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Race for life 5K tomorrow

Race for life 5K tomorrow

This is the reason why I started C25K. At the beginning of my journey my dear friend Anne challenged me to either bake cakes or run 5K to raise money for cancer research. She baked the cakes and I got my running shoes on. We decided to raise money as she was fighting cancer and I had lost my dad in law, David to cancer. As many of you know she lost her battle just 6 weeks after she challenged me, a couple of weeks later my cousin, Stephen lost his. It’s going to be tough because it will be hot and I have only managed to run a full 5K once. I can’t thank these two enough for tricking me into this running malarkey, I might be running in memory of them but they got me started in the first place. My fitness and health has improved so much. Thank you Anne and Stephen x

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I am sure they will be watching you proud of your achievement in their names as with all the runners for this great cause. Good luck with your run. X

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They certainly will be laughing at me as I huff and puff around the course lol

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They will be so proud of you... they probably already are! Enjoy tomorrow 😊

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And I am so proud of them so I will certainly finish what we set out to achieve

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I'll be rooting for you, as always 😘

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Thank you Sutsha isnt that the beauty of this forum we all help and literally push each other along x

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Push, pull, whatever is needed! Xx

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Wishing you the very best of luck for your 5k race for life tomorrow OLR...

It will he hot, take it steady. Those you have lost and held dear will help you through it..

😊xxx

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Despite the heat I am really looking forward to it as this was the motivation 3 months ago for me to start running, who would have known how much I would enjoy it ..that’s been the greatest surprise

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I’m sure they will provide the wind in your sails - good luck!

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They certainly will, thanks, this is my very first running in public so slightly nervous

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Such a brave and noble thing you are doing for them, yourself and everyone. Good luck and I hope the heat not too bad.

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Thank you, I will go slow and steady

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This will be such a special run to remember your loved family and friends - celebrate their lives with every step.

Hmm... a hot weather run - a wet buff might be a good thing if you have one - around your head or even around a wrist as a “mopper”. Best of luck, you’ll be fab. 😄xx

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Now that’s a good idea, a wet buff hadn’t thought of that thank you

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Good luck, what a beautiful way to show your support and honour their memory. It's going to be emotional, best wishes

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It will be an emotional run but whenever I hit a difficult part of a run I always think of them and they always get me through it.

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such a sad but wonderful story. I will run a5k one day maybe

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It definitely will be you one day ..no one is more suprised than me that I actually graduated ..the last time I ran I was a toddler! Lol

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You’ve done amazingly and been challenged emotionally and physically along the way and succeeded! I know it’s been a difficult journey for you but now you’re completing the challenge of running 5k for you friend Anne.

You RFL is for you as well as all of those dear to you who have now passed on. It’s very sad I know but you’ll do amazingly well because they will be with you. ❤️

You’re an amazing lady. Have a fabulous day xxx

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I am so excited and no where to hide on this run ..first time out in public !

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Have a fabulous day such an emotional day best wishes xxx

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I did it ! The whole experience was both emotional and humbling

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You're a wonderful lady.

Keep it going and let us know how you got on. 👍😁👏👏👏👏👏

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I will keep going and will report back to forum c25k HQ later today, thank you

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Very best of luck today. Your friends would be so proud of you. 👍💪🤞🏃‍♀️😀

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I think I’m more nervous about running in public for the first time but I’m looking forward to it

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Well done you - what a nice legacy to have left behind them - to motivate you!

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it was emotional but I did it

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Congratulations what an achievement and you did your friend proud! ❤️

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Good luck today. I am sure the 5k will be fine; you'll rise to the occasion. Your dear friends and family would be so proud and the race is for a great cause.

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Thank you and what an occasion it was

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I also started this with the goal of a race for life, we did ours ladt week and it was fantastic. I was with a group of young ladies and my daughters and granddaughter who all encouraged me along and waited so we all finished together - I was much slower than them, but we did it and it was a wonderful feeling. My daughter had a mastectomy last year and it was a tough time for her but thankfully she is fully recovered and cancer free. We'll go on raising funds and look forward to the next one. It was also for me only about the second time I had run 5k but if I can do it so can you. Good luck and have a fandabidozee day

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very well done to you and huge respect for your daughter, certainly a very emotional day

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You’re going to have a fantastic day and a great run! It’s been fabulous watching your progress. After today, your first public run, the world is your oyster! Do post an update later Xx

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First time in public and I did it ..will update later

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Yay!

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Hello lovely LOR by the time you read this, it will be done and dusted. Love and all the very best from the Southern Hemisphere branch xxxxx 😎

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Thank you, my goodness it was hot but I did it

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Good luck you will do super. Its such a great cause your running for. I looked it to doing the muddy one imagine I'm sure the mud would weigh me down lol. Will be thinking of you xxx

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I second this but would also strongly recommend the Pretty Muddy! It’s great fun!

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I'm getting adventurous so pretty muddy it will have to be

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Thanks ..cant believe I did it

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You have been on a journey oldladyruns, and whatever obstacles have been in your way you have had the determination to carry on. It will be an emotional day for you but your friend and your Dad-in-law would be so proud of what you’ve achieved. Do enjoy wearing pink and sharing your day with others who have shared similar experiences. Don’t forget you don’t have to run it all. Although if it’s on the flat you’ll probably find it really easy after all your hill training.

By the way, you’ll have to change your name. You are younger than me and I certainly don’t feel old, especially now I’m running 3 times a week.

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lol i am getting younger with all this running, I use to feel old! It was emotional but I did it

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Well done - I knew you would . Be proud. That’s such an achievement.

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Take it steady in the heat. Wishing for a cool breeze on your shoulder x

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I got to the end but I could have done with that cool breeze!

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Good luck, you’ll smash it!

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I still can't believe Im saying this..but I did it

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Woo hoo! 👏👏👏

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Wishing you a wonderful run today in memory of your loved ones xx

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It was truly wonderful and emotional

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Enjoy that loving run! You have done an amazing job.

Soak up that wonderful atmosphere and be very proud of yourself x

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It was my very first time out in public, but I loved the atmosphere and surprised myself by completing it

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Wishing you lots of luck with your Race for Life. I’m sure you’ll be amazing! Enjoy it 🙂 it’s wonderful that you’re doing this in memory of your loved ones. I’m sure they’d be so proud 😀 x

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what an amazing day, amazing heroic people with amazing stories, such an emotional experience

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You’ll be amazing - I did it last week. It’s an emotional one for sure ! They do a minutes silence at the beginning which is very touching but I believe then it motivates and off you go!! You’ll smash it 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️💕💕💕💕🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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That minute silence was so powerful, two and a half thousand people and you couldn't hear a pin drop ..very emotional

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Good luck and well done on your journey so far xxx

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Thank you, its been a bumpy ride but I'm loving the journey

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Wishing you lots of luck and love out there today. Take it easy. The heat is one thing; the emotion of an event like that is something else. Looking forward to hearing how you got on. Xxx

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Im so thrilled that I got round but how right you were ..heat and emotion quite a combination

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Good luck what an amazing achievement in their memory. You will have a fabulous day and they will be with you every step of the way. Enjoy yourself, sending you lots of love and luck. Xx

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I did enjoy it and it was such an emotional and joyous occasion ..so uplifting

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Great so happy for you😀

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Thinking of you today and enjoy your race. Fantastic cause and beautiful memories I’m sure.👏👏👏🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👍👍😀😀

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What an emotional run but so worth doing it

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Congratulations on your achievement! 👏👏👏You have done great👍👍!!!💐

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A lovely post. Sad, but positive too. Have an amazing memory filled day. Good luck :)

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It has been an amazing day ..surrounded by my family all cheering me on

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Good 🍀 luck with your race I'm sure they will be right by your side. I've also only managed 5k once since graduating. But at least we are out there putting what we've learnt from the app. To good use well done x

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yes that was my first 5K ..it was tough in the heat and I had to walk a little bit but I got around

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Good luck with your run & your friends will be running along side of you pushing you on. It's a great cause & it will be an emotional day so enjoy xx

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what a day, it was amazing

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Good luck with your run, and for a very worthy cause. My wife did hers a few weeks ago in memory of my dad and her stepmum both of whom passed away from cancer. Don't worry if you have to walk part of the 5K, it's all about finishing.

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Thank you I did have to walk a little because of that extreme heat today but it was the most emotional but beautiful experience

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Well done, who cares that you had to walk a little, I bet nobody even noticed and at the end of the day you did the distance and should be proud of your achievement.

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What an amazing way to honour those you've lost. Your friend would no doubt be incredibly proud of what you've achieved. Hope your run goes well today xxx

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Thank you it did go well and I'm so pleased I have achieved it

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I hope your run is the best experience ever oldladyruns and I’m sure no matter the weather you’ll be moving along to the finish with amazing memories to get you there! I’m sure this will be such a memorable experience! Massive hugs of well wishes to you! ❤️

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Thank you, it really was the most moving and emotional experience and I finished!

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So, so pleased for you! There’s nothing like a run that means everything to you! Seems they had a great plan for you and they would be so tremendously proud of you! 😍😍❤️

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I hope you enjoyed it. I did my first Race for Life last Sunday and it was tough going in the heat. I’d only done a few distances of 5 k + so like you was nervous. But most of the ‘ jogging ‘ group walked some of it anyway, as I had to, and it didn’t matter a bit. No one gives you more money for running all the way!

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yes that was me ..the jogging section .. I had to walk a little because of the heat but so thrilled I completed it

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Amazing. Good luck. You've done brilliantly x

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Thank you it was an amazing experience

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Sad but you can be proud of you and no doubt they would be too. Enjoy your run and take it easy 😊

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The heat was very difficult but it was such an uplifting experience

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Oh my 😭 hope the heat isn’t too bad - what a beautiful reason to run 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻💐💐

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The heat was horrendous but I did it and it was beautiful and moving

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Congratulations!👏👏👏🍾🍾🍾🎉🎉🎉

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Good luck and well done I’m sure your family will be watching you proudly

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It was an amazing experience, very moving and two and a half thousand brave people

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Well done to you and the other 2000 runners

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Well done, Im doing the pretty muddy in september, can't wait

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Well done!!!! And it was so hot!!! 😎😎😎

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Hope it went great old lady ! Xx

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It did thank you, very hot and I had to walk for a little while but I got there

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Hope you did it. Was it Haddock by chance?

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I did thank you, I was in Newcastle today

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Ah i did theHaydock one today 😊

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Aw, jeez, this made me cry a little. This is really inspirational and touching.

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Go Girl and Good on You😇

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Well done you for sticking with it!! I have lost both my Mum and Dad to cancer and such a deserving charity. Good luck with the 5k race for life xx

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