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A little change in the forums

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
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I am stepping down as lead Admin on all my forums. (C25K, Bridge to 10km, Strength and Flex and Active 10) I will still be on the forums but as one of the community members. I am leaving you in very capable hands and I hope everyone on here will do their best to help ease any transition the admins see fit to implement to help with my departure from the team.

As some of you know MrRfc had a kidney transplant 2.5 years ago and woke up with a new lease of life and an energy he hadn’t had for years. I had forgotten what an energetic little sole he is and I have been trying to keep up with him πŸ˜€. The downside of that is that I have felt a little stretched on my time fitting everything in. I thought I could do it all but I have found to do things to the standard that I want I got burnt-out so I have made decision to pass on the lead admin baton and step down from my admin duties and spend some more time with my husband and the Bowls club we run together.

I have been immensely proud to of been part of all the forums as they grew. I will always carry a soft spot for all these forums. I have made good friends and received so much support over the years with my running, I still do not count myself as a good runner πŸ˜‚, I still need help, which is why I will still be around, it will just be in a different capacity.

Please help the admins out as they make minor changes and bring in new people, they need your support at this delicate time. The forums need bigger admin teams to allow more structured time off and respite and I am sure you all want to help your admin team achieve this healthy balance so please be understanding of the changes that come, there might be a few less quests or what is your week as they find a balance and a good working environment. We are some the best communities going and I know you will all step up to the plate to help out now πŸ™‚.

Happy running to you all πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ.

Health and happiness

Rfc xxx.

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SeeJillRun
SeeJillRun60minGraduate

Sad to see you leave as admin but happy that you’re still sticking around. It’s when it becomes difficult to find a balance that you know something has to give and you’ve definitely made the right decision, family comes first always. Best of luck in your adventures with your husband! Xx

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to SeeJillRun

Thank you, we have found our love of long walks again, 10-16kms and it is so great he is well enough now. Rfc x

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SeeJillRun
SeeJillRun60minGraduate
in reply to Realfoodieclub

It’s so lovely that he has a new lease of life and those long walks will be so good for you both xx

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Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10

I too will be sad to see you β€˜go’, but glad you’ll still be around.

Enjoy your extra time with your husband πŸ‘

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Maddee_6333

Thank you. I’ll still be here, how else would I get my canicross fix πŸ˜€. Rfc xxx.

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Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate10
in reply to Realfoodieclub

😍

πŸ•πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Buddy34

You should be so proud of yourself. It's people like you that made it possible for me to run and this forum was and is a massive part of getting to be able to be a runner. So enjoy having a bit more time to yourself. Good luck πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Buddy34

Thank you. Aw bless you, , I am proud of them but so should everyone be it is a community effort. Rfc xxx

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Julia187
Julia187Graduate10

Thank you for your support and guidance on my journey through C25K and Bridge to 10K, enjoy your extra time with hubby x

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Julia187

Thank you xxx

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Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10

Thank you for everything you have done. You have been a constant positive presence during the 4-5 years I have used the forums. All the best.

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Coddfish

Thank you, I hope to still be that as well. Rfc xxx

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damienair
damienairGraduate10

Thank you RFC and all the admins here. It is such a lovely friendly supportive environment and always a pleasure to visit. It’s because of these forums and parkrun than I’m still running. Thanks for all your work to help keep this a great forum.

Damien

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to damienair

Thank you, everyone helps to make these forum what they are, and they are great because of that. Rfc xxx

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoAmbassador

A _huge_ thank you for all you've done. πŸ€—

You've more than earned an extended break! Enjoy yourselves! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜˜πŸ˜

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you. Rfc xxx

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

Good luck RFC πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘. You have been a diamond and no mistake πŸ˜ƒ πŸ’Ž

All the very best to you and Mr RFC. Thank you so much for your hard work and efforts on our behalf. 😘

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to misswobble

Thank you. Team effort from everyone make these forums what they are. Rfc xxx

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SlowLoris
SlowLorisGraduate10

Well done Rfc and thank you.

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to SlowLoris

Thank you. Rfc xxx

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grumpyoldgirl

Thanks RFC, these forums are a real treasure, I'm sure we'll all do our best to be gentle with the new admins. You have such a wonderful reason to hand them on, here's wishing you both many adventures. (Glad you'll still be around though 😊)

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Thank you, the transplant has been amazing. Rfc xxx

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limberlou
limberlouGraduate10

Good luck to you spending time with Mr Rfc - hope you enjoy your time together and his new found energy πŸ˜‰

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to limberlou

Thank you, I forgot he is a little whirlwind compared to me πŸ˜€. Rfc xxx

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Oldgirlruns

Sad to see you go but in awe of how much you manage to do in your life! You’ve been an inspiration to me in my C25K journey for which I send my sincere thanks and wish you all the very best! Look forward to seeing your posts as a forum member along the way!

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thank you, I will make sure I post as well as reply πŸ˜€ Rfc xxx

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18Windmill

Thanks for everything you’ve done in building this and other wonderful forums. Enjoy your time off and glad you’ll still be around. πŸŽ‰πŸ’πŸΎ

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to 18Windmill

Than you xxx

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Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

Aw RFC, the end of an era. Im pretty sure you were here when I first arrived six years ago so you've been a big part of my running journey.

Thank you for all your hard work and endless support. You have made such a difference to so many people here which is all the more inspiring because we know what you've gone through personally.

Have a wonderful happy time with your husband and I look forward to hearing about your running life in the future, xxx

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Irishprincess

Thank you. You have always been around and a great support. I will still be here πŸ˜€. Rfc xxx

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JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10

Thanks for all your hard work over many years RFC and all the best for your jointly run bowls clubπŸ‘

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to JonathanP

Thank you, I wish I liked playing, I do the catering πŸ˜€. Rfc xxx

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JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate10
in reply to Realfoodieclub

Sounds good to me!πŸ₯ž

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

Sorry to see you leave as admin Rfc, but totally understand your need to get some balance in your life. Thank you so much for all your support while I have been magically transformed into a runner. Enjoy your time out and look forward to reading your running posts 😘

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

Thank you. No magic there, just determination on your part πŸ˜€. Rfc x

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RunningChocoholic

Thank you so much for all you have done for us on this brilliant forum. You and the other admins are such a super bunch. Wishing you and your husband many happy miles of running and walking together xx

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to RunningChocoholic

Thank you. The admins are great on all the forums. Rfc xxx

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

You’ve done an amazing job Rfc, and although it’s a shame you won’t be at the helm, you fully deserve more family time. Thanks for all your help and advice. ❀️

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you. I will still be helping with my replies πŸ˜€. Rfc x xx

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Lizzisforliving
LizzisforlivingGraduate10

Sorry to lose you as an admin, but I can imagine the work it entails so you deserve to take some time back for yourself. I didn't know your husband's story, but it's absolutely wonderful that his kidney transplant has given him back his energy.

Thank you to all donors. xxx

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Lizzisforliving

Thank you. Since I donated to MrRfc all my family now have their donor cards πŸ˜€. Rfc xxx

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Lizzisforliving
LizzisforlivingGraduate10
in reply to Realfoodieclub

Wow! I didn't know you were his donor. Do you take a little credit for all his achievements now? I know I would :) .

Enjoy the next stage of your lives together. xxx

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Lizzisforliving

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Rfc x

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Windoze
WindozeGraduate10

Enjoy your admin retirement RFC 😎 sad to see you step down but more importantly enjoy your time! πŸ˜ŽπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Windoze

Thank you. Rfc x

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Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10

Thank you so much for all your hard work and commitment Rfc, I know how much time you have poured into the forums. You have always been here for me. x I think much of the lovely atmosphere on the forums is down to you...and I know the Bridge forum was your creation as well as the Active10 and S &F.

I'm glad you will still be sharing your running adventures and brilliant experience with us, and look forward to reading your run reports!

Enjoy your lovely walks with MrRfc.

As Irish Princess has said, you have inspired so many of us and kept us all running for many years.

You're an absolute gem😊

Jan xxx

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you Jan. That is so very sweet of you to say. Rfc xxx

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Jerry

Hey Realfoodieclub I wish you well and enjoy your extra time.

Jerry 😊

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Jerry

Thank you xxx

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Hatetoloverun
HatetoloverunGraduate10

Thank you for everything you have done and enjoy your time with your husband :)

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Hatetoloverun

Thank you. Rfc xxx

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BarbieW
BarbieWGraduate10

I wish you well and thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done for all of us, for these forums and for the running future we have all gained because of your hard work and dedication.

Take a break and enjoy your time and walks with Mr rfc.

It is always important to value what we have and live for today.

Thanks again for everything that you do and I so look forward to seeing your ongoing postings on here.

And yes of course we will support the admin teams - how could anyone on here dare not to? You are all GREAT!

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to BarbieW

Thank you, I like that attitude πŸ˜€. They are great aren’t they. Rfc x

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Bluebirdrunner
BluebirdrunnerGraduate10
in reply to Realfoodieclub

Priceless!😊xxx

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JaySeeSkinny
JaySeeSkinnyGraduate10

You were here from the beginning for me. I followed you when you were preparing for the transplant and your recovery afterwards. I love the fact you’re β€œslow” like me - you always made me feel if you could call yourself a runner then so could I. I don’t care now, but you definitely helped me get to the point where I can say proudly β€œI’m a runner”. And your admin duties - you created so many forums and then looked after them, I often wondered how you found the time!

So we will miss you. An era has come to an end, but you’ll still be around. Enjoy the new lease of life you gave your husband. Health is a wonderful thing and you’ve helped a great many of us to improve it!

Thanks!

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to JaySeeSkinny

Thank you, you were all such a tremendous support through transplant. We are all runners on here, something I firmly believe in. Rfc x

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paulanoo
paulanooGraduate10

Thanks so much for all your support on here RFC. I look forward to reading about your running journey. Glad you are taking care of you and mr. Speedy πŸ€—

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to paulanoo

Thank you . He came running with me once. He is fast but I can run for longer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Rfc xxx

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ktsok

Thanks for all the support. Enjoy your time with your hubby x

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to ktsok

Thank you. Rfc xxx

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lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

All the very best for you Rfc and Mr Rfc. Thank you for all you have done for this forum and for us. On a personal note, you were instrumental in getting me (a slow runner) to 10km as I followed your plan. Enjoy the walks and the bowls xx

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to lexi6

Thank you, Us slow runners burn so many more calories πŸ˜‚. There is always an up side. Rfc x

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mrrun
mrrunGraduate10

Best, very best & all the best from sarf London! Keep and stay well. πŸ‘Š You'll be remembered!

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to mrrun

Thank you, I will keep running our undulating terrain πŸ˜€. Rfc xxx

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Decker
DeckerGraduate10

Wishing you all good things in running and in life to both you and Mr RFC. Thanks for all your help and support from the beginning!

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Decker

Thank you, Rfc xxx

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Slinkymalinki
SlinkymalinkiGraduate10

Thank you and all the admin team for all the effort you put into this wonderful forum. I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I started running and this forum has and still does literally keep me going. I didn't know about MrRfc but am glad to hear that he has a new found energy and is well. You are a truly giving person. All the best to you both. x

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Slinkymalinki

Thank you these forums are special and the other admins are amazing. Rfc xxx

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Runningroni
RunningroniGraduate10

A big massive thank you.

If my recollection is correct you played a large role in setting up this forum. Thank you for introducing me to some fabulous folk.πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Runningroni

Thank you. This forum was my idea as I thought we all needed another place to talk about more technical aspects of running as we progress, it has been great to see it flourish and be so useful. . Rfc xxx

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Agingnovice1
Agingnovice1Graduate10

Thank you for helping this forum to change so many lives including mine. I’m just delighted that you’re leaving admin for such a lovely reason! Enjoy every minute! Xx

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Agingnovice1

Thank you. Rfc xxx

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Puppy-love

I haven’t been here long, having very recently graduated from C25K, but I was very quickly completely in awe of the time and effort that all the admins devote to these forums. It is a credit to all of you that they are safe, supportive and incredibly friendly places. Thank you for the many years you have given to help fledging and other runners, particularly through your own difficult personal times. Enjoy the time you can now share with your husband. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Puppy-love

Thank you. The admins are an amazing team and the forums wonderful because of them. Rfc xxx

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sigasiga
sigasigaGraduate10

What a great reason for stepping down! Thanks for all your work on the forums and all the best to you and your husband in your new energetic lives πŸ™‚

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to sigasiga

Thank you. Rfc xxx

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BishyBarnabee
BishyBarnabeeGraduate10

It has all been said, dear Rfc, but you have been and still are so inspirational and motivating to us here on the forum and beyond it ... Just thanks for everything.

Not forgetting all the admins and all the grand VRBs here.

Good luck to you/us all! πŸ˜Šβ€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to BishyBarnabee

Thank you, the communities on these forums are all amazing. Rfc xxx

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Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10

Hope you have time to do all you want and keep running. My daughter lives in Hackney and I keep meaning to do a parkrun with her so might see you there!

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Sybilw

Thank you, let me know if you ever do the hackney half I will definitely meet up πŸ˜€. Rfc xxx

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Sybilw
SybilwGraduate10
in reply to Realfoodieclub

Might be a while. I’m very busy now as I’m back on granny duty with an almost 2 year old (not to mention a 5 and 10 year old). Only started C25K because my daughter was on maternity leave for a year! A repeat looks unlikely as she now has 3 beautiful girls. Maybe once she starts nursery . . . Anyway thanks for all your work on the forums.

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Fitwannabe

Thank you for your commitment to the forums. As a new runner they have been invaluable and very encouraging. Enjoy all your adventures to come.

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Fitwannabe

Thank you. Rfc xxx

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Dowat
DowatGraduate10

Thank you so much for the support you have given. Always appreciated. Enjoy life and running.

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Dowat

Thank you. Rfc xxx

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wallruns
wallrunsGraduate10

Thank you.

When I was starting out on C25K over 4 years ago I remember reading about your half marathon. That really inspired me to carry on.

Enjoy the time with Mr RFC.

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to wallruns

Thank you, that is so nice to hear. Rfc x

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Elisabeth3
Elisabeth3Graduate10

Thanks for having offered your time as an admin so far. Take care, and we are glad you still stick around. πŸƒ

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Elisabeth3

Thank you. Rfc xxx

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helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate10

Thank you for all that you have done to keep the fora running smoothly. I am glad that you are leaving admin for positive reasons and that Mr Rfc is Doing so well x

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to helenwheels

Thank you, it is great to see him so well again after being so poorly πŸ˜€. Rfc xxx

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Aspire24
Aspire24Graduate10

It’s all been said already but still feel need to say again as this forum got me to be a runnerπŸ˜€ and without yours and other admin I’m not convinced I would have made it. Enjoy your well earned hubby time and thanks again

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Aspire24

Thank you. It is the same for me too, I needed and still need the forum for my running πŸ˜€. Rfc x

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Wizziewood
WizziewoodGraduate10

Thank you for all your work, support, encouragement and advice. You’ve been a constant source of inspiration during the two and a half years I’ve been running and a member of the forums. Very best wishes to you and Mr Rfc.

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Wizziewood

Thank you. Rfc xxx

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TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10

All the best to you and your hubby Rfc. You and the admins have made these forums an amazing place of support which has helped so many of us make a better and fitter life. We would have been very hard pressed to do it without you. Thank you and enjoy your very well deserved break. Look forward to seeing you on here in a civilian capacity! X

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to TailChaser

Thank you. Rfc xxx

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over61andstilltrying

Dear Realfoodieclub,

Thank you so very much for your long and brilliant contributions to these forums. I had never belonged to any forums until C25k and I have learnt so very much. I have really appreciated the friendly atmosphere and sharing in many folks running journeys, both the joys and the struggles. All, of course, made possible by you and the other wonderful admin team members. Thank you so much.

I have just re-read your profile! Amazing! Inspirational! How special to be the one to donate a kidney to your husband. What a journey you have had together. Enjoy the next chapter and I look forward to reading any next instalments that you post! Running πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ, cycling πŸš΄β€β™€οΈ, swimming πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ!!! Fantastic!

Here is a thank you bouquet πŸŒΉπŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸŒ»πŸŒ·πŸ’

😊

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Realfoodieclub

Thank you. I consider myself very lucky to of been a match for MrRfc, it made such a difference to our journey. Rfc xxx

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Millsie-J

Only just seen this Rfc. This is truely a good news story. Too busy due to the renewed energies of MrRfc......nothing could be better!

Enjoy every minute T, you both deserve it all xxxxxx

Love Jacs

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you Jacs ❀️. Xxxx

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MuddledGardener

Thank you for all your hard work. Enjoy your time with MrRfc. Xx

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to MuddledGardener

Thank you. Rfc xxx

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MuddledGardener

By the way, where is Clubberlang?

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10
in reply to MuddledGardener

I don’t know, I was away for a few weeks before I handed my notice in.

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