Couch to 5K
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Finally bagged that elusive 5k!

I started my 'C25k' programme on 7 March, and completed it with great satisfaction on 13 June, but I was only running about 4k.

Today, I have finally clocked up my first 5k run - and it feels GREAT! :D Parkrun - here I come!

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Well done you 😊 You'll love Parkrun!

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Thanks Jomarie1979! I'm looking forward to it. :)

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Well done. I graduated in July and only did my first park run on Saturday and loved it. It has made me want to do more events, and given my solo runs a new sense of focus.

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Thanks Whatsapp. That's really encouraging.

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Well done! :)

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Cheers, Irish-John.

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Parkrun is the most amazing community of people that are supportive and encouraging....enjoy your parkrunning!!!

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Thanks fatboytorunner. Have heard such amazing things about Parkrun.

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I absolutely love it and I have become a member of the core team for our junior parkrun as well and got my five year old involved ... only been going 4 weeks but we had 150 kids this weekend! Amazing to see them all enjoying it 😊

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Well done you, park run watch out...

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Ha! Jancanrun, I don't think I'll be troubling anyone but the tail runner for quite a while. ;)

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We like tail runners.... someone has to be brave enough to take that place!

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Fantastic!

See? It didn't take you long at all. Enjoy Parkrun😊😊

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Cheers, McFitty! I shall!

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Gazelle2B what are your training tips to 5k. I've also just graduated and am running exactly 4K on 30 minutes?

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Hi Jetts,

Congratulations on your graduation! Feels fantastic, doesn't it? As for tips, I'm still very much a newbie runner, so I don't feel qualified to give you any advice, but I'm happy to tell you what *I* did, which might help you create your own plan:

13 June = my C25K graduation run (30 min - 4k)

5 subsequent runs at 32 min each (final distance - 4.2k)

5 runs at 34 min each (final distance - 4.6k)

3 runs at 35 min each (final distance - 4.7k)

3 runs at 38 min each (this last 38-min run was today's run, when I finally hit 5k!)

Hope this helps! Happy running. :)

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Thanks, it does help!😁

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Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Thank you, Shivani05.

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Well done you!

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Congratulations!!! Go and run the world!

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Haha, IgaT! The world...in 5k chunks! ;P

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Of course, you / we can do it! Enjoy each run and keep smiling :)

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Will do, IgaT! Cheers!

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Awesome,great inspiration. I'm on week 9 and doing about 4K. Hopefully I'll get there one day!

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Well done, Bek2000! You will - you're so close to graduation, and from there, anything's possible.

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Thank you xx

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Brilliant. Well done. Looking forward to getting there too :)

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Thanks, Neil1966. Just stay positive, and remember: 'slow and steady' is the key. Good luck on your C25K journey.

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Fantastic well done! And thank you for the hope!

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