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Yes I did. Dedicating my victory to all you wonderful people - and the two heroes in the photo x

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Wow. Just wow. You are my hero πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈ

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You’re just too too kind 😊

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You must feel on cloud 9!

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Ironically, I feel fairly flat. That’s the Black Dog for you. But the facts are more important than the feelings. I made it and you all stood (and ran) with me. There aren’t thanks enough for you guys x

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Yayyy πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβœ…πŸŽ“πŸŽΆπŸ…sooo proud and pleased for you. Get on that podium you sooo deserve it!! I’m here dancing up and down.....BUT I’ll hang my head in shame now ..... I will own up ..... I overslept.

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So did I - woke up with a bang and a panic at 8:40 and was in the park 15 minutes later ! It was a lousy run since nothing was properly awake, but I’m tied up for the rest of the day and all day tomorrow, so I just HAD to get out there πŸ˜„

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Yeeeeees, congratulations fellow graduate, !!! So pleased for you, wonderful achievement overcoming all obstacles, and an inspiration to others who suffer similar problems too. Bask in your well earned glory,πŸ…πŸŽ–πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ keep in touch!!XX

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Thanks JT. I’m not going anywhere - except the dentist in half an hour πŸ˜„

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You did it - woohoo!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ₯‡πŸ˜πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

You are my 2018 and 2019 hero!!

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Gee thanks ! I’d save 2019 if I were you - there’s a lot of great people coming through and more on the way πŸ˜€

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You deserve it. If there's anyone out there who has to battle what you have battled, and perseveres as long and hard as you have, I'm sure you won't mind squeezing along to give them room to be a 2019 hero too!

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Yay ! Let’s all be heroes 😁

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Whoop whoopπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Congratulations Buttercupkid..you got there!πŸ˜€...Well done for battling through that last week.βœ‹πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Celebrations are in order and I think your badge is ready and waiting...😊xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Victory song?

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Thanks BBR. I made up a mantra to β€œCongratulations” a few months back - must look it up πŸ˜„

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Fanbloodytastic, I have been looking forward to this post.

πŸΎπŸΎπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸ†πŸ†πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆ

Many congratulations, I look forward to the rest of your running journey.

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You rock! Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ an inspiration to keep going no matter what

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Thanks Blammo. Couldn’t have done it without the forum x

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Well Done!!! :)

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Thank you ! Definitely in the β€œIf I can, anyone can” category πŸ˜„

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Absolutely brilliant, BcK!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ†πŸ₯‡ I was also looking forward to your 9:3 post eagerly. Now you aren’t being hassled by that Big Black Dog any longer - you’re a Leader of the Pack! 😊

Ps my 9:3 tomorrow, work allowing ...

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Don’t you believe it - they were all with me today: the Black Dog, Ethel, the Voices and even the Panic Moth. One thing I’ve learned from doing this is that if they try to stop you, the best thing to do is to pick them up and take them with you. There’s always the chance they may fall off on the way round πŸ˜„

All the best for tomorrow. Looking forward to your victory post x

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Hey, I see you now have a shiny new graduate badge! Not to mention sooooo many posts congratulating you - brilliant! You deserved it all,BcK.

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Thanks Barnabee. Really quick admin dept on here - well impressed !

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Woo woo. Read this as Queen We are the champions was on the radio πŸ˜™πŸ€©πŸ₯‡πŸŽΆ you are a runner and a champion.

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Well that’s an appropriate song - and very cool ! Thanks Bodg x

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Congratulations, yes you did, you must be very proud of yourself ButtercupKid, I hope you celebrate in style with your family and friends, you deserve a glass of bubbly. You are now a graduate of C25K

Just a matter of time before the word GRADUATE πŸŽ“ I repeat GRADUATE πŸŽ“ is next to your username. 😊 Once again very big wishes and congratulations to you. 😊 πŸƒ πŸŽ“ πŸƒ

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PS. To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE πŸŽ“ next to your username leave a message on the February 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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Thanks AlMorr ! We don’t do alcohol much: I’ve been celebrating with a delicious chocolate milkshake πŸ˜‹

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GRADUATE πŸŽ“ NEXT TO YOUR USERNAME it's now there, doesn't that look fantastic. 😊

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Wow, that’s quick ! I can’t see it on my phone though πŸ˜„

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O dear BCK, it is there I can assure you, sometimes older phones don't show the word GRADUATE next to their username, but wait one moment and I'll check with my old phone if it's on it, at this moment I am about to hit the pillow, I'll go into my living room and and check if the word GRADUATE is on my old Smartphone, at the moment I am on my new Smartphone writing this, hold on one moment.

Yes BCK, on the phone I bought in 2011 or 2012 the the word GRADUATE is on that phone as well, I am sure that it will be on your phone very soon., once again congratulations for your wonderful achievement today. 😊 πŸƒ πŸŽ“

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Thanks AlMorr - I’ll look out for it. Sleep well x

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Congratulations! Enjoy your graduation glow! (and good luck at the dentists!)

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Thanks ! So glad I did them in that order: not sure I could have run after the root treatments πŸ˜†

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Yipee! Well Done! Fantastic! BcK you’re Awesome πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»β­οΈ

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Thanks lexi - you’re awesome too. In fact, we’re just all like totes awesome 😎😁

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Fantastic!!! I’m so so pleased and happy for you! You’re an inspiration to all of us but most especially to those others on here (and out there) that are facing the same challenges. Congratulations, you’re amazing! πŸ˜πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‡

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Thanks Jill. Couldn’t have done it without you all x

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Congratulations to you , you must be so proud πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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More like knackered πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚

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Ok proud and knackered πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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That’ll do me πŸ˜‚

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So proud of you! Well done and very well deserved xx

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Thanks Sweetpea x

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Yippee! So proud of you. Fellow graduate. Bet it feels great. Good luck for your future running career

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Thanks Dave. Bubbling over with hopes and plans already πŸ˜„

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When are you gunna tell the admins you've graduated?

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Soon as I’ve finished thanking everyone for all these lovely messages πŸ˜„

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OMG! You're a legend! x

🎊 Congratulations! 🎊

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Thanks angelbetty x

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Well done! It was a challenging and interesting journey and you (and Ethel) deserve your success. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜„

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She doesn’t deserve a thing - I did all the work πŸ˜‚ Thanks for all your support x

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Awesome well done

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Thanks 😊

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Oh well done! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰ Knew you’d do it. Dan the (good) black Labrador and I send you love and Congratulations. He’s up there on a cloud watching you run by. πŸ˜„πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ’¨πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰

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He’s a joy and so are you. Thanks for your encouragement x

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Well done you!!

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Thanks 😊

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WOOHOO well done and most of all to the person in those 2 heroes ;-) How fantastic, what a great achievement! X

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Thanks CP. So glad to be here x

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Whoohoo! Way to power through this last week with the Black dog on your heals! Keep up the great work!

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Thanks SAcat. Several plans bubbling away now πŸ˜„

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THATS JUST THE BEST NEWS..... people at my work are wondering why I am whooping around πŸ˜‚. You are amazing , determined and strong BCK. Never doubted you would do this. Shine brightly and enjoy this fabulous achievement. Podium is all yours BCK. All yours. πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸβ€οΈβ€οΈ πŸ₯‡ πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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Thanks Wimborne. I’d never have done it without the Welsh echo calling me on πŸ˜„

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I did have my bestest loudest welshest shouty voice today so glad you heard me on that corner. So..... will we looking forward to a graduation Mantra BCK.... ? I need to practice my singing πŸ˜‚

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I did one before , to β€œCongratulations” - I think it was a special request from AlMorr. Haven’t been able to trace it yet though ! Thanks for the echo - definitely caught it at Wimborne Corner πŸ˜„

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A big fantastic WELL DONE, what an achievement, those trainers have done you proud. Amazing congratulations on your graduation πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈx

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Thanks Ned x

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Massive congratulations! You've been an inspiration of mine for taking exactly as long as you need to get the job done, great stuff!

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Thanks Leadfoot. As I keep telling everyone β€œWhen in doubt, slow down !” Think it’s my new motto πŸ˜‚

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Well Done and welcome to the club! πŸ†

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Congratulations to you SpanishShuffle for also graduating today πŸŽ“πŸƒπŸ‘

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Yay ! Thanks, twin !

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Badge is shined up and ready don’t forget to come and get it. πŸ˜€πŸ₯‡

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Thanks RFC. I’ll be along once I’ve read all these kind messages πŸ˜€

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You are amazingπŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰. Congratulations πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

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Thanks Tonkabella x

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Woohoohooooooo! You crossed the line BCK! 🀩πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ€©

Awesome effort, proud of you πŸ€—

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Didn't you also graduate today, ktsok, if you did, congratulations.

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Thanks AlMorr, it was a couple of weeks ago and still happy πŸ™‚

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πŸ‘πŸƒπŸŽ“

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Thanks ktsok (also known as Lysol πŸ˜‚) Never did work out what my spellchecker meant by that !

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Sounds like a good name for... Lycra barefoot shoes?!

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They’d be a smash hit πŸ˜‚

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Absolute legend Buttercup!!!

Singing all the way too... so happy to see you cross that line.

Congratulations! ...you're a right trooper πŸ˜‰πŸ₯‡πŸ™ŒπŸ”₯

TS ⚑

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Yabbadabbadoo!! This is one post I was looking out for, you've been an absolute inspiration throughout and thoroughly deserve this!

Many, many congratulations, to you and Little Miss Stubborn, who I hope was one of the more helpful voices. πŸ†β­πŸŽ‰

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Hi Ethelbert, the original post from ButtercupKid was almost 9 hours ago, I told her and one of the administrators asked her and directed her to the February graduate post in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked C25K home page to confirm from her for the badge and the word GRADUATE to be next to her username, since then there has been silence and no response or replies to around 40 congratulation posts from everyone here on C25K. I just hope she is OK.

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Hopefully celebrating in style. Or maybe phone battery died?

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Well let's hope so, unusual for someone to graduate and not post anything on the Healthunlocked C25K graduation Homepage

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No idea why I wasn’t directed to these posts yesterday πŸ™„ Never mind - we’re all πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜€

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Sorry to have panicked you ! Lengthy dental appointment, then 120

mile round trip to my younger boy’s special school, and then we stopped for a picnic on the way home πŸ˜„

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That is nice of you to let me and everyone else know what happend yesterday.

That is a long way, 120 miles to get to your younger boys special school, the little boy who lives next door to me and has exactly the same as your son has only to travel 2 miles to get to his special school, a car comes to collect Zak, he comes home on the same car at around ten past three in the afternoon.

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My lad used to go to a school less than 20 miles away, but his needs were more than they could cope with and he was transferred to the residential school while he was still only 10. That was very hard, but the best thing for him. Now he’s a teenager so we have a whole lot of new problems to deal with πŸ˜„

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Amazing! Congratulations on a huge achievement. Yours has been a really inspiring story - it’s been wonderful and humbling to go on this adventure with you x

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Good heavens, don’t be humbled by me ! I’m really grateful if I’ve helped anyone. You’ve all helped me so much. Couldn’t have done it without you all x

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Your journey is why I am here on this forum, 5Β½ years after I graduated.

We all get such a buzz from following the progress of someone who is changing their lives through sheer guts and determination.

You are a C25K star, fellow runner and I send my fullest congratulations to you.

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

I hope you will hang around a while to continue your superb support for others.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Thanks IT. No plans to go anywhere yet. After all, all the best people are here already πŸ˜„

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Congratulations! πŸ… that's a hard eared finish πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Enjoy your acheivement and your new ability 😁

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Thanks JoJo. Hard to believe I’m actually here at last πŸ˜„

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I know that BCK is tough GoGo_JoJo but what makes you think her ears are hard?

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I did wonder that myself but was too polite to ask. Might explain my headphone phobia though πŸ˜‚

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Earned!!! A hard earned finish πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ stupid phone keyboards πŸ˜„

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πŸ˜‚ We knew that really, but it’s a lovely image !

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Amazing! Well done and just the start of something wonderful I’m sure xx

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Thanks micey x

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Got my W9R3 tomorrow I’ll be using you as inspiration

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Oooh ! Go you ! Already looking forward to that victory post πŸ…

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We’ll be πŸŽ“ 😊😊

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Excellent - that’ll be fab πŸ˜„

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Star! πŸ‘ŸπŸŽ“πŸΈ

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Thanks 😊

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Fabulous!! You should be so proud. Xxx

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Thank you x

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Best. Graduation. Ever.

Massive congratulations to you; you have inspired so many.

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Thanks Runip. Couldn’t have done it without the rest of you πŸ˜„

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Congrats on graduating c25k :) πŸ€—

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Thank you 😊

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Congratulations!! I have been away from the app for several dats as it didn’t like my iOS update... sorry I missed this yesterday. I hope you are buzzing with pride at all you’ve achieved, especially in the past few weeks xx

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Thanks Molly. Dead chuffed 😊

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Congratulations BCK, grand job πŸŽ“πŸŽ“πŸŽ“

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Thank you 😊

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Congratulations BCK! You’re a walking, no, running example of what persistence and mental strength can achieve. Hope you had a great celebratory evening.

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Chocolate milkshake and a chicken Caesar sandwich. We know how to go wild up here ! Thanks for all your support UNM. You’ve been there to call on from the very start and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it x

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Congratulations! Well done! Woohoo...πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Thank you 😊

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Thanks ThunderSloth. Just proves that anyone can do this if they want to enough πŸ˜„ How’s your own running going ?

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