October Graduation Badges 2016

Hi there

Congratulations on your graduation !

Please leave your username here for me 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.

We would like to clarify the position of earning your graduation badge. To get your badge you will have completed the full training podcasts and be able to run for 30 min. It does NOT matter if you cannot 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.

Poppypug, RFC and Ju-ju x


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  • Hi my user name is homegroundrunner and I've completed more than three runs over the 30 mins but wanted to wait until I could do the full 5k which I did this morning in 39:56mins and very chuffed I was too!

  • Congratulations and well done

  • I just finished week 9 run 3 this morning. Am so pleased with the achievement and never thought I would become a runner but am really enjoying it.

    My username is seuzan.

    Many thanks!

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Thank you! 🌻

  • Amazingly I have just completed run 3 week 9, no where near the 5k mark but still feel a sense of achievement as I am a very late starter! Plan is now to gradually up my speed and work towards 5k in 30 minutes. Think it will take me quite a while! This group is very motivational and I doubt I would have stuck with it without lurking in the background and reading the many posts.

  • Congratulations and well done. I'm still working on my speed to 5km/30min, main thing enjoy your runs, don't get too bogged down with other people's speed/times.

  • My user name is 60mouse and I have completed run 3 of week 9. Very pleased to be able to run for 30 minutes.

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Hello, did the final run yesterday, managed 5k including the warm up and cool down! My user name is Gallery.

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Thank you

  • Hi - yes! Completed run 3 of week 9 on Friday - very chuffed with myself! Username is extrastrongbint

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Hi there!

    My user name is DiveMonkey and I did my last run of week 9 on Saturday :)


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  • Woop woop Beelady here soaking in the bath after my third 30 minute run this week and feeling great! Shiny graduation badge pleeeaase :-)

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Willden2 completed run 3 of week 9 in October. Please could I have my graduation badge - thank you

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Hello,

    I finally completed my W9R3 on Friday afternoon after a week of unsuccessful runs. I was beginning to think that it had eluded me completely but persevered and now I have finally completed it! I feel great and will keep going until I too can actually run 5k. I am a Graduate!!! Yay!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

    My name is SherryL69

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Thank you. It has been a real challenge and at week 1 I never actually thought that I would EVER be able to run for a full half hour, but here I am!

    Thank you for my badge!

  • Hi

    AnnetteandMike here. We completed all the podcasts and have also completed w9 4 times now. We are going for it again tonight.

    It took us 5 months, but we made it! Thanks for a wonderful program. We will continue to use the resources on this site!

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Hi, I'm joy57, did my graduation run today and would really love to get my badge, thanks. Never dreamedI could do anything like this, the programme and forum support are amazing! Did it in 11 weeks - had a cold one week, and another week was on holiday, staying 1 night in each place, so couldn't run. Thanks all!

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Shandyspencer I ran non-stop for 30 minutes which I think qualifies me to graduate

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  • I'm so happy and proud I didn't think I could run and today I have graduated at the ripe age of 66 I feel wonderful

  • Hi! I'm lifelover55 and I completed my first 5K in September. I lost 2 1/2 stone before I started running which I'm really proud of. I did the Couch to 5K NHS programme and loved it. I'm running 5K to 6K 3 times a week and hoping to eventually get a 10K done.

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Done!

    Miracles do happen :-). I actually enjoyed every run.

    "Who'd ave thunk it..." I'm a runner!

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Hello simonc25k here, I've completed the full programme end to end, now feeling rather smug and contented

  • Simonc25k please bear with us we are trying to give you your badge but we cannot find you in the system. I am going to get in touch with support and find out what is happening. I am so sorry you are having to wait but trust me as soon as I can give you your badge I will


  • That's ok, it might be because I logged out and back in again

  • Woohoo. It's sorted. Congratulations and well done.

  • Wahay! Look at my badge! I feel like muttley from whacky races. Thanks

  • Hi there. Indiscoot here. Just done W9R3 - so excited! Can now run for 30 minutes and have been lucky enough to hit 5k. It has been amazing and the start of my new life as a runner! Thank you. My

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Thank you. Yes have completed all the podcasts and can run for thirty minutes and have done 3 times. Far from 5 k at the moment, but hope to improve on that.


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  • Hi, my username is LaurieP and I have just completed R3W9 and can run for 30 minutes! Can I have my graduation badge please?

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Hi, its lovely to see so many names on here I recognise! Can you add me to the lovely list please πŸŽ–

  • Congratulations and well done

  • donkeywhistler - w9r3 completed this evening. Woo hoo!

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Thank you for the 'graduate' title - I am chuffed to bits. 😊

  • Hi, I'm MrsLis and I've just finished my third run of wk 9 having followed this wonderful course since the end of July.

    Today, for the first time, I don't feel like an imposter. I'm a runner, please may I have my graduation badge.

    Many thanks.

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Oh thank you so much! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  • Hello Wkdjojo here completed my 3rd week 9 run this morning xxxxxx

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Ooohhhh it looks sooo good on me

    Thank you xxxx

  • Hi There Realfoodieclub, I have completed the C25K programme, and have continued with the C25K+ runs (three attempted, one successfully completed). I hope that I can now apply for, and be granted, my graduation badge? Please.

    Many thanks

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Wow that was fast. Thank you very much. Could I also say thanks for doing an admin job that means so much to so many people. I would not have completed this on my own. Best wishes.

  • Aw thank you so much πŸ˜€

  • Graduated today. Thanks admins, with all your help and comments I've managed to change my life πŸ‘πŸ˜€

  • Congratulations and well done

  • I completed my week 9 run 3 yesterday. I am super happy. I really enjoyed all my runs. Thanks Laura and community for motivating me.

    My username is amalj.

    Many thanks!

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Thanks :)

  • Guidedogboarder - graduated August 2016.

  • congratulations and well done

  • Hi my username is Janec25k and I have now completed w9 r3! Yippee yippee, never thought I would be able to do this but I did, thanks to all you lovely people on this forum πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸŽ“πŸŽ“πŸŽ“

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Thank you for my graduation badge, a real sense of achievement

  • Just had my graduation run. Run 40 mins in one go to reach 5K!

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Hi there, I am proud to ask for my graduation badge after finally completing C25K.

    My username is Robbiecabs2016, MANY THANKS!

  • congratulations and well done

  • Hi, I completed my 3rd week 9 run this morning! So pleased - I couldn't imagine being able to run for 30 minutes when I started the programme. Now to work on getting up to 5k and a bit quicker (maybe that should be less slow!)

  • Congratulations and well done

  • I completed Week 9 Run 3 this morning and I'm really pleased 😁.


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  • Thank you!

  • Standing in line for my graduation badge πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚

    I still can't quite believe I'm a runner! Loved my last run of the program ❀️

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Thank you 😊

  • Hi, I've just completed W9 R3 after starting C25k in August. Can I have a badge too please? Many thanks

  • Congratulations and well done

  • I completed my third run of week three today!

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Really pleased to say I did it the whole 9 weeks that's 27 lots of training I didn't think I could do :)

  • Congratulations and well done

  • yay thanks for my badge!

  • count me in for a badge please - wk9 run 3 done tonight :) Thank you. RobD

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  • Hello, I completed W9R3 this afternoon, and feeling very proud of myself :-) . Username Rosie958

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Hi, lovely Admins, I graduated this morning πŸ˜„


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  • I did it!!! My sister and our kids and I all did W9R3 this morning!!

    I am MVeganlatte



  • Hiya

    I have already messaged to say that my username is MVeganLatte and I did graduation run this morning, but I had previously tried to add my kids to this who have faithfully done every run with me through the whole course, and I thought I had done that. But when we tried to go on their accounts so that they could tell you that they had graduated also, we couldn't seem to make that happen?? :(

    Can I tell you their usernames, so that they could also be emailed medals? And have graduate added to their names? Can we make this happen? They are 9 and 12 and have worked so hard?

    My daighter is 12 and called herself VeganLionCub and my son is 9 and called himself RaphGoesRunning?

    Please can you help? they are very deserving of medals for their achievement <3

    Thank you

  • I can't give them as badge as thier names don't come up. I hope the post I have just put up helps and tell them well done from me and also Congratulations and well done to you and your sister.

  • OK, thanks. I only registered them a few days ago, because I didn't want them interacting on the forum, just wanted them to get their 'medals' so I obv messed it up in some way.

    I still can't see anywhere where it says no kids? But anyway, we shall accept your congrats and enjoy our family achievement

    Thanks for that nice post (altho my kids ages were reversed in that) - that did help

  • mooning is my user name. Finally officially completed the c25k.

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Congratulations and well done

  • My user name is VeganNelly and I completed W9R3 this morning.

  • Congratulations and well done

  • My username is VeganPyro I just graduated

  • Congratulations and well done

  • thanks

  • I am now a graduate :-)

  • HI there!

    My user name is michaelvdays, and I somehow managed to complete Week 9 Run 3 on 12th October. Thank you! :)

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Thank you! :)

  • hi my username Britts4ever, completed c25k week 9 run 3 on the 16/10/2016 and then completed 6.2 miles in 1hr 5 mins the very next day 17/10/2016 :) best programme by far..can i have the badge please.

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Thankyou :)

  • Gazj2k

  • You found it Gazj2k. RfC or Poppy will sort your badge soon.😊

  • Congratulation and well done

  • Hapbee99 here - just completed W9R3 - yay I did it!!!

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Yay, I passed go & collected Β£200 as well as completing W9R3 today :-D Or at least that is how it feels. Looking forward to my shiny, new badge, thanks.

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Thank you

  • Congratulations :)

  • Hi - I completed my graduation run yesterday (run-VeeVee-run), wasn't sure I could do it after over a week been runs 2 & 3 but made it! :-) Now to work on the reaching 5km in that time!

    Thank you x

  • Congratulations and well done , I still haven't managed "that time". But it is fun tryingπŸ˜€.

  • yah just completed my graduation run on this beautiful sunny morning.

    user name dereham-girl

    Thanks xx

  • Congratulations and well done.

  • ☺

  • My name is Romeyrunnerbean and I did my graduation run today and have now completed couch to 5k

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Hello, long time lurker - first time poster here... I completed C25K. Thanks to all of the good advice I found on this site :)

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Thanks, you're on the ball today :D

  • Hi, I'm OldPossum's better half and I am Fazzical.

    I completed my c2k5 w9r3 on Monday and I feel great.

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Hi Teric here.

    Now doing 3miles at 52 mins. Slow I know but my route has a lot of steep hills which are a killer. But time is getting better every time I run.

    It's all about building stamina and pushing yourself.

    Never thought I'd graduate in only 9 weeks.


  • Congratulations and well done

  • Hi, my username is Isabel_smillie and I did my last C25K run today. Can I get my badge? Thanks

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Pc59 week9 run 3 completed tonight 30mins ran didn't make the 5k though!

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Thanks was a slow run as a bit windy!!😊

  • Done it!!

    I am Shainathecheetah x

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Username runmelrun done all my couch to 5k runs and yesterday did a full 5k :-)

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Just completed run week 9 run 3..

    All three runs were of a 33-35 minute duration completing 5.2 km on a circular route near work in my lunch break

    So can I have a graduation bade pretty please :)


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  • Many Thanks

  • Congratulations ☺

  • Tillyminty. Finished a couple of weeks ago. Hurray. Registered for park run. X

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Just did my graduation run today. Please can I have the badge? Thank you.

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Thank you so much! It's lovely.

  • Thank you feels great

  • Whoop, whoop I did it πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ Completed week 9 r3 this morning. Started out in July not having run since school (30 years ago!) & despite looking like a tomato at the end of each run, kept on going. Was too frightened to post before as I never considered myself a runner until Laura spoke those fab words a few weeks back. Big thanks to my 13 year old daughter & her friends who participated in my c25K journey. Also to the dog walkers on my route who gave encouragement too. Love reading these posts. You guys are an inspiration. Next up a Park Run. My user name is jervis7.

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Hi have just completed run 3 of week 9 this morning and managed a full 5K in running today in 36 mins. So pleased.

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Hi there! I have completed listening to Laura's podcasts and have run 3 times for 30 minutes (not quite 5k yet) as of today!

    Indigogogo (go go some more!)

  • Congratulations and well done

  • I completed run 3 of week 9 pn wednesday could I have a shiny badge please

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  • Completed my couch to 5k today. My user name is PFielding. Thanks

  • Congratulations well done

  • Hi my username is curlyann. I have completed the 3rd run of W9 yesterday. Feeling very chuffed. Now to work towards getting the 5k into that time :-).

  • Congratulations and well done

  • Hi,

    Graduated on Saturday at my local park run (time of 39:56, which I was very pleased about - I think that's a good start!). I did some walking, but only after my 30 minute run was done, and I finished up with a few minutes more of running. I've found this programme so helpful, particularly the podcasts with Laura and the so-bad-it's-almost-good music! I'm telling everyone I can about it, and how it has transformed me from someone who struggled to complete the 1 minute runs to someone who is now such a 'proper' runner I can do 30 minutes, and I see that as the start of my journey - I'm going to keep to the 30 minutes-ish during the week, but slowly increase my Saturday run and I'm really looking forward to it. Thanks so much to everyone on the forum - I haven't posted before and may not again, but I read, and appreciate all the supportive comments and helpful tips, I'm sure there's many silent lurkers like me, getting the benefit from the people brave enough to ask questions and seeing all the answers.

  • Lurkers are always welcomeπŸ˜€ Congratulations and well done

  • Just completed W9R3 and feeling really chuffed, albeit rather knackered at the moment. Aim is to get to 5k, then 5k in 30 mins - might take a while! My user name is CarolStr.

  • Congratulations and well done

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