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3rd in my Age Group!

Lately I have been running quite a bit and it is finally beginning to show in my times.  For those “runners” out there I know – still pretty slow. For me however it is fast, so just let me have my moment of glory and say “well done”.

This weekend I podium’ed!!!! Yes, for the first time since ever – or at least since I left school.  I cam 3rd in my age group and I was not even there to collect my prize.  I knew I was pretty far up the field but was not sure where I had come. It did help that there were three races, a 27km, a 10km and a 5 km so I am guessing that all the super quick girls did the 27km.  But – I am not going to look for justifications!! I came 3rd in my age group fair and square. I ran my fasted “stand-alone” 10km ever (yes, believe it or not I have actually done it quicker in a triathlon).and I got my first silver medal – which I only realised the next day when I was taking it out my car. That means that I finished in the top 100.  Today when I looked at my results I actually came 73 out of 306 people, so I am VERY happy.

Now I just need to work on my bike and I will be a happy girl!  At this rate I will not even make the bike cut-off and so my runs will be for nothing!  I have not ridden my bike (besides on the indoor trainer) since April!

19 thoughts on “3rd in my Age Group!

  1. WOOHOO!! Thats awesome!! Maybe you need to chat to David. He was all pumped for the Iron Man but has now started doubting himself 😦 And is considering pulling out! Have you done one before?

    1. I have done the full on in Port Elizabeth twice, but have not done the 70.3 in East London yet. I am registered to do it for the first time this year. I am more than happy to chat to him! If I could do the one in Port Elizabeth that first time I am sure that he would be able to do. How is his cycling as that is the hardest part – especially the East London one.

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