Sue Ryder Care - Beat the Baton 5k race

Monday, May 28, 2007

The race is over!!! And we finished in less than 30 minutes!!! :-) :-) :-)

Thank God for Vickii o... Just over halfway into the race, I was ready to stop. I have been packing my stuff to move out of my flat, I went to bed at 4am and woke up at 8.30. Then I had to move my stuff out of the flat for the next couple of hours - Not the best preparation for a race! My legs felt heavy all of a sudden... It didn't help that the weather was kinda crap - rain and wind and freezing temps!

I kept on saying I was tired and I was going to stop... Vickii kept on telling me we were almost done,I am sure I slowed us down a bit. Close to the end, I held on to Vickii's hand and kept up with her that way... Thank you so much Vickii!!!

Our(Vickii and Buki) time: 29minutes 08seconds!!!! 2 minutes quicker than our best :-)

I saw my Mummy after the race and told her I ran for her... she's looking so good... :-)

P.S. I was interviewed by a TV channel because the charity read about my motivation to take part in the race - my Mummy. I might be on TV!!!
Our pictures were taken so many times - I was pinning Vickii's number on the back of her shirt and a photographer came up to me and asked me to smile while I was doing it, Vickii and I were walking and some other photographer asked is to smile for a picture, then when we were warming up, another one took our picture! We are mini celebs o :-)


TaureanMinx said...


~Mimi~ said...

awwwwww bless u!i signed up for the race thing sometime last year,but didnt follow it through! one day i will! I WILL! lol. well done london buki and vickii.

DiAmOnD hawk said...

a job well done babe! Im proud of you... Thank God for Vickii's support as well...Congrats on both of you beating ur best time...

ToyinE said...

Good job ladies!!!! I feel really proud of you so you're now ready for some well deserved rest :)

Anonymous said...

Well done, Buki. My son has just left hospital after almost a year following a viral infection. He's shocked the medics by his amazing recovery which has been due to prayers. I'm touched by your blogs and your love for your mum. Keep on praying, I will continually pray for you too that your mum will have a complete healing. Keep up the faith!
Akin. Essex.

Calabar Gal said...

Well Done you both!! It pays to be determined. You achieved your gaol of finishing within 30 minutes.

I'll be looking out for both of you on TV. (smile)

Vickii said...

Well done to us Buki and thanks to everyone for your support and good wishes!

You underestimate yourself Buki, I know you wouldn't have stopped even if I hadn't been there and for someone who had hardly slept, and was so tired, we were running at the exact same pace even at the end when you were exhausted! And the weather didn't help, it was the worst possible weather!

We did it and within our personal best so I'm proud of us!

Have a great week and make sure you tell us when you're going to be on tv!!!

Waffarian said...

Well done Buki and Vicki! yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Proud of you girls!

Idemili said...

Congratulations! Now I just need to find someone to start jogging with. I don't think I can do it alone.

Bella Naija said...

Congrats Ladies!
Bless u for doing this....
Proud of u girls

NaijaBloke said...

I knew all those healthy food u had when u came down here did pretty good....LOL


LondonBuki said...

Thank you ALL for your words, your sponsorship, encouragement... EVERYTHING!

@TMinx Woohoohoohoo!!!

@Mimi One day you'll join us! Thank you :-)

@Diamond Thank you :-)

@ToyinE Thank you... I am resting well well o!

@Anon Thank you for your words and prayers(AMEN!!!)... thank you. Hugs to your son!

@CG Thank you... you'll be joining us for a race soon o!

@Vickii There you go again, being all modest! You know if not for your motivation, I'd have slowed down! Thank you!
We have a lot of work to do before our next race o. A new PB to beat!

@Waffy Thank you! I won't lie when I was about to slow down, I thought... I want to tell Waffy and everyone that we did it in less than 30 minutes, that's one other thing that kept me going.

@Bella Thank you :-)

@NB O o serious! LOL! Thank you!

LondonBuki said...

@Ide Thank you! Come and run with us!!!

dolly said...

Congrats, I'm proud of you and Vickii

Dimples said...

Well done..shame about the shitty weather though!!

Ugo Daniels said...

Wonderful but why yu hiding da face nah! I suggest you flaunt it, gal! Always be proud of yaself, after all ya aint blogging in IRAN or Afganistan or Russia.

Running seems to be my biggest undoing. I can't even jog for more than 2 mins without feeling! And i aint fat, just a bit muscular.

mochafella said...

Congratulations, B & V. Very niice. We are shooting for 25-27 mins at the next one right?

LondonBuki said...

@Dolly - Thank you :-)
@Dimples - Thank you! The weather was CRAP sha!
@Ugo - Thanks! LOL!
That's how I was when I started running, one minute and I was panting!
@Mochafella Thank you!
25-27 minutes? How about 28 minutes?You have a lot of faith in us o! We'll try to make you proud again! :-)

Calabar Gal said...

@idemili: If u are serious about a running partner, try gumtree - sports partners, thats where I found mine and she lives on my street too!

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I am so proud and impressed that even though you could have given up, you refused to. Well done, and well done again for beating your best record. Love ya.

Anonymous said...

well done!!
i was doin the race 2! da weather was horrible i spent all day in london in tht t-shirt! coz im soo senisable lol!
i was ready 2 giv up after runnin da 1st lap! but carried on with help 4rm all da people present on tht day and my collegues who also ran from sue ryder-the chantry!

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