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I went to a local Park Run, met a friend, went for a walk for 5 mins then set Strava and Runkeeper and off we went. Loads of people and we're all jostling for space. I found it difficult to find my pace in the crowd, but we all soon spread out.

Because I've got used to the fact I can do this I'd forgotten it is difficult!!

Because I was running with a friend I didn't concentrate on my breathing. I've also accidentally thrown my earphones out with my old cut off jeans 😐, so I wore my watch and stuck my phone on silent.

Well, Drill Sargent from Runkeeper doesn't know the meaning of silent and every 5 mins shouted out from my back pocket time, distance, pace et much to the bemusement of everyone around me!

My friend sped off in to the distance, (we'd arranged to meet again at the finish line) and at the end of the first lap the frontrunners started lapping me. I ran for 30 mins according to Drill Sargent and decided to do a couple more as I'm sure Runkeeers minutes are shorter than Strava's. Then I was near the end so I decided to see if I could run the whole thing...and I DID!!!!!!!!

I HAVE RUN FOR 5K! (Did everyone hear that?)

My time was

Strava: 37:11

Runkeeper: 38:18

Park Run: 38:06 (took me longer to run it than to run/walk last week, but it is a different park)

And my friend was there to cheer me over the finish line.

I'm happy with any of those times 😁

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telford_mike profile image

Nice! Great times (whichever one was right). Congrats on graduating, step up onto the podium and get your shiny badge here: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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BaddieThePirateGraduate in reply to telford_mike

Look! πŸ…


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BaddieThePirateGraduate in reply to

Yes, precisely!

Ang33333 profile image

Congratulations!!!!! That's brilliant!!! 1πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ

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BaddieThePirateGraduate in reply to Ang33333

Thank you! Have just been out to buy chocolate 😁

Lou7744 profile image

That’s ace πŸ‘ such a good feeling when you run continuously your first 5k 😁

Dee_N profile image

Go Baddie!! Woop woop! 5K!!!!! Get in!! ✊🏽

owmeknees profile image

Congratulations and well done! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‡

Lorijay profile image

Big congratulations Baddie. Well done on both your graduation and parkrun!! :) :)

IannodaTruffe profile image

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

DeeRunning profile image

Congratulations Baddie!! Graduation and 5K in the same day, with excellent times. Awesome. Omg how hilarious with the drill sergeant yelling times from your pocket bahahaha. So pleased for you, you've worked so hard to get here. Well done xx

Biccy99 profile image

Nice one, well done πŸ‘

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BaddieThePirateGraduate in reply to Biccy99

Thank you!

Dexy5 profile image

Congratulations on your graduation Baddie . To do it at a parkrun is brilliant. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ…πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ•πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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BaddieThePirateGraduate in reply to Dexy5

I bought 4 bars of chocolate! (But I didn't eat them all at once 😁

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Dexy5Graduate in reply to BaddieThePirate

He he , I bought an ice cream after mine

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BaddieThePirateGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Yum. I'm a big fan of ice-cream too

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