Graduated at weekend 😊 signed up for Great South Run yesterday

Graduated at weekend 😊 signed up for Great South Run yesterday

Morning all. Think I may have caught this running bug badly.

Graduated on Saturday at Park Run. Took longer than 9 weeks but very pleased to reach my goal. I'm sure like many on here, I never thought it possible when I started but kept going and so pleased.

Thanks to this group for all your messages - I don't post much myself but reading them has been a great encouragement and got me out running when sometimes I lost motivation.

I did wonder now how to keep myself motivated so in a moment of madness, I signed up for Great South Run next October. It's a long way away but now have my target of achieving 10 miles by next year 😳

Thanks all again for encouragement on here - I'm now officially a runner! Never thought I'd say that this summer

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  • Wow congratulations Doobyduck on graduating and completing your parkrun on Saturday. Me too. You're clearly a very driven man if your next challenge is 10 miles; I am sure you will achieve whatever you set your mind to, just try and go steady and don't overdo things by doing too much too quick. Good luck x

  • Thank you. Agree it may be a little ambitious - loved having a goal with C25K and a little concerned without a new goal, I may stop. I'm planning to stick to 5K and park runs until new year and hopefully when I get better, start 10K's next year.

    Haha well that's the plan! Let's see how it goes and nice to dream of actually taking part in Great South Run x

  • Good for you. I need the challenge of a goal too so am working towards getting closer to actually doing 5k in 30mins. Currently 40:58 so quite a feat

  • Well done. Congratulations πŸ˜ƒ

    You'll be fine as long as you do the training. Just going a bit further each week will get you there. Slow and steady, carefully progression

    Have fun πŸ‘

  • Thank you 😊

  • That’s great and what a way to keep motivated πŸƒ x

  • Thank you - I see you're close to graduating too! Enjoy! X

  • Hopefully yeah should graduate 5th nov if all goes to plan πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ x

  • Congratulations!!! I did the same...as in registering for a race to keep me motivated.....Keep running!!!

  • Hey that's great and enjoy graduating soon too! It's an amazing feeling to finally feel like a runner

  • Well done πŸƒπŸƒπŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ“πŸŽ‰its a fantastic achievement & setting a new goal the way forwardπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

  • Congratulations on graduating! The GSR is a fantastic event (I ran it last year) and I think is a great goal to have - you have plenty of time to safely build up to 10 miles.πŸ™‚ Have you thought of aiming for a 10k earlier in the year to act as more short term goal too?

  • Congratulations to you, you have done so well. πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½

  • Thank you. Well done to you too. Definitely recommend Park Runs. Not sure if others are the same, but I feel quicker running with group. The encouragement from Park Run volunteers to keep going when my mind and body wobble is great too

  • Fantastic - well done to you!πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ…

  • Thank you. Well done to you too. Is such an encouraging forum

  • Whoop whoop πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰

    Congratulations on graduating Doobyduck πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    I think your plan sounds great, consolidation is great and no pressure to do 5k everytime as you have Parkrun for that and B210k in thd New Year!

    Happy running Graduate😊x

  • Thanks Jan for all your encouragement to myself and others. Can now change my name to Graham-now-runs 😊.

    Look forward to having another goal to keep me going x

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