Global Running Day - Wed 5 June - Please join! - Couch to 5K

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Global Running Day - Wed 5 June - Please join!

JaoJao
JaoJao

globalrunningday.org/team

It’s free to join! I’ve set up a team for everyone.

Team Name = NHS Couch to 5K

Let’s get this party started!

It’s also graduation day for me and I’d like to have as many of you join me (virtually) as possible.

Jaspal

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Jogunlikely
JogunlikelyGraduate

What a lovely idea. Im in :)

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Jogunlikely

Thank you for being with me on my graduate run 😊

Jogunlikely
JogunlikelyGraduate
in reply to JaoJao

😍 I've pledged 4km

Looks like you're going to have lots of us running with you on your grad run 👏👏👏 will be interesting to see the final numbers next week x

What a community x

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Jogunlikely

It’s so nice everyone is coming together. It also includes the c25kers from the Facebook group. That why I called it NHS Couch to 5K so no matter what forum everyone can join xx

Sarigne
SarigneGraduate

Done! Pledged 4km, which is about what I do in half an hour at the pace I run (a slight stretch actually). It's graduation day for me too. :)

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Sarigne

Double celebration xx

Dexy5
Dexy5
in reply to Sarigne

Good luck 4k is a great graduation pace

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Dexy5

No shame in 4K! Too right xx

RunRunRun13
RunRunRun13Graduate

Great idea ! Count me in too 🏃‍♀️

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to RunRunRun13

Really excited xx

I’m in, just got to think about my total distance. I have to work to 1am Thursday morning that day, so I need to have a bit of energy left afterwards 😀.

Every little will help, even a run around the block will count xx

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate
in reply to JaoJao

I’m thinking 5 or 7 km 😀.

Still more than most! Go for it x

runwithdog
runwithdogGraduate

i`m in for 3 miles.do i have to do anything else or just run?

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to runwithdog

Just run! we will get everyone’s updates on the day xx

runwithdog
runwithdogGraduate
in reply to JaoJao

just read some more and i havent got strava.

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate
in reply to runwithdog

Free to download. You can always delete it after.

I’m in, I’ve pledged 5 miles but it could be longer. Good luck with your graduation run; what an incentive knowing we’ll be running with you.

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Dexy5

I know, I can’t wait for the actual day, makes it special knowing my fellow c25kers are out there with me x

Dexy5
Dexy5
in reply to JaoJao

Would you like me to copy this onto the bridge to 10k forum?

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Dexy5

Oh absolutely fine! the more the merrier and it’s Global Running Day - distance does not matter!

Dexy5
Dexy5
in reply to JaoJao

Lots of B210k are now joining you on Wednesday so that should add lots of kms ! Well done for bringing this to our attention. 👏👏

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Dexy5

That makes me so happy xx Please pass on my thank you xx

Even though I am the admin I set this up for everyone! It’s about everyone being in on this journey together, our sharing and caring communities coming together

backintime
backintimeGraduate

I pledged 5k but I don't know how you track it, I'm on treadmill, how do you put results in etc.

I am happy to be running with you on your victory lap

2718281
2718281Graduate
in reply to backintime

Hi, I just checked, you need to install the Strava app, then you can manually add the activity (time and distance or pace) the day of the run

backintime
backintimeGraduate
in reply to 2718281

Thanks

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate

Great idea! I’m in but need to think about distance & timing before I pledge.

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Granspeed

Go for it x

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate
in reply to JaoJao

Ok I can fit in 3k in spite of arriving house guests so have pledged that. But I can’t find a trace of how to report it! I will record on Strava, but do let us know what to do after that. 👍😄

CookieM
CookieMGraduate

I'm in. Planning week 7 run 2 on that day, so pledged 2.5km as ran 2.8 in today's 25 min run!

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to CookieM

Thank you Cookie!

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

I don't really know what I've just done, but I've pledged 3 miles...

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Hidden

Haha! Great stuff! Xx

Abaggs
AbaggsGraduate

Done, 4km pledged! What a fantastic way to graduate, you'll always remember it. Good luck 😀

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Abaggs

And I’ll remember you all xx

I have pinned this post so everyone can see it 😀.

Thank you so much

slow-farah
slow-farahGraduate

I’ve pledged 7km, best of luck for graduation 😊😊

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to slow-farah

Well done on 7k, that’s got to be the most I’ve seen pledged.

I am feeling the pressure of graduating on this day now, fingers crossed.

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to slow-farah

Thank you for joining me and everyone else

Deals1
Deals1Graduate

hi. great idea. I'm in. :-) just pledged 5k.

happy running

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Deals1

Everyone in it together xx

What a lovely idea. That’s sorted then. I’m running on Wednesday next week. Good luck with your graduation run. You can do it. 🏃🏻‍♀️😊

Thank you, everyone coming together, it’s so beautiful

RandMR6M
RandMR6MGraduate

And I'm in too.

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to RandMR6M

Yay! Amazing how many people have joined

I’m in just pledged 2 miles which is furthest I’ve run so far. 👍

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Laineyt63

Every km counts, let’s do this!

2718281
2718281Graduate

Just pledged 2 miles, if everything goes ok, it might be my week 5 run 3... Happy to do it in great company!!

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to 2718281

It’s going to be a great day

This is a lovely idea 😊 I'm pledged up for 5k. Enjoy your graduation run. 🏃‍♀️

So pleased you will join me! And many others

Cloudbuster
CloudbusterGraduate

Good luck with your graduation JaoJao, I've pledged to run 5k! 😊🏃‍♀️

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Cloudbuster

Thank you for joining me and others

Suzi1000
Suzi1000Graduate

I'm in. Pledged my 5k :-)

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Suzi1000

Thank you for joining me and others

Hatman
HatmanGraduate

I’ll see you there,VRB! 2 miles pledged

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Hatman

Yay! Xx

Martianchild
MartianchildGraduate

Fabulous idea. That will be week 6 day 1 for me (providing day 3 of week 5 goes ok on Sunday...) I'll join you. I run in the mornings before work around 6am in UK so might be at a different time to you. Count me in.

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Martianchild

We are mostly in the Uk 👍

Elisabetta
ElisabettaGraduate

Love this idea!! Thanks JaoJao! Just pledged 3 miles 🏃‍♀️ x

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Elisabetta

Amazing, thank you x

Alissum
AlissumGraduate

Just pledged 5km 😀

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Alissum

Brilliant, thank you x

A brilliant response to your idea JaoJao. 90 runners to date. Well done.

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Dexy5

It’s just snowballed 😂

Liz5K
Liz5KGraduate

I’ve pledged to run 3 miles with you

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Liz5K

Love this, thank you x

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Count me in jaojao x

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Hidden

Great to hear Shar xxxx

Hidden
Hidden

Oh yes count me in. Thank you for setting this up.

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Hidden

Welcome! Together we will nail it!

Thanks for organising the team. Been thinking of starting couch to 5k for a while now. You’ve inspired me to do w1 r1. Thank you x

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to FatBird53

Woop woop! Well done.

Amblerman
AmblermanGraduate

Great idea. I have pledged to run 5k. Would have been a bit more if I wasn't already committed to a rowing race that day. What a brilliant way to have your graduation run.

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Amblerman

Thank you for joining in even though you have rowing already, I hope there are other graduates on the day, multiple celebrations xx

WatcherF
WatcherFGraduate

That's me signed up...nearly a hundred of us ...looking good.

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to WatcherF

100 now! Can’t believe it!

WatcherF
WatcherFGraduate

Jaojao,

What do I need to do in Strava to get my miles registered....I'll actually be runni g this on a treadmill so not sure it will work!

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to WatcherF

I’m not sure. I’ve only used the mobile version which is not very straightforward, I’ll try on a desktop version.

RandMR6M
RandMR6MGraduate

It is brilliant to see how many people have joined. I will do my 30 minute run - not sure how far I run as I suspect it varies from run to run, but how wonderful to have a Global Running day and great to see that our wonderful NHS is recognised as inspiring us to put on our running shoes. x

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to RandMR6M

Yes I wanted to put NHS into it as I believe it’s a national treasure, it’s just a shame it can’t cope at the moment and is stretched. 😣

Debston
DebstonGraduate

I will join you on Wednesday!

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Debston

Thanks Debston will be amazing ❤️❤️

Debston
DebstonGraduate
in reply to JaoJao

I've downloaded strava on my phone but not sure if it will automatically link with the NHS Couch 2 5K group? Let me know if I need to do anything else to log my 5km when I have done it. Hope you're excited for tomorrow!

sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseGraduate

I'm now part of the team

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to sTrongFuse

Thank you for joining!

Weds is my next run day I have pledged 2 miles not much but every little helps 😊

Ofcourse every little helps

Hey everyone, do not forget to download the goodies from the toolkit, at the very least download a certificate for the day xx

Use #GlobalRunningDay and #TeamNHSCouchTo5K for Instagram, Twitter, Facebook (if you want to! No pressure!)

Cally73
Cally73Graduate

Just pledged to run 4K. Need to download strava now!

Don’t forget to download your toolkit for tomorrow’s run!

Cosmo501
Cosmo501Graduate

Good luck with your graduation run tomorrow! Enjoy! I’ve joined your virtual running buddy team and have pledged 5km. What a great idea!

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Cosmo501

Thank you Cosmo! Download your toolkit / certificate :)

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate

I’m in too!

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to Maddee_6333

Excellent xx

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate

What a brilliant idea and what a fabulous way to graduate! Looks like you’ve at least 113 runners (inc me & my hubby) joining you which is amazing! Have a brilliant run tomorrow 😀

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to TailChaser

So glad you can join too xx It will be great x

AnnaHod
AnnaHodGraduate

Good luck with your graduation run tomorrow.

I’m also in 🏃🏻‍♀️😀

JaoJao
JaoJao
in reply to AnnaHod

Thank you and pleased you can join too xx

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE FOR TODAY 😊

Amblerman
AmblermanGraduate

And good luck for your graduation run. It's a massive achievement that is so close for you now. I got out early this morning and did my 5k. Nice amble on a glorious morning. I've uploaded my run to Strava but not sure if I have to do anything else, not being a Strava user. 5k in 30.59 which included a couple of slow downs to find my dog. There are a lot more rabbits around early in the morning!

WatcherF
WatcherFGraduate

Ok that's me done. 5.55km although I did need to take a walk for 2 minutes 30 minutes in.

I've registered the run in Strava but how do I make it count for the team?

sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseGraduate

That's me done 5k...

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