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Wow! I've done it......πŸ˜‚

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What a great (tough but gr8) journey it's been over the last 9 weeks. Today I completed the last 30 min run of the programme and continued to reach 5 Km in 35.03 mins. I'm delighted with this as it was a v. Cold and windy morning.

I feel so good, for as well as C25K I've just finished the NHS weight loss programme and with both plans in action have lost over 10 Kg.

I should be out of 5 year remission period from cancer at the end of the year and hope I can maintain this fantastic feeling.

I now intend to concentrate on barefoot (minimalistic footwear) running, improving my style, running for fun and without injury for 30 min X 3 times a week.

Would like to thank all the C25K family and particular the administrators for contributing such enthusiasm, support and knowledge......thank you all and enjoy your running.

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Lovely post. So inspiring for those of us following behind you. Congratulations on your graduation and good luck with your future runs πŸŽ“πŸŽ“πŸŽ“

Jag1jacqGraduate in reply to jayval70

That's a lovely reply jayval70, thank you. Good luck with your training towards graduation. Have fun, try and enjoy every run, even though they may feel tough at the time.


Congratulations to you Jag for graduating, its been a hard journey so just enjoy your celebrations of knowing that C25K has helped your running journey today with graduating. πŸŽ“ 😊 πŸƒ πŸƒ πŸƒ

Jag1jacqGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Alan, much appreciated. Is your sore hip on the mend?

AlMorrGraduate in reply to Jag1jacq

My hip is no longer sore, thanks Jag, that is why I was able to run my 1st 5K in the time I ran it, also I have been running quite a bit recently and it shows no signs of coming back, I also had a corn at the back of my right toe which has been bothering me on and off for several years, especially when I went on long walks during the winter months and recently when I ran, but it too has gone and shows no sign of coming back.

Jag1jacqGraduate in reply to AlMorr

That's great news Alan.....well done you!

AlMorrGraduate in reply to Jag1jacq

Buzzing, bouncing, eleted, are some of the words used here on C25K after people have completed these three "milestone runs".

Week 5 run 3,

week 9 run 3, graduation and the first time they run a 5K.

Fantastic!!! Congratulations!

Jag1jacqGraduate in reply to jen2708

Thanks Jen, I'm still buzzing and can't wait to hit the road again. Good luck with your quest, have fun.

Congratulations Jag1jacq. Fantastic achievement πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ“πŸ₯‡

Jag1jacqGraduate in reply to Oldlady57

Thanks have really helped as I've been following your posts. Well done to you and thanks again.

Oldlady57 in reply to Jag1jacq

Wishing well for the future on all three points. Truly inspirationalπŸ‘πŸ‘


Double congratulations on graduating and that 5k. Best advice I’ve seen for going minimalist is to start with one run a week... good luck on that journey. Have a great celebration.

Well done! Barefoot running? Sounds adventurous!


Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful

Keep running, keep smiling.

Jag1jacqGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Cheers Ian and thanks for the great mentoring that you have provided me and others πŸƒβ˜Ί

Something I noted that you posted today that I was not aware of re: parkruns:

NHS C25K can be entered as the running club.

Although I've registered with parkruns, I've not taken part yet; just been on their site and added ny new club information (of which I'm very proud). I think this is a great way of highlighting how the NHS help people improve and maintain their health and fitness.

Thanks again Ian

IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Jag1jacq


I agree, and it means that you can keep track of other C25kers on results pages. a fault, with my obscure nom de web.


Jag1jacqGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks and soz Tim πŸ˜…

Wow! Many congratulations both on your weight loss and on your graduation! Enjoy your time on the podium and all the very best for your onward running journey. πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ“πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘β˜€οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈI think that I can hear the clapping from here!

Jag1jacqGraduate in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thank you so much 61....onward and upward.

Hi, I have read your reply to IannodaTruffe and I also have NHS C25K as my running club. There only seem to be three NHS C25K-ers who have taken part at my local park run, although there are sometimes over 500 runners!

Jag1jacqGraduate in reply to over61andstilltrying

Hmm, that's interesting. ..I only found out by chance....just wondering if it's worth pinning a post. I'll message one of the administrators.

over61andstilltryingGraduate in reply to Jag1jacq

I expect that some of the other runners began with C25k but don't record their club. The vast majority of runners who run at my local park run don't have a club name by they name.

Yay. Well done x


Well done!

Very well done. I bet you feel on top of the world. Good luck for the end of the year x

lovely post, many congratulations on completing C25K, inspiring to hear other peoples stories, keeps me going. I hope you continue getting out there and doing it. x

Jag1jacqGraduate in reply to Jalk

Thanks a lot Jalk, hope you are still on track πŸ‘

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