W9R3 Graduation... After 4 weeks off - Couch to 5K

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W9R3 Graduation... After 4 weeks off

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Soooo hi I'm back and have shamefully allowed hot weather, life and gremlins get in the way of wk9r3. After completing R2 I decided it would be great to do my first park run for the final. I never got the opportunity due to family commitments and after that life got really busy and when I found the motivation it was peak heatwave which REALLY put me off. I gave myself a proverbial kick in the backside last weekend by finally signing up for the Bournemouth 10k with 8/9 weeks to prepare and it took me another 4 days to get out and complete my final C25K run.

I prepared myself for a tough one and decided it was ok to have a minute's walk at 15 minutes if it was unbearable. 15 minutes came and I decided another 5 was achievable, then after that I decided I was nearly done so may as well keep going. Then my phone battery died and I was guessing the time with no music 😩 (The risk of evening runs) however I ran the usual route so it wasn't difficult to guess the rest of the run. In all it was a straightforward run, my right glute was complaining (It was a right pain in the ass) in the last minute but I expected worse.

So here's a picture of my completed chart, it feels good to fiiiiinally tick the last box but a little less exciting than if I had done it when I was supposed to!

I had downloaded an 8 week 10k training plan, that's the next challenge. Can anyone recommend another group I can post on about this? I want to support this group where I can but wondered if other graduates were sharing their postgrad journeys elsewhere?

Also, and this is the most important bit - the bit I have looked forward to since April, how do I go about getting my shiny graduate badge?

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Well done Talulah1984 !

Graduation badge- stick your username here:


There's a Bridge to 10k Forum here (I'm sure you'll see some familiar faces):



Congratulations! You should feel proud for finally finishing!. Good luck with the next stage of your journey!


Well done!! Good luck for reaching ten k!


Congratulations! well done for getting back to it after a short break - weather wise, it is definately nicer to run again at the moment! As already mentioned, quite a few of us hop over to Bridge to 10k to post there too, and there is even Marathon Running and Race Support (you don't have to be a marathon runner and it's nice to get properly inspired occasionally!😮) Good luck with the next stage of your running journey🙂. 10k is a fab distance to run once you have consolidated your 5k and want to try upping the distance a little.


Very well done to you 🍾🌟🍾🌟


Many Congratulations to you on a fantastic achievement !

Well done for getting back out there and completing the programme .

Come over to Bridge to 10k , lots of us over there :-) xxx


Congratulations! :)


Well done- celebrate, rest then enjoy your journey to 10k☺

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