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Started Couch to 5k a year ago, completed the Great North Run yesterday

Hi Couch to 5kers!!

I don't tend to post in this forum much these days but thought I would just pop this on today.

So I started Couch to 5k a year ago at which point I could hardly run for a minute having not done any exercise for 30 years.

Yesterday I completed the Great North Run, not in a particularly quick time and it was a struggle in the second half but I got round with 20,000 people behind me!!.

So all I want to say to anyone just starting Couch to 5k and having doubts or anyone who is struggling on a particular week is that you should 100% do it as it will absolutely change your life.

Listen to all the wise words from the admins, take it slow and steady and you WILL succeed.

Run happy, run safe.

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Excellent achievement well done!

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Great job... and inspiring

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Now that is soooo inspiring. Well done!

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Well done. I was watching all those people on the TV yesterday wishing I was one of them. Maybe one day... I need to get my 5K sorted first.

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Really inspiring, thanks for sharing your journey on C25K. It gives me hope, as I’m 5 months in.

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You super hero, such an inspirations story! Thank you for sharing and motivated me Chris! 🏃🏻‍♀️

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In a year? I'd better get my game face on then! Well done sir!

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I live in Newcastle and it's my goal for next year. Well done be proud it's such an achievement. Excellent stuff x

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Well said, Chris, and well done, great achievement

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Nice one, Chris!

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I was wondering if any of the GNR and London Marathon etc runners were C25Kers, and now I know they are. I am massively impressed. You, sir, are an inspiration to us all.

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Fantastic Story! Thanks and Congratulations.

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