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Race for life 5K tomorrow

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate

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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Debell
DebellGraduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Debell

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

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Fernshome

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

I'll be rooting for you, as always 😘

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Sutsha

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

Sutsha
Sutsha
in reply to Jullaly

Push, pull, whatever is needed! Xx

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

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

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Pippayoungart

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

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to _SimonT_

Thank you, I will go slow and steady

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Elfe5

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

Goforitmama
GoforitmamaGraduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Goforitmama

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.

Hidden
Hidden

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Hidden

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

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

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

Mcdon
McdonGraduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Have a fabulous day such an emotional day best wishes xxx

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Mcdon

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

Hidden
Hidden

You're a wonderful lady.

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Hidden

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

JoP61
JoP61Graduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to JoP61

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

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to bigbert

it was emotional but I did it

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to Jullaly

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

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate

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.

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to helenwheels

Thank you and what an occasion it was

Swayley
SwayleyGraduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Swayley

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

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Tasha99

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

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate
in reply to Jullaly

Yay!

lexi6
lexi6Graduate

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 😎

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to lexi6

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

Sharonbagpi
SharonbagpiGraduate

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

Lmcqueen88
Lmcqueen88Graduate
in reply to Sharonbagpi

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Lmcqueen88

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Sharonbagpi

Thanks ..cant believe I did it

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

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.

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

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

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate
in reply to Jullaly

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

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

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

GTypeR
GTypeRGraduate

Good luck, you’ll smash it!

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to GTypeR

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

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Jullaly

Woo hoo! 👏👏👏

Flossyuk
FlossyukGraduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Flossyuk

It was truly wonderful and emotional

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

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

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Millsie-J

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

Lmcqueen88
Lmcqueen88Graduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Lmcqueen88

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

OKES
OKESGraduate

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 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️💕💕💕💕🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to OKES

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

Good luck and well done on your journey so far xxx

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to cheryl_couch_tatty

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

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to 18Windmill

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

Paulapea
PaulapeaGraduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Paulapea

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

Fernshome
Fernshome
in reply to Jullaly

Great so happy for you😀

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Hidden

What an emotional run but so worth doing it

Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to Jullaly

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

linda9389
linda9389Ambassador

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to linda9389

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

Suzi73
Suzi73Graduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Suzi73

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

Kazbar10
Kazbar10Graduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Kazbar10

what a day, it was amazing

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.

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to The_Fat_Controller

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

The_Fat_Controller
The_Fat_ControllerGraduate
in reply to Jullaly

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.

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Saartjie

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

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

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! ❤️

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

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

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Jullaly

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! 😍😍❤️

Nannalyn53
Nannalyn53Graduate

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!

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Nannalyn53

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

Amazing. Good luck. You've done brilliantly x

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Nat26

Thank you it was an amazing experience

Jelon
JelonGraduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Jelon

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

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Equi-geek

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

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate
in reply to Jullaly

Congratulations!👏👏👏🍾🍾🍾🎉🎉🎉

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

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Big_maz

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

Big_maz
Big_maz
in reply to Jullaly

Well done to you and the other 2000 runners

Beth24
Beth24Graduate

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

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

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

Marvo69
Marvo69Graduate

Hope it went great old lady ! Xx

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Marvo69

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

Hope you did it. Was it Haddock by chance?

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate
in reply to Kat_Mc12

I did thank you, I was in Newcastle today

Kat_Mc12
Kat_Mc12
in reply to Jullaly

Ah i did theHaydock one today 😊

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

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

Go Girl and Good on You😇

Trish_66
Trish_66Graduate

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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