I graduated using C25K in August 2014. Never in a million years did I think I would be able to do it or that it would have such an impact on my life. I took things slowly after I graduated. After all I'm in my (very) late 40's and ... how can I put it? ... well built. Having said that in the last year I have lost just under 5 stone so I'm not quite as well built as I used to be!
I built up to running 10km and by the end of May this year I was doing a 10km(ish) run once a week and 2 shorter runs per week. I did my first 10km race 3 weeks ago - not a brilliant time of 1 hour 25 minutes but it involved hills and it was a hot day. I did another 10km race last weekend and chopped 3 minutes off my time. I was chuffed with that.
I've entered the London Winter Run that is happening on 31st January. Then in May I've entered the Chester Half Marathon. At the moment I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it but I figure I've got a good long time to prepare for it. I'm going to use a MyAsics plan for the training. I used one to prepare for the 10km race. I have to say that it was pretty tough towards the end and I ended up reducing the distances for the last few weeks. I think I maybe set my expectations too high but on the whole I liked the way the plan works so I'm giving it another go for the Half Marathon.
If I manage to run a Half Marathon as I turn 50 years old I will be over the moon!!