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Severn Bridge 10k Race Report - with actual other people! ❤️💥🏃‍♀️🏃🏅

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon

What a fabulous event. 🥰 I’d entered ages ago and assumed it would be called off like most other races this year, so when I got the email saying it was going ahead as a time trial, (although the accompanying HM was ditched), I was thrilled! 👏👏

I couldn’t wait for this morning. My start time was 10:37:30 - runners were setting off every 10 seconds and we weren’t meant to be there too early. I’m an early bird and consequently I found myself pacing around the house! I did do a yoga session to limber me up. 🧘‍♀️

It was a beautiful day, a full 14 degrees cooler than when I did the race last year, and there was a nice breeze, but it was still remarkably warm, especially on the home leg back up and over the bridge. It’s not a flat race, that’s for sure, but my lockdown running mainly on trails, and hardly ever on the flat, really worked. I came in with an official time of 1hr 13m 42s - a good chunk off last year’s 27 degree time of 1hr 42 ish! It’s also a 10k PB for me by over 2.5 minutes. 😀

There was an amusing sign saying “it’s a lot of hard work for a free banana”, but that banana was very welcome I can tell you. 🍌 The bling is beautiful too. 🏅I wore it proudly back to the car, actually feeling quite emotional that this race was able to go ahead. It was stripped right down, but in the current circumstances it was perfect.

Thank you Severn Bridge. I will be back. ❤️ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Fabulous!!!!! xxx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to roseabi

Thanks roseabi - that hopefully counted as my (Virtual) 10k this week on HU too. 😍

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Absolutely! Woohoo!!!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to roseabi

Yay, thanks! 👏👏👏

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon

Fabulous 🙌👏🥳 What a great run, smashed that PB and lovely bling too. Bet you are still on cloud 9 x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Sandie1961

Thank you Sandie! It’s such a lovely course and yes, I’m still chuffed to bits! 🥰

GTFC
GTFCMarathon

I've been waiting for this!!! Woooooow!!

You were on fire 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Congratulations on ... bloomin' everything 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

What a run and what a PB!! Do not take it off today 🥇 you really must celebrate today because you worked so hard and trained so well for today and you sparkled!!🍾🥂🍻🥤🍷I'm so made up for you. It's made my day 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to GTFC

Aww thanks so much GTFC! It felt so special knowing that it’s one of only a tiny handful of races going ahead. My result was the cherry on the cake! I knew I’d beat last year’s time (how could I not? 🤣), but to get a PB by a good margin was lovely.

Oh yes, I’ll be celebrating alright! 🥂 ğŸ’¥ğŸŽ‰

Amazing 😍 what a fantastic achievement 🤩

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to HappyNoodle

Thank you HN, it was a pleasure to run this morning. Perfect weather and everyone seemed so appreciative of the chance to run with others. 🥰

Fabulous, cheeky! What a joy to read 😊🤗🌟

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Ahh thanks GOG, I really did love it and I’ll be back next year - and also to do the PR when it resumes. It’s my favourite (but Eastville mustn’t know!) 🏃🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃

It'll be our secret 😉

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Thanks! 🤣

linda9389
linda9389Administrator

Woweee, a PB and a Severn Bridge best by a mahoossive margin!!! Just brilliant, congratulations 👏 👌 😀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to linda9389

Haha thanks Linda! Last year’s time was slooow even for me, but being stubborn and tenacious I soldiered through the heat. This year was gorgeous and much more pleasant to run in. It’s a fantastic course. ❤️

Wimborne
WimborneHalf Marathon

Way to go Cheeky 🥳🥳🥳🥳👏👏👏👏. Brilliant PB and rather fetching bling too. Sounds like a great race 😀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Wimborne

Ohhh it’s all about the bling Wimborne, and it really does spur me on, knowing it’s there! 🏅🏅 A wonderful morning. ❤️🏅

So pleased for you! You happy runner you! So lovely to read of your joy.

Many congratulations! 😊🍾🥂🏅🏃‍♀️🤸‍♂️🏃‍♀️🤸‍♂️🏃‍♀️🤸‍♂️👏🏻👍🌟 ğŸ’¥âš¡ï¸ğŸŽ‰ğŸ˜Š

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thanks over61, I was walking back to the car thanking every marshal I passed, grinning like you wouldn’t believe! So yes, I am a happy runner! ❤️

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

Whoop whoop ğŸŽˆğŸŽ‰ğŸƒâ€â™€ï¸ğŸ™‚ fabulous Munks! Sounds a gorgeous run and in perfect weather too. That’s some bling there, I love it. Congrats on the PB and for taking us all with you on an actual real-life race. You shone 🌟☀️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Irishprincess

Aww IP, thank you! I really did think of all my VRBs and ARBs whilst running this morning. It would be soo wonderful to be running with you all again! I highly recommend the Severn Bridge if you’re interested next year. 🥰

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

I might just Munks.... a good timing run for the Bristol HM which hopefully will be on next year for usğŸ¤ž

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Irishprincess

Ooo exciting, yes it would be a great tune up! 👏👏👏

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles

Congratulations on your 1.13.42 time at the Severn Bridge 10K, amazing how cooler weather helps compared to the heat of last summer, so glad that you enjoyed your run today, the bling looks lovely as well. 😊 🏃🏾 You will be looking forward to next year's 🏃🏾. run

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al! Oh yes, no comparison to last year! I could have done with it being even cooler really, as there is practically no shade and the breeze was pretty gentle. It was fantastic though and I loved it. 😀🏅🏃‍♀️

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

Interesting the 10 seconds gap/start for each runner, I am wondering if that format could apply for parkruns whenever they resume.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to AlMorr

I’m not sure how it could with large PR’s Al. There were consistently 500+ at Eastville and it would take all morning. I hope PR finds a workable solution as I do miss it. 🥺

Congratulations x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Shake-and-run

Thanks so much S&R! 😀

Woooh hoooo!! 🤩🤩🤩 What a star!! Congratulations Cheeky!! Massive hugs to you!! 💃🏼 💃🏼 🕺🏽 👯‍♂️

Love the bling and your smile, bright as ever!! Well done!! 🤗❤️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks Fab! There’s nothing like bling to make a runner smile in my opinion! 🥰🏅😍

🤩🤩 Makes me smile to see you with the bling too!! 😉 Congrats!! 🤗❤️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Fabulous450

Bling keeps me running Fab! Shallow, me? 🤣 🏅😍

It’s not shallow at all!! Celebrate everything that’s wonderful, I say!! 😉😁❤️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks! I think us runners are all on the same page and understand each other! 🏅😍🏅

Absolutely Cheeky!! 🤗❤️

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Awesome run and account CC. Your happiness just bursts out of your post!!

Yay, you won't have to hang up your trainers!

This performance will be reported to the Snail Association Accreditation Committee and your diesel engine will be examined for unauthorised jet powered modifications....but the process is very slow!!!

What a star ✨✨✨✨

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Beachcomber66

Hahaha, no my trainers live to run another day BC! That said, the winning time was 32 minutes something! 😱

My diesel engine was in full force on the short, yet brutal, incline near the finish. So cruel, but my little legs didn’t let me down! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️ No jet assistance, I promise, Snail AA Committee! I hope they still accept me as a member! 🤣

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Appeal upheld with warning as to future conduct!!🙂

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Beachcomber66

I thank you kind Sir! 🙏🏻

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles

Whoop whoop whoop Cheekychipmunks . It official - you have abandoned your fellow snails. Only 1 min behind my flat 10k PB now so you are definitely one to watch.

It must have been so hard waiting for your time slot - all those butterflies 🦋 🦋 🦋

How wonderful though to run in a proper race, and the Severn bridge sounds the perfect place to be able to space people out. I thought of you as I was running my 6k with a northerly breeze and thought how it would be nice and cool for you, and help to blow you home.

Love the medal. The picture says it all. We will be there next year. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏃‍♀️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿👏👏👏

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Dexy5

Thanks lovely Dexy5! It would be sooooo fantastic to run it with you next year. It’s such a cool course and the bridge is so majestic. I have a real fondness for it - way more character than its big brash brother, the M4 Prince of Wales Bridge.

But yes they did a magnificent job. Plenty of hand sanitizer around, a help yourself water station at 6k (I took my own), help yourself bling and banana and lots of friendly faces. 🥰

I loved it! ❤️

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon

I have bridge run envy since the Humber bridge run was cancelled! Well done and great bling 🏅

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Tasha99

Aww Tasha99, so sorry yours couldn’t go ahead. I guess because Severn Bridge isn’t an overly large race even in normal times. It attracts mainly people from South Wales and Bristol according to the organisers, which is why they decided to make a go of it.

Do you at least get a virtual option so you can get your bling? 🏅

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

No we didn’t but hopefully we can do it next year. It wouldn’t have been the same anyway, not running over it.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Tasha99

Very true. I absolutely love running over bridges (which is why I love the Severn Bridge PR so much! 🥰)

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

I’ve never even driven over the Humber bridge yet! 🤣 it’s so looooooong!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Tasha99

So would it be part of a HM or FM? It sounds intriguing!

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Half. It was supposed to be in June. It was the one race I was most looking forward to. But I guess it’ll wait 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Tasha99

Yes, the bridge is going nowhere! Hope you get to run it next year. ğŸ¤ž

PandaCory
PandaCoryHUHM v10K

Brilliant- and what a nice medal!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to PandaCory

Thanks PandaCory, yes it’s lovely isn’t it? 😍😍😍

PandaCory
PandaCoryHUHM v10K

Never thought I'd say this, but I'd love to be running a race. One day soon I hope!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to PandaCory

Oh PC, it’s fantastic! I fully recommend it, and I know you’d have a wonderful time! You’ll do it. Keep your eyes peeled for one local to you when life gets a bit more back to normal. You’ll be a convert! 🥰

PandaCory
PandaCoryHUHM v10K in reply to cheekychipmunks

I'm looking forward to it! I did a couple of 5ks *years* ago & really enjoyed them. Funny how I'd forgotten about that until I started running again, 13 years later!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to PandaCory

About time you gave it another try I think! 🥰🥰

PandaCory
PandaCoryHUHM v10K in reply to cheekychipmunks

*starts looking* 😄😄

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to PandaCory

Excellent! 😅😅

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

Soooo lovely to read a race report Cheeky!! 💕 Just brilliant and a PB time for you too!

Great smiley photo too - well done! 🏅🙂👏

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Sandraj39

Thanks Sandraj39, yes they’re few and far between aren’t they? I was so proud of the Severn Bridge organisers for the amazing job they did today. 🥰 My PB was a bonus! 😀

Buddy34
Buddy34Half Marathon

Congratulations cheekychipmunks it sounds amazing being able to run at an actual event. You did great and a 10k pb to top it all off.

I love your medal and no wonder you wore it with pride.

Well done you 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👏👏🥇🥇

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Buddy34

Aww thanks Buddy, it was so special running in a real event. I hope more can follow suit - it really seemed to work. 😀

SlowLoris
SlowLorisMarathon

Well done. Well run.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to SlowLoris

Thanks so much SL. 😀

I'm so happy that you got to run in a real event and you look so thrilled in your photo. I was tempted myself but we had plans for the day unfortunately and the people we were meeting couldn't do the afternoon so it wasn't meant to be for me, never mind.

The bling is rather nice too and great to have a 2020 medal than isn't virtual 😊🏅

Amazing to knock so much time off your PB too, all in all, it sounds like it was a brilliant event ğŸƒâ€â™€ï¸ğŸƒâ€â™€ï¸ğŸ‘ğŸŽ‰ğŸ¥³ğŸŽŠğŸ…

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Forest_Run_Beginner

Thank you FRB! I was beyond happy with the whole event and the bling was extra special due to it being “real”! It weighs a ton too - great quality! 🥰

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoMarathon

Aw that's brilliant 👏 well done you, and well done them for finding a way to keep the event! 😁

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks JoJo! Yes they deserve lots of credit for laying the event on, and it would be lovely to think others might follow suit. 😍

What a great day! I’m so pleased for you cheeky - a real live run, good running weather, a PB, and bling! Fabulous!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Oldgirlruns

Yes thanks, it was the perfect running day OGR. A friend of mine did the run 2 years ago in howling wind and rain, followed last year by scorching heat (as did I), but he missed out this year. Bet he regrets it now! 🥺😅

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHUHM vHalfMarathon

Well done, CC. That’s a great achievement. Lovely medal, too. Really envy you taking part in an actual real-life event! Hope the rest of your day was relaxing.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Stephen_UK

Oh it was fantastic Stephen. It would be wonderful if other events could manage something similar. 😀

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Let’s hope so!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Stephen_UK

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Wow you lucky thing, actual people! Glad it went so well for you

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to WillowandSola

Yes W&S, real people! It was amazingly good fun! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM vHalfMarathon

Ooooooh a genuine bit of 2020 bling cheeky! Rare as hens teeth and I bet you’ll be wearing it for a few days yet. What a wonderful run you did! Congratulations again on a fabulous pb! 👏👏👏👏

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to TailChaser

Genuine 2020 bling indeed TC! I won’t lie, but I was running along thinking about that medal! It was worth it. 😍😍😍

Wow, that is a tremendous result. Good to hear it went ahead. Very fancy bling too 👍💥🏅

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to BaddieThePirate

Thanks Baddie, it was such fun and everyone seemed to appreciate how special the event was. 🥰

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon

Great stuff Cheeky! Did they seed the start, with people forecasting quick times going first? I'm interested 'cos if I get an early start time for the New Forest 10k I might just get back to the hotel in time for a shower before checkout - or maybe even in time for breakfast!

See you in Southampton for Virtual Vitality 2 .......

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to UpTheStanley

Thanks UTS, no seeding - it was a bizarre mix of alphabetical by club name, then alphabetical by surname for non club members, with a few latecomers tagged on the end it seemed! Is NF a time trial too?

Can’t wait for Southampton now! 😀😀😀

UpTheStanley
UpTheStanleyHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yep, New Forest is a time trial.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to UpTheStanley

Well with any luck it’ll be as successful as Severn Bridge. I’m sure you’ll have a fabulous time. 😀🏃🏃‍♀️😀

Fantastic! And what a medal! 😍😍

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Leosmit

Thanks Leosmit, yes it’s pretty special isn’t it? It weighs a ton! 😍

JonathanP
JonathanP10 Miles

What a tonic Cheeky! All that and a PB too !ğŸ¥‡ğŸŽ‰ğŸ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to JonathanP

It was truly wonderful Jonathan. Everyone was happy and appreciative. It felt like a giant socially distanced Parkrun! My run was fantastic and I couldn’t have hoped for a more positive experience. 🥰🏃‍♀️😀

JonathanP
JonathanP10 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

Sounds like a viable model for smaller races, but as you have said, unlikely to work for most parkruns.☹️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to JonathanP

Certainly not for the larger ones - it would take hours and hours. 🥺

Yippee!! ğŸ‘ğŸŽ‰ğŸ¾ Fantastic result and lush bling! 🏅 I'm so pleased for you! We drove over the new bridge on Friday after a wonderful holiday in Wales and I wondered if the race was still on - so glad for you and all runners who took part that it was. Hope you are still basking in glory and renewed in energy for autumn running. 🙂

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Slinkymalinki

Thanks Slinky! Yes it was still on and I’m so happy they made it happen. It was fantastic fun and my result was a bonus! ğŸ˜ğŸŽ‰

Run46
Run46HUHM v10Mile

How exciting, an actual live race with real people! Well done on your PB, and by a good margin too, awesome 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to Run46

Thank you, it was so exciting Run46! Such a special feeling knowing we were in the vast minority racing for real yesterday. 🏃‍♀️

aliboo70
aliboo70Half Marathon

That's great very well done! !😊nice to be back in a proper race!🏃🏃🏃👍xxx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM vHalfMarathon in reply to aliboo70

Thank you aliboo, yes it was wonderful. 🥰

Deals1
Deals1Half Marathon

Fantastic 😊. Great bling too.

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