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

Lisaloopy9
Lisaloopy9
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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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benwill
benwillMarathon

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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Lisaloopy9
Lisaloopy9
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Thanks benwill! I was a mess but so proud of myself!

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agedsnailspace

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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Lisaloopy9

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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mrrun
mrrunMarathon

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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Lisaloopy9
Lisaloopy9
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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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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

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

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Lisaloopy9
Lisaloopy9
in reply to roseabi

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

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Lisaloopy9

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

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Lisaloopy9
Lisaloopy9
in reply to roseabi

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

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Lisaloopy9

Excellent :D

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

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

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Lisaloopy9
Lisaloopy9
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks oldfloss! Feeling great x

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Nictwit

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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Lisaloopy9
Lisaloopy9
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Thanks so much nictwit! Appreciate it πŸ˜€

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Hidden
HiddenHalf Marathon

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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Lisaloopy9
Lisaloopy9
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He is just amazing!

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

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Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

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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Lisaloopy9

Thanks Sandraj x

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Hidden
HiddenHalf Marathon
in reply to Sandraj39

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

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Mummycav

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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Lisaloopy9
Lisaloopy9
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Thanks mummycav means a lot. X

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Eatcakeandrun

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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Lisaloopy9

Thanks eatcakeandrun!

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

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ancientrunner
ancientrunnerHalf Marathon

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

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Lisaloopy9

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

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C3PO
C3POMarathon

That's an amazing time. Congratulations!

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Lisaloopy9
Lisaloopy9
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Thank you!

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aliboo70
aliboo70Half Marathon

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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Lisaloopy9
Lisaloopy9
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Thanks Aliboo 😁

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Decker
DeckerModerator

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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Lisaloopy9
Lisaloopy9
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Thanks Decker 😁

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misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

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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Lisaloopy9

Thanks misswobble for all your support and advice xx

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misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Lisaloopy9

You’re welcome πŸ‘

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siabod
siabodHalf Marathon

brilliant well done 😊

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Lisaloopy9
Lisaloopy9
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Thank you siabod x

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Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon

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

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Lisaloopy9
Lisaloopy9
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Thanks WhatsApp! Yes I think so!? πŸ˜€

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

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

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lardofale
lardofaleHalf Marathon

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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Anniemurph
AnniemurphHalf Marathon

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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Hillrunner2201

Well done πŸŽ‰ Great time too.

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Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperHalf Marathon

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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Lisaloopy9

Glad to be of help Langley-loper xx

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