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Only gone and done it πŸ˜‚

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Today I completed my graduation run.

After losing 5 stone since January I embarked on C25K to see could I build up my fitness and stamina. I can honestly say it's the best thing I've done. Need to slowly work my way up from 4.3k to the 5k holy grail but I know that I will definitely do it. I'm booked on a 5k night run for charity at the start of November and then train for the Manchester 10k in 2018

Special thanks to Oldfloss, Jancanrun and Bluebirdrunner for all the support and advice over the 9 weeks.

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ejvcrunsGraduate

Great job! Many many congratulations. Also, 5 stone? WOW!

You must feel great!

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to ejvcruns

Thanks, yes I feel like a new man

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LeeUGraduate

That is both an amazing amount of weight and an amazing result for you, congratulations on both, you have earned it.

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to LeeU

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Amazing! Congratulations!

Once I graduate my focus switches to building up towards 10km for the GMR too :) I am going to follow you to see how you get on!

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to MrsT82

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Sarahb18Graduate

Congratulations on completing the programme πŸŽ‰

Well done on all your achievements this year ..., you should be rightly proud !!!

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Sarahb18

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brilliant! Well done and on the weight loss too. I bet you feel like an new person!

Congratulations rafwhite 😊....you have done amazingly and must be so proud of yourself for completing your Graduation run today...πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

You will definately reach that 5k mark as well, just keep on building on your 30 min runs and maybe try the C25k+ podcasts.

Thank you for the mention, but YOU did thisπŸ˜„and this lovely forum is here to support us all.

Well done, ask for your badge on the pinned posts.😊x

Thank you very much

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OldflossAdministrator

Yeay!!!!

Hooray you GRADUATE you!!

You have done amazingly.. and the best bit is... the journey does go on. :)

Your way this time...after the basking in the well deserved glory bit of course:)

We will be here to help and support and encourage as you head for those next goals :)

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you very much

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PS

I forgot...:)

a) the weight loss is fantastic...:)

b) not sure where we will find a new man... we like this one a lot:)

c) You ran this journey..this was you doing it... Brilliant!

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FishypiefaceGraduate

Wow!!! You must feel on top of the world, what an amazing year you've had. You thoroughly deserve to, what an achievement - both of them :)

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Fishypieface

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Fabulous job. What a great 2017 you have had so far. Enjoy the graduation party and the running beyond :)

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to helenwheels

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Well done! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠ

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That's brilliant! You are an inspiration... Hat's off, bow down and all that. I'm in awe β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽŠπŸŽŠ

Thank you very much

Well done on graduating πŸ…πŸƒ

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Tricky2836

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Well done you πŸ†

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Hidden

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Congratulations to you on your completion of C25K and also on the amazing weight loss. You well and truly have and are continuing to do a great job. What a lovely post to read.

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Donna79

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Well done that man.

Another happy customer.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Woohoo! This is brilliant. Mighty fine work!

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BestcatGraduate

Congratulations!!!

What an amazing year you've had!!!

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Bestcat

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Well done, now you need to find your nearest parkrun and get your weekly fix. Next thing you will know you will be training for a 10k.πŸ˜€

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Philsc1958

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sarahsam76Graduate

Fantastic. Well done on both the weight loss and the graduation.

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to sarahsam76

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tfcmagpieGraduate

Well done mate, you really are a star. It is especially nice to read about your weight loss as I too am losing weight and dieting whilst doing C2 5K. I am in the IC at the moment due to a hamstring tear (was in week 8) so taking things easy and hoping to see a physio this week.

I have lost 17.7KG since the 22/07 so not as much as you but would love to match you.

Star man.

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to tfcmagpie

Thank you. Good luck with the weight loss and hope you're fit soon

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OldmoGraduate

Fantastic on both counts. You should be so proud and rightly so. So pleased for you

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Oldmo

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mixindaveGraduate

5 frickin... Stone! Good work

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to mixindave

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Congrats on completing the programme! And huge on congrats on tbe weight loss, 5 stone since January is amazing!I

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Mscott1979

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GetfitokGraduate

Brilliant! Well done you, an amazing achievement 😌

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GrannyOGraduate

Amazing inspirational story! Thanks for sharing. Good luck with the charity run in November & Manchester in 2018 πŸ‘.

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to GrannyO

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Brilliant on all counts, well done you. I have paused - paused not stopped - at the end of week four and am committed to starting again next week when back home. Success like yours is motivating.

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Hidden

Thank you and good luck with your running

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Fiona_BGraduate

You are awesome.

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Fiona_B

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Sorry for delay in congrats been entertaining 10'cyclists from London.

Absolutely brilliantly done, enjoy the bling

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Jancanrun

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J9_54Graduate

Well done for both the massive weight loss and finishing the C25K. Fabulous achievements. Congratulations πŸŽ‡

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to J9_54

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Wow!! Well done!! πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Chilled28

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Well done this is very inspiring!

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Woohoo congratulations! what an achievement that is well done and good luck in your future running endeavours 😊

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This is incredible πŸ’ͺ🏼

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Whoopee!!! Well done graduate πŸŽ“ πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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raf_is_now_a_runnerGraduate in reply to Polly2810

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