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Couch to 5K

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I haven't written anything before but I have taken a good deal of encouragement from the posts people have made on thier journeys to 5k. So, thank you to those who took the time to post, particularly those who've found it less than easy, it helped keep me going.

Graduation today was my first park run - Memorial Park in Coventry. A very enjoyable and friendly event running with 600 other people....and finishing just behind an eleven-year old is a great help in managing your ego.....

If you're struggling somewhere along the C25k programme, stick at it. It's definitely worth it, and you'll suddenly start to find that you do the longer runs.

Happy running, Ian.

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Congratulations! Great way to finish the plan. Some mighty fast kids at parkrun!

Celebrate your achievement and enjoy your next runs.

NiftGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you for that- and for your posts ...i will. BW


Congratulations - great feeling isn''t it. Did my first park run today too!

NiftGraduate in reply to Craftysue66

Congratulations on your first park run - a good feeling as you say, and i hope you enjoyed your maiden park run as much as i did. BW


Congratulations Nift on completing C25K and graduating at your first 5K parkrun. To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username leave a message on the October graduate 🎓 post in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked C25K home page and tell the administrators that you have completed C25K with W9R3 at a parkrun. 😊 🏃 🎓

NiftGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you!


Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful. healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.


Thank you, thats great....i’ll give it a go. Happy running!


Well done Nift! You have smashed it 💪👍

It is so true what you say about the encouragement, inspiration and courage that support our running journey from posts from all the lovely people on this forum. I wish you many happy runs ahead 🏃‍♀️

NiftGraduate in reply to Dragonflies

Thank you - that’s very kind. And congratulations on your own remarkable journey - all best wishes for a future of running and loving it. BW.

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