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Week 9 Run 3 DONE IT DONE IT DONE IT 😁😁😁

Week 9 Run 3 DONE IT DONE IT DONE IT 😁😁😁

A beautiful crisp clear morning, lurgy fading and I was absolutely determined not only to graduate but to beat my personal records (I have always had a competitive streak). Set off at a good steady pace and felt pretty good throughout. Ended on 5.2k and 36 minutes running time with all the splits about 6.40 to 7.00. The longest time and furthest distance I have run so far.

I know everyone who graduates says it but 10 weeks ago when i started I never dreamt I would be able to do this as I huffed, puffed and staggered my way round 60 second runs.

The whole programme really is a miracle but the biggest miracle are the people in this forum and I want to thank each and everyone of you that has encouraged me on the way. It really is the most positive place on the internet.

To anyone starting out or struggling in the early weeks keep going, it is worth it and you will succeed.

For me now some consolidation runs until new year then it's Bridge to 10k.

Have a wonderful weekend to you all.

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Very well done. It’s an amazing journey isn’t it? About to attempt my own graduation run later on today.

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Good luck and I'm looking forward to reading about your success later, you will nail it.

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YYYEEESSS!!!well done & congratulations 😊

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Thank you so much

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You did it with bells on Chris 😄...Well done for the 5.2k at a great pace too✋

Congratulations on Graduating the program. It feels great doesn't it and your running adventures have just started...🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Glad you were feeling well enough to run today.😊xx

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Thanks so much Jan, had my determined head on today, looking forward to the Newcastle Park Run on the 30th although now thinking I may do one before that.

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Congratulations 👍 must be the most fantastic feeling . I am one run away from graduating.

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So close, you will nail your graduation run as well.

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Yaaaaaaaaaay! Congratulations Graduate! Absolutely great to see you feeling better enough to get out and smash it! It really is the best feeling isn't it! I look forward to bridging to 5k with you! I'm doing the Christmas Day Parkrun and hoping to get out running next week, I pulled something in my back at work and haven't been out since last Saturday's Parkrun, frustrating and gutting! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, you awesome runner, you! X 😁🏃🏆

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Thank you so much, get the back right then we will crack on together, I am booked for the Newcastle Park Run on the 30th but considering doing Whitley Bay next Saturday 😁

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Whitley Bay would be a great place to run if it is along the seafront-I grew up there. 😄

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I think it is from Whitley up to St Mary's.

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That would be lovely- might even drive up and do that sometime in spring or summer - it is where I spent my childhood walking the dog and doing very wild rollerskating!

My nearest Parkrun would be Hartlepool.

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My hubby is a regular at the local park run - hoping to join him there mostly - your post just stirred up childhood memories. 😄

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Fantastic, huge well done!! 🎉🎉👏👏😃

Great pace too- you are a lot faster than I am.

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Thank you so much, whatever pace you do it at the achievement is the same.

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Fabulous and a huge well done. Step up to that podium and enjoy the party, we are all cheering you 🏆🍾🎉

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Thank you so much, I'm very happy 😁

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Fantastic achievement - Congratulations!

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Thank you

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Congratulations!! 😀🎓🏃👏

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Brilliant !

Many Congratulations to you Chris, you should be so proud of yourself .

Well done ! :-) xxx

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That is brilliant! 😀 well done! Speedy too 😊

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Well done!! Enjoy graduate's life and more great runs on the way to 10k!

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Fantastic!

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