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Week 34 : Sunday : Race Day!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I did it! I really did it!!! Not the fastest walker but not the slowest either. The route took us past Gloucester Docks first and then double back through the docks and round the other side before threading through the centre of Gloucester, back through the Cathedral grounds and then finally to the park. Most of it was on the roads so my feet are killing me and I ache quite a lot, but that will go.

We had to be there an hour early and then we had a 15 minute warm up routine - a bit of zumba and a bit of all sorts. We were then split into runners, joggers and walkers and started pretty much on time. I haven't yet done 3 miles in less than an hour, so I was hoping to do the 5K in just over the hour. By the time I got past the start it was about 5 minutes after the start of the runners so taking that off the finishing time, I achieved it!


Lining up to start

Plenty of pushchairs and wheelchairs amongst the walkers.

The home straight

Finish time

Safe home. It was quite cold and grey but much better than being too hot or raining cats and dogs as we were threatened with. It was a good experience for a first time and I will definately do it again next year. Perhaps I'll be jogging by next year though.

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SPAMUNDY 6/26/2013 11:38AM

    emoticon Great job. I'm hoping I'll be able to walk a 5 k in a reasonable amount of time someday! Doing it in a hour is commendable!

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MRYTYLER 6/24/2013 5:07PM

    emoticon Very proud of you. emoticon

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SLIMLEAF 6/24/2013 7:34AM

    Excellent! Well done!

And doing it within your target time, too!

You can be really proud of yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TATTER3 6/24/2013 6:40AM

    Yea you!!! What a great adventure!!

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61INCHGAL 6/23/2013 1:24PM

    I am enormously proud of you.

Congratz !!!!!


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SISSIE21 6/23/2013 11:33AM

    Yes!!!! Congratulations!!! emoticon

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LOOKINGUP2012 6/23/2013 8:44AM

    emoticon You llok so good! Happy for the good weather. The flowers behind you are lovely too!

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