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.