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Bournemouth Supersonic 10k

Ripcurlrana71 profile image
Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon

Morning everyone!

Yesterday afternoon I ran my first 10k race. I graduated ju-ju- wonderful 10k plan in July but had booked the race in May! I wanted to run in memory of my dad who passed away 2 years ago.

Weather forecast had been crap all week for yesterday so this added to my worry if my calf /hamstring niggles would be ok. Then more importantly running attire stress was added to this too!!

Anyway race day came and I was actually calm and excited. The Bournemouth Marathon Festival was very well organised and on arrival the atmosphere was amazing.

I’d forgotten all my worries and was ready to run. And we were off! Weather was cool but dry. First 7K lovely easy run. Music playing, crowds cheering with familiar faces waving.

Grabbed a bottle of water at 7km and within seconds started to feel sick 🤢. Struggled on with waves of nausea. Calf niggle was there in background but easily ignored. Slowed down a bit and nausea seemed to ease. Was it the water??

Last stretch now - Up and down the never ending Bournemouth Pier where my husband and son were cheering me on. Last K was the longest K!!! Ok here we go - deafening cheering as I sprinted to the finish! Well felt like a sprint. 🏃🏻‍♀️😬

Woohoo!! Leg started to stiffen up after finishing - but so elated I’d done it! My 1st race and loved it. Glad when I finished but loved it. 😬 Oh and a couple of PB’s. 💪🏼

I’ve raised a massive £1040 to date. My 1st race dedicated to you dad. ❤️

(I’ve added a link to my justgiving page for more info below)

justgiving.com/fundraising/...

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AlMorr profile image
AlMorr10 Miles

Congratulations😊 Ripcurirana71 for completing the Bournemouth Supersonic 10k, 🏃you completed it with a few "supersonic" " PB's, well done. 👍😊

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Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon in reply to AlMorr

Thank you so much! X

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David_GHalf Marathon

Congratulations Ripcurlrana! Sounds like you had a good run and enjoyed it 🏃‍♀️🙂👍

I’m sure your dad would be so proud of you and your achievements 🏅😊

Hope you have a nice relaxing day planned and you get the chance to celebrate later 🎉🍾🥂

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Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon in reply to David_G

Thank you David and your kind words. X

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Sandraj39Half Marathon

Lovely run report and well done on your first 10k race! Yep, that last k always seems the longest 😩 but great that you had family support there and what a lovely tribute to your dear Dad. Well done on all your fundraising too.🙂

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Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon in reply to Sandraj39

Thank you Sandra. x

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misswobbleMarathon

Brilliant! Well done 💪👍😃🏅🏃‍♀️

I saw on the news they kicked things off with a torch light 5km last night. More races today. I fancy that one year 😃

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Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon in reply to misswobble

Thank you! The festival started yesterday morning with kids 1km, 2km and 5km races. Then it was the 10k and finally light-up adult 5k at 7pm.

Today was HM and FM. Beautiful day for them. Was great to be part of it all as a runner this year! X

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TbaeMetric Marathon

Just Brillant Alka.What an emotional post and such a lovely account and lovely tribute.

Not plain sailing neither, but two amazing PB’s.

Take good care of you on your journey.

May you keep finding what you need.💥🏃‍♀️💥👏👏☄️

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Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon in reply to Tbae

Thank you Bob for your kind words. x

Massive congratulations my VRB! I know how much this meant to you and what a wonderful gift to your dad's memory. I know you'll remember your first race forever. Well done on the PB's, but I know they'll take a poor second place to the feeling of elation of completing your very first race and the thoughts of your dad that would overwhelm you at the finish line. So very proud of you and I'm sure I stand in a very large crowd to that end. 😘😘😘🤩

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Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon in reply to

Awww Sharron thank you for your support up to race day. Means a lot to have VRB’s supporting me along the way. Won’t forget yesterday. xx

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linda9389Administrator

Ohh how wonderful. Well done. What an amazing achievement for you personally and for the amount you have raised in memory of your dad. I got to the 'never ending' bit and was right there with you! It's a horrible feeling isn't it? but you overcame and finished in great time too. Congratulations. Hope you are resting and being treated super well today :)

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Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

Thank you Linda. Yes that last K feels longest than the previous 9! So happy to have got it done. 😊 x

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HoagyMHalf Marathon

Just to reiterate what I said on the other forum - yes, a massive well done Alka, a wonderful achievement, a wonderful way to cap what you have achieved this year and a wonderful (and emotional) tribute to your late father. Fantastic 👏👏👏

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Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon in reply to HoagyM

Thank you again Ian my virtual running twin. X

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WhatsappHalf Marathon

Well done. The first 10k is special. It is such a leap up from 5k and it takes a different mindset to compete, so congratualtions on your great run.

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Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon in reply to Whatsapp

Thank you! It was my first 10k race but thankfully had run it a few times before the day. 😊

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WhatsappHalf Marathon in reply to Ripcurlrana71

And this time you got a medal!

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Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon in reply to Whatsapp

😁

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ju-ju-Marathon

Superb, well done you and a fab pic too. And a lovely tribute to your dad too :)

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Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks ju-ju. x

Sqkr profile image
SqkrHalf Marathon

Super, super congrats! And you're so right, those kilometres are definitely differing lengths all the way round 😂

I get a bit nauseous when my heart rate goes too high, maybe when you grabbed a water you had a bit of a speedy moment to catch up and tipped your heart rate over the comfortable zone a bit? Glad it passed anyway, and brilliant result 😊

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Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon in reply to Sqkr

Thank you! Yes that makes sense as was going faster than normal until that point. Then tried to pick up pace after momentarily stopping. All lessons learnt for next time. 💪🏼😬

That’s fantastic Ripcurlrana71...what a proud Dad you will have looking over you xx

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Ripcurlrana71Half Marathon in reply to Mummycav

Thank you.Xx

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