Couch to 5K

Done it!

After 3 months following this great programme, I’ve finally graduated. My last run was done on a crisp, cold morning in the beautiful Pembrokeshire village of Solva, as the sun rose over the top of the hill. I was accompanied by the sound of a rushing river, tiny birds swooping and diving across my path and seagulls wheeling overhead.

I cannot praise this programme or the support provided by this forum highly enough. I was a first time runner and honestly never believed I would reach this point. It has been hard, I won’t deny it, but absolutely worth it in terms of my physical fitness and mental well-being. I would encourage anyone who is struggling with the programme to persevere and keep believing in yourself. You can do it; I did and I’m a middle-aged woman whose only form of exercise previously was the weekly shop!

I didn’t quite get to the 5k milestone (nowhere near, actually!) but I am confident that I will get there eventually, running a little bit further on each of my future runs. I now know that it’s not about the distance, but all about building stamina and maintaining a steady pace. I am totally inspired to continue my running journey and wish everyone else out there, whether you’re just starting the programme or just about to finish it, good luck. You can do it!

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Not so scared now eh? What a glorious graduation run, you'll savour that for a long time and what a reward for all your hard work so far.

Enjoy your running life and congratulations!

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Well done, that's great. I love reading posts of people who have 'made it' to the end! :)

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Me too, give us all hope!

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Whoop whoop whoop. Congratulations runner!

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Many congratulations, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...…….what-next

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Wonderful and well done - can’t wait until I am posting something similar!

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Congratulations on completing the program with a lovely Graduation run🎉🎉🎉🎉

You will reach that 5k mark in time, after a few consolidation runs first 😊

Enjoy your celebrations, and Happy running Graduate 😊 xxx

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Awesome, well done champion 🏆🥇🥂

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Congratulations 👏👏🍾.

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Wonderful! Enjoy post-grad running, it is the best

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