November 2017 Graduation Badge: Hello everybody... - Couch to 5K

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November 2017 Graduation Badge

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Hello everybody and welcome to November !!

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 & Ju-ju & Oldfloss xxx

371 Replies
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quirkybee
quirkybeeGraduate

Hi Oldfloss, I completed my C25K in September, but I didn't know we could print out a badge. Do I qualify for one of these or am I being silly wanting one, haha? Ooh, I feel excited, but I don't mind if you burst my bubble, lol 😊😂😂 x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to quirkybee

Do you want the September one or the October one? :) I do not burst bubbles.. :) x

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Unless they are in a champagne glass maybe?🍸

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Millsie-J

Oh yes... most definitely!

quirkybee
quirkybeeGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

Most definately, lol 😁

quirkybee
quirkybeeGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Ooh, I did it in September Oldfloss.... Thank you lovely 😊 xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to quirkybee

You have your badge... :) Now just download the lovely certificate now... I worked out how to add it! Duh!

Congratulations and well done!

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

How do we download the certificate I should have one for October? 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

Just click on and download.. they are all the same...no month on :)

Cornet-Carolyn
Cornet-CarolynGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Okay it doesn't work on an iPad I'll have to try from my computer 👍

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

Okay!

Shelby1973
Shelby1973Graduate

Ooh hopefully this will be me by the end off the week 🏃‍♀️✨x

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Shelby1973

I hope I'll be joining you on Sunday :) Look at us hanging round the "get your badge here" area. Are we sad or what? Lol!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Hidden

I think it is splendid... this is the first time I have given Graduation badges... I am as excited as you !

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Oldfloss

Yes I thought I'd not seen you behind the badge table so far :) I shall try to stay in one piece long enough to graduate then!!!

Shelby1973
Shelby1973Graduate in reply to Hidden

No just enthusiastic 😀 lol x

plodder71
plodder71Graduate

I can’t believe I did it

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to plodder71

Congratulations and very well done:)

Cuba2005
Cuba2005Graduate

Hi oldfloss I’m on w6 r2 tomorrow so hopefully completing end of month Cuba2005 is user name Thanks for all yr advice x

vlmiller1225
vlmiller1225Graduate

Ahh!! Hopefully I will be back in 2 weeks posting ready for my badge!!! :) Finishing up week 7 on Saturday!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to vlmiller1225

Brilliant

JJnicmum
JJnicmumGraduate

jjnicmum here.....I've just completed week 9 so may I please have my badge? Thank you very much!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to JJnicmum

Congratulations and well done!

JJnicmum
JJnicmumGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you!!! An achey but smiling graduate!

nickylt
nickyltGraduate

Me me - I did it today!! Nickylt

Thanks :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to nickylt

Congratulations and well done!

Hi there - I completed C25K last Saturday (still can’t quite believe it!). Such a great programme and inspiring comments on this forum. Thank you!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to LizSmith107

Congratulations and well done!

Richard7
Richard7Graduate

I did it! I did it! You said that I would do it, and indeed I did.

I thought that I would rue it; I doubted I'd do it. But now I must admit it

That succeed I did.

Happy Dance Time.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Richard7

Congratulations and well done!

Richard7
Richard7Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you

Hidden
Hidden

I graduated in July but wasn't here - can I still have a badge? Many thanks!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Hidden

Congratulations and well done!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks!

Hidden
Hidden

Hi, I completed today, so can I please have a badge. Many thanks.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Hidden

Congratulations and well done!

jojo2178
jojo2178Graduate

Hi, I completed on 19th October, please may I have a badge? Thank you x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to jojo2178

Congratulations and well done!

Jan-52
Jan-52Graduate

Yes please can I have mine now !

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Jan-52

Congratulations and well done!

kitt66
kitt66Graduate

Completed my final week 9 run today. Feel somewhat exhausted but hey, I finished.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to kitt66

Congratulations and well done!

HeleneCorsa
HeleneCorsaGraduate

Me me me me please!!! Finally did it this evening and am very happy! 😀

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to HeleneCorsa

Congratulations and well done! You did it... you found the time:)

HeleneCorsa
HeleneCorsaGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you! I intend to keep on battling for the time as it really is worthwhile ☺

Thanks also for all your support on the way,which is much appreciated. 😘

Paulinct
PaulinctGraduate

Paulinct

Thx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Paulinct

Congratulations and well done!

RustyCogs
RustyCogsGraduate

Hi, I graduated this week and would love a graduation badge please!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to RustyCogs

Congratulations and well done!

RustyCogs
RustyCogsGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks so much

Sadeskin
SadeskinGraduate

Hello there! I graduated this morning. Please could I have my badge? Thank you so much and well done everybody

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Sadeskin

Congratulations and well done!

Sadeskin
SadeskinGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you for all your support 👍🏻

Wingie
WingieGraduate

Me! I finished 😁 please can I have my badge? 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Wingie

Congratulations and well done!

Iam so pleased to have achieved this as I had so many internal arguements with myself not to do it at 50 and overweight with three kids someone who simply has not done proper excersice other than wlk the dog when I think I was just kidding myself I was fit I am pleased to say I just completed my second park run. I graduated in October thankyou !

emmat7

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to emmat7

Congratulations and well done!

emmat7
emmat7 in reply to Oldfloss

Thankyou Iam emmat7 which is needed for my badge thank you or do you require my real name?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to emmat7

No you are fine.. the badge should be by your name now:)

HannahM
HannahMGraduate

Hi! I graduated today! 😃 Please may I have my badge? Thanks, it’s a really great idea.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Congratulations and well done!

Blitzy
BlitzyGraduate

Blitzy, completed November 4, 2017.

Thank you so much!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Blitzy

Congratulations and well done!

Blitzy
BlitzyGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you, also for all your wisdom and support.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Blitzy

You are most welcome :)

Renmurew
RenmurewGraduate

May I have my graduate badge please

It will fit by my name with just a wee squeeze

I went out and did my last run today

And completed my journey on C25K

I've loved every step along the way

And now look forward to running each day

No matter the weather if its rain or its sun

I find myself planning my next lovely run

:-)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Congratulations and well done!

I graduated this morning - and would love to receive my badge please :) It was a bit wild and windy - and pouring with rain - but I did it!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to sarahphillips

Congratulations and well done!

Surreyjelbel
SurreyjelbelGraduate

Hi Oldfloss, I completed my C25K today. Please could you do the honours and grant me my badge.

Thanks a million 😀

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Surreyjelbel

Congratulations and well done!

Izzyrascal
IzzyrascalGraduate

Hello - yay, I am thrilled I graduated on Weds and definitely want a badge or any other trinkets going!

And thank you in particular Oldfloss, I had your ‘slow and steady’ mantra - which has been running through my head on so many runs over the past twelve weeks - I’ve loved this programme and loved reading and (v occasionally) adding to the conversation in this terrific group of friends. Thank you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Izzyrascal

Congratulations and well done and thank you!

KnittyGritty
KnittyGrittyGraduate

As a serial lurker who's finally hit the 30mins on the 30th of October (after somewhat longer than the 9 weeks of the plan...) can I be Graduated please (do I get a hat with Corners??)

Onwards and upwards, now working towards the 5k mark as am more like couch-to-3.5k at the moment! :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to KnittyGritty

Congratulations and well done! Just a badge and the certificate to download.. and the glory of course!

DebJogsOn
DebJogsOnGraduate

Hi Oldfloss I've just completed Wk9 R3! Eeek! So excited and chuffed with myself. Looking forward now to running for joy - just because I can. Please can I have my badge xxx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to DebJogsOn

Congratulations and well done!

DebJogsOn
DebJogsOnGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Oh lovely! Thank you

Hidden
Hidden

Hello dear Oldfloss, finally completed week 9. Please could I have my shiny badge?

Thanks for all your support along the way, you've been amazing. Off for a sit down now :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Hidden

Congratulations and very well done!

Hello!! So happy to say that today at 11.25 I've Graduated!! It feels even better than when I graduated from uni!!! I'll be waiting for my badge!! Thanks!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Impossibleispossible

Congratulations and well done!

BrotherLove
BrotherLoveGraduate

I still don't believe I can run for 30 minuets, but doing it for the third time today was actually easy(ish) :) Such a great program and wonderful forum

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to BrotherLove

Congratulations and well done!

EB43
EB43Graduate

Oh yes please.......especially as my runs since have not gone according to plan. Might give me that mojo back.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to EB43

Congratulations and well done!

Afternoon OldFloss

I’m proud to say I graduated today W9R3 was soooooo hard

I did it by completing the Poppy Run - it was a VERY hilly course

I may well have come a long way in the past 9 weeks but the run made me realise how far I still have to go

I followed your mantra Slow and steady

On and on I ran Slow and even slower - I could definitely walk quicker at times

But complete it I did in a disappointing 53 mins

So there’s my next challenge sorted - hills and speed

Thanks for support

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to cathsykes

Congratulations and very well done!

buddie17
buddie17Graduate

Please please can I have a graduation badge?! I completed my final run today!!! Thank you 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to buddie17

Congratulations and well done!

Tracme
TracmeGraduate

Hi there Oldfloss

I posted earlier to say I had completed the program. Please may I have a badge I did my graduation run last weekend 😁😁😁 thank you so much for all your kind words, I feel like you always know what to say. I am a 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️😂

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Tracme

Sorry if I missed your post on here! Congratulations and very well done!

You are a runner!

Lorraine3
Lorraine3Graduate

Me too please. I completed C25k last Saturday. Thank you for all your help Oldfloss. Just about to do my first post graduation run on a beautiful still sunny autumn morning by the seaside 🏃🏼‍♀️

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Lorraine3

Sounds perfect... Congratulations and well done!

lardofale
lardofaleGraduate

Hiya admin bods! The gremlins appear to have eaten my C25K graduate badge. Would you mind waving the magic gremlin killer stick and getting it back for me please? Thank you!! ;0)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to lardofale

There you go.. I was going to say that you had to do the whole thing again... but I am too lovely for that :)

lardofale
lardofaleGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

You certainly are! Mind you if you told me to do it by hopping I would! Thank you very much for sorting that. ;0)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to lardofale

Welcome.... Graduate :)

Jenny1970
Jenny1970Graduate

Hi I just graduated this morning. Please may I have a graduation badge? Thanks

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Jenny1970

Congratulations and well done !

Jenny1970
Jenny1970Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you 😊

hyoung
hyoungGraduate

Hello! I graduated last week. Hoping to get my distance up to 5K soon! Thanks in advance!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to hyoung

Congratulations and very well done!

DAHR
DAHRGraduate

DAHR here and I'm proud to say that I finished the Couch to 5K programme, having done run 3 on 2 November. Please can I claim my badge of honour? Thank you! x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to DAHR

Congratulations and well done!

Strawberry_
Strawberry_Graduate

Hi. Completed my W9R3 on Saturday. Can I have a graduation badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Strawberry_

Congratulations and well done!

Fiona_B
Fiona_BGraduate

Hi Oldfloss,

I finished on 31 Oct 2017 I think. I would love a badge! I am going to put it up in my office.

Fiona_B

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Fiona_B

Congratulations and well done!

Nemota
NemotaGraduate

Hi I have completed tonight 🏃. Can I please have my Graduation badge 🙏 .

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Nemota

Congratulations and well done!

AKAME
AKAMEGraduate

I too finished in sept. Maybe a badge would boost me to get back on it!! I can show screen shot of the app if required xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to AKAME

Congratulations and well done! We shall watch for your progress with this new badge now :) x

Windoze
WindozeGraduate

hi oldfloss could one get a badge please 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Windoze

Congratulations and well done!

Windoze
WindozeGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

thank you very much ☺

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Windoze

Welcome:)

Cleop
CleopGraduate

Completed W9R3 last night 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Cleop

Congratulations and well done!

Cleop
CleopGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Ty

Bgager
BgagerGraduate

Done 😁 been looking forwards to saying that.

Cleop
CleopGraduate in reply to Bgager

Well done. Feels great, doesn’t it

Bgager
BgagerGraduate in reply to Cleop

It really does, thinking back to two months ago, it’s crazy, can’t rate this program and the support on here highly enough.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Bgager

Congratulations and well done!

Bgager
BgagerGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you, enjoying the badge 😁

GaryB1966
GaryB1966Graduate

Hey Oldfloss can I get the October one I put my name on the list but nothing happened or am I, as usual, just being dim

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to GaryB1966

You have the badge by your name:)

GaryB1966
GaryB1966Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Ha, however in my defence I would state that I had already confessed to my own dimness...

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to GaryB1966

No worries... Graduation goes to the head wonderfully... :)

Shelby1973
Shelby1973Graduate

Hello I did it ! 9 weeks 27 runs 🏃‍♀️ loved every run and loved following everyone’s advice and posts . So it’s with great pleasure I’m requesting my graduation 👨‍🎓 badge please . Shelby1973 😀 thank u xx 😘

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Shelby1973

Congratulations and well done!

Shelby1973
Shelby1973Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Ty 😀 xx

Hidden
Hidden

Hi. Finally finished. So happy to be a November graduate!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Hidden

Congratulations and well done!

Melons1965
Melons1965Graduate

melons1965 graduation run on 7th November 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Melons1965

Congratulations and well done!

Hidden
Hidden

I graduated this morning! HURRAH!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Hurrah! Congratulations and very well done!

EmC25K
EmC25KGraduate

I completed C25K last night....best feeling EVER!! :-) :-)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to EmC25K

Congratulations and very well done!

Steanhiscat
SteanhiscatGraduate

Hi Oldfloss!

Did my three last week.. done two more so far this week! I’ve kept on “ running “ for another minute or so to get in the 5km.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Steanhiscat

Congratulations and well done!

dindy
dindyGraduate

Hi Guys. Hope this is the correct place to say I have Graduated!!! (-:

Thanks for all your help. I am a bit dim when it comes to techie stuff but the graduation badge above by RunaraoundSue do I just right click & "save the image as" ?

Thanks for any help

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to dindy

There is your badge..by your name...:) You can print our the certificate and frame it for ll to see :)

Congratulations and well done:)

PRrun
PRrunGraduate

Hi, just completed W9R3.😅😃

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to PRrun

Congratulations and very well done!

CJmat100
CJmat100Graduate

All being well I will complete W9R3 week beginning the 20th November. Starting to get excited. Who would have thought it, and I've always hated running.....................not any more.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to CJmat100

Sorry..I missed this ! Congratulations and well done!

CJmat100
CJmat100Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

You haven't end of next week and that will be me.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to CJmat100

Ooopsss I misread.. I may have to remove your badges and re give it .. I am addled !!

CJmat100
CJmat100Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

No worries it will be all the more sweeter when W9R3 is done

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to CJmat100

I removed it...but it will be back... :)

JessicaN8
JessicaN8Graduate

Hi, please could I have my badge? I completed week 9 run 3 in September :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to JessicaN8

Congratulations and well done:)

Hidden
Hidden

Its official today was W9 R3 with my new on cloud running shoes

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Hidden

Congratulations and well done!

Br0ughd3rg
Br0ughd3rgGraduate

Please send me mine... did my graduation run today .. Thank you #soexcited

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Br0ughd3rg

Congratulations and well done.

Hi Lesminmin here. I completed Week 9 run 3 today.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to LexMis

Congratulations and well done .

Hey lovely Floss. As you know, I crawled through my 'ugly' run of W9R3. May I have a pretty badge please..??

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to HeadInTheClouds

Yeah baby!!! You got it !!! Congratulations and very well done!

HeadInTheClouds
HeadInTheCloudsGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you 😊 xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to HeadInTheClouds

You are very welcome !

Christene
ChristeneGraduate

Yes, I did it ... W9R3 in the bag, please can I have a badge ... please ....

and, do I just download the certificate myself .... ?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

You did... and I feel really privileged to give you your badge.. congratulations and well done! xx

Yes. Download and frame :)

Hidden
Hidden

Hi Old Floss, I've just graduated this morning and am feeling ecstatic 😀😀😀Big big thank you again to all of you lovely folk on here who cheered me on!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Hidden

Congratulations and well done!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you 😀

Kerrisue
KerrisueGraduate

Hi I've just completed couch to 5k 😁Yaaaay! My user name is Kerri sue x Thanks x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Kerrisue

Congratulations and well done!

Kerrisue
KerrisueGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you 😁x

Sarah_lou18
Sarah_lou18Graduate

Hello, please can I have my Graduation badge? I’m just back after my final run of the past progranme 🎉

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Sarah_lou18

Congratulations and very well done... no slippy sliding ? :)

Sarah_lou18
Sarah_lou18Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thankfully not this time 😂. No way was I going to let it beat me!

Neysa
NeysaGraduate

I did it!! Today is my graduation day. Sooooooooo proud of myself for completing the programme. Holy smokes I’m a runner now!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Neysa

Congratulations and well done!

I've graduated!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Nickycatwoman

You did.. congratulations and well done!

I graduated!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Nickycatwoman

Yes indeed!!!! The badge looks great :)

Slowmummy
SlowmummyGraduate

Yippeee!!! I did it! So pleased to have finished W9 R3! Hoped to complete on Sat but just after hearing Laura tell me I was halfway, I bumped into a friend I hadn’t seen for ages and stopped for about 5 mins to chat. I did hit the pause button and then did the second half but didn’t think it really counted so went out again and did it!

Had a great reception from my husband and kids when I came back in through the door.

Can’t believe I made it. Thanks to all of you for all your support. Had “slow and steady” in my mind all the way!!!

Thank you.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Slowmummy

Go you!

Running Twice...! Very, very well done and congratulations. I am sorry, you only get the one badge...but it looks just great!

Slowmummy
SlowmummyGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you!

What a brilliant forum this is. LOVE all the positivity. If I can graduate, then anyone can.

Hi Oldfloss,

I graduated today

Yay 😍

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Slowry12

Congratulations and well done !

vincent30
vincent30Graduate

Graduated yesterday. Slow and steady. Many thanks Oldfloss.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to vincent30

Congratulations and well done !

astrozombie
astrozombieGraduate

Do you do these monthly?

Also by the final week is there a ratio to reach in terms of steps per minute as I am not convinced I am running. I joked on the boards I am trotting to 5K. I am definitely not walking but going so slow at times I am being caught by walkers, admittedly fit walkers :) . Is this something you have come across before?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to astrozombie

If you are running for 30 minutes..however slowly... three times, in three runs, by Week 9 of C25K... you become a Graduate. No step ratio needed:)

Yes.. every month... we award the Graduate badges to those who have completed the programme... and yes,,, folk can be very slow:) Slow is fine:)

astrozombie
astrozombieGraduate

That is good to know but I suppose my concern wasn't so much that I become so slow from a distance that I look like I am stopped it is more that by the end I no longer felt like I was running, which is more of a concern. I suppose you just know when something isn't right. It is a little like when you play a record on the wrong speed it can sound like it is plodding and I suppose that is how I felt, like a single played at 33 instead of 45. My original plan was March/April but moved forward to Dec 31st so we'll see how my amended forecast goes. I did not take it seriously when I first started but only because I never thought I would get past 5 mins but now I have it has switched a light on inside me not just to finish but finish well, if possible.

Thank you for the info

Copperbird
CopperbirdGraduate

Could I have a badge, graduated today?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Copperbird

Congratulations and very well done!

scotinexile
scotinexileGraduate

Have just found out about the badge. I'd love one please.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to scotinexile

Congratulations and well done :)

Anthie
AnthieGraduate

Hi great administration team, So, I've done it! It took a bit more than 9 weeks but I'll be delighted to get the badge.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Anthie

Congratulations and well done!

Anthie
AnthieGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you! I've just followed the mantra: slow and steady ;-)

Pirateferret
PirateferretGraduate

I graduated in September and would love a badge :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Pirateferret

Congratulations and well done!

Effr
EffrGraduate

Hi I finished week 9 in September - didn’t think I’d bother getting a badge but now I’d really like to have one. Hope I’m not too late. Username Eftreg

Effr
EffrGraduate

Sorry re last message. User Name Effr not eftreg!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Effr

No bother?? After working so hard ! Congratulations and well done!

Effr
EffrGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you - all the encouraging posts here have really helped keep me going. Mind over matter! Especially for someone giving running a go for the first time at the ripe old age of 65! Don’t suppose I’ll ever do 5k in 30 mins but was thrilled with my PB of 36m 24s, though that was two weeks ago and I haven’t managed to replicate it yet 🙀

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate

Hello, I’ve just completed my graduation run. Please could I have my badge. I’m so very excited 🙋🏻

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to TJMazz

Me too! Whoooo! Congratulations and well done!

TJMazz
TJMazzGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so much for your advice, kindness and inspiration. It’s very much appreciated. 🙋🏻

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to TJMazz

You are very welcome !

I’ve done it. Completed the whole thing and done a park run too! Have been challenged to do the Jane Tomlinson 10k run on York next year so need to keep going 👍😀🏃🏻

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to FlossnCharlie

Congratulations and well done!

LauraTurtle
LauraTurtleGraduate

I graduated last Thursday. LauraTurtle

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to LauraTurtle

Congratulations and well done!

nlhnlh
nlhnlhGraduate

morning Oldfloss - may I have my graduate badge please? Thankyou \o/

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to nlhnlh

You may.. you have it :) Congratulations and very well done!

revrock
revrockGraduate

RevRock November for me and thank you.

Oo a badge.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to revrock

Congratulations and well done!

Hi it’s JoBell21 I have just done my last run for week 9 yippee x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to JoBell21

Congratulations and well done!

KatieBham
KatieBhamGraduate

I graduated last week, and thanks to you I know how to consolidate this week! May I have my badge? (And thank you!)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to KatieBham

Congratulations and well done!

kst2222
kst2222Graduate

Can I have my badge please I've only done it 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to kst2222

Congratulations and well done!

TraceyBee
TraceyBeeGraduate

I’ve just completed Week 9 this morning 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to TraceyBee

Oh, there you are :) Congratulations and very well done!

Mummarunna
MummarunnaGraduate

Hi oldfloss 🙋🏻‍♀️ I have just graduated 🙈🤭😁 X

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Mummarunna

Congratulations and very well done!

Mummarunna
MummarunnaGraduate

Thanks to you all 😘❤️ Couldn’t of done this without your inspiration Xxx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Mummarunna

Thank you.. but.. it was you that did it :) x

Mummarunna
MummarunnaGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

😁🙈😁

Heather2974
Heather2974Graduate

Hi xx i completed mine xx could i hsve mine please 🤗🤗thanks

Heather2974
Heather2974Graduate

Heather2974 .I graduated ..feels good thanks xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Heather2974

Congratulations and well done!

Ruthie2907
Ruthie2907Graduate

Hi I'very just finished my week 9 run 3. Could I have my badge please

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Ruthie2907

Congratulations and well done:)

Hello I graduated today, hurrah! Please may I have a shiny graduation badge? Thank you

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to bilbobaggins303

Congratulations and well done...time for another adventure?

Hi Oldfloss! I've graduated this morning and completed my first Park Run 😀. Please can I have a lovely graduation badge? Many thanks.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Macmac

Congratulations and well done!

Bobdbob
BobdbobGraduate

Graduated today. Very proud. Can I have my badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Bobdbob

Congratulations and well done!

Angie7367
Angie7367Graduate

I’ve graduated can I have my graduate badge pretty please 😬😬😬

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Angie7367

Huge congratulations and well done!

Megzy24
Megzy24Graduate

Hi oldfloss this is megsy24

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Megzy24

There you are! Huge congratulations and very well done x

Megzy24
Megzy24Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thankyou x

Gaspode1
Gaspode1Graduate

Hi Oldfloss, here I am on the podium ready for my graduation badge.

I’m so excited. 🎓🏃🏻‍♀️

Many thanks 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Yeay!!! I am excited too!!! Congratulations and well done you!

Gaspode1
Gaspode1Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

The icing on the cake 😊

Thank you also for your motivational comments on here - your “slow and steady” mantra REALLY worked for me and is the main reason I have now graduated 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Gaspode1

Thank YOU :)

Angellw7y
Angellw7yGraduate

Hiii I completed mine yesterday 😊pic on my profile to prove it 😍can't wait to get my graduate tag

Dgm165
Dgm165Graduate

Dgm 165

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Dgm165

Congratulations and well done!

nickiandjoe
nickiandjoeGraduate

Yes please! nickiandjoe - completed C25K this Saturday with my lurcher Joe - have loved it and am so grateful for the program :-) xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to nickiandjoe

Congratulations and well done!

Seanjack
SeanjackGraduate

Seanjack

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Seanjack

Congratulations and well done!

PetrinaB
PetrinaBGraduate

Hi Oldfloss ! Please may I have grad badge🏃🏽‍♀️? I did it- with tons of help from you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to PetrinaB

Huge congratulations and very well done!

Hi Oldfloss. Please can I have the badge.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to SlowLoris

Congratulations and well done!

SlowLoris
SlowLoris in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks. Hat off to whoever designed this programme. Huge number of followers. Plus, think of how many people are doing it but are not on this forum. I do hope whoever thought it up gets the credit they deserve.

Newrunnerliz
NewrunnerlizGraduate

Graduation run completed to day, ecstatic. Can I have my graduation badge please?

Many Thanks for all the support.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Newrunnerliz

Congratulations and well done!

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Hi Oldfloss, graduation run completed today. Thanks for all your support and wise advice-

"the Gambolling Snail" 🐌 will be forever in my memory!! 😀

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Elfe5

Congratulations and well done!

Hey finished my c25k last week and just wanted to say what a great journey I've been on not sure what I do next bit I'm deffo going to keep you running ask look forward to well who knows where this toad will take me .

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to PathfinderPat

Congratulations and well done!

katsheare
katsheareGraduate

I completed my C25K final run on Friday 17 November, and from Monday 20 November have started the NHS C25K+ series. First thing I discovered? That I've been running rather faster than 160 bpm most of the last few weeks.

Also ran my first timed miles last week in something like 25 years. First was 8'47", second (a few days later) was 7'50". All in all, a very satisfying week for this runner!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to katsheare

Sorry.. I missed this :(

Congratulations and well done!

PetrinaB
PetrinaBGraduate

Hi @Oldfloss! May I have a graduation badge please? I completed C25K R27(!) on Monday evening. Yay!

Badge please................. I've done it. I graduated today. So chuffed with myself. This time next week I will be 65 years young. Age is just a number hey. I am now a runner!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Neverrunbefore64

Congratulations and well done! I graduated at the age of 65.. the week before Christmas 2015... and, indeed, you are a runner !!!!

Hidden
Hidden

Can I have my badge pleeeeeeease?? 😊

Terimanning25
Terimanning25Graduate in reply to Hidden

Well done x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Hidden

Congratulations and well done!

Can I get my badge? Just done my last run of week 9 💪🎊🎊🎊

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Terimanning25

Well done 😬

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Terimanning25

Congratulations and well done!

davesmith
davesmithGraduate

Hi Oldfloss, I completed my W9 run 3 this morning, so could I please have my badge, thank you.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to davesmith

Congratulations and well done!

vlmiller1225
vlmiller1225Graduate

Me! Me! Me! 🙋🏼‍♀️This American has completed the program! 😂😂

I would love to climb up on the podium and get my badge!! :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to vlmiller1225

Congratulations and well done!

alicegeez
alicegeezGraduate

I did it!!! Completed my final run today and it felt so good! Never thought I'd be able to run for 30 minutes without stopping! X

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to alicegeez

Congratulations and well done. Maybe stick around and do a few posts on the forum as your journey goes on :)

Angela962
Angela962Graduate

I did Week9 run3 today and while I already feel chuffed with my self I would like a badge too :-)

thank you

Angela

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Angela962

Congratulations and well done!

Hi. Completed W9R3 today (and all the other runs over the past 9 weeks!!). It would be awesome to receive a graduate badge / certificate.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Midriff_Crisis

Congratulations and very well done!

Catelm
CatelmGraduate

Hi Oldfloss, delighted to report I graduated Monday last week! Catelm is my username, thank you!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Congratulations and well done!

Whileygal
WhileygalGraduate

Hi. I've just completed my last run W9R3...cannot believe how far I've come!! This is a great programme and I'm sooo happy!! Please may I have my badge? Thank you sooo much!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Congratulations and well done!

Hello, I just completed the programme yesterday, pleasantly surprised that I can now run for 30 mins! Can I have my badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Besidetheseaside123

Congratulations and well done!

Besidetheseaside123
Besidetheseaside123Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Oldfloss!

Hi I completed my 3rd run of week 9 last night. Looking forward to seeing graduate after my name!

LdeP

nurseljh
nurseljhGraduate

I finished my graduation run on Wednesday!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to nurseljh

Congratulations and well done!

nurseljh
nurseljhGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Oldfloss, Thank You! You are such a breath of fresh air! I really valued your advice and encouragement during this journey to 5K! Thank you!

nurseljh
nurseljhGraduate in reply to nurseljh

Oh wow! It says "Graduate"!!!! I feel pretty proud and honored!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to nurseljh

You should be proud... you are a Graduate!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to nurseljh

Thanks :) x

Julie-Mirko
Julie-MirkoGraduate

Hi OldFloss ... Eventually.... has arrived and I’ve completed W9R3 at last pretty please can I have a badge 😘

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Julie-Mirko

There you are!! Huge congratulations and well done indeed!

Lollybre33
Lollybre33Graduate

I’d like a badge please 😀

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Lollybre33

Congratulations and very well done!

AbiT
AbiTGraduate

Dear Oldfloss - loving the name!

Well, I did it! Today I completed week 9 run 3 by completing my first parkrun - no pressure at all! Managed to achieve 2 firsts......running 5k in 34 minutes and running for over 30 minutes.

Cannot tell you how I felt ....from zero - hero in my own little world.

Now I just need to keep on going ...........

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to AbiT

Congratulations and well done... and like I say, in my own little world... it is okay..they know me there... as in yours, they do you :)

AbiT
AbiTGraduate

Thanks Oldfloss - feel quite chuffed indeed

Hi completed on Friday can I have one please and thank you again for you fantastic support throughout this programme 👍😀

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to happyhammer73

Congratulations and well done:)

Joruss
JorussGraduate

Woo hoo - who would have thought I’d be adding my name here.

Just snuck in for November

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Joruss

Surprise:) Congratulations and well done!

Teacherm
TeachermGraduate

Just graduated this morning!

Would love the badge, please 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Congratulations and well done!

LdeP

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to LdeP

Congratulations and well done...but you had your Graduate badge a couple of days ago????

Fergyfox13
Fergyfox13Graduate

Fergyfox13 . Graduated November 26. Thank you

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Fergyfox13

Congratulations and well done !

alvi
alviGraduate

Me please! Alvi 🤗🤗

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to alvi

Congratulations and well done!

Fergyfox13
Fergyfox13Graduate

Fergyfox13. Thank you. Completed 26/11/17

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Fergyfox13

You have the badge :)

DaveMcK
DaveMcKGraduate

I graduated this evening. Done all three runs in week 9 🍾🥇🏆🎊🎈🎉

Can I have my graduation badge please 😊👍🏻

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to DaveMcK

Congratulations and well done:)

DaveMcK
DaveMcKGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you. And thank you to everyone who has given me support on the way. This group is awesome 😎

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to DaveMcK

Ain't it just... and this..is just the beginning :)

Mikster
MiksterGraduate

Hello. Graduated today and feeling very chuffed! Please can I have my badge. X

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Mikster

Congratulations and well done !

Megzy24
Megzy24Graduate

Old floss I passed mine 2 weeks ago. Iv had a rest now and my pains have all gone 😌

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Megzy24

Congratulations and well done!

TheClaw
TheClawGraduate

Hi :) I made it :) would LOVE to get my graduation badge 🍾🍾🥂🍾🍾

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to TheClaw

Congratulations and well done!

Rainydaiz
RainydaizGraduate

I graduated on 14th November 😃🏃🏼‍♀️Please may I have a badge? Thank you 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Rainydaiz

Congratulations and well done!

Rainydaiz
RainydaizGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you 😊

Amarigue1976
Amarigue1976Graduate

Good morning I’ve completed the programme today please can I have my graduation badge it’s amarigue1976. Thank you and what an amazing programme 😀

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Amarigue1976

Congratulations and well done !

Amarigue1976
Amarigue1976Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you

CJmat100
CJmat100Graduate

Hi I compleated my c25k today.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to CJmat100

Congratulations and well done!

Fat Boy Baz

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to FatBoyBaz

Congratulations and very well done!

Flash13
Flash13Graduate

Hello. I've just completed Week 9 run 3 about an hour ago. Can't believe I did it. Not 5k yet though, but I'll get there one day. It feels amazing. A great app. Would like one to help me get faster now please ;) ps. How do I get graduate after my name?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Flash13

By magic:)

Congratulations and well done!

Flash13
Flash13Graduate

Wow. Thank you :)

Petitpoi
PetitpoiGraduate

Hi, I’ve just completed week 9 :) a week later than planned due to asthma playing up but got there eventually. Please can I get a badge? X

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Petitpoi

Indeed you may :) Congratulations and very well done!

Petitpoi
PetitpoiGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you 😊

Graduation run was today! Please can I have my badge?? Thank you x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to JB173

Congratulations and well done!

Pc59
Pc59Graduate

Pc59 finished my c25k tonight sorry early hours in morning 😂so 29/11 my w9r3 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Pc59

Congratulations and well done!

stormwarden
stormwardenGraduate

A Goodly Morning Oldfloss. Today I finally completed C25K sessions (slightly over 9 weeks for me). I can run for 30 mins, covering 2.8 miles (4.5 km new money). I'll continue working towards my 5km through Dec...onwards and upwards. Thank you for all your support, advice and kind words :D When you have a spare moment please may I claim my badge and a haul-up on the virtual podium? Thanks again.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to stormwarden

Very well done you..sorry for the delay... I was sorting out my Running gear ..I am going to need another drawer..or two !

Congratulations and very well done!!!

stormwarden
stormwardenGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you :D I hope Father Christmas brings you a new set of drawers for Christmas (filled with new running gear of course).

Cuba2005
Cuba2005Graduate

Hi Oldfloss completed today Cuba2005

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Cuba2005

Congratulations and well done!

Cuba2005
Cuba2005Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so much Oldfloss can’t beli have graduate 👩‍🎓 under my name xx

Cuba2005
Cuba2005Graduate

Cuba2005 Anne Smylie

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Cuba2005

You had your badge yesterday ?

Sorry if I'm being dense but how/where does your badge show? I only use the App on my phone. Thank you ☺

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to JB173

I am afraid it does not show on some phones...we have had this question many times... but it is there by your name on your computer :)

ElizabethHBr
ElizabethHBrGraduate

Hi Oldfloss,

I completed the couch to 5k this week. I’m glad you put in the point about it not having to be 5k. Still need to work on that!

Anitacstrong
AnitacstrongGraduate

Is this still the right place to leave my name for 'graduation'? Just completed it. Thanks.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Anitacstrong

No..but here is the link... Huge well done you !

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Hi I have completed my C25K today with my Elgin Parkrun yeha can I have my graduation badge ta

Sunnybraeboats

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Here is the link...

Urgh
UrghGraduate

Hi. I’ve just completed my final run tonight 🎉🎉. Amazing for a non sporty 49 year old!! Looking forward to being a “Graduate”!! Thank you.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Here's the link :)

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

RubyTiger
RubyTigerGraduate

I did my week 9 run 3 this morning-I am now a graduate! Will be having the odd glass of wine this evening to celebrate- think I deserve it as I ran in the pouring rain.

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