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First half marathon done!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‚πŸ’ͺ🏻

First half marathon done!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‚πŸ’ͺ🏻

Hi all!

This is the post I’ve been praying I’d write!!

I only went and did it!! I completed my first half marathon in a better time than I had dreamed! 2:11:48!! This included a loo stop!!

Couldn’t have done it without my run buddy (does ultra’s every few weeks!! He’s a machine and part of my running club Brendan)

He watched my pace, pulled me back when I got carried away by the crowds and enabled me to just RUN!! I took no notice of my watch or the miles ahead! I just ran!!

I worried about fuelling but took a gel at mile 6 then 10! Managed to do it whilst running!! Something I struggled with in training!

Sips of water all the way!

It was way easier/better than my training runs to 11 miles and I loved it! Only struggled the last 500 yds or so, the finish was up hill! But my buddy took my arm pulled me along then propelled me to the finish!! Where I proceeded to have some kind of panic attack! Thought I was dying and couldn’t breath!! Quickly sorted by my run buddy who told me to calm down and breath slowly!! Apparently my eye were wide with fear!! Then I cried a lot!!

Thanks to you all for your advice and support!

I’m so bloody happy!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ…πŸ₯‚ almost forgot I raised Β£1140 for cancer research uk! πŸ˜€

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that's a great report and always so good to see people get emotional at the end it just goes to show how much these things mean to people.

Well done you did great and a good time as well, hope you have many more!

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Thanks benwill! I was a mess but so proud of myself!

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Well done! Sounds like you had a great run and you did it in a more than reasonable time! Brilliant! Excellent work.

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You did the Gatwick race too! Great event I thought but it’s my only big race so nothing to compare it to!! Lol

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Brilliant! And great time!

I fully understand how you felt, running all the way, just hitting it. In the end I felt like high-fiving innocent strangers and telling them all about myself (never a good idea in London).

All the best! :)

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Mrrun! That made me laugh! I high fived every child! And thanked every race maker! Some only got a thumbs up near the end!!! Lol

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Woohoo!! Well done!!!! That's a great running buddy, but YOU DID IT!!!!!! :)

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Roseabi, he is awesome! I ran every mile!! Feel super proud! Xx thanks for all your support and advice x

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My pleasure. So, is this to be the first of many half marathons? :)

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Will definitely do another! Maybe Hampton court! Am doing great south run it’s 10 miles. Xx

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Excellent :D

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Very, very well done and an excellent time too.. Happy runner:)

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Thanks oldfloss! Feeling great x

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That's brilliant! After all those nerves I'm so glad you did it. And in such an impressive time as well! Massive congrats 😁

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Thanks so much nictwit! Appreciate it πŸ˜€

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Wow what a run! I think we all need a run buddy like him, fantastic support. Enjoy your well earned medal and rest!

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He is just amazing!

Thank you runfasterdoyle! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Wonderful - and a great time too! Funny how tough the end of a race can suddenly feel when our mind knows it is almost over! Well done on raising so much for a great charity too! πŸ™‚

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Thanks Sandraj x

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I think any run feels so much harder when my mind knows it is almost over lol.

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Yessssssss!!!! See? You COULD do it...and you did!!! Absolutely fantastic, I am so pleased for you...that is one massive achievement, sounds like you did it in style too, very well done xxx

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Thanks mummycav means a lot. X

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Well done! That's a lovely report, and I am so pleased that your first half marathon was such a great experience! The first of many?!

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Thanks eatcakeandrun!

I will do another for sure, have signed for great south run, 10miles in sept I think!?

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Well done, that's a brilliant time. We could all do with a buddy like that.

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Maybe I could hire him out!! Mr motivator!! 😁

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That's an amazing time. Congratulations!

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Thank you!

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Just brilliant! Congratulations Lisa, and in a speedy time too.so glad your 1st was such a positive experience!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒβœ”

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Thanks Aliboo 😁

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Wow well done Lisa! Sounds like a fantastic day all round. That is a super time too! It is really great when it all comes together like that. Great memories.

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Thanks Decker 😁

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I have a smile on my face a mile wide reading that πŸ˜ƒ

Sounds like that was a BLAST! πŸ˜ƒπŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸ”₯

Really, well done. Rest up now, eat good, sleep well πŸ‘

Start planning the next hurrah πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ…πŸ†πŸ₯‚

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Thanks misswobble for all your support and advice xx

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You’re welcome πŸ‘

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brilliant well done 😊

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Thank you siabod x

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Well done Lisa. Very good time too. First of many I'm sure!

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Thanks WhatsApp! Yes I think so!? πŸ˜€

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This is superb what a fantastic achievement, and what an amazing running buddy too.... Huge well done :)

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Fantastic effort! That's a great time too. What a bonus to have a mate to run with too, they certainly help to kick those gremlins out of the mind and the time flies by when you're being distracted from the job at hand! Well done!

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Wow, great achievement! Well done for such a fantastic time too! And your run buddy may have been a wonderful inspiration and help, but you were the one who did it :)

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Well done πŸŽ‰ Great time too.

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Fantastic! I am flagging with my training but you have inspired me to push on. Thank you for your post, it was just what I needed.

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Glad to be of help Langley-loper xx

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