Members of the forum who had graduated from the C25k running programme were asked in the 'Bridge to 10K' section
"At Graduation - were you able to run 5k in, or under, 30 minutes ?' ?
Of those who responded to this informal Poll, 50 out of 55 - 90.9%- reported that at graduation they were NOT able to run 5k in 30 minutes or less.
All the respondents reported that they continued to run and all did reach 5k at their own pace, also many progressed further - i.e. running 10K or more.
My thanks to Jacs-W for helping with the mathematical and other aspects of this, thank you to all who partook in the poll, and thank you to the Admins for giving the go-ahead to carry it out.