So, my first half marathon is complete.

Was going well until mile 10 when there was an unexpected and steep hill. That took a lot of effort and slowed me down for the next 3 miles but hey, who cares. I still came in under my estimated time.

2.32.47 seconds. Happy with that. Thought I would be min of 2.40.

The really dreaded steep hill at Mile 2 wasn't too bad but then I had fresh legs.

I always said, I wouldn't do another but I may do the one in my home town later in the year. Now that is hilly!!

I cannot believe that last July I started the couch programme and couldn't run for a minute. What an amazing journey I've been on and I've made some lovely friends along the way.

To all those running today, I hope you all achieved what you wanted.

Thank you C25k family for all your support xxx

Ps, just look at the size of the bling!!! Not sure why my pics keep posting the wrong way xxx

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  • Well done... great time and well deserved huge bling!! :-)

  • Thank you Andy x

  • That is fantastic Dunnja and quite some achievement in less than a year - you are obviously a natural! And what a very impressive piece of bling. Just brilliant - what an inspiring place this c25k forum is!

  • Thank you. Not sure about a natural but I Love it xx

  • That's a great time, and great you made it up the hills and most importantly a great bit of bling.

    Well done you should be proud of yourself, hope you're legs aren't hurting to much.

    Your ready for 26.2miles next!

  • Thank you.

    Don't hurt as much as I thought. I am prepared though and have booked a hot stone massage for tomorrow.

    26.2 miles....nah, I'm happy at 13...but then I only ever intended to run 5k 😃xx

  • We all intended to stop at 5k because who needs to run further then that! Only mad people!

  • Wow well done huge respect!

  • Thank you xx

  • Brilliant Jules !!! Well done you ! :-)

    Blimey , that is serious bling , look at the size of it !!

    Very well deserved too ! :-) xxx

  • Thank you Poppy.

    The medal is huge. Not complaining though, a nice reward


  • Fantastic photo, fantastic time, fantastic achievement and completely fantastic Jules. You've done brilliantly. Now time for a deep bath, a lot of TLC from the family and perhaps a celebratory glass of wine xx

  • My reply to you disappeared.

    Thanks Hun. That made me well up a little. Xxxx

  • Huge well Dow what a fantastic achievement. That's a fabulous pic you look really made up. Time to celebrate 🏅🎖

  • Thank JJ.

    I am chuffed and now chillin with a cheeky Rioja xx

  • Congratulations. Great achievement 😀

  • Thank you xx

  • Well done Dunnja! that really is fast progress in such a short time-just brilliant! :) lovely medal and thats a great HM time- congratulations, hope you can relax now :)

  • Thank you Aliboo. Yep, chillin with wine now xx

  • Brilliant - well done!!

  • Thank you xx

  • Fabulous medal! Well done, I can't believe you only started running last year, your time is great. 😊

  • Thank you.

    This time last year I was 2.5 stone heavier and smoking 20 a day. I lost weight, started running and gave up smoking so that I could run week 5 run 3. 😃

    Its an amazing programme xx

  • Wow that's some medal! Not one to miss! Wear that loud and proud!

    Very well done! REally! Huge congratulations! This stuff is hard work so hats off to you for nailing it. Please have a rest up, maybe do some gentle recovery jogs but generally go easy for a few weeks. You'll probably be ravenous for the next week.

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