Well I graduated the C25K program in April of last year. Its been a while since I last posted, so just thought I'd give an update on where I am up to. I have just completed my 1st Triathlon, the Rossendale Triathlon, finishing in a time of 1hr 34, position 120 out of 245. Before completing, I couldn't run 100 meters without stopping. I joined my local running club, but after suffering from a calf problem in November and it taking some time to get right, I decided fell running or distance much over 5k where not best suited for me. I've now joined my local Triathlon club instead and intend on doing more Triathlons. Its a dream come true for me, I'd longed for years to get in shape and put it off, now Im hooked and hope that Triathlons help keep me injury free. The program works, don't lose faith, keep with it, keep your expectations realistic, but once completed you can go onto great things.


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  • Wow that's fantastic. It's hearing all the things post c25k that others do that hopefully will help keep the habit once I no longer have Laura nagging me. Only on w5 but feeling more hopeful each time thank you for posting and well done with the Triathlon.

  • Amazing job Iain. Well done. Super impressive.

  • That's great Ian, sounds like you have found your niche. Well done on your tri.

    Don't know if you know, or are interested, but there are a couple of new forums that have grown from this one:-

    Bridge to 10k

    Marathon and Race Support

    It's amazing where this c25k journey can take anyone.

  • Hello! Ooooh triathlon hmmmmmmmm. I was cycling yesterday for the first time in decades and fancied myself in a triathlon. Only for a moment til I snapped out of it. I could never run in a wet bathing costume.

    Glad you can though as it's such good exercise, and such fun too! I should think all triathletes are as fit as butcher's dog as it's rather gruelling isn 't it. Well, it certainly looks it!

  • wow!!! great to hear ... good for you Hussainboltz !!

  • Brilliant! Well done - that's a great result.

  • Thank you to all who replied, it was hard work and running 5k after 23k on a bike is very strange for the 1st mile. I have another booked on the 10th July, the Manchester Triathlon, bit harder this one, 750 meters open water swim !

  • Wow, brilliant!

  • Well done Hussainboltz ! Cor a triathelete !

    I doff my cap in your direction, anyone who can swim. ride a bike and then run has my complete admiration . It isn't for the faint hearted that's for sure !

    Will you be doing the Open Swim at Salford Quays ? I am going to have to come and watch I think . Should be a brilliant event xxx

  • Hi Poppy, no I'm doing the Manchester Boundary breeze on July 10th near Knutsford

  • Oh great, thanks for letting me know, Im away to Google it .

    I will mark it on my calendar , would love to see that xxx

  • BTW, I looked for this on GC and couldn't find it.. we're connected aren't we?

  • yes we are connected

  • Its the two events shown on Sunday 29th, I didn't log the swimming, because my Garmin doesn't have swim mode on it.

  • I found it! You didn't exactly brag it out much did you lol? You did a great job, you can enter the swimming manually if you want. Open water swim?

  • Curly, I tend to use Strava in the main, if you log onto there you may see many more people you know

  • I don't use the app, can I still log on?

  • yeah you dont have to use it yourself

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