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๏ปฟFriday!! Pizza* and pom pom night!!! ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ… Events for September 8th & 9th

๏ปฟFriday!! Pizza* and pom pom night!!! ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ… Events for September 8th & 9th

Hello you amazing flamboyant and strong people!!

Welcome to yet another Friday of fun and frolics.

We have an absolutely amazing list of races and racers this Sunday, so I hope you'll join me in giving them a MASSIVE CHEER!!!

What's going on? Well...

โ˜… No fewer than FIVE of us are running in the Great North Run!!! Let's hear it for Babsicles , TedG , Sqkr , ChrisAllen1 , and Frostie2560 !!!!!!

greatrun.org/great-north-run

โ˜… Then there's the divine DiveMonkey in the MiWay Cape Ultra Triathlon - her first Tri, folks!!!

ultratri.co.za/cape-ultra/

โ˜… Awesome andystev in the Leicester 10K!!!

runforall.com/events/10k/le...

โ˜… The amazing acebiros in the New Forest 10K!!!

newforestmarathon.co.uk/the...

โ˜… Luscious Lorijay in the Boldmere Bullets 5K!!!

ole-jcracesolutions.co.uk/B...

โ˜… Awesome AntSharpe in the Northampton Half Marathon - first half marathon folks!!!

northamptonhalfmarathon.co....

โ˜… And lovely Lordi in his first marathon - the Tallinn Marathon!!!

jooks.ee/en/tallinn-marathon/

Really looking forward to these reports๐Ÿ˜Š

To all these incredible people, and to everyone else running this weekend:

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUNSIES!!!!

* or your choice๐Ÿ˜Š

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Wow there are some big milestones being crossed this weekend! Best of luck to everyone running!

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Good luck everyone!

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Yay, well done amazing peeps ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ. A veritable smorgasbord of running there. Run wild, run free and bring home the bling ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ…

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Busy weekend. Looking forward to all those race reports.

May the Running Gods look kindly on you all.

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Brilliant! ๐Ÿ˜ best of luck everyone!! Hope you all have very enjoyable events! Look forward to hearing how they go ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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Good luck everyone. I would say Break a Leg, like they do in the theatre but maybe not........ ๐Ÿ˜‰ So I'll just say, do your best, have fun and may the running gods add some extra spring to your legs ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Good luck to all you super runners* (including meeeeee)! What a weekend of it ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

*And swimmer and cyclist!

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Good luck to you all. May any winds be pushing you along.

Looking forward to the reports and pictures.

๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€

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have a great time peeps!!

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Hi, please add my Northampton Half Marathon to the list! This will be my first since starting C25K November last year. Sunday 9th

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Ooh, good luck!!!

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Good luck to everyone running this weekend. I am also doing the new forest 10k!!

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Good luck everyone๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป Be fleet of foot and come home safe - you are all awesome!,๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‚

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Gulp....I'm fully into faffage mode at the moment, having packed and unpacked my bag a few times already... I head off to the Tallinn marathon by ferry tonight from Helsinki and will sleep on the boat, arriving 0545. As this is my first marathon it's all getting a bit real right about now! What was I thinking!?

Now; the thing is, the two "characters" who originally talked me into the marathon did so fully intending to run themselves and duely signed-up at the same time as me, however, they've both picked up knee injuries over the last few weeks so it's just me running now! They both also bought the travel package, so bless their hearts will still be coming along in "support"(i.e. taking full advantage of the ferry's 25โ‚ฌ all you can eat buffet with free booze and the 3am nightclub etc on the way over, snoring in the wee hours in the cabin and sitting outside a strategic pub at Tallinn west beach tomorrow at a point I have to pass at 12, 20, 23 and 27km!) The beers they've promised to raise in salute every time I pass are going to look damned good! The beggars. A beer on the boat home will be sweet though!

I got up to 31km as my longest run during training without feeling too bad, so I think I can mentally envisage a further 10k...Just hope my fuelling strategy works and I the legs hold out. Two gels before the start then one every 30 mins plus walk through all the drink stations. I've decided to jog the whole way at about 7:00 pace since finishing is way more important than the finishing time at this point and whatever time I get it will be a PB! I'm pretty much going to run at around 130 bpm heartrate as I've found that that's my run-all-day exertion level with slow/relaxed breathing. I just have to avoid the excitement of the first few kilometres and not get sucked along at 6:00-6:30 pace. My mantra will be " Start slow, run slower". The weather looks good initially with 17-22 degrees but with thunderstorms in the last couple of hours (a good drenching might feel great at that point!)

Thanks for all the support of you lovely people on here from all round the globe, I still can't believe this is pretty much my runiversary from starting c25k when I was praying for the "Run 1 minute" to be over! I

I'll be praying for the "Run 5 hours!" to be over by 2pm tomorrow that's for sure.

Good luck to all the other competitors this weekend. We can do it!

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Awesome! Have you packed a waterproof jacket to put on when you finish? The rain will make you get cold when you've stopped. Your food every 30 and walking through water stations is the same strategy I used this year ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have loads of fun!!

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Good call. Will do a write-up if I survive.

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Looking forward to it!!

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Wow loads going on!good luck everyone! !!๐Ÿ˜Š

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Good luck everyone, and oh my life they are HUGE!!!

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๐Ÿ˜

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Wishing everyone good luck! Wow, what a busy weekend! Will await the many race reports eagerly! ๐Ÿ˜ƒโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€

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