W9 R3 Graduation Run

Well thats it 27 runs, 9 weeks unbelievable! if someone had told me 9 weeks ago that I would run for 30 minutes I would have laughed at them. I would like to thank the c25k admin and mentors and my "virtual" family on this forum without whom I would not have had the inspiration to beat the dreaded gremlins. When you have had a tough run or are about to start a run, the possitive feedback on here by so many (you know who you are) is I think why so many reach graduation. I cannot thank Laura as I have not had the pleasure of her company as I seem  to have the wrong app. I would like to my family, my wife for all the extra washing done, Natasha for pushing me to start c25k, Troy for helping me with my breathing and Jono for the technical stuff (good luck for London 2:40 is doable) . I am looking forward to my first parkrun on Saturday, will keep you updated. hope to get my badge soon. Thank you all Patrick.                     


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25 Replies

  • Yey - congratulations!  Enjoy the park run, they are supposed to be great events :-D

  • And, as if by magic- theres that coveted Graduate Badge !

    Many Many Congratulations to you on your Graduation . A fantastic achievement , very well deserved and hard earnt .

    Its been a pleasure following your progress on here Patrick. You are all what C25k is all about .

    Happy Running for the future and Good Luck at Parkrun ! xxx

  • Woooopwoooop!!

    Go Patrick, brilliant job :)

    Graduate badge fits and looks stunning sir!

    Good luck for parkrun, just remember to go steadily :)

  • So happy for you Patrick - congrats! And you powered right through, overtaking me by weeks to get to that graduation badge! Well done for your grit and determination - you're an inspiration to a lot of us :D 

  • Graduate! Congratulations. You serve this.

    Bask in the glory. Patrick... keep posting! :)

  • that should say... deserve x

  • Zip a dee doo dah!   Tra la la.   Doing a little dance of joy here for you Patrick.  Excellent! Well done and Happy Graduation Day to you.  Ooooh I just saw your badge! Fantastic. It looks great on!

    It's all going on for you now Patrick. World's your oyster now mate.  C25k+ Stepping Stones podcasts would be your logical next step, and Parkrun of course.  

    Happy running!  Keep up the good work now you've started.

  • Well done Patrick, I have enjoyed reading your posts and have found them so motivational, you have achieved so much. The view outside is so much better than the view from a couch.....Happy running! X

  • Congratulations Patrick! The badge looks wonderful on you 😊

  • Well done and good luck with the park run.


  • Fantastic Patrick, a humongous well done on graduating.

    Good luck & enjoy the park run x 

  • 👏🏅🎽 Well done Patrick You've done it toasting You with a cup of 'Green Tea ☕️ ' going out later for the start of WK9 and looking forward to Graduation but today belongs to You Congratulations on Finishing and for booking the first 'Parkrun' so soon 🏃 Well You go celebrate 🍾 And enjoy.... 😉

  • Well done Patrick, a great achievement!

  • Huge congratulations Patrick.. you've been astounding throughout :) you so deserve your shiney new badge:) 

    Enjoy parkrun. X

  • Nicely done Patrick.  The world is your oyster now.

  • Whoop whoop! Many congratulations Patrick. It's a brilliant achievement and that badge has been well earned. Enjoy all your future running adventures and come back here to tell us all about them. 

  • Wow Patrick.  Respect !  Graduated and booked a park run.  You are the main man. 

  • Many thanks to you all on your brilliant comments I will keep you updated on future runs. 

  • Congratulations!

  • Congratulations Patrick. I think I'm one run behind you so hope to complete C25K on on Wednesday. Like you, I've signed up to my first park run to celebrate. Massive achievement and thank you for how you have inspired others as well. 

  • Well done, Patrick! Another brand new graduate off to discover the world on his feet! Keep posting on here so we can pick your brains😈

  • Well done, big congratulations on graduating  😊

  • Congratulations Patrick, a fantastic achievement. Don't forget to thank yourself too! 

  • Well done Patrick, you should be very proud of yourself :)  Happy running sir :) 

  • Now that's a post I've been looking out for. Fantastic Patrick, congratulations and here's to many fun family park runs to come. It's been a real joy reading your posts and seeing you progress.

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