Saturday, April 10, 2010

Westdorpe fun run













Just to prove I really did it! Koos took these photos this afternoon at the finish of the Westdorpe fun run. Okay, it was only five kms, but Jodie will vouch for the fact that I didn't stop once. True!

Of course you might notice there aren't many people behind us at the end....

Barry, Jo's husband, has legs that come up to my shoulders (he is almost 2 metres tall), so of course he came in just a tad earlier. And I am fully aware Jo would have finished earlier but held back for my sake, bless her, but I still managed it in 33 mins, Not too bad for a fifty plus-er. methinks.

Now of course, I'm inspired and want to do more...Weekends will never be the same again...poor Koos.

20 comments:

  1. Well done and congratulations, you are certainly a braver (and fitter!) lady than me. Perhaps the London Marathon next?!!!!

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  2. Many congratulations that is a great achievement and you are right 5kms is not terribly far. As there are no signs of much exertion on you 5 more would have been better perhaps :) ?

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  3. Brilliant achievement... and if Fran wants to see you in the London Marathon, I suppose I can expect you at the Venice one in October... right?

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  4. I see: sell boats, travel with Marathon Gurl.
    That's life, innit?

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  5. Thanks, Fran ;-) I think it might take a while before the London Marathon would take me on, though. They might need to pay the volunteers for waiting for me to finish ;-D

    Mel, thank you for your confidence, but I don't think I could have managed much more than that, despite my cheerful appearance! Maybe another couple, but my knees have their limits. I was already wearing double knee supporters!

    Janys, now you are tempting me! A run in Venice definitely has a great deal of allure...

    Koos, take boats, not sell them ;-)

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  6. Well done maaaaa. you look very very jolly indeed!

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  7. Only 5 km? That's 5k more than you'll ever catch me running.

    Well done, Val. I think I'll hitch a ride with the riverboat man, though. ;)

    xx
    AM

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  8. But Val...you can run here even without the marathon support!! From one Spritz or Prosecco to the next maybe?

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  9. Wow...I wish I could run better! Used to all the time, you look like you had a blast!

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  10. "Fun" and "run" both in the same sentence, Val?

    Oh, but I do get it, though. I used to run every morning. It hurts my hips now, so I've given it up.

    Congratulations!

    xx

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  11. run and fun?
    I prefer biking :)
    Anyway, well done and keep up the pace!

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  12. You did it....that's awesome!!! Good for you, congrats. Look at that smile. Hello...Boston?

    xx

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  13. Thank you all! It felt like quite an achievement, but of course, it wasn't so amazing, and I used to run a lot more a few years back. Then I got an infection in my hip and had a problem with one knee so had to stop for a while. This felt good as a result.

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  14. Did Koos have to run backwards with the camera?

    I can't believe I forgot to ask you about this yesterday. It was great to see you both. We were so happy you could come by.

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  15. Fun. Run.
    Hmm.
    I cannot say as I have ever associated those two particular words! LOL!
    Good for you! More than good for you!
    I am impressed. I have been toying with doing a little running... but so far have not gone past toying!

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  16. Great job!! I used to run loads before I got sick but I'm just getting back into it again. Fancy joining me for a London 10k in July? :)

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  17. come see my blog... there is a photo of my friend Sheila that is just so sweet....

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  18. Hi Val!
    Finally found my way here; just thought I would stick my head in to say hello and to let you know a copy of your book is headed my way via Amazon for my next trip to work at the end of the month.
    Take Care,
    Tom (aka BilgeRat)

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  19. So I am hesitant to write this as it might be a sort of commitment I am not truly ready for.... but I have been thinking this summer of starting a little running in the morning. We have to be up at 6 to check if anyone birthed out (because alpacas birth out, or start preparing to, early in the day) and I thought, after I do a quick check, I could do a run around the property. I think fully circle it is about two kms.... erg. If I was doing that a few times a week, surely my cardio fitness would improve a great deal!
    THe thought is there... the intention is good... we will see if I actually do it...

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  20. Whats all this nonsense about me holding back...I had to remove my sleeves I was getting so warm keeping up with you ;-)

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