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JohnTR
JohnTRGraduate
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When I set out on C25K I initially looked to join a local C25K group advertised on town FB group. I registered my interest but never got a response from organiser (A man). I did get messages from a couple of women suggesting that I would be out of place as the previous group was mainly young women and mothers and it would probably make me feel uncomfortable and suggested it wasnt for me. Oh ok I thought, I won't bother then. But did feel a little discriminated against for being a "mature" male.

Anyways I persevered on my own, then I found this community. I have to say as someone who needs group motivation to do stuff like this, this has been brilliant.

Lots of "cyber" encouragement and friendship. Still three weeks to go, but a big thank you to this community for getting me this far. ๐Ÿ˜

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Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

So glad that this has been good for you JohnTR. Enjoy you next 3 weeks ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Very well done you..following the plan and enjoying it...just carry on running and posting and cruise your way steadily to that podium :)

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

I joined our local council jog group but it was mostly women Leaders were blokes though I did enjoy the sessions though and glad I did it, but they fizzled. They are back on now though, and my husband went along last week for his first C25k session. There were just two women there and the leader (a bloke) failed to show ๐Ÿ™. He said he darenโ€™t come home ๐Ÿ˜ so he went to the gym and had a go on the treadmill Back on this week though apparently. Maybe yours will be ok John. Donโ€™t give up on it so soon ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

JohnTR
JohnTRGraduate
in reply to misswobble

Im happy doing it on my own, with the help of this community.

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate
in reply to JohnTR

Yeah me too It is good to run with others though so I wouldnโ€™t rule it out completely

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate
in reply to misswobble

Take hubby out yourself misswobble, you have such a lot of experience

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate
in reply to Millsie-J

Nah. Not a chance. If he canโ€™t be boss heโ€™s not having it ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate
in reply to misswobble

Mmmmm , he knows not what he is missing ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Hello and welcome, open to all comers regardless of gender, ability, age, speed etc etc

Keep going runner and keep posting. You may run solo but you never run alone on this forum ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

JohnTR
JohnTRGraduate
in reply to Millsie-J

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Glad to be a part of this lovely place.

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Me too!!

I totally agree with. We donโ€™t know each other from Adam (maybe some people do .....), but itโ€™s almost like talking with actual friends. Thereโ€™s such a lovely atmosphere on here, and everyoneโ€™s so encouraging.

Shame on those running club people. ๐Ÿ˜ 

Weโ€™re here for you! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Yes itโ€™s a good community on here very encouraging

Good for you for persevering on your own. I have found the forum support invaluable- our own virtual running club ๐Ÿ˜Š

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

This is a special place,...........

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Shame on them!! How mean! I hope their cakes fail to rise ever again. ๐Ÿ˜•

Seriously though, that's so not on but I'm so glad you've carried on. I believe the diversity here is what makes it so great. All ages, genders, abilities, sizes and levels of fitness!!

You don't need them, we'll get you through! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒŸ

Cakes donโ€™t rise again love it!!!!

JohnTR
JohnTRGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I have friends here I don't even know if they're male, female, young, mature....

But all supportive and enthusiastic.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Hahahahaha, and may their bottoms be soggy! ๐Ÿคฃ

This group got me there and itโ€™s very diverse and inclusive! 56 years old and made to feel every step is a success. If I feel like stopping I โ€œhearโ€ you all encouraging me!!!

JohnTR
JohnTRGraduate
in reply to Sussexmalc

Love the "banter".

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to JohnTR

Oh me too ..... ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Sussexmalc

Yes, and I also hear โ€˜sloooww downโ€™!

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

We love running and want everyone else to love it too. So many of us have had our lives transformed by it

Share the love ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ™‚

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

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