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Chuffed isn't the word for it

So its week 9 run 3 and I've graduated. Can't quite believe it. Back in November I could barely manage 1 minute continuous running and today I completed my 4th Parkrun.

I've reflected on my journey so far and it's clearly been a team effort.

Firstly this forum for your inspiring stories, examples and advice as well as the great admin and support work behind the scenes.

IannodaTruffe for his sage advice which I am sure has helped me avoid injury.

Special mention to Laura from the podcast who should receive a sticker every time someone graduates.

The guy in the run Swindon shop who's comment "that sock should go on your other left foot sir" was a highlight. (There are left and right socks available for running). Despite this the gait analysis and road shoes made a huge difference.

And for getting me over the line all those involved in the Parkrun movement to remind everyone that its all about participation and having a good time and not about getting a good time.

My wife would also like to thank you all for my loss of a tea tray belly and curing my snoring. perhaps TMI.

Thank you.

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Congratulations!! It's amazing when you look back on it isn't it? I bet you were beaming across that finish line today.

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Fantastic 😊🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉...

Congratulations on Graduating 👏👏👏

You are right to be chuffed and your journey has just begun😊x

Happy running...

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Congratulations 🎉🏃‍♀️💪

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Congratulations- enjoy the road ahead 😊

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Well done seaspaniel! It is quite the achievement. Just 9 weeks - and look how far you have come! Wishing you a happy running future. 👏👏👏

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Congratulations. Well done!

Oh, yes, leftie and rightie socks. I had mine a couple of weeks before i realised!

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Huge congratulations... well done you!

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Congratulations! Good to hear your wife benefited as well. A new cure for snoring!

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If it cures snoring I need to get my wife running😳

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Congrats, and well done for running several Park Runs already 👏👏👏👏

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This is amazing really well done 🙌 that’s inspired me to keep at it, I completed week 5 run 3 the (20 min one 😱) but I did it x x many congratulations to you

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Congratulations seaspaniel - it’s a great milestone. Well done for getting through and for the ParkRuns - I still haven’t run one!!

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A big well done to you Sir and to your team! The comments from all on here really do inspire. You will now go on to continue your running I am sure. The Parkrun bug gets you first then try a running club!

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Great news, congratulations graduate!

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brilliant! well done you :)

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Congratulations 🎉🍾👏

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Congrats! It's incredible to go from struggling to complete a minute to running for half an hour.

Glad you're chuffed! You've earned it!

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Congratulations!

Isn't it great to look back on how your running and fitness have developed!

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Well done..and with 2 left feet!!

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Many, many Congrats! :) You appear to be utterly kicking butt!

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inspiring, esp about the snoring!

thank you. Rach

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