Week 9 Run 3 DONE IT DONE IT DONE IT 😁😁😁 - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K
92,036 members β€’ 123,244 posts

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

ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate
β€’27 Replies

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.

27 Replies
oldest β€’ newest
Runforme

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

2 likes
Reply
ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate
in reply to Runforme

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

Reply
Hidden
HiddenGraduate

YYYEEESSS!!!well done & congratulations 😊

2 likes
Reply
ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate
in reply to Hidden

Thank you so much

1 like
Reply
Bluebirdrunner

You did it with bells on Chris πŸ˜„...Well done for the 5.2k at a great pace tooβœ‹

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

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

1 like
Reply
ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

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.

1 like
Reply
dory950
dory950Graduate

Congratulations πŸ‘ must be the most fantastic feeling . I am one run away from graduating.

2 likes
Reply
ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate
in reply to dory950

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

Reply
Snodi
SnodiGraduate

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 πŸ˜πŸƒπŸ†

Reply
ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate
in reply to Snodi

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 😁

1 like
Reply
Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate
in reply to ChrisAllen1

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

1 like
Reply
ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate
in reply to Elfe5

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

Reply
Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate
in reply to ChrisAllen1

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.

1 like
Reply
Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate
in reply to Elfe5

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

1 like
Reply
Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Fantastic, huge well done!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

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

1 like
Reply
ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate
in reply to Elfe5

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

1 like
Reply
Cornet-Carolyn

Fabulous and a huge well done. Step up to that podium and enjoy the party, we are all cheering you πŸ†πŸΎπŸŽ‰

1 like
Reply
ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate
in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

Thank you so much, I'm very happy 😁

Reply
Ianson
IansonGraduate

Fantastic achievement - Congratulations!

Reply
ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate
in reply to Ianson

Thank you

Reply
Sarakc
SarakcGraduate

Congratulations!! πŸ˜€πŸŽ“πŸƒπŸ‘

1 like
Reply
poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Brilliant !

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

Well done ! :-) xxx

1 like
Reply
Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate

That is brilliant! πŸ˜€ well done! Speedy too 😊

1 like
Reply
Anthie
AnthieGraduate

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

1 like
Reply
Getfitok
GetfitokGraduate

Fantastic!

1 like
Reply
Rhedwr
RhedwrGraduate

Fantastic! Well done, you! :)

Reply
ChrisAllen1
ChrisAllen1Graduate
in reply to Rhedwr

This post is a year old?

Reply

You may also like...