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Yes Yes Yes - My 1st sub 30 min 5k

What can I say, I did it, my 1st sub 30 minute 5k.

Was it easy? Definately not, there were a lot more I need to stop gremlins than my usual runs.

Am I going to try for it again anytime soon? Probably not. I've proved to myself that I can do it, so now I'm just gonna slow down, enjoy my runs and work on distance.

I'd like to thank Berksrover for the extra bit of motivation to do this. It was on the back of his post and his 1st sub 30 5k yesterday that gave me the determination to go for it.

So for now I'm going to enjoy my moment, have a nice sit down (once I've finished running the kids around) and smile.

Happy running everyone.πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜

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Magic! We are on fire! You definitely spurred me on this morning!

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Thanks Berksrover. It's amazing what a bit of encouragement does 😁

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Well done Alan1st, a brilliant run. Enjoy basking in the glory πŸ‘

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Thank you I'm very pleased with that. But won't be in a rush to repeat it anytime soonπŸ˜€

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Very well done. Are you setting yourself up for a 10k?

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Thank you. Now I've got that under my belt 10k will be the next target, but not going to start working on that until I've had my holiday in early August.

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Brilliant Alan and a huge well done!! :) :)

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Thanks Lorijay, I'm dead chuffed😊

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Well done great achievement πŸ‘

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Thank you, yes most definately a huge achievement πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜Š

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Congratulations Alan for completing your first sub 30 minute 5k, I remember you graduated the day before I graduated, I called myself Alan 2 as we both have the first Christian name, I'll never run a sub 30 minute ever in a month of Sundays, the most I can hope for is something around 35/37 minutes.

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Thanks Alan, yes I remember it well. I'm glad I've now done the time, but will settle for the more gentle runs again now. They're much more enjoyable, this speed lark is a bit like hard work.

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Yes Alan, you might or might not know about this site, if you want to know everything about Parkruns the site is :- "Parkrun.org.UK". Vitality Parkrun, it tells you about every Parkrun there is in the UK, record times etc, I found the absolute record time of 14 minutes 5 seconds for a man who ran the Dulwich 5k Parkrun.

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well done !!

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Thank you very much😊

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Great achievement, congratulations. Keep running for your own goals and be proud that having completed this and run that time, your kids will have their old man for longer than they would have if you’d stayed on the couch.

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Thank you, some very true words. Being there for the children was one of the motivational reasons for begining this journey. I didn't realise how much I'd love it at the time though .😊

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Well done!

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Thank you so much 😁

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Wow! Well done. I'll never do what you've done. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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Thank you, I'm not sure I want to do it too oftenπŸ˜‰ Go for your own goals, they are no lesser achievements. πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Well done great achievement enjoy the feeling 😊

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Thanks Jelon, I'm certainly pleased with that one, although my legs feel it this morning😊

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Ooooooh Yes! Go Alan! With your Sub-30 self! Congratulations! Well done you!! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½β€οΈ

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Thanks Fab, It's take it easy time nowπŸ˜‰

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I reckon you’ll be repeating that more often than you expect Alan! You’ve built the stamina and capability, just like the other runs during the programme! Fabulous...well done! A great achievement to be very proud of! ❀️

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Ooh i dont know about that πŸ˜‰ It took a lot of effort over the last 2k. I'm going to slow it down and work towards the 10k I think. My thinking is that the extra stamina if I reach the 10k will help with the 5k anyway. πŸ€—πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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Yes! Good thinking!! πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

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Wow! Speedy!! Good average too. I think I’m on 7 ish at the moment. Hopefully I will get the speed up eventually.

Keep it up!!

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Thank you definately pleased with it, but dont know if i can keep it up😁😁😁

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