Log in
Marathon Running and Race Support
1,113 members2,267 posts

First ever half marathon

Today I ran my first ever half marathon at Paddock Wood. What a great experience! The crowds were amazing. It’s hard to believe that I only graduated the couch to 5k program at the beginning of November.

26 Replies
oldestnewest

Nice bling Dave...Congratulations on your acheivement.

Leave your name here and you will be awarded your well earned HM badge.

healthunlocked.com/marathon...

😊x

1 like
Reply

My name is David McKnight. And thank you.

Reply

That's fantastic to get to a half marathon in such a short time. Well done.

1 like
Reply

Massive well done xx

1 like
Reply

Congratulations, it's a fantastic feeling - and you achieved it so soon after graduating, well done!

1 like
Reply

Well done! I graduated last Autumn too but have given myself a bit more time to do my first HM (but I suspect I am somewhat older).

Paddock Wood is a lovely area. Maybe I will try this one next year if they do it every year. See you there?!

1 like
Reply

It was the 29th HM at Paddock Wood this year. It’s a popular race. I’m definitely planning to do it again next year 😊

Reply

I did my first one there too yesterday and apart from the wet, it was great and so well organised. Congratulations

1 like
Reply

Wasn’t the support around the course amazing! I absolutely loved it.

Reply

Fantastic! Well done, and nice bling

1 like
Reply

Awesome news!!!

Get your half marathon badge by posting here: healthunlocked.com/marathon...

1 like
Reply

Wow! Amazing to have done that so soon after graduating - well done!🙂🏅

1 like
Reply

Nice one Dave! How did you do?

1 like
Reply

The first 9 or 10 miles were pretty good, then my legs started to feel really heavy. They are rather achy today.

1 like
Reply

A-may-zing 💪😃👍🏅

Good innit 😁. Yeeeeeeeeeeha 😃

Fantastic job. Well done 🙂🏃‍♂️

1 like
Reply

Congratulations, a fantastic achievement. What's you next plan?

1 like
Reply

Probably a few 10k runs this year then Headcorn and Paddock Wood halfs next year. Not sure I could face a full marathon. Yesterday was really tough.

Reply

That's impressive. Congratulations!

Reply

Well done , have heard good things about Paddock Wood. I imagined it was very hilly buth ave been told not. Hope you're not too sore today

1 like
Reply

It’s a very flat course so good for first timers. The legs are very achy today but not too bad.

1 like
Reply

Fantastic! Brilliant achievement too from starting in November. 👏🏼🎉👏🏼

1 like
Reply

Wowee! Congratulations 😀 So soon after graduating as well. That's food for thought for me....

1 like
Reply

It was hard work but so worth it. Going to concentrate on 10k’s and 10 miler’s this year and then do Headcorn half next year and Paddock Wood again. The crowds on the whole route were amazing.

Reply

Congratulations Dave! Sounds like a great race to run in. And so soon after your 5k graduation too!

Reply

Well done! ☺

Reply

Well done! 🥇

Reply

You may also like...