6months after starting I ran a half marathon!

I only came online to tell you all that you're AMAZING and you should keep going! I used to HATE the IDEA of running - never did any exercise really - but started couch to 5k in March and after struggling with the first few weeks just got into the swing of it. Yesterday (23 Aug) I ran a half marathon (21k) in 2hr10min and raised over £400 for charity. Really enjoyed it, feel so good about myself and am so glad I started the journey! Keep going!!!


Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

21 Replies

  • Hey Marvellous, that's absolutely Marvellous !

    Well done on your fantastic achievements , that is seriously impressive stuff !

    Just shows you what the first few, tentative steps can lead to , you should be very very proud of yourself, youre amazing ! :-) xxx

  • Wow - that's impressive - both on the distance and the fundraising. A huge well done

  • That truly is awesome, well done!! I don't mind admitting I'm a tad jealous. Just done my third week one run, and as its taken 3 weeks to do I feel years away from what you've achieved! That being said, I would love one day to do a half or even full marathon, so I choose to feel inspired!! Thank you, and once again, well done!!

  • Bloomin' Brilliant! Well done M!!! It is an amazing program and I think one of the most inspiring things is how some of the super-duper graduates keep us updated with how their life has changed for the better since graduating. Happy Running :D

  • Wow, that is absolutely fantastic, congratulations, what an awesome achievement.

  • Fantastic! I graduated 2 days before Christmas last year and my HM is in two week time, who'd of though it when we first started out, amazing :D

  • Excellent! I know - I would NEVER have thought myself capable of it. Good luck with yours Lovefood! Where is it?

  • Newcastle, just a small one called the Great North Run ;) who'd of thought I'd be running in the same race as Mo! I'm sure still some point the nerves are going to kick in! :)

  • Wow, fancy that ! Mo running in the same race ! Ive got Cain Dongle from Emmerdale running in the same one as me ha ha :-D xxx

  • Woah! Exciting stuff! I'm sure the crowds will really keep you going :) In terms of nerves... Er... I would say try and make sure you get to the loo before the race... *blush* I'm a bit naughty because I hate stopping for water or carrying anything, so have never taken water with me on a single run... But on the day of the race I had a cup thrust at me near the end... My body went "ooh!" and got a little excited... Needless to say I laughed my wet patch off and told my friends afterwards the run had "taken a little more out of me than I expected" !!! :) so just do whatever it is you usually do - you'll be great !

  • I'll be joining the massive queues for the loos that's for sure (I got gifted a teeny bladder!) I did try a 10mile run without water and I think it was ok only I got trapped wind and realised on my next run water helps me burp so I need it for comfort not for hydration :S running doesn't lead to acceptable conversation does it ;) glad you could laugh your mishap off, think I would have laughed with you on that one :)

  • Thanks so much all! In case any Londoners are interested, it was a nice easy flat run along the west bit of the Thames, I'd definitely recommend the route - or bits of it - just for your own fun. Details here hermesrunning.com/ But anyway I had lots of fun just preparing for it, always good to have a goal to keep you going, whatever it is. Enjoy yourselves :)

  • That's absolutely brilliant! Well done you, amazing fund raising too! Such lovely route, I love Syon Park. Thanks for posting, a big inspiration to those of us just beginning our journey.

  • That's absolutely brilliant! Well done you, amazing fund raising too! Such lovely route, I love Syon Park. Thanks for posting, a big inspiration to those of us just beginning our journey.

  • Woohoo! Way to go!!! That's some progress you made. It shows that there is a HM in us and we just have to get out there and look for it.

    I think I'm going to. Anyone else?

  • BRILLIANT! What a journey over 6 months... that's an amazing time for a HM (it's a long way isn't it?) and a great amount raised for charity... I bet you're still smiling! :)


  • That is amazing and a great amount raised for charity! Congratulations and great to hear how much you enjoyed it and the training

  • Wow! How fantastic. You should be really proud of yourself! Marvellous indeed!

  • A half marathon amazing!!! That's so

    Inspirational and such a good amount for charity. You must be so proud of yourself !

  • Huge well done and congratulations!

  • Wow, a half marathon is an amazing achievement! You're an inspiration.

You may also like...