Done it! Who would have thought I could run for 5 minutes at a time and for 16 out of 30 minutes? It was cold and drizzly too - a few weeks ago I wouldn't have even gone out. My legs feel a little tired now (3 hours later) but the encouragement of this community really helps.
Unfortunately, my old trainers are starting to give up on me - any advice on how to find a good budget pair of running shoes or where to get them from?