August 2017 Graduation Badges

August 2017 Graduation Badges

Hello everybody and welcome to August!!

Please leave your username here for me so we can organise your well deserved graduation badge.

Please feel free to download and save the Graduation badge that has been kindly designed by RunaroundSue

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

Many Congratulations and a huge Well done ! :-)

RFC and Ju-ju xxx


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  • Please may I have a badge? I completed week nine back on June 30 but couldn't work out how to contact you (duh!). Loving running, I'm doing 20-30 mins every other day and loving the forum. Thank you one and all

    Username is MagsE

  • Hi there, it looks to me like you have it already :)

  • Oh my goodness. You see how dumb I am at this tecky business! Thank you. I'm ridiculously delighted!πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

  • And huge well done :)

  • Hello, I have graduated, please may I have my badge?! Many thanks

    My username is fishypieface

  • Congratulations and there you go :)

  • Hey there - I can't wait to be able to achieve a medle can't yet mind as only on day 2 but I will get there I'm sure 😍

  • I will look forward to giving you your medal. Well done and I hope you are enjoying the programme..... :)

  • Thank you Ju-Ju yes I will get there πŸ’ͺ

  • Hi, on the forum they say, 'slow, slower & slower still', well after 21 weeks I have finally completed c25k & I'm well chuffed! Can I have my badge please?

  • Huge well done and there you go 😎

  • Hello can i have my badge too? I just did my week 9 run 3. Thank you.

  • Great achievement well done 😎

  • And that's me done. Finished last week and completed my first 5k run on Monday night, a snail's pace of 43mins 53secs but I done it πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • That's fantastic, and you did it, well done 😎

  • Hi Ju-ju

    After a couple of false starts I got my running head on and ran w9r3 on 1st August. I've tried a few different routes but my favourite is around Hillyfields (SE London) and then on flat for last part. I've read posts from others and they were the inspiration I needed to get out of bed in the morning and put on my running shoes.

    I love reading this every day. There's a particularly steep part of Hillyfields I've always avoided. I've bought a Rocky t-shirt and am attacking that tomorrow! The thought of that Rocky scene kept me going when I was gasping.

    Thanks ju-ju

  • Yay that is so fantastic, huge well done and i will look out for your post with a pic of that t shirt :)

  • Hello! I completed last month so I should also like to become a graduate please. I have been shy at posting hence this is my first one. I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who contributes to this forum as the words of encouragement and advice have been so helpful and inspiring. I am now happily running 30 mins regularly at my own pace. I still hate the first 5 minutes but know it will be fine once I get going!

  • That is so fantastic and please do keep reading and do share with us here as we love to see how people are getting on :)

  • Thanks for the badge. Will definitely keep reading as the posts are really fun. Plus I still have a lot to learn as a newbie gradling!

  • Hi I finished the programme yesterday! My username is Glistener!

  • Thank you for the graduate tag!

  • I just graduated today :) woo

    Can I have my badge please?


  • congratulations and here you go :)

  • Yay - I finished at last. I'm a runner!! Please could I have a badge.

    On the last run I was confident enough to explore a bit and try a new path. Unfortunately, I got embroiled in a nettle /bramble patch! Still did it though - just had to extract myself and double back. Thank you to all on this forum. I really couldn't have done it without you all and, to be honest, I wouldn't have even tried without being able to see the step by step path to success.

    Thank you.

  • Fantastic and well done... I hope you arent too sore... :)

  • Could you tell me if I qualify for a badge please?

    I started the programme on the 23rd June and completed week 5 run 3 on the 14th July Since then I have just worked on my own trying to increase the length of time I run for. On the 17th I ran for 25 minutes and covered 3.59 km. I run on most days and on 20th ran for 5.07 km in 4:52 minutes. Since then I have been running at least five days a week and have focussed on increasing my speed to complete 5 km. Today I ran my usual route and covered 5.04km in 35:20 minutes which gives me a speed of 8.57 km/hour. My immediate goal is to graduate from jogging to running by getting my speed above 9 km/hour.

    I appreciate that I haven’t followed the last part of the programme but I have run for over 30 minutes and covered 5k many more times than the three required to complete week 9. Either way thanks for the programme as I wouldn't have started running or have got to where I have without it

  • Fantastic progress, and huge well done on your achievements, here is your badge :)

  • Roadie985 :D I'm doing all the parkruns now and banging out 4-5k after gym 5x a week (including legs) haha

  • Fantastic, and here is your well deserved badge :)

  • Awww this has made me happier than when I actually graduated! haha

  • I would love a badge. Graduated 2 weeks ago and now running πŸƒ 30 mins 3 times a week and actually managed 5k today in 41mins and 41 seconds exactly

  • Thats fantastic, huge well done to you :)

  • I have completed week 9, I have also carried on and run 44 mins to reach 5k! Loving life, such a sense of achievement! When I started never thought it would happen!!

  • Fantastic achievement and well done :)

  • Hi ju-ju-

    I stated C25K on Saturday 29th July (Day we flew back from Spain)

    Never been so heavy or unfit & spent a lot of time thinking about my lifestyle & what needs to change.

    Have completed Week1

    Week 2 starts tomorrow, bring it on I say! πŸ˜ƒ


    Sorry no graduation badge for me just yet! 😜

  • well done... you are starting with a fab frame of mind... :)

  • Good morning, ju-ju.

    I'm delighted to say that I have just graduated. I gather you are the lady with the posh hat and the medals so i am lining up for my podium moment.

    Many thanks


  • hee hee yes I am the lady with the posh hat and medals... and i hereby present you with your well earned graduation badge :)

  • Hi ju-ju, I seem to have lost my had earned graduate badge - have I been demoted?

  • Hi. I have amazed myself by completing the Couch to 5k programme today and I have discovered a love of running - I never 'got it' before, now I definitely do. Please may I have a badge. My username is Jorun

    Thank you.

  • Hooray that is so wonderful to read. Huge well done to you :)

  • Just finished my final run , I feel more like mo farah than old mo today 😜 Can't wait for my graduation badge. This site has helped me so much, couldn't have got here without it .

    User name is oldmo

  • Well done that's a great achievement 😎

  • Please may I have my graduation badge! Only managed 3.75k but so happy I've completed and looking forward to attempting my first park run next Saturday!

  • Fantastic well done, and here you go... enjoy parkrun 😎

  • Woo, I got a badge and a certificate (to print at work when no one is watching) haha off to cheat a 5k tomorrow with a husky that pulls, it's a training dog that needs wearing out and socializing, win/win

  • Hi

    I completed W9R3 today, just wondering if I can have my badge please - username Peekey

    Thank you xx

  • Well done and here you go 😎

  • Hi! Please can I request an August graduation badge, I completed Week 9, Run 3 yesterday (06/08/17) by running 5km in 38 minutes which I would never have dreamed of achieving a few months ago. Michael Johnson's calm & encouraging voice definitely helped me do this, as well as Faithless 'Insomnia' blasted over the top!! I repeated the same route 27 times, extending it over the weeks. I have totally loved the freedom of being able to start out from my house whenever it suits me. My plan is to now keep running, find new routes, add in a small hill and hopefully speed up a bit!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ†πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

  • Fantastic well done and here you go 😎

  • Is there a link?

  • No its there now next to your name :)

  • Please can I request an August graduate badge, thank you

  • well done :)

  • Thank you so much for my graduate badge πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“!

  • Graduated this morning!! Thanks.


  • Congratulations :)

  • Please can I have my badge. I graduated tonight.. yeah


    Thank you all for the help and encouragement..xx

  • well done :)

  • Finished week nine run 3 last night can I please request an August graduation badge please :D

  • Congratulations :)

  • Please can I have my graduation badge graduated on 08/08 thank you. X

  • brilliant well done :)

  • thankyou :D

  • Just completed the course today.

  • congratulations and here you go :)

  • Hi, I graduated last night, please can I have my badge? :) 5k in 31:38, :D

  • Thats a fab time and huge well done :)

  • I graduated on Sunday. πŸ˜ƒ πŸƒ please could I have my badge?


  • Congratulations and here you go :)

  • Hi I completed wk 9 r 3 yesterday, could I get my badge? User name is jules4.


  • Well done, and here you go :)

  • 😁 hooray all done! Please may I have my badge?

    Thank you to all on this forum, you do wonderful things!!! xx

  • There you go and well done... sorry for delay 😎

  • Hi, I'm so chuffed to have graduated today AND managed 5k in 30 mins for the first time :-D

  • Hooray well done and here you go 😎

  • Hi, my user name is Jo27 and I completed week 9 run 3 yesterday hooray!! πŸ˜€πŸ€—πŸŽ‰

  • Congratulations well done 😎

  • Thanks! Looks good!

  • Just completed the C25K program on W9R3! Can't quite believe it but sooooo excited and buzzing to have graduated and I would love to have a badge. Thank you all!

  • Fantastic achievement well done 😎

  • Please could I have my badge - finished my final run today πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

  • Congratulations well done 😎

  • I completed W9 R3 today (31mins 40 seconds)! I'm lining up in my smartest runnung gear and not so shiny running shoes for my graduation badge please! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

  • Yay huge well done and here you go 😎

  • Hi, I graduated this morning whoop whoop. Please could I have my badge? Many Thanks.

  • Fantastic and well done 😎

  • Hiya! I've finally reached the glorious day of graduation and achieved the mighty 30 minutes 5k! My user name is Lardofale (real name is Andrew if that's needed?!) and I'd be delighted to receive my shiny graduation badge!

  • Fantastic well done Andrew 😎

  • Cannot wait!!! I'm on Week 8. This will push me

  • Nearly there Now!!

  • Yay Week 9 run 3 completed! Please may I have a badge! Really I deserve a medal for putting up with "Laura" for 9 weeks but a badge will do. Heehee! :)

  • Brilliant well done 😎

  • Thank you!! :)

  • Pheidi4. Completed W9R3 today- Thankyou! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • Fantastic, huge well done 😎

  • Pheidi4. I completed W9R3 today. Thankyou! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • I've just completed week 9...I guess that makes me a graduate. I honestly didn't think when I started that I would EVER be able to run for half an hour, but it looks like I was wrong. I couldn't be more pleased!!!!

  • See- and you did it.... well done 😎

  • Hello

    I completed week 9 yesterday! So happy, please could I have my badge?

  • Congratulations well done 😎

  • Thank you. Where do I find my badge please, I can't seem to find it.

  • Hi Ju-ju

    I still can't find my badge!😳😭

  • I can see it!

  • Thanks roseabi, can you show me where to find it?

  • You should be able to see it right next to your name on any posts you make (such as this one!)

  • Strange, I can't see mine or yours!😳

  • Ahhhh, hold on, does it just say 'Graduate'?

  • Yes :)

  • Thank you 😊

  • Hi Ju Ju,

    could i please have a graduation badge for completing week nine yesterday, username is HDJ1,

    thank you,

  • Well done and here you go 😎

  • Hello I graduated yesterday please can I have my badge. Thank you πŸ˜€ X

  • Fantastic well done 😎

  • Yes!!!! I have completed run 3 week 9, may I please have my badge, thank you, please may put Matthew as opposed to my user name thank you

  • Fantastic well done Matthew 😎

  • Run 3 week 9 done βœ…. I am nowhere near 5 k !!! That's my next objective πŸ‘

  • Fantastic achievement and you will get there 😎

  • Hi. I graduated this morning. Please may I have a badge. Thanks.

    My username is AngeScott.

  • Fantastic well done 😎

  • Thank you ju-ju-

  • Hey Ju-ju! My graduation badge 'disappeared' somehow:) Please advice!

  • I have returned it... that's a bit odd isn't it?!!!

  • :) Must have melted in this heat. Thank you!

  • 🌞🌞🌞

  • Hi there please can I have my graduate badge. I completed a couple of months ago but could not see how to apply 😐.

    Thanks for this amazing app, could not have done this with out it.

    Did my first park run today and it won't be my last.



  • Fantastic well done 😎

  • I completed my last run today πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  • Congratulations 😎

  • Hello ju-ju, done W9R3 yesterday. I'd be very pleased to receive my graduation badge. Thank you.

  • Well done and here you go 😎

  • Thank you Ju-ju :)

  • Hi

    Please may I have the badge as I completed Wk9 R3 this morning πŸ˜€

  • Fantastic well done 😎

  • Completed on Saturday!!

  • Yay well done 😎

  • Yay!! I've graduated. Can I have a shiny badge please πŸ˜ƒπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

  • Congratulations and here you go 😎

  • Hi Ju-Ju, I completed w9 r3 on Saturday (Aug 12th) - on the beach on holiday - great way to finish!! C25K took me 13 weeks in total - I did weeks 5 and 8 a total of 3 times each, for some reason they were by far the hardest for me... but I'm so pleased to have done it. Planning to run 30 min 3 times a week now. Can I have my badge please? I've been a forum lurker and am super grateful for all the help and support here.

  • Huge well done to you and I bet a beach run was such a great way to graduate?!! And do continue to use the forum and post how you are getting on 😎

  • Thank you so much - just back from the holiday and a few more beach runs - still can't believe I've done it!!

  • Hi I graduated today! Please may I have a badge! I feel fab!

  • fantastic, huge well done :)

  • Hello! I have just completed Week 9, Run 3! Please may I have my graduation badge. The forum has been amazing!! Thank you.

    My user name is Ancient1.

  • Brilliant, well done and I am so pleased you have found it helpful here :)

  • Hi, I graduated last Friday!!

    My user name is sofabeardave1969

    Many thanks πŸ™πŸ»

  • Huge well done to you 😎

  • Can I apply for my badge please. Just finished my last run. Never would have thought it possible 9 weeks ago. EuanR

  • Congratulations 😎

  • Hi ther places could I have my graduate badge, I graduated a couple of weeks ago but have only realised I've missed my badge. Thankyou Trendywends

  • Hi there, there has been a slight site glitch which has caused some badges to randomly disappear.... however it's back now 😎

  • Hello I have just done Wk9 r3 this morning! Please can I have my badge? Ta very much!

  • Congratulations 😎

  • Wow just completed my 3rd 30 minute run. I'm thrilled. It's taken since April, with one restart in May due to injury. Slow and steady does it. Can't wait for my badge. Thank you

  • Fantastic achievement, huge well done to you 😎

  • Could I have my badge please? W9 completed this am 😌

    Username: Nibor5

  • Congratulations 😎

  • I graduated months ago but I appear to have been stripped of my graduation badge?

  • Back now- there has been a glitch on the site 😎

  • New graduate today!!! 😬😬😬 can I have my badge please it's katielh

    Thank youuuuu x x

  • Fantastic well done 😎

  • New graduate today!!! 😬😬😬 can I have my badge please it's katielh

    Thank you!! Xxx

  • Congratulations 😎

  • Requesting with great pride PaulaHud46.

    Many thanks xx

  • Yay huge well done to you 😎

  • Hi, i finished couch to 5k on Thursday, completed all 27 runs and got to 5K (although it took me a lot longer than 30minutes!!!!! Never mind though, i did it!!) please could I have my graduation badge :-) @bek2000

  • Very few people graduate and can do 5k in 30 minutes, I certainly didn't. Well done that's a fantastic achievement 😎

  • Just finished my graduation run! Can I have my badge please? Thanks.

  • Congratulations and there you go 😎

  • May l have my graduation badge please, l completed my week nine run three last Thursday πŸ˜€ Thank you

  • Well done 😎

  • Thank you ju-ju :)

  • Hello; I completed week 9, run 3 yesterday (just over 4K) - may I have my badge please? I have thoroughly enjoyed the C25K programme and intend to build on my progress so far by continuing on to 10K. Although I haven't posted on the forum, I have visited daily and found the support and advice offered by its members invaluable as I have progressed through the plan.

  • Fantastic, huge well done and please do post as you now get established in your running 😎

  • Thank you :-)

  • Hi Ju-ju...I am a newbie on the forum but have logged on daily for the encouragement and support from those who post regularly. I am proud to say I am finally a graduate. I am completed my 3rd run of week 9 yesterday 20/08/17... (distance 4.73km) . I could never have seen it to the end without the "wise words" from fellow runners on this forum...Thank YOU fellow runners! Very excited to finally call myself a runner too..Yeep yeep! I am looking forward to continuing with regular runs and hopefully being brave enough to to do a park run in the near future. My username is Lulue.

  • That is so fantastic, huge well done to you and here you go 😎

  • Thank you. I will certainly "wear" it with great pride! πŸ˜€

  • Please can I have my badge? Just completed C25K this morning

  • Yay that is great news, well done 😎

  • Hi, I would like a badge please, I have only just found this forum, I completed 5k some while ago using the app, in fact yesterday I completed my first 7k, couch to 5k has changed my life.

  • That is great to hear, well done 😎

  • Thank you

  • Hi, I have followed the plan and completed my graduation run last night, I ran a tiny bit longer to get the full 5k in 30:55 ✨

  • Brilliant and that is super fast too, well done 😎

  • Thanks Ju-ju- x

  • Hellooo....I completed W9 this morning, please can I have a badge? :)

    Username is Mrsh3

    Apparently I'm a runner now :D

    Thanks so much

  • Congratulations 😎

  • Thank you.....ooh look I'm a graduate! 😁

  • May I have my badge please? Did it this morning. Thanks a bunch.

  • Fantastic well done 😎😎😎

  • Hi - I just completed my graduation run last Sat by doing my first Park Run in 31 minutes. My name is Tom Hamilton - thanks

  • Superb well done 😎

  • Hi, ju-ju- , I just noticed that my graduation badge has disappeared, can you reinstate it, please? (I graduated in April.) For some reason, from time to time the website asks me to follow the community, as if I haven't done before, and I have to go back to the home page and click on Follow. Maybe this has something to do with it. Thanks!

  • Please may I have a badge? Thanks!

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