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Wise words from @cardiff_dave
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If you know me you’ll know I’m very pessimistic about my running abilities.
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I’ll never be deluded into thinking I’m any more than I’m at the back of the middle of the pack...
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...but my pessimism is of the kind that says at the start of every run (races in particular) “what ever gave you the impression you could run at all Dave?”
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Intellectually I know that’s ridic but it’s the same every time.
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The last few months in particular I find myself thinking that I’m on a steady decline. Technically that might be true in the most basic sense regarding age etc...
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Thankfully I then find myself remembering that only late April I did 03:58:24 at Newport Marathon #newport262 - a 34 minute marathon pb and something I thought I might never get.
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At the start of the year I had a @parkrunuk pb of 21.47 and yesterday I was only 36 seconds away from it.
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Attitude and mindset is everything. It’s something I need to really work on. I need a psychologist not a personal trainer.
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Luckily I also love running for its simplicity and beauty - decline in speed or ability comes eventually to everyone - until then never forget the joy of running whatever your minutes per mile because running is still beautiful when that pace starts slowing and you really don’t want to find yourself blind to that.
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Running through Cardiff today being a perfect example - sunshine, breeze, the water, graffiti, doing some people watching, numerous amazing dogs - feeling alive.
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My body and mind carrying me distances that many people would find incomprehensible - running gave me all that in 1hr20 odd. Lush.
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#instarunnerswales latest featured runner is @Run_geth_run from Ystrad Mynach
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Gethin works for @tinyreblebrewco 🍻 and has had 2 children, Lili who is 8 and Osian who is 5. A family full of runners and activity seekers! Lili likes to try sports like football,rygbi and cycling while Osian likes to dance to disney songs mainly frozen
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Gethin runs 4 to 5 times a week and often runs over 45 during the week. It doesn’t always go to plan though due to shift and other commitments. He’s favourite running location at the moment is parc penallta in ystrad mynach as you have a choice of hills or flat 🏃‍♂️ in addition to running he also enjoys ice/inline hockey (always been a big fan on hockey since seeing might ducks when i was a kid) and alsoI likes a bit of MMA
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At the moment Gethin is training for Snowdonia marathon in October in aid of @mindcharity mental health (justgiving page can be found in his bio) He’s ran one marathon so far and that was earlier this year at Newport. Next year he would like to try a ultra and hopfully compete in the dragons back run before 40. For those who haven’t hard about the Dragon back race, its a 5 day event covering 313km and ascending over 15500 meters. It’s widely considered as one of the hardest mountain run races in the world 🌍
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Back in his school days Gethin ran cross country and then didn’t run much until about 2 years ago. Running massively helped with Gethin’s mental health along with help from @mindcharity
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Gethin’s favourite running moment so far Caerffili 10k 2018 as Lili ran her 1st running event. Looking at the medal from that event always brings back great memories of that day 😊 Also newport marathon as it was his 1st marathon
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#Repost @natalie.jonesy.runs with @get_repost
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10K PB alert!! 🏃🏼‍♀️ 50 minutes 15 seconds 🏃🏼‍♀️ This was the last thing on my mind today but I just felt so good as soon as I crossed the start line and it stuck until the end 😆Absolutely threw it down but this rain is not washing the smile off my face today 💦💦 so close to a sub 50 minute 10K, hopefully not too far in the future 👊🏼
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#swanseabay10K #pb #personalbest #10K #run #race #runnersofinstagram #llanelliac #sundayrunday #happyrunner #20weekspostpartum #runnermother


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#Repost @matt_pug_brown with @get_repost
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Swansea bay 10k today. Rain and wind will be the memory from that race! Time wasn’t great but the smile shows I was just happy to get over that line #swanseabay10k #run #runner #running #raceday #medal #instarun #instarunners #instarunnerswales #runnersofinstagram


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The BIG 5-0 massive congrats @sknighty1985 and bump

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50th Park Run in the bag!!!!! Thank you to my friends for running/cheering me on! Great morning! @kimmy404 @leigh.fitgoals @rockeyroberts @nicky044045 @dicey6 #instarunnerswales #brynbachparkrun #parkrun50 #pbbrc #parcbrynbachrunningclub #preggers🤰 #pregnantrunner


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What could be better than a BIG social run in the Welsh capital 😁 Get Involved runners 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #Repost @cardiff_dave with @get_repost
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Pleased to announce the next #bigcardiffsocialrun - a free chilled out 10k around Cardiff bay on 30th September, perfect lead up to the Cardiff half.
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Sign up link with more info is in my bio.
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See you there! .
#cardiff #running #social #fun #nochiptime #notimeatall #cuppaafter #cardiffhalf @cdfrunners @moticardiff @runwales


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Strong first race back from injury, keep it up 💪💪💪

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Tonight was the 6th and final Fixture in Bridgend County Running League (BCRL)
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I’d missed the last 2 fixtures through injury, and up until 10am this morning I wasn’t doing this one either. But having started the league so strongly, I refused to fail to finish
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Mile 1 - 10:23/mi - Elevation: -22ft
Mile 2 - 11:26 - Elevation: +9
Mile 3 (0.45) - 10:37/mi - Elevation: +12ft
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Having done very little running this past few months, and being weary that my legs still weren’t right, I struggled. And I have to admit, I got emotional at points. This isn’t how I planned to finish the league. And running on sand is also a hell of a lot harder than I thought!
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But as disappointed as I may be with my overall fitness, I finished with not much else left in the tank. Like my ‘coach’ always says, “just give it your best and finish feeling like you couldn’t have done anymore” and I def feel I did that tonight
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And what a sunset it was too! What a way to end the league. On a beach. Doing something I love. Watching one of my favourite things. Taking it all in, by myself.
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#Repost @hantherunner with @get_repost
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I learnt absolutely loads today! @cardiff10k what an eye opener you were.
I didn’t shit myself.
There were only 2 incidences with my boobs and I genuinely loved every second of the damn thing!
So, I feel like there’s a little bit of substance to myself again but I’ll tell you all about it properly tomorrow when my child is in full time school!!! Aaahhhhhhhhh!
Loved seeing everyone today, and loved everyone’s positivity even though there were a few little issues with the start and finish, all in all, I’d call today a success!
#cardiff10k #runningblog #runningblogger #norunintended #instarunnerswales #racecheck


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Congratulations buddy 🙌

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#medalmonday Can finally join in the medal Monday celebrations. Need another quickly or this could get boring! 😂😂 #instarunnerswales #instarunner #10km #runnersofinstagram #runnersworld #runnerscommunity #running #runners #instarunners #instarun #irun #runwales


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#Repost @tanya_run_one.ill with @get_repost
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Another sub 55 @cardiff10k, lovely flat run & pleased with my performance - which is my last race in my current age category 😳
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However it was far more emotional watching my son ‘G’ run the 2k in 8:05, I wish I had his pace - super proud parents. 🏅
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Congratulations bro you smashed it 💪💪💪 new shiny medal #watchthings
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SHOUTING BECAUSE IT'S A FLIPPING PB!

44:43! Held on for dear life ahead of the 45min pacer (thanks @ben.annear 👍🏻), which was tough as it was pretty humid out there…

Only one moment of weakness at 9k, but held it together after a little pep talk from a fellow runner. The running community really is awesome on days like this 😃

Anyway, off to consume way more calories than I burned because reasons 😂



#running #runners #instarunnerswales #instarunners #runningcommunity #10k #smashedit #medalmonday #cdf #runwales #irun


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