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I did it! I’m a Graduate!


Woo hoo!! I did it, I’ve literally just completed W9R3, my final run and I feel fantastic. Thank you so much to everybody on this forum for all your wonderful support, encouragement and advice. You are all such special people who really helped me to complete my journey, something I couldn’t really imagine when I started this programme. I had a few things against me today, a heavy monthly visitor (TMI!) and heavy rain but it didn’t hold me back, I was slightly faster and also probably a little bit naughty as I ran an extra 4 minutes to get me to 5K. I didn’t plan on doing so, I just felt I could keep going so I did.

Never give up. This journey is life changing, you can achieve anything if you really put your mind to it.

Now for a parkrun .. after consolidating for a bit.

(also thanks to Jo Whiley 😉)

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Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 Just off out for W8R3 and not looking it but you’ve reminded me why I’m doing this - thank you!!

SadeskinGraduate in reply to gingergirl07

Ooh you’re nearly there! Well done and enjoy x


CONGRATULATIONS, Sadie! 👏👏👏🥇🥇🥇 I knew you would do it, you have been so committed to this, you lovely runner. It has been a pleasure being on this journey with you, fellow Sadie. And well done too on reaching 5k!

Wishing you a happy, healthy running future! 😘

SadeskinGraduate in reply to Sadie-runs

Thank you fellow Sadie 😘 You have been such a supportive lovely person who has really helped me along my journey! Hope all is well with you XX


Woo Hoo ! Many Congratulations to you on a fantastic achievement !

Happy Running to you and Well done ! :-) xxx

SadeskinGraduate in reply to poppypug

Thank you 😊


Well done that is brilliant. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

SadeskinGraduate in reply to Cooper79

Thank you 😊


Brilliant job well done xx

SadeskinGraduate in reply to Shelby1973

Thank you so much 😊


Well done ! It’s a great feeling isn’t it ? !!

SadeskinGraduate in reply to Jan-52

It’s fabulous!! Thank you 😊

Whoop whoop 🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉 🎉

Congratulations Sadieskin...you DID it 👏👏👏👏👏👏 5k too!

Very well done on Graduating the program. It feels great doesn't it...

Happy dance, and enjoy your celebrations😊x

Keep posting the next stage of your running journey .... happy running.


You did it!! Well done!! You're amazing :) You must be very proud. If you're not, you should be :P

Really exciting to see this, and encouraging for me as it's hopefully mine tomorrow. Isn't it great to start off being a non-runner, and then run for 30 minutes? After my first 30 minute run I realised how far I'd come (since week 1, not distance!!). What's next?

(Keep that podium warm - I'm on my way!)

SadeskinGraduate in reply to Hidden

Soooo looking forward to hearing you graduate Neil!! I am waving and saving you a spot 😉 You are amazing too and thank you for your most lovely support too. We have done well x

Well done from a fellow Sadie (W6) x

SadeskinGraduate in reply to Sadiemac

Hello Fellow Sadie!! Ah it’s lovely to know another Sadie. Thank you, hope all is well. Xx

Sadie-runsAmbassador in reply to Sadeskin

Currently, as far as I am aware, there are THREE Sadies on here! A holy trinity of Sadies. 😀

SadeskinGraduate in reply to Sadie-runs

We are special 😇😘👍🏻

Sadiemac in reply to Sadeskin

I have a lot to live up to ladies, I'm slow and steady but will achieve graduation eventually, in it for the long run (pun intended!) Have a lovely day fellow Sadies xxx


Congratulations, a fantastic achievement! I did exactly the same as you today - I ran for an extra 4 mins to get to 5k on my local Parkrun. Keep running.

SadeskinGraduate in reply to Lorraine3

Oh really? What a coincidence! Well done to you too! Thank you 😊

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