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Graduated and thank you


After a tough week having been struck down with a virus Monday & Tuesday it was tough getting runs 2 & 3 in. Run 2 was tough and I had.planned to run Sunday but after my wife went to do 30mins at the gym for Sport Relief it seemed appropriate to do run 3 today. And I did it, in fact I ran on to do 5k in 33 mins and feel great. Never would have believed it at the start.

And I would like to thank this forum as it has made such a difference. The support and reading the sharing of stories has really helped. Ive not said before but for over a year now I have suffered with anxiety and depression, something no one who knows me ever thought would happen, but hey life events strike and have an impact. Running is making me believe I can achieve things again. Its small steps but you have to start somewhere.

So enjoy your running and being part of this community as it really can help. Thanks.

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HUGE congratulations... very, very well done you!

Good news...:)

Party time...

Badge wearing... J

Journey going on... and.....

Us with you on the next steps:)


Loads of us have experienced and are experiencing anxiety, depression and related issues... and, we have survived, as will you ... the Black Dog who follows many of us, has one heck of a job keeping up with us :) x

Well done!!!!

AndygaleGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks..really appreciate it



The mental benefits of running are huge and the self belief and self esteem that are generated by this simple little training plan are a great bonus to go with the physical side.

Many congratulations.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful.

Keep running, keep smiling.


Well done to you! Happy running 👍🏅🏃‍♂️

Congratulations and Well done Andy..keep it up😊xx

Ask for your badge here....

AndygaleGraduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks very much and for the link.

Congratulations on graduating Andy...for me, the mental health boost is as amazing as the physical boost. Happy running

Liz x


This post is absolutely brilliant..anxiety is such a hard thing to live with, but you are living with it & participating in this programme....

You have done it and you’re a graduate 👏🏻 & for that you should be proud....x

AndygaleGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you so much for your kind words.

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