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W9r3 - That's me graduated! It almost eluded me but in the dark I signed off from Laura with my longest and fastest run to date.

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RunForestRGraduate

Ok so not quite 5k in 30 minutes close enough for me - 32.15min to cover 5k. With Head torch on and high vis jacket got to the end of my 30 minutes but wanted to push on to see if my faster pace had translated into a PB - and I'm happy to report that I beat my Park Run time from last week by just over 3 minutes so pretty pleased with that.

Thank you to all the people who have provided guidance and support it has been a massive help - will be consolidating for the next few weeks then looking to build towards a 10k next year. To be honest I started to write a list of people to thank - but realise I'll only forget someone - so thanks to everyone whose liked or commented over the course of the last 5 weeks - much appreciated.

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Congrats! Feels Faberific doesn't it.

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RunForestRGraduate in reply to dubnde

Really does.

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SweatyfacedGraduate

Whoop whoop! Go you!! Make sure you get your badge and looking forward to see you in the "bridge to 10k" forum! Many congratulations!!!

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RunForestRGraduate in reply to Sweatyfaced

Thank you - do I need to pay a toll to use the bridge or is it free to cross?

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Another happy customer!

That's what we like to see.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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RunForestRGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

I'll keep on trying. Thanks for your assists!

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BestcatGraduate

I've got my sunglasses on cos I'm blinded by the big smile & dazzling medal!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 😎🏆🏃🍾🎉

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ju-ju-Graduate

This is a fantastic achievement, well done 😎

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RunForestRGraduate in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks Ju-Ju - largely down to all the help, support and generally rabble-rousery of this forum, and your amazing administration - of course!

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Nozza03Graduate

Absolutely fantastic! Such a great feeling isn't it!! 😘

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RunForestRGraduate in reply to Nozza03

Hey Nozza03 - who knew that we'd end up being able to run 30 minutes - and planning to go further - all neatly wrapped up (fortunately injury free - immediately reaches out to touch wood) in a 9 week programme.

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Nozza03Graduate in reply to RunForestR

I know!!!! I didn't have any injuries either which I'm surprised about (reaching out to touch some wood) I'm still in shock I'll be honest.. went for a run this morning. Felt lost without jo whiley telling me what to do. I could of used her but really wanted to listen to music and measure my distance. I didn't manage the latter. Would love to know how far I'm running just to see if the 5k is achievable.

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IficandoitGraduate

Well done - you are inspiration for my week 9 starting today!

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RunForestRGraduate in reply to Ificandoit

If you've got this far - you can definitely do "ificandoit"

Congratulations 🍾🍾🍾

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FishypiefaceGraduate

Many congratulations - fab time too!

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RunForestRGraduate in reply to Fishypieface

Thank you - felt like a proper run

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Kimchoc08Graduate

Many many congratulations 🏅🏆🏅

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RunForestRGraduate in reply to Kimchoc08

Thanks Kimchoc08 you'll be crossing the line in a few weeks too! Keep up the running and don't worry about week 7 that was one of the hardest weeks for me. Just take it slow and steady and you'll get through it to week 8.

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misswobbleGraduate

I see your badge now! Very swanky it looks too! Congratulations, well done 🙂🏃✔️🏅🍾🥂🍰

This is where the fun starts! Just be slow and gradually build up distance while doing some cross training to make sure that bod's strong enough to ,support your running.

Enjoy yourself. It's a good time in your running career 😃👍🏃✔️

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RunForestRGraduate in reply to misswobble

A road of endless possibilities

Congratulations on hitting that podium with a pb too.

Brilliantly done over the last 9 weeks, you must be chuffed to buckets...

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RunForestRGraduate in reply to Jancanrun

Must confess to a moments smug satisfaction. Then I got over myself.

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Polly2810Graduate

Whoopee congratulations fellow graduate!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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RunForestRGraduate in reply to Polly2810

yes Congrats Polly2810 but where's your badge - getting blinging girl!

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Polly2810Graduate in reply to RunForestR

🤷‍♀️ hiw do I get it???

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RunForestRGraduate in reply to Polly2810

do a search for September Graduates 2017 - then give RealFoodie your details by posting a message on that string - and hey Presto - well earned Bling.

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Polly2810Graduate in reply to RunForestR

Ok will do 👍🏻

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RunForestRGraduate in reply to Polly2810

Bling!

Whoop whoop😄😄 Well you did it...you RanForestRan all the way to the podium 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

So pleased for you, and like your comment 'signed off with Laura😄'...you will miss her (unless you do the c25k +podcasts)

Great run by the sound of it and you are rocking that badge.😎xx

Enjoy your celebrations 👏👏👏👏👏

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