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First 5K

Grannie49 profile image

Well I started running for first time in my 71 years of life last August. I had had a hip replacement 2 years before but was otherwise healthy. Now nearly one year on I ran 5K. Not terribly fast and certainly more than 30 minutes. But I did it.

I want to thank everyone and the whole programme for the support and encouragement I have received. It has made a huge contribution.

29 Replies
Instructor57 profile image

Congratulations on your first 5k !And it certainly does not need to be fast

Well done 😁👍

Frenc profile image

Super well done! That’s brilliant. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🎉🎉🎉

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Grannie49 in reply to Frenc


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Grannie49 in reply to Frenc

Thank you kindly 🙏

BradC profile image

Fantastic! You have done really well. 5k is a really good distance for keeping fit.


IannodaTruffe profile image

Never too late.

Many congratulations.

VeganDave profile image

Congratulations and well done. Keep running as if you don’t use it, you lose it. I’m 71 and taking a nice slow pace to increase endurance.

Well done Grannie49. I was going to say what a fantastic example, but really….just do it for your amazing self. 🙂

Well done, that first 5k is very special

Oldgirlruns profile image

Fantastic Grannie49! Go you!

hamit profile image


What an awesome result well done

JetsNanna profile image

Congratulations. What an achievement. You should be extremely proud. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😊

Wow, congratulations on all that you have achieved. Trully inspiring.

Inspirational. Well done you. 👍🙂

macwacma profile image

truly brilliant! congratulations! I'm a long way off 5k but you've inspired me to keep going however long it takes

BrianUK profile image

That’s really quite remarkable and inspirational. Well done 👏👏👏👍

Raisemeup profile image

Congratulations 🎊, it really is an achievement, you should be feeling very pleased with yourself, especially after hip surgery! It's good to know the age barriers are being pushed back - encouraging to younger and older runners alike. Best wishes ☺️

00marks profile image

Congratulations on your first 5K. Thats brilliant!

CS51LOL profile image

Your an inspiration well done 👏

JulieByf profile image

Very impressive and inspiring. Just goes to prove that age is not a barrier and older people can do anything they please if they want to enough. Have loads of more great runs 😊

Wow. I feel overwhelmed by all these lovely replies. Thank you all this is truly a fabulous place. 🙂

My wife aged 74 wanted to start running again but after 2 knee replacements and a hip replacement , she has been advised not to. Has to be content with walking.

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Grannie49 in reply to Cruise1

Walking is good too. She has been through the mill. The research evidence on running with a hip replacement is mixed but I take it easy. Knees are probably different.

Well done :-)

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NanaPlum profile image

Simply FABULOUS Grannie49

That's brilliant! Congratulations 😃

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