First Parkrun: βœ… πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ: Did it! πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ˜€ I’m so... - Couch to 5K

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First Parkrun: βœ… πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

cheekychipmunks
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Did it! πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ˜€

I’m so proud, and loved every minute. There were some killer hills which slowed my pace down a bit - but I kept running and completed it in 41.30! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€ 🐌

We’d scoped the course out in the week and knew it was hilly, but we’d missed a section out, and that bit had a short but STEEP hill back onto the main course. 😳 It took me by surprise, and I was running slower than some of the walkers! πŸ˜… But I didn’t walk and I’ll be prepared next time! πŸ’ͺ🏻

My daughter sadly had to pull out after a short time as her knee was playing up. She’s going to get it checked out, and she was very disappointed not to continue. Wise decision though and she knows that. ❀️

Can’t do next weekend, but 2 weeks today I’ll be back out there! I’m a total addict!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Hope everyone’s had/will have great runs this weekend! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈβ€οΈ

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Jay66UK
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Well done! Hills, were there, eh? 🀣

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Jay66UK

Yes! πŸ˜©πŸ˜… Hideous things, which I hope to grow to love!!

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Myrar
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Well done cheeky ...great feeling isnt it ..hope your daughter is ok and nothing serious ...fabulous run for you ..take care.. happy running πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Myrar

Thanks Myrar! Oh yes it’s brilliant! Can’t wait for next time. I have a PB to beat!! πŸ˜…

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Well done cheeky one. Hope cheeky junior recovers quickly.

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks UNM! She’s cross because she tried out some different trainers this week, thinking they’d be better to run in - clearly not. She’s very lean and fit, so they obviously didn’t suit her running style as her old ones caused her no issues. πŸ™„

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UnfitNoMore
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Could be the shoes... let’s hope so, it may be more expensive but it’s less painful.

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MatildasPb
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Fantastic - you've done it!

Hope your daughter recovers soon.

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Madge50
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Yay! Well done you, welcome to the parkrun family (or should it be parkrun addiction? πŸ˜‰) great time, you are fab πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Hope your daughters knee is ok.

Mx

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Madge50

Thanks Madge! There was an amazing atmosphere. Loved every minute (maybe not the steep hill!!) πŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Hotheels
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There is no stopping you now, Cheeky!! So proud of you......and hills!!!!😱😱😱😱

Totally awe-inspiring!!!!

You didn't give up....you're a legend, you are!!πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

Hope your daughter recovers soon xxx

Massive well done my lovely!!πŸ‘ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‡

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Hotheels

Awwww thank you Hotheels! It’s such an amazing feeling of achievement, especially struggling with the 1 minute runs of W1 less than 3 months ago! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Are you tempted to give parkrun a go? It’s the best and I can’t wait for 2 weeks time! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Hotheels
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

I have thought about it.....but need to get a few more 5k runs under my belt before I feel I can at least try to join a park run.....hopefully won't be too long!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜…

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Runsome
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Well done. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, sorry to hear of your daughters knee problem and pulling out was the best thing to do. So even more congratulations to yourself as you carried on beat those nasty hills and finished it excellent. That’s it now you’re hooked like the rest of us Saturday morning parkrun addicts πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Runsome

Thanks Runsome. Yes, totally addicted now! I’m planning some hill training this week, so I’ll be prepared for the next one. πŸ’ͺ🏻

Can’t believe I’m even uttering those words!!! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Runsome
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yes it’s funny how them mountains seem to loose their threat. I was going to say turn into molehills but that’s wishful thinking. Had a good parkrun myself today shaved anothe 59 seconds off my PB with a quite amazing time of 28.54 which was a surprise asI thought I had reached my limit being 1min30 slower last week than this. Oh well just goes to show I know nothing about running. πŸ˜€

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Runsome

Wow Runsome, awesome time! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

I’ve thought of nothing else since my parkrun. Can’t wait to get back out β€˜training’ again! Happy that this 5k was quicker than my first one just over a week ago, even with the hills! I’m ready to tackle them! πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Runsome
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks. I’m glad you improved your 5k time πŸ‘it just shows how far we’ve all come from week1 C25K and now aiming to go that little bit extra each time we run. I think I just need to do some runs just for the hell of it no time and no distance but I’m not sure I’ll get a chance for a few weeks I’m trying to build up to the Rother 10k this month and it’s really hilly. Perhaps after that I Can do that occasionally πŸ˜€

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pianoteacher
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in reply to Runsome

Brilliant Runsome! Presuming you were at Hastings my son was a place behind you in 28:57 - he said he couldn't catch you in the last bit😁

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Runsome
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in reply to pianoteacher

Hi pianoteacher thanks. Wow a few more yards and he would have had me I was dead on my feet, I gave my last ounce in the last 200mtrs. he can get me next timeπŸ˜€

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pianoteacher
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in reply to Runsome

I'm not surprised - that's a great time. He PB'd by 3.5 minutes today so I don't think he had much left in the tank either!

We're marshaling next week (by the Azur I think) so you won't have him breathing down your neck πŸ˜‚ give us a wave if you're about x

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Runsome
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in reply to pianoteacher

Goodness 3.5 minute improvement is excellent he must be pleased I will definitely look out for you next week and wave πŸ‘‹πŸ˜€

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telford_mike
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Awesome Cheeky! That's a good time for your first one, many PBs to come in the coming months πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to telford_mike

Thank you Mike! Yes, I was pleased with it, and I’m going to go hill training this week and smash them (like a 🐌) next time! πŸ˜€

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Dee_N
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Go cheeky chops!!! (This is my actual nickname given to me by my husband πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) congratulations- go celebrate πŸŽ‰ x

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Dee_N

Hahaha thanks Cheeky Chops!!! πŸ˜…

Got that righteous feeling now! Love parkrun! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Dee_N
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

I’m looking forward to doing one at some point soon 🀞🏽😊x

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MandiV

Well done and hills....noooooo bet you’ll eat them up soon πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to MandiV

I’m going to tackle some this week. I’ve decided to take them by the scruff of the neck and sort them out! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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MGB12
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My first today too (having graduated on Thursday), away from home is Stockholm.

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to MGB12

Wow fabulous! Isn’t it fun? β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»

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Mayanow

You must be so proud!!! How about that? You DID it all the way. Honestly well done! It's the hills that scare me too but not stopping? You are a goddess!

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Mayanow

Hahaha, thanks so much Mayanow! I just need to learn how to maintain a consistent pace up hills, not slow to slower than people walking up them! πŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ🏻

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Mayanow

Still!! You are actually running and not walking so both feet off the ground for a bit. And that is HUGE!

PS i hope your.daughter feels better very very soon! At least she is proud of you and understands your achievement!

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Mayanow

Aww thanks! Lovely encouragement there! ❀️ Yes my daughter (and my whole family) are really proud of me. Mum who used to hate running with a passion! πŸ˜…

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Mayanow

I think we might get the most passionate runners yet!!! Ahaha

You are lucky they are proud like that. My daughters are a bit lukewarm... maybe i should wait till they're 50 to UNDERSTAND!!! Pfff!

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Mayanow

Absolutely! All well and good for young whippersnappers. They need to try being 50+ with short pins (in my case!) πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Mayanow

Ahaha!! The day will come!

(And we'll still be running probably!!)

Hopefully.

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pianoteacher
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Brilliant cheekychipmunks! Very well done πŸ˜€

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to pianoteacher

Thank you so much! I loved it! β€οΈπŸ˜€

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Bandit14
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Awesome stuff - well doneπŸ€—

Glad you had a fab time x

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Bandit14

Thanks Bandit! Itching to go to my next one now! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Beanjo
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Well done you πŸ‘ Respect for the hills πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Beanjo

Thanks so much Beanjo. I’m going to run the course again during the week. I have to get used to the hills. My alternative parkrun is even hillier! πŸ˜³πŸ˜©πŸ˜…

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Beanjo
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Good on you cheeky 😊

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Kazzi49

Excellent! Well done bet you feel amazing and what a fab time too πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Kazzi49

Thanks Kazzi! I’m very proud and still buzzing! It’s good having a parkrun PB to work on. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Crawlhome
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I knew you had nothing to worry about, good time and amazing work tackling those hills!

Hope your daughter's knee improves soon too.

Sorry for the late reply, been at a music festival all weekend so a few days off running but back tomorrow!

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cheekychipmunks
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in reply to Crawlhome

Hey thanks Crawlhome! I really did enjoy it, even with the unexpected curveball of a hill! Trust us for not scoping it out accurately!

Anyway, back for more the weekend after next and I can’t wait! Bet you’ve missed running, but hopefully you had a blast at the music festival! πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Cracker12
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Well done, that is brilliant

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Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate

Well done Cheeky! Definitely cause for celebration I think!πŸ‘πŸ‘

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cheekychipmunks

Thanks Cracker12 and Oldgirlruns - it was a year ago though! I still remember the day fondly, and I’ve only missed a handful of parkruns since, I love it! πŸ˜€

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