behind you.

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