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JohnTR
JohnTRGraduate
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Ooohhh look, I've got a graduated marker, dead chuffed!๐Ÿ˜

Completed this morning, had to curb my excitement and panic when I started to run, could have gone off too fast, then finished like a madman in a 100m sprint. I thought my mentor would have been more excited for me, but nothing really. Maybe C25K need review this, it is a great achievement.

Anyways, I have to say thank you to the great people here who have given me the motivation to do this, particularly one or two, you know who you are. This is the first time I've successfully completed such a programme, and I put this down to you lot!

Those just starting out use this group to your advantage, it really does help, in my opinion anyways. Plus you make new friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ.

Now where do I go? Determined to continue running, so you're not getting rid of me yet.

What do others do for similar apps?

Cheers gang! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Sorry about the BAFTA type boring speech. ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด

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lexiemcd
lexiemcdGraduate

Great Post - well done ๐Ÿ‘ I've only graduated myself and like you wondering how best to proceed now after a few 30 minute runs

Yessss John! Another graduate! This is all too exciting seeing my pals completing this wonderful achievement! Very well done! Hope youโ€™re going to bask in your glory all day and beyond, but please save a little space for a small middle aged ๐ŸŒ, who will (touch more wood) be joining you tomorrow morning!

Iโ€™m so pleased for you! This is immense! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜€

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

Great stuff John, the class of 2018 is growing all the time! I agree with your point about the app - there really should be a different one for the final run. Anyhow, get out there and celebrate! I did 3 weeks of consolidation runs (basically just having fun zooming about for half an hour 3 days a week) and now I'm doing ju-ju's 10k plan which you can find over on the Bridge to 10k forum. It's not an app but itโ€™s good fun, and there's a 5k run every week which you can do at parkrun if you fancy it.

Congratulations! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช

Great post and entitled to the Bafta speech well done and I agree where next! Keep running ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Jelon
JelonGraduate

Wow congratulations ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ great feeling isnโ€™t it?

51firstrun
51firstrunGraduate

Go John ๐Ÿ˜€

Really chuffed for you .

Just need to catch you up now !

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜œโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ You've only gone 'n done it!!! Whoop whoop!!! Well done Mister ~ it's official now, you've got "the badge" ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“ You are a runner!! Yay!! ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

MVBrown
MVBrownGraduate

Well done, your pride shines through and your excitement from reading your post. Congratulations, I agree the forum is excellent. Best of luck for the future as a runner.

Congratulations and well done! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜†๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅ‡

Amos28
Amos28Graduate

How did you get that?๐Ÿค” I graduated weeks ago. ๐Ÿ˜•

JohnTR
JohnTRGraduate in reply to Amos28

You've got one! It's says graduate after your name. ๐Ÿ˜

Amos28
Amos28Graduate in reply to JohnTR

Yay! Iโ€™m wondering if itโ€™s because I mainly use the app. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Congratulations! It's such a great feeling to have completed the programme, isn't it! Post-graduation, I started to run solely to music, so I had it timed and knew when to finish the warm-up, when I was halfway through, etc. I did five weeks of 30 minute runs and was trying to get to the elusive 5k in 30 minutes, but then had an injury so have been out for two weeks. At the moment I'm more concerned in getting back into the swing of running, so that's my goal, but I'd like to reach the 5k, at the very least.

Congrats again.

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

You have every right to a BAFTA speech! ๐Ÿคฃ well done! ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŽ‰ see you over on Bridge to 10K forum or hang out here consolidating and improving at 5k. There are lots of options now so take what youโ€™ve learned about yourself and what you enjoy and keep running!!!

Vaubow
VaubowGraduate

A massive well done John TR. Itโ€™s a great achievement. Now get out there and enter some 5k runs its great fun! Keep on ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate

Congratulations - great feeling isnโ€™t it? Parkrun?

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