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My first race!

Hello all!

I graduated from Couch to 5K back in May, and I have just taken part in my first proper event. It was the Aspipre Warmley Sunset 5K, a lovely cross country event with around 200 runners. The weather was perfect, a warm sunny evening with a beutiful sunset and hot air balloons drifting overhead. The atmosphere was great and the course challenging and varied - across fields, woodland trails, tarmac paths and scrubland.

I managed to run the whole way, and I am rather pleased with myself - I came in 97th with a time of 31mins 35 seconds, and got my first event medal! Chuffed to bits!

Now to aim for 10K!!

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Huge well done you! Head across to Bridge to 10K...lots going on there :)

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Will do! Thank you very much!

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Congratulations and great photo 😊

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Thank you! I was wondering why I was standing like that but realised I could barely bend my legs in the immediate aftermath of crossing the line! Haha!

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Well done! Love a trail πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

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Me too, I find it a lot more enjoyable than road running, even though it is probably a lot slower...

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Great running... brilliant time too, especially on a challenging course. A very special medal there as it’s the first of many! Enjoy that journey to 10k.

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Thank you very much! Looking forward to moving on to the next challenge. Bristol Epic 10K in October, I've got work to do!

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I was looking at the event page for that not long ago, think someone from one of the forums is doing it. The journey from 5-10 is easier than C25K, I think you’re gonna love it.

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Massive congratulations....great time too and loving the bling.

My first one this evening...hope I do as well as you did.

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Good luck! I hope you have a great time! The atmosphere of a race event really helps the motivation. I was exhausted but I really enjoyed it, and I hope you will too - share how you get on!

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Thats what im hoping...thanks...check out JuJu`s magic 10....its fab...you can follow time or distance, whichever suits you best

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I've found it! Looking through now, this will be my way to get there! Thank you!

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Worked for me and many many others here...all the best.

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Well done! :)

Onwards and upwards to 10k and best wishes for it :)

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Thank you very much!

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