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Graduated!!

Bartontiger
BartontigerGraduate
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Absolutely thrilled to announce I ran my first park run yesterday at Normanby Hall, completed in 37.38

From not running to 5k in about 10 weeks is something I am so proud of. Followed the C25K programme almost to the letter and then last week pushed to a couple of 5ks to see if I could do it. It was an amazing experience especially running with my daughter which made even more special.

At 56 I know I'm by no means the oldest novice runner but would like to think it gives hope to all middle aged couch potatoes.

Thanks to all those on these boards who are so positive and encouraging to people like myself.

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JT489
JT489Graduate

Great news! your park run obviously went well! Extremely well done..so exciting! Good luck for whatever you wish to do next. I will follow with interest πŸ˜ƒ

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Bartontiger
BartontigerGraduate
in reply to JT489

Thank you so much. I never stopped and had my daughter accompany me and encourage me all the way round. Hoping to run as many park runs as possible and see where the journey leads. Continued good luck on your journey.

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JT489
JT489Graduate
in reply to Bartontiger

Thanks! Glad it was a positive experience, I am impressed with your time as well! Keep up the good work and enjoy!

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations Bartontiger on completing and graduating from C25K with week 9 run 3. Nice happy photo of you. 😊

To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE πŸŽ“ 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 πŸŽ“ πŸƒ 😊

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Bartontiger
BartontigerGraduate
in reply to AlMorr

That's very kind and yes I will.

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Wimborne
WimborneGraduate

Woohoo Bartontiger. Congratulations. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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Bartontiger
BartontigerGraduate
in reply to Wimborne

Thank you πŸ˜€

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ktsok
ktsokGraduate

Fantastic, well done BT! πŸ₯³

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Bartontiger
BartontigerGraduate
in reply to ktsok

Much appreciated. Thank you πŸ˜€

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BarbieW
BarbieWGraduate

Very well done tiger

I know you feel right grand now, and hope that continues for many days!

Keep running and enjoying!

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Bartontiger
BartontigerGraduate
in reply to BarbieW

I do indeed feel good, still smiling. I'm hoping to carry on with park runs and midweek runs too. Thank you πŸ˜€

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Ladyvickster
LadyvicksterGraduate

Well done. I’m only at W1R3 but looking forward to conquering a park run to Graduate too!

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Bartontiger
BartontigerGraduate
in reply to Ladyvickster

I was tired out on the first week! Well done and keep it up πŸ˜€

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HuwC
HuwCGraduate

Awesome, simply awesome

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Bartontiger
BartontigerGraduate
in reply to HuwC

Thank you πŸ˜€

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Choirmum

I wish I could press like like like on this post! Well done!! Absolutely brilliant

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Bartontiger
BartontigerGraduate
in reply to Choirmum

That's very kind. Thank you πŸ˜€

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Congratulations and that’s an impressive time 10 weeks after the couch had its grip loosened! Enjoy celebrating and future running... you and your daughter can have many happy parkruns together... only 49 more to a nice red running top!!

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Bartontiger
BartontigerGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you. My daughter was kind enough to run quite slowly with me lol. πŸ˜€

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Shelley2310
Shelley2310Graduate

Yayyy well done. Happy running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Bartontiger
BartontigerGraduate
in reply to Shelley2310

Thank you Shelley πŸ˜€

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...…….what-next

Keep running keep smiling.

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Bartontiger
BartontigerGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you πŸ˜€

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Pianism
PianismGraduate

Well done! Amazing achievement. Yes, it does give us late starters some inspiration to carry on. Your Parkrun time is 10 minutes faster than my walk/run result so if I can do that time by the end of the programme I'll be over the moon!

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Bartontiger
BartontigerGraduate
in reply to Pianism

I never thought I could run the 60 seconds never mind 40 minutes. The programme is very good. Thank you πŸ˜€

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