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I've done it!!!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸΌ

I finally made it!! Wk9 completed!! What seemed like a truly impossible task at the beginning, has become a reality. It's taken around 12 weeks in all, due to the fact that life just gets in the way, but I've never not completed a run and i got there in the end. I decided to run the full 5k today and managed (what I consider to be) a respectable time of 32mins 49secs. Of course I wish I'd done it in the 30mins, but after struggling to run for 60secs at the beginning of this amazing programme, I'll take that!!

Good luck to all of you and trust me when I say, if I can do it, anyone can!!!

I'd also like to say a quick thank you to all of you inspirational runners on here, you have kept me going to the last, with all your posts.

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Congratulations Truepotato. Climb up on the virtual podium and take a bow. Well done! :D

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Thank you 😊

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Wow excellent well done and a very good time!!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Thank you 😊

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Great stuff πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Well done to you: savour the moment!

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Well done thats fantastic 😊

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Thank you 😊

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Well done 😁 and that is a VERY respectable time. Onwards and upwards.

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Thank you 😊

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Well done! πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ

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Thank you 😊

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Amazing! I hope to meet you at the podium soon (but I'll be a few minutes slower for sure πŸ˜‚)

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Thank you 😊 & good luck!

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Very well done and that's quite a respectable time for 5k

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Thank you 😊

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Well done congratulations on a fantastic achievement πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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Thank you 😊

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Massive congratulations 😁 I did my first Parkrun at the weekend and come in in 37 mins - - bet like me you ate feeling awesome 😁😁😁

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Thank you 😊 that's amazing, I can't wait to do my first one!

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Well done, it's a great feeling isn't it.

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Thank you 😊 yes it is!

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Congratulations! Job well done. I remember it took me longer than 9 weeks too, and a couple of years to get a sub 30min 5k. Ha ha. It's more important to actually not be immobile on the couch I figure.

Your time is fabulous too.

What's your next goal?

😁

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Thank you & I totally agree. My next goal is not to give up on the running, followed by improving on my 5k then maybe start to increase the Km slowly. Never thought I'd be saying this 🀣

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CoNGRATULATIONS! And terrific time!

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That's FANTASTIC Truepotato well deserved congratulations. Keep it up now and also your time is fab too, much quicker than I am, I'm a slow coach, lol 🀣

Sorry if my post has come through twice, had probs with the submit button, haha 😁 double the congratulations anyway, lol.

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Thank you 😊 i will try!

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Well done!!

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Congratulations!!! I think that's a brilliant time to do a 5k in! You give me hope that I may just finished this!! Xx

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Thank you & you will!!

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Congratulations, that's brilliant😌

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Well done! Hopefully I'll be joining you soon. I would have graduated tomorrow, but week 9 has been scuppered by a calf injury :(

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Thank you, I hope you recover soon!

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Very well done Truepotato. What a great time! (I am still on 37 minutes for 5K two weeks after graduation!)

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Thank you 😊 i have a feeling a may be a bit slower next time 🀣

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Congratulations to you ' Truepotato' I like the way you say "If I can do it, anyone can" very true indeed, now on to train for the 10k.

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Thank you 😊 yes, I'd like to think I can do that.

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Congratulations and well done! πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

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WELL DONE! 32 mns for 5 K is wonderful! I'm not sure I'm even close to that! Have some more great running and enjoy!

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Dude, 5k in 32 Mins? That's awesome.

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Thank you 😊 you've made me laugh too!

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Well done, I graduated a few weeks ago, I will be very pleased when I can do 5k in 32. So be very pleased with yourself.

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Thank you 😊

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