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KatnapMarathon
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ONLY!

Today was really hot. And here in the UK we have not had a general improvement in weather and easing into summer conditions. No no. We jumped from Winter to Summer. I'm sure we can get some sympathy from Decker as I've heard it said in Canada they have 2 seasons: winter and roadworks 🀣

We had a HU actual RB meet up at the Cheltenham Running Festival held at the racecourse. Shake-and-run had picked up a niggle so changed from the planned 10k to a 5k. I think we may have been a touch envious as the rest of us Sandie1961 cheekychipmunks TailChaser and myself hauled ourselves around for a 2nd circuit! I was definitely dousing myself with water more than I was drinking it. We all deserved that bling! And post race prosecco πŸ₯‚

Haven't got our chip times yet but Strava reckoned I did 10k in 48m33s with a 'relative effort' of 151. But the best of it was all the smiles and runner's camaraderie. 🀣 It always feels better AFTER the race πŸ˜‚

More real racing please!

🐱 Katnap 🐱

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Well done, glad you all had a good time

Katnap profile image
KatnapMarathon in reply to RunaroundSue

Looking forward to having excuses for more HU meet ups!

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OldflossAdministrator

Absolutely incredible.. well done you...and all!!!I was too hot today...and all I was doing was sitting on the floor potting tomato plants on!!!

Just fabulous xxx

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KatnapMarathon in reply to Oldfloss

We were missing a 'hose station' for sure!

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TailChaserHalf Marathon in reply to Katnap

Oh wouldn't it have been nice to have spectators armed with water pistols πŸ₯΅

It’s so good to read about real races

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KatnapMarathon in reply to WillowandSola

Hooray for summer!

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linda9389Administrator

Sounds fabulous - and you were most certainly on fire!!!

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KatnapMarathon in reply to linda9389

I was suitability warmed up (heart rate). No going up through all the zones!

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lexi6 profile image
lexi610 Miles

Fantastic! what a great meet up and a lovely medal to go with as well πŸ‘

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KatnapMarathon in reply to lexi6

It was great to be doing something that was a close echo to pre pandemic activities! πŸ‘πŸ±πŸ‘

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Sandraj39Half Marathon

Well done to all of you, especially in this heat! πŸ₯΅πŸ‘πŸ‘And wow - what an amazing time!πŸ’ͺπŸ™‚

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KatnapMarathon in reply to Sandraj39

For the effort involved on that run we would normally get better times. Everyone did brilliant πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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DeckerModerator

Sounds just great Katnap. Yes I can certainly sympathize. It’s been so hot today and no rain in sight. You really earned your bling today. Huge congrats to everyone out there. Here’s to real races !πŸ‘πŸ‘

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KatnapMarathon in reply to Decker

Hear hear!

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Dexy510 Miles

Well done you lovely lot. Sorry we weren’t able to join you today, but we were quite relieved to not be running in 30C. That bling should take pride of place.

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KatnapMarathon in reply to Dexy5

No need to apologise. There's always next time!

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AlMorr10 Miles

Congratulations to you Katnap for running in the heat and a sub 50 minutes 10K in those conditions makes it more enjoyable, you deserve that lovely medal πŸ₯‰ πŸ₯‰πŸ‘

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KatnapMarathon in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al!

Well done on a good race run, and a super race time. Very speedy πŸ…πŸ₯‚

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KatnapMarathon in reply to BaddieThePirate

Thanks Baddie πŸ±πŸ‘

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Dups10 Miles

Well done to you all in that heat πŸ₯΅Amazing times. Congratulations 😊

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KatnapMarathon in reply to Dups

Cheers Dups!

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cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Wasn’t it fun Katnap? I was definitely a whole 10 minutes plus slower than I expected, but I was 7 minutes faster than my scorching Severn Bridge 10k in 2019! I’m happy with our efforts. HUers are clearly hardcore (or bonkers!) πŸ˜…

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KatnapMarathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Deffo hardcore bonkers πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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Dexy510 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

Wonderful cheekychipmunks, and how did the course compare with Kempton Racecourse? Apart from the temperature of course.

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cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy. It was much more undulating than Kempton. No steep hills, but each lap had at least 3 longish inclines which were fine over one lap, but brutal for two, especially as the temperature was rising and the wind was dropping. It’s in a beautiful setting. 😍

Brilliantly done!! πŸŽ‰πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ It's great to see actual events happening again, my friend did a half marathon near here on Sunday yay πŸ˜ƒ very well done you and everyone racing this weekend in the UK, we've really gone from winter to summer overnight πŸ₯΅πŸ₯΅

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KatnapMarathon in reply to Beatlesforever

I can finally get my woolly hat washed!

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JonathanP10 Miles

Well done all - a fantastic effort in that heat!

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KatnapMarathon in reply to JonathanP

Thanks JP 🐱

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Sandie1961Half Marathon

Reduced numbers, baking hot, 6 minutes slower than my worst anticipated time, but do I care? Nope! Fantastic meet up and such a joy to be back with other runners doing a real race πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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KatnapMarathon in reply to Sandie1961

Too true!

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SkiMondayMarathon

That's a cracking pace, especially in the heat, well done!

Were you running on tarmac?

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KatnapMarathon in reply to SkiMonday

Thanks SkiMonday πŸ‘

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KatnapMarathon in reply to SkiMonday

The course was mixed surfaces but mostly tarmac πŸ‘

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TailChaserHalf Marathon

You were amazing Katnap πŸ₯°

And you had a heart rate that I didn't feel envious of! However, my relative effort was vastly superior to yours πŸ˜…, thanks partly to my watch getting upset from getting wet (either from sweat or water) was 234 😱 as was my heart rate: it only went as high as 190 apparently, a little less than when I started (not)parkrun on Saturday morning (203)... just as well I don't believe it or I wouldn't have left the house all weekend!

More proper races please!

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cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to TailChaser

Just checked my relative effort - 65! Cheers! 😩 Something tells me that Strava doesn’t understand my reptilian HR (max during the race was 119). Surely the wildly positive splits are an indication that it was hard work! πŸ˜…

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TailChaserHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Really? I get that walking in to town and back 🀣 We should have swapped watches on Sunday!!

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cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to TailChaser

🀣🀣🀣

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Irish-JohnMarathon

Congratulations :)

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KatnapMarathon in reply to Irish-John

πŸ±πŸ‘

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