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Hampton Court Palace HM


Less than 2 years ago I started the C25K programme at age 59, to run a "Colour Me Happy" 3k charity run. Today, my 27 year old daughter (who started running just 12 months ago) and I aced the Hampton Court Palace HM. Aced for us, that is. 2 hours 14. Then I heard my friend's son did his HM in Fleet today in one hour 40. I'll get me coat. However we are still congratulating each other, very proud of each other - and we've raised over £700 for Motor Neurone Disease Association so are on top of the world! Thanks to those of you who have offered such positive encouragement - you really helped. As did the bucket loads of pasta I've eaten over the past few days. I have no doubt they helped, but I don't want to touch pasta again for a while....

(PS - I tried loading pictures but everyone was sideways or upside down, editing didn't help and the posting process does not allow me to rotate once loaded. Oh sod it - here's a sideways one).

14 Replies

Wow go you ! That is amazing !

Well done all, lovely photo :-) xxx

Unfitdad59 in reply to poppypug

Thank you! Sorry it's sideways....

poppypugMarathon in reply to Unfitdad59

Ah dont worry about that :-) xxx

Great photo and great time! What a fab medal too. Congratulations to you and your daughter.

Thank you!


Well done!! Nice bling as well!

dagsharHalf Marathon

Brilliant - you have done really well!!

Sandraj39Half Marathon

Fantastic! Huge congratulations to you and your daughter! And you are an inspiration - thanks for posting☺

Congratulations. You should both be really proud.

aliboo70Half Marathon

Congratulations! thats a great time! well done to both of you!! :)


thats a great time and never compare yourself to others, you are your own person!

and great bit of bling and dont worry about the picture i think we can all tilt our heads!

Thank you all for your lovely comments! Still basking in the glorious aftermath (and my various bits keep reminding me something energetic happened yesterday!).


What a great piccy and a great event too!! Well done

DunnjaHalf Marathon

Well done you.  That's a great achievement and a fab time.

My pics all load sideways too xx

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