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Oh yes! 5k!! Finally!!!! 😁😁😁😁😁🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ

It wasn't too hot...phew..... we hoped to get to 4.5k at least. Set off 5k from our end point thanks to Support Vehicle..!

Slow and steady 1st km, ever so slightly downhill. Next two were a bit more up and down... but all was good. Not a complete sweaty mess either...4th km was ok, we used to run this part of the track all the time before graduation... and we carried on into the 5th km! It was a bit dark and eerie! Glad I wasn't on my own!! And we did it!!! Last .2km were hard for my sister whose legs went to jelly! I just had really hot feet!!!!! And was a complete sweaty mess!

So very happy to have finally got to 5k. We graduated the first week of June and finally ran 5k in the last week of July!! In just under 45 mins. Happy with that!

Aim for the next month is to consolidate 5k and do a park run at the start of September. Will be running on my own for a week or so as sister is off to Spain.

5k - did it!!!!! πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ

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Yay! πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽŠπŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Sister Act ride again! Congratulations! Gosh - it is dark now! Well done to you both. That deserves a little treat - drink or cake? πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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Both!! Ha ha! It really did get dark. Street lights were on when we got back into the town!

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Nice photo of you and your sister, I am glad that you both enjoyed running together, yes the nights are now drawing in, dark now 35 minutes earlier than in mid-June although summer is not over yet, still the end of August before saying that summer is over.

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We're already planning for the dark evenings. Our long run will be at the weekend in the light. Running around the local roads in the dark! The railway line would not be safe after dark. 😧

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Well done, that's a great achievement. Slightly cooler weather definitely seems to help πŸ™‚

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It was a huge help. I think that's why we pushed on. Probably last cool run for a while!

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Great photos Ang! Very well done! What a feeling eh?? πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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The best feeling. Photos are blurry. I think I was shaking! πŸ€ͺ

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Oh yes Ang!!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ˜πŸ˜ Congratulations you did it!! Brillant! ❀️

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It feels amazing! Was starting to doubt I'd get to 5k....!

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Aah but we know that running never ceases to amaze!! Fantastic! ❀️

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😁😁😁😁

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Wooo hooo! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Brilliant- well done! πŸ˜€

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Thank you! πŸ˜€

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Fantastic! Well done to you and sis. Hold on to that feeling! 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‡πŸ‘ xxx

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Thank you! It's a great feeling!

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Well done Ang and sister on reaching 5k - it’s a great achievement. You will love your first Parkrun I’m sure. I look forward to seeing your post. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

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Thank you! πŸ˜€

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Fantastic well done . I run with my sis too and have only made 4k so far. Hope to meet that distance soon . Bet it feels like graduating all over again.

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It does! It took us almost 2 months of just steady increases in distance and time. The heat hasn't helped at all over the last month! Good luck with your runs! πŸ˜€

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Thanks we will get there πŸ™‚

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You will!!!

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Well done ladies ...5k is a real achievement ...Parkrun beckons !!

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Definitely! Just need to practice hills as there is one on the park run course to be run twice.....!

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Huge congratulations Ang that is brilliant. :) :)

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Thank you ! πŸ˜€

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Well done Ang! Amazing and inspirational. Given me something to aim for! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ…πŸ…πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

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You'll do it.!!!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Well done! You timed it well with the cooler temperatures - not sure what it’s like in your part of the world, but it’s much more bearable down here. And great to have the support vehicle so you don’t have to double back on yourself! πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎ

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Thank you! No way I could have done that in the heat last week!! πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ

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Well done to you and your sister Ang 😁 I'm sure you'll both love parkrun! xx

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Thank you! πŸ˜ƒ

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Brilliant, well done Ang, Running 5k felt great for me and I'm sure it does for you too. Huge congrats!

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Thank you! Feels great!πŸ˜€

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Very well done! 🍾🍾🍾 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I have been away and am having a little catch up with the forum, so lovely to have seen your post! I do hope that you both enjoy the glow for a good long time. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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Thank you! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Brilliant follow up to graduation. Well done. What an achievement!

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Thank you !! πŸ˜€

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Yay well done Ang! Onwards and upwards! It’s such a great feeling when you do your first one isn’t it? Massive congratulations 😘 πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Amazing feeling! Thank you πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Well done great job. Nice to have company too! πŸ‘‹

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Thank you!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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Yay! Delighted for you, Ang33333!

πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ I know we started and finished the programme around the same time, so I’ve been rooting for you to get to that 5K! As you say, time doesn’t matter, you’re just enjoying the running.

I’m still as keen as ever and get out every other morning. Can’t imagine not having this running malarkey in my life! Love it!

Keep on running.... πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Thank you! It's been life changing!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Well done! I think I graduated (by mistake) this morning as I pretty much walked all the way!! I started Cto5K because I was doing parkrun regularly but not seeing any progress. Found this app amazingly helpful, probably because using it meant I ran regularly in between parkruns this building on stamina, strength and speed. Ended up finishing in over a month of extreme heat so struggled with that. Ran today because my week is so busy I knew I wouldn’t get another chance. However I now think rest would have been more appropriate. I guess I’m not the only one to ever get impatient. Xx

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Thank you! I still need to work on stamina. Not sure I want to run more than 5k at the moment but who knows??πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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Brilliant Ang! So pleased for you both! That looks like a great route!!!

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Thanks! It is. 5k from Marlborough to Ogbourne or 5k Ogbourne to Chiseldon. Lots of options,and mostly fairly flat! πŸ˜€

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Fantastic Ang! Well done to you both - you must feel amazing :-) 🍾🍾🍾

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Thank you ! πŸ˜€

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Brilliant πŸ˜ƒ well done ladies πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ˜

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Thank You! πŸ˜€

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