Happy :) Race for life done!

Well today I did the race for life, We got there really early and the sun was shining, As the people started turning up we were reading the back signs and I got really emotional, It took me by surprise, but I had a few moments where I couldn't stop the tears. Everyone there had a story to tell and everyone had pretty much been touched by Cancer in some way....scary :(

I decided to start with the joggers as the runners were looking to do it in 20-25 minutes and I knew I couldn't do that! The ground was boggy and even before I reached the start line my feet were wet!

Well, I jogged my little socks off, I had a couple of high fives with my OH and 4 year old boy and I crossed the finish line in 30 minutes and 52 seconds :)

YAY me!!! I am so proud of myself and with your help I raised loads of dosh :)

I even pinned a c25k grad pic on my top to honour all of you and I thought of you all the way around. You have spurred me on and I am truly grateful :)

I have to confess to having a rather large burger at the end...oops!


Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

42 Replies

oldest โ€ข newest
  • How fantastic for you, well done, you look so happy xxx You deserved the burger!!!!!!

  • Made me just a little emotional reading your blog...well done you!!! I bet you are proud and so you should be!!! :) One day I'll catch you.

    Hope you enjoyed the burger!!!

  • Thanks lovelies! The burger was awesome, I even had onions, cheese AND burger sauce on it and I don't even know what burger sauce is!!! I am a rebel :)

  • Well done!You definitely deserved the burger, and its never right without onions and cheese :P

  • Brilliant matey so proud of you!!! My Dad passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in Feb 2011 and I am running a 10k at the end of June in honour of him!

  • omg! good luck to you and thank you for your kind words :)

  • Well done! Sounds like a good race and a great time too :) You deserved the burger with all the toppings!

  • Very well done, i am running in Race for Life in July, and when i finish i may well have a burger too

  • Well done! And so fast!! Fantastic :)

  • Well done you! you earned that burger, cheese and all!

    Great time as well, Great stuff :)

  • Congratulations on fund raising and doing it with such good style, what a fast time, well done.

  • Fantastic, well done, that's a good time!

  • Brilliant! fantastic time and now really looking forward to race for life in June! Will prepare for the tears!! :)

  • Excellent that's a fantastic achievement and a truly well deserved burger!!! Well done!! :)

  • Fantastic, well done you and a brilliant time, superb. I hope there's burgers at mine too! Roll on July 8th :)

  • Well done what a brilliant result.

  • Brilliant! Such a good time too! I would have had a burger with everything on it as well! :-)

  • Fantastic, well done! A great time too! That burger sounds delicious!

  • Well done. I did race for life today as well and I agree about the emotional bit. What a great day too for such a worthy cause. Burger well deserved :)

  • Thanks Pat for the inspiration, only 2 weeks to go till mine. Don't think i could do it in that time though, but have practiced the run and its not flat!!

  • nice, great time, well done Pat!

  • Fantastic Pat! What a great time too. You def deserved your burger!

  • wow really impressed by your time ! well done

  • Very well done! from a newbie who hopes to run a race for life too, in honor of her dad...

  • Well done on doing the race for life and a brill time to/ Hope you enjoyed the burger. both my grandparents had concer and lucklily survived these people who ran in memories of loved ones show they never forget.

    Well done to u and every one else who took part

  • Congratulations! You are an inspiration to the rest of us. :)

  • Thank you all so much for your lovely words, I am still buzzing :) Good luck to all of you doing the race for life this year, enjoy it cos it's fabulous! :)

  • That's a great time. You've definitely earned the burger!! Well done you.

  • Amazing time!! well done to you :)

    Looking forward to my race for life run in July :)

  • fantastic i a m doing it in july . great inspiration cant wait for my burger at the end now lol

  • Well done on doing the race and in such an awesome time! :)

    What are your next plans!

    Olympics!!!! :):):)

  • What a fabulous achievement! Many congratulations :-)

  • running for my dad in July. Well done you x

  • Well done! I'm running this next month, but with my 8 year old daughter, so don't expect to be jogging the whole time x

  • I am considering a ten K...Think I've gone mad!!!:)

  • Fantastic time, well done. Got a little emotional reading your blog. Proud to be a C25Ker. :)

  • Well done Pat, great time too and may I say, never was a burger more richly deserved!!

  • Well done Pat! I'm doing the race for life in June - I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer 8 years ago and still miss him, cried on Sunday when his team Man City won because I so wanted him to be able to enjoy that. Your time is fantastic - and yes I agree with everyone else that burger was well deserved! Xx

  • well done Pat, inspirational emotional post.. time was fantastic!! go for the 10k girl.. no reason why not eh..well done!

  • Have just downloaded a Bridge to 10k podcast...Gulp! ;)

  • Well done!!! Fab time as well :biggrin:

  • THANK YOU!!! :)

You may also like...