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Inspirational Manchester bees


Hi everyone. I’ve been a couch potato for years and done yo-yo dieting on and off.

After sitting watching the amazing courage of people injured in the Manchester arena bombing I decided to get off my arse and start the Couch to 5K. They overcame immense pain and there was I thinking “wow they’re fantastic” and if they can do it why can’t I with no physical barriers!

So here I am about to start week 4 on Monday and loving it! My hubby and daughter thought I’d have given up after the first run but I’m determined to do it!

I’ll let you know when I do!!

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Well done Rachelkuuk, very inspirational, I also watched the Manchester 10k a few weeks ago on TV, amazing stories from some of the competitors, yes you can do it, who knows once you complete this C25K program you could continue with training for a 10K and be a competitor in next years Manchester 10K if you wish.


Well done reaching W4.

I started back in March and when I saw the Great Manchester Run this year it inspired me to continue through the long runs and gave me the ambition to do the 10k run next May.

Might see you there!

Rachelkuuk in reply to Jay66UK

I’ve signed up to join in a Park run in a few weeks time. Just bought some different trainers as I’ve been “running” in a very old pair lol.

I don’t know about a 10k though!!! 😳🤪😂

Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Rachelkuuk

If you can do this, you can do that. It’s just more training. Or so they say!


Oh well done! If you've got this far then you've definitely caught the running bug 😀

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