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Graduation badge May 2016

Hi there

Congratulations on your graduation. Please leave your username here for me or OlsBean so we can organise your well deserved graduation badge. we will try not to leave you waiting too long as we know how great they feel when they arrive.

I would like to clarify the position of earning your graduation badge. To get your badge you will of completed the full training podcasts and be able to run for 30 min. It does NOT matter if you can not run 5km, you are a graduate after running 30 min for three times.

So it is fair to everybody please do not ask for your badge until you have completed week 9 run 3.

Realfoodieclub and OlsBean

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Just completed w9r3! Feels great to finally get there. 

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Congratulations and well done 

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I completed week 9 run 3 in April, so can I have a graduation badge please?

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Congratulations and well done 

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Completed w9r3 this morning, can I have my badge please :)

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Congratulations and well done 

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Thank you :)

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Hi, just done run 3 of week 9. Could I have my graduation badge please? My user name is Scoobydavid. Thank you

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Congratulations and well done 

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Thank you! It feels good. 

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Completed week 9 run 3 last Friday! May I have a badge?

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Congratulations and well done 

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That was fast, thanks so much!

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All completed along with my hubby - and keeping up with 3  x 30min runs per week :-)

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Congratulations and well done 

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Hi. I have just completed W9R3 today. Can I have my graduation badge please? Thanks

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Congratulations and well done 

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Thanks. It doesn't seem to be showing yet?

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Thanks for letting me know, it was playing up yesterday as I was putting it on.  It should be there now. 

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Thanks it is showing now.

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Completed Week 9 Run 3, Congratulations to all the other May Graduates

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Congratulations and well done 

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Hi, I completed Run 3 of Week 9 this morning. So very proud to be here requesting my badge at last. Thank you very much in advance :)

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Congratulations and well done.

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Thank you :)

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Completed on 2nd May. Took me more than 12 weeks but that didn't matter.  I am just so happy I've done it!!  My friend  ran alongside me half the world away in Singapore and we helped each other along.  I'm actually crying typing this.

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Congratulations and well done 

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backtorunning - graduation badge please

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Congratulations and well done 

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I would like one please :)

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Congratulations and well done 

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I actually graduated in April and have done a couple of park runs, but have only just found out how to get my badge 😀

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Congratulations and well done 

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Completed week 9 run 3 today, please please can I have the graduation badge? eeek!! 

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Congratulations and well done 

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KT304 has completed Week 9 Run 3 today on Sunday 8th May, can't quite believe I'm requesting my graduation badge! Thank you in advance. K.x

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Congratulations and well done 

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Thank you so much :-) 

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I've just completed too. Please may I have my badge?

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Congratulations and well done 

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Hi

I changed my user name about a month ago.  I had completed the Couch to 5K and received my Graduation Badge.  Will this be automatically transferred over from my old user name or do I have to re-apply?

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I have just completed my final run of week 9 on this beautiful day! I can't believe me, who could not run at the start of the year can now run for 30 minuets and will be completing my first 5K in July! I would love to have a badge to remind me how far I have come! Thank you :)

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Congratulations and well done 

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I completed my first 5K yesterday after completing the program... it would have been my 3rd 30 minute run.. however I had to stop a few times to walk as I ran much harder outside than I have on my treadmill training runs.. Does this still qualify me as a graduate? Or should I do one more run at 30 minutes without stopping?

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I would say if you had done it on your treadmill you would of done the 30 min  nonstop so in this case I would say you have graduated.  Congratulations and well done. 

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Hello, just completed week 9, run 3, may I have a graduation badge please? It would be very much appreciated, thank you.

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Congratulations and well done 

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thank you

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Enjoyed completing week 9 run 3 in the pouring rain this morning, the best 50th birthday gift, thank you!

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Congratulations and well done 

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Happy belated birthday . And congratulations on your graduation :)

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Finished today,  yippee!

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Finished today, yippee!

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Congratulations and well done 

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Hiya - I've graduated too :-) My 4th 30 min run was last weekend (I wasn't happy with run 2 so I did an extra one).  Can I have my badge please? :-) :-)

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Congratulations and well done 

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I've just completed w9r3 and although only 4.3km I am officially a graduate!!

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Congratulations and well done 

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Ahem... I'm now a graduate.

Please pin my badge on carefully, I don't think I can cope with much more pain... Just kidding, it feels great!

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Congratulations and well done

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Ouch!

Oh... that didn't hurt at all.

Thank you.

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Just completed Week 9 run 3. Can't wait to receive my graduation badge in due course .

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Congratulations and well done

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Week 9 run 3 completed. Looking forward to receiving my graduation badge.

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Congratulations and well done

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Completed third run of week 9 yesterday - may I have a graduation badge please ? 😊

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Congratulations and well done

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Thanks !

Just curious, is this a digital badge that arrives in the mail box?

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It's just a nice shiny graduation badge after your name in the forum

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I see it now - thank you 😊

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Did it! Can I have my badge, please🏆

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi :-) I completed week 9 run 3 last night :-) Feeling Proud

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Congratulations and well done

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Just completed W9R3 – well actually went for the 5k and did it in 39 minutes – feeling great – can I have my graduation badge please?

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Congratulations and well done

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Job done !!! Diddy1967

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Hi, Diddy 1967 here. Have completed the programme and even ran for 37 minutes today. Still can't quite make 5km but will get there. Thank you for giving me the motivation to succeed.

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Congratulations and well done

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Please may I have a Graduation badge please. I finished Week 9!

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi i finished week 9 this morning can i get my badge please.

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you

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Up for my badge please: took longer than it should, but w9r3 now done. Thanks.

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Congratulations and well done

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Hello, I have completed week 9 can I have a graduation badge please?

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Congratulations and well done

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lesley1663 had graduated, never thought I would in a million yeasr be able to run. Glad I did, running Race for Life in July in memory of my dad so back to the training today.

Thanks

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Congratulations and well done

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Congratulations..good luck with race for life.. x

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Finished Couch to 5k on Wednesday with my sister, lesley1663. Not sure how I survived!!!

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Congratulations and well done

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I'm just back from completing W9R3 and over the moon :D

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Congratulations and well done

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Wow that was some distance!! )p

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Week 9 Run 3 completed. And some.

Ran through the cool down walk, ran through the warm up walk again, ran through the whole 30 minute run again - ended up doing 72 minutes and 9.1k.

Got home, stuck on my graduation mortar board hat and have now come to this thread to request my badge. You're probably asleep at this time of night and I'm just about to take a well earned rest too but I will smile when I see it gleaming by my name tomorrow.

Thank you. :-)

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Congratulations and well done. I know many have mentioined your increases on your graduation post, I would not be doing my job right if I didn't urge you to think about it. From 5-10km safely takes about 8_10 weeks. To protect joints muscles but i totally understand that "wow I can do this" feeling that takes us further on some days. 😊

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Yep, it was the elation of ending the course and feeling like I had more left in me. As I've said, knowing that I can do more than 30 minutes with some ease will keep me motivated to do the 30 minute runs three times a week from now on. I've had no problems whatsoever with running so far. I'll be more than happy to take things back to the 30 minute level... but on a good day, downhill, with the wind behind me, I may go a little further and I may train properly for a 10k run... but I'm happy with 5k/30 minutes.

Thanks for my badge and words of wisdom. :-)

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Can you still get a graduation badge if you have done the programme through a group rather than the podcasts. I have followed the couch to 5K over 12 weeks with a beginners running group and have run 3 times after this finished for at least 30 minutes and including a park run..

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Of course you can,you have ticked all the boxes for grauation. Congratulations and well done

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Well, waddya know - I have only been and done and finished the whole darn C25K programme!

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Congratulations and well done

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Wow, that was quick - thank you so much!

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Wohoo, just completed W9R3 at race for.life.

Can I have my badge please

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Congratulations and well done

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Whoop whoop....just completed W9R3 so am thrilled to have graduated.

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Congratulations and well done

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Ade52 Completed W9R3 on Friday 20th yippee, I got there

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Congratulations and well done

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Hello! I am somewhat surprised to confirm that I completed my graduation run (W9D3) on Saturday! What a fantastic programme! Thank you to all involved.

CheneyCobbler

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi,

I've just run Week 9 Run 3 and loved it! Can I have my badge please?

Many thanks

Helena

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Congratulations and well done

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I've just completed w9 r3! Please could I have my badge.

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Congratulations and well done

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Just finished my W9R3 this morning! I had my fastest run: 5.1 km yet!! I'm so happy!

I want to thank Laura and don't think i could have kept going without her and all the wonderful people on this site for sharing their stories with us.

Can i please have a graduation badge... :)

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Congratulations and well done

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Really happy - just graduated. Not felt so good for a very long time. Please can I have my badge.

Thank you

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Congratulations and well done

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Hello! I completed Week 9 Run 3 this morning and would like to apply for a badge please. Its been awesome.

Thank you

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Congratulations and well done

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I finished the app in March but have only just ventured off the treadmill and into the outside world of running! I feel like a real runner now, could I have my badge please? Thank you :-)

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi - Only just discovered this forum. I completed w9r3 on May 18 and did my first parkrun on May 21. Now hoping to do another parkrun on 4 June and actually get round without stopping!

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Congratulations and well done

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Completed week 9 run 3yesterday, managed 5k in 37 mins :-) Please could I have a graduation badge?

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi - I'm Katie204 and I have just completed the C25K course! I completed W9R3 earlier this evening. Please can I have a badge?

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Congratulations and well done

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Many thanks for the badge! :-))

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well done you :-)

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Dear Realfoodieclub and OlsBean

I completed W9 R3 this moring and ran for 32 mins and 4 seconds may I please have my graduation badge

I know this is Mays Graduation call and we are the 1st of june but I could not wait so happy :-)

Kind Regards

Nick

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I graduated for the second time on 28th April 2016 and have just run the week 9 run 3 again today after a long break while on holiday. May i have a badge please?

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Completed the program yesterday! Woo hoo! Ready for that badge!

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you! Feels great!

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