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    Anyone taking part in a race for life this year? updated with new question

    I know a few have in the past inc Beckyboo and Fireheaven, anyone doing one this year, if so when/where?? ?

    I am taking part in the 10k Epsom race on 28th june....well im going to attempt it anyhow lol, so any tips? How long will it take roughly (mix of walking/running lol)

    Think its a great way to keep up with the dieting and gym, at the same time doing my bit to help! We cant ask for on here anymore but if any one wants to sponsor me, drop me an email

    So come on guys who else is doing it!!?

    **update 24th june**

    OOOHHHH just a few days to go......

    has anyone run at Epsom before??

    i would like to know if theres seating for spectators as my mum is coming with my kids and she will need a proper seat due to health problems, she wont be able to sit on the floor?? so if not she wont be able to come.

    thank you guys

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    If God meant for us to run he wouldnt have invented couches




    however I shall donate some cash....running might kill me with my smokers lungs

    Yeah my missus and her mum are doing the 5k one in Epsom on 28/6. I dunno how they'll do it though as my OH hasn't run in years :-)

    good luck lou

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    not me, but i will be cheering those along that are in high wycombe and good luck to every one that is taking part xx

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    thanks guys

    really looking forward to it now ive taken the plunge..... i think lol

    I'm doing the 5k race for life in Eastbourne with my daughter. First time for me.:-D

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    rachs160971;4328650

    I'm doing the 5k race for life in Eastbourne with my daughter. First time … I'm doing the 5k race for life in Eastbourne with my daughter. First time for me.:-D



    good luck :-D

    are you doing any 'training'?

    Good luck to all who take part in these charity walks/runs

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    thank you thisismark, good luck to everyone else from me too, i have roped my niece in aswell, happy days :lol:

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    woohooooo tracy013 signed up too! 4 of us now, yay!

    Good luck all of you! Are we allowed to sponsor you or anything? x

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    sadiebabes;4331409

    Good luck all of you! Are we allowed to sponsor you or anything? x




    thanks hun x

    im not allowed to ask here :oops::-D but if anyone wants to then i'll happily provide a link by pm

    not expecting anyone too of course, encouragement is enough

    Pm me babe! x

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    thanks hun, hoping htis thread will provide tips, and most importantly encouragement when im wimping out of my gym visits or wanting to jack in my diet xx lol

    im waiting for those with experience to tell me its easy :lol:

    Don't worry, we'll keep you on the straight and narrow! You won't be allowed on here without someone questioning whether you been to the gym :lol:

    Have you spoken to Becky or Fire about it? xx

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    sadiebabes;4331647

    Don't worry, we'll keep you on the straight and narrow! You won't be … Don't worry, we'll keep you on the straight and narrow! You won't be allowed on here without someone questioning whether you been to the gym :lol:Have you spoken to Becky or Fire about it? xx



    no not yet, im hoping one of them will see this thread! becky dont post too much anymore tho i dont think, off to gym afteer work tommorrow honest! :w00t:

    loupomm;4331404

    woohooooo tracy013 signed up too! 4 of us now, yay!



    i must be mad :oops:

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    tracy013;4332938

    i must be mad :oops:



    yep!:whistling:

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    i have behaved today, been to the gym and swimming! and not eaten anything i shouldnt - so far!

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    mhh1981;4328562

    Yeah my missus and her mum are doing the 5k one in Epsom on 28/6. I dunno … Yeah my missus and her mum are doing the 5k one in Epsom on 28/6. I dunno how they'll do it though as my OH hasn't run in years :-)



    post pics so i can look out for them :-D:w00t:

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    ok its been month now since i joined the gym! i have lost 10lb!!! wohooooooooo!!!

    really enjoy iit and dont find it intimidating at all (thought i would)

    if you are looking to lose weight/get fit i say do it!!

    and ladies look into taking part in a race for life - held across the country its for a great cause and its great motivation to keep at the diet!!!

    woooooooooohoooooooooooo

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    oh and theres 5 of us running it now, with a possible 6th so its looking to be a real good day

    Giving this a wee bump for you Lou! x

    (Saw your other thread about the weight loss btw - well done babe!)

    Well done and hope it goes well.

    My daughters ran/walked in our local race for life after the diagnosis of a close family member, they thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, the atmosphere was great and couldn't wait to sign up for the next one!
    Good luck and enjoy:)

    I am doing the Race for Life this yr, in my local area a 5km one, its first time i done it, i cant wait :-)

    Doing it again - 3rd year now. Mine is on the 10th May this time

    How are you progressing with the gym loupomm?

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    ooohhh i missed all these bumps! thank you everyone and well done all those doing it too! also thank you those who have sponsored me xx

    Hey Lou,

    Well done for going for it! You will absolutely love it. The atmosphere alone is amazing I didn't train for either event and to tell you the truth the first year I ran it i still smoked (yeah I know pretty hypocritical considering its one of the main causes of Cancer). I ran it in 28 minutes.

    The second year I had to walk most of it as they set the walkers off just in front of the runners and we couldn't get past them.

    I havent done it for 2 years mainly because I was pregnant and then just had a baby but after losing 2.5 stone this last 12 months and the fact I haven't smoked in 3 years I really fancy doing it again this year.

    I will wish you the very best of luck but my advice is just turn up and start running.

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    bellabonkers;4708217

    How are you progressing with the gym loupomm?



    still going regulary, only been once this week as ive not been feeling great but next week will get stuck in a bit more, no weight loss this week,had a day out with the kids sunday and the diet slipped lol, but having lost 16lb so far im not worried, i'll crack on!

    BECKYBOO;4749097

    Hey Lou,Well done for going for it! You will absolutely love it. The … Hey Lou,Well done for going for it! You will absolutely love it. The atmosphere alone is amazing I didn't train for either event and to tell you the truth the first year I ran it i still smoked (yeah I know pretty hypocritical considering its one of the main causes of Cancer). I ran it in 28 minutes.The second year I had to walk most of it as they set the walkers off just in front of the runners and we couldn't get past them. I havent done it for 2 years mainly because I was pregnant and then just had a baby but after losing 2.5 stone this last 12 months and the fact I haven't smoked in 3 years I really fancy doing it again this year.I will wish you the very best of luck but my advice is just turn up and start running.



    thank you hun x

    good luck if you need any advice on training im sure I could help in someway

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    would like to know if theres seating for spectators as my mum is coming with my kids and she will need a proper seat due to health problems, she wont be able to sit on the floor?? so if not she wont be able to come.

    thank you guys xx

    and a big thank you to those who have sponsored me xx

    loupomm;5579024

    bump with new question would like to know if theres seating for … bump with new question would like to know if theres seating for spectators as my mum is coming with my kids and she will need a proper seat due to health problems, she wont be able to sit on the floor?? so if not she wont be able to come.thank you guys xxand a big thank you to those who have sponsored me xx



    Not sure how you are getting there, but you could take a folding chair with you? Depending on health problems, your local GP might be able to loan you a wheelchair for the day

    There was no seating at our race for life this year. Does your mum have a portable chair - you could carry it for her - and the you will also know where to meet her at the end.

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    hmmm no unfortunately my mum wont contemplate a wheel chair, shes being very funny, its hard enough getting her to see a doctor, she thinks shes wasting their time :roll:

    she has serious arthritis and a dodgy hip, standing for long or even sitting for long is painful, the folding chair is a good idea though thank you, being a racecourse i doubt they will provide seating?

    i can't believe its only a few days away now, i'm looking forward to it but not the next day lol

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    tracy013;5587554

    i can't believe its only a few days away now, i'm looking forward to it … i can't believe its only a few days away now, i'm looking forward to it but not the next day lol



    i know....think a pub lunch is in order to prepare.....

    loupomm;5587583

    i know....think a pub lunch is in order to prepare.....



    i'm at the school all day tomorrow so it might have to be monday instead lol

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    thats no good!

    No seating Lou I am afraid but as Kelly says, take a folding chair or something along those lines

    I can't find your sponsor link in the new profile thingy, I am not about much and haven't been able to see you online. Can you send it me and I will get it done now I am employed x
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