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The end of the beginning

g4c25k profile image

Just completed week 9 run 3 - never posted here before but wanted to give a big thanks to the designers, developers and producers of the couch to 5k programme

At a time when it is easy, and apparently trendy, to criticise any large organization it is worth bearing in mind that a group of relatively anonymous NHS professionals probably fought for c25k - and I am confident there would have been many obstacles and many people who "knew better" and said it wouldn't work.

Worked for me - so - Thanks NHS


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Well done you, graduate 🎓!! And very well said too!!!!

AlMorr profile image

Congratulations g4c25k on completing and graduating from C25K with week 9 run 3 🎓. To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username leave a message on the January graduate 🎓 post in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked C25K home page and tell the administrators that you have ran W9R3 of C25K 🎓 🏃 😊

IannodaTruffe profile image

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful

We are lucky that the NHS adopted C25K but it was devised by American Josh Clark in 1996.

Keep running, keep smiling.

Oldfloss profile image

Congratulations to you and well done..


There is so much that goes on behind the scenes and this programme, and the forum rely on the unseen volunteers.

On this forum, in the Admin Team, we are all volunteers, not employed by the NHS... and are led by Realfoodieclub who has fought and won, many, many battles for us... she, like the rest of the Admin Team gives her time, ( much more than most of us), selflessly and freely. ( Often above and beyond the call of duty..)

It is worth it though, every single time we see someone attain their goal:)

It is lovely to feel appreciated:)

Realfoodieclub profile image
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Aw bless you Floss you are making me blush, we are a Great team, each and every one of us. Xxx

Laura brought the C25K to the uk and to the NHS and worked on designing and building the first podcasts for the NHS before Public Health for England (One You) took it over.

Well done you! Congratulations! Enjoy your time on the podium and all the very best for your onward running journey 🎓🍾🥂🏅👏🏻😊🎉

C25k worked for me too. Three cheers for all the admin team! Super stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ all of them! Happy New Year to you!

ScottDoggie profile image

Well done!

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