August 2019 Graduation Badges : Pinch Punch... - Couch to 5K

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August 2019 Graduation Badges

Pinch Punch, First of the Month!

Happy August everybody!

What a great time of year for runners, but wait... every month of the year is a great time for runners... just different πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Please leave your username here for me, so we can organise your well deserved Graduation badge.

We will try not to leave you waiting too long as we know how great it feels when your badge arrives.

Please feel free to download and save the above Graduation badge certificate that has been kindly designed by RunaroundSue

We would like to clarify the position of earning your Graduation badge.

To get your badge you will have completed the full training podcasts and be able to run for 30 min.

It does NOT matter if you cannot run 5 km; you are a graduate after running 30 min for three times.

To ensure that it is fair to everybody, please do not ask for your badge until you have completed Week 9 Run 3.

Many Congratulations and a Huge Well Done ! :-)

Please don't rush off from this forum too soon, our graduates bring a wealth of information, experience and encouragement to our new runners. We would love to read about your next steps, your challenges and how you overcame them, your successes and achievements etc.

So, with that in mind, do please stick around here, and, as part of your future plans, join the C25k Quest, see the pinned posts for detailsπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»

Also, when you are ready... have a look at the β€˜What Next’ post:

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Happy running everyone xxx

Oldfloss, RFC & Roseabi xx

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Wooohoo I have completed c25K - Flump1

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Congratulations and well done

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Thankyou!

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I completed the C25k this morning - Ape1974

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Congratulations and well done

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I have completed the C25K on 1st August it it feels good onwards and upwards

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi. Pleased, I completed w9r3. Thank you for the badge in advance.

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Congratulations and well done

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Thanks for my badge and your time sorting out the 'titles'! πŸ˜πŸŽ–οΈ

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Hi there - just graduated this morning. Very much looking forward to the badge! Thanks in advance.

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi I completed Wk 9 run 3 yesterday! 😁

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Congratulations and well done

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Omg I've done it, I've completed c25k ,Flippity

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Omg I've actually completed c25k , Flippity

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Congratulations and well done

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I have completes C25K and run 30 mins three times this week. thank you to everyone who has answered my frequent questions!

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Congratulations and well done

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Pinknfluffylady I have just completed W9R3 I’m so proud of myself. 😜

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Congratulations and well done

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Completed it today 😊

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Congratulations and well done

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I completed the program - W9R3 - woohoo!!!! This is the second time I have done the program. I didn't know there was a way to acknowledge completing the first time. I was so enjoying running but I fell off a ladder and broke my leg and 3 ribs. Today all that is behind me and I will not be climbing any more ladders.

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Congratulations and well done, also well done on the come back after all that. Rfc x

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Eatrun...I just completed W9R3, Yesterday!! Wow wow...more confetti, please!!πŸ˜‚

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Congratulations and well done

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I finished the C25K yesterday! Very proud of myself but I do really want to be able to run 5k in 30 mins next, is it best to just keep running 30 mins 3 x a week & gradually try to speed up? Or can we run on more days a week? I feel like I should be able to run 5k in 30 min before moving on to the 10k training. Also, would it be a bad idea to try and do a park run this morning (my last run was yesterday)?

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Congratulations and well done, I have been running for nearly six years and I still don’t run every day. The best way to increase speed is with interval training. Week1 Run one is a good one. Redo it with faster running and slower running instead of walking breaks. Also there is a speed podcast that can help.

nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/c...

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Thank you Realfoodieclub! I checked the advice elsewhere on the board and quickly realised I was about to make rookie error number 1 so decided against doing the Parkrun. Thanks for the tips about using W1 for interval training & the speed podcast!

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Hi there. Sorry to be a bit dim but what will happen when I get the graduation badge? I posted to the July post but haven’t seen anything change yet. Is it still pending or should I do anything else? Thank you and I don’t mean to be a nuisance!

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Your not a nuisance at all, I assume you are on the app, unfortunately it doesn’t show up on that. If you click this link it will take you to the web version and you should see your graduate badge in all its grey gloriousness next to you name. Rfc x

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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I have done that and see it now! Thank you for arranging it!

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I did it! Thursday morning, took me 2 days to find the pinned post! It’sonlynineweeks

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Sorry no apostrophe in its. ☺️

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you for the badge and all the time and effort you put into this group. πŸ™‚

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Hi

I have completed week 9 session 3 of C25K this evening (with Michael Johnson!) and I’m running 30 minutes every other day. Amazing πŸ˜‰

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Congratulations and well done

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Yay!!! I completed c25k after 3 attempts heather03

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Congratulations and well done

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I completed run week 9 and have graduated C25K today, feels good πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜

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Congratulations and well done

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lisa1206 i graduated today! managed to push on an extra couple of minutes and reach the 5k!

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi. I completed week 9 run 3 yesterday. Thank you for the support. Redbil1

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi, I completed week 9 run 3 on Thursday, and another this evening for good measure. Thank you!

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi. Completed c25k this morning. Woohoo! Jonno1230.

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Congratulations and well done

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Just completed run 3 of week 9.

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Congratulations and well done

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Completed last Friday (02/08/19)! On to the 10k....

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Congratulations and well done

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5dogs just completed W9R3! Who would have thought it...

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you - it really is a great plan.

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Completed today after many, many years of starting but not finishing it πŸ’ͺ

JacksonBrown

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Congratulations and well done

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Graduating at the end of July. Second time around and more determined to carry on running.

Congratulations everyone. πŸ†πŸ₯‡

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Congratulations and well done

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Can’t believe I completed my final run on week 9 yesterday - 5.4k in 40 mins at speed 7.6 on the treadmill!

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Congratulations and well done

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I’ve completed this morning 😊 Comfortnotspeed 😊

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Congratulations and well done

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Hello. I graduated this morning yayyyy

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Congratulations and well done

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I have completed the C25K this week!! Woo hoo

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi - I completed the Couch to 5k programme this morning and would love a badge please ☺️

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Congratulations and well done

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Morning. Please can I request my G badge!

LvZ18. Thank you πŸ‘£πŸΎπŸ˜

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Congratulations and well done

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Have completed Couch to 5k!!! So proud of myself as never believed I could do it.

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Congratulations and well done

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Completed W9R3 early this morning- thanks for all the support folks

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi, I’ve graduated from C25K, thanks in advance for my shiny badge!

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Congratulations and well done

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I completed a 😊last night πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“

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Congratulations and well done

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Bouncyshoes: I completed C25K this morning Woo hoo!

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Congratulations and well done

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Happy day and finished the last run tonight. Guess that's graduation.

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Congratulations and well done

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I did it! Completed W9R3 this evening and couldn’t be happier! It’s been a fantastic journey and I’m looking forward to what I can go on to achieve 😊

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Congratulations and well done

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Ok, I think I can safely say I've FINALLY reached the stage where I am regularly running for 30 minutes, all be it, on a treadmill in the gym. Does this still count? I've still harbouring this secret dream of doing a 10k, but need to get into the great outdoors first. Well done to those who've completed and to those still at it - keep on keeping on!!

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Of course it counts πŸ˜€. Congratulations and well done

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I completed c25k yesterday!!

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi, I managed to completed my W9R3 yesterday and I am a graduate now. May I kindly have the badge too

GR111

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi.. i've completed the program today.. yay! 😁

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Congratulations and well done

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Completed yesterday! Can't quite believe it. The plan is amazing. Marmite76

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you so much.

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Juicylad9 completed c25k tonight. YipppeeeeeeeeπŸ˜πŸ‘

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi

Perhaps I’ve misunderstood something but I’m sure I’ve β€˜registered’ on here for my graduate badge? I would really like one! I completed all the C25K and did W9 session 3 last Saturday. Thanks for your help. Centurions.

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I can see your badge centurions!

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If you click the link you can see your grey graduation badge in all its glory πŸ˜€. Rfc x

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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That’s great! 😊 Thank you!

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Hey I finally did it!!!! Yaaaaay! Can I have my coveted badge? Did my last run today managed to do 4k in 30 minutes!!! Well chuffed!!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you!!!

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I just completed C25K and feeling amazing!!

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you, that Graduate means so much

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Woohoo!!! Completed my 5k yesterday morning. Feels amazing!

Fred26

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi. I completed today with a park run and actually did the 5k. Not in 30 mins but haven’t had my time yet. Thanks Rainbow66

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Congratulations and well done

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Thanks. My time was 35.53 but I really don’t mind. I had only run for 30 mins before so i’m Very happy 😊.

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Yay! Completed c25k yesterday in a gale and pouring rain! Super chuffed. Than you for the inspiration!

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Finished today and did my first Parkrun in 34 minutes 😁

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C2K5 all done :) Thanks, ksh83

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Thank you all - I did my graduation run this morning in 48mph winds at Southsea parkrun! Feeling chuffed!!😁

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Congratulations and well done

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Completed C25K on 5th August, loved it . Have now completed 2 runs since - one of the best things I’ve ever done βœ…

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Sooo excited that I may have already posted!! I've graduated!!!

Ricochet1

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Congratulations and well done

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Thanks so much for changing my life with this forum....at the age of 54 finally like running, feel good, eating better, given me structure, got me outside, got my mental health better...

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So lovely to hear. Rfc x

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Week 9 completed - wow! - Runnf

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Congratulations and well done

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thank you, & thank you for badging me so quickly :-D

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Completed today - looking forward to seeing my badge!! TinyClangR

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Congratulations and well done

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Many thanks RFC πŸ™‚

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I ran 5k this morning for my final run of week 9. User name Coolum.

I understand you now give me a graduation badge!!

Thank you 😁

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Congratulations and well done

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I finished my last run yesterday.

Great program

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi! I completed couch to 5K last Thursday. Still can't really believe it. I never thought I would be able to do it, but was so determined! I started in January so it has taken me ages, after a couple of setbacks. I still don't enjoy it if I'm honest, and after a few minutes just find it a real slog. I hope this will improve and I'm hopeful that it will. When I started, as what I thought of as a reasonably fit 63 year old, I thought I was going to die after running for 1 minute! :) My aim now is to get to actually doing 5K and to complete a park run. I need a goal. And, as I usually run on my own so have noone to have a conversation with, to be able to sing along to my music!

What a fantastic programme couch to 5K is. I could never have done it without it (and Sarah Millican). And, although I haven't posted anything on here before, I have found real encouragement from those who have - thanks everyone! OMGC25K

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That is brilliant, Congratulations and well done

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Graduated c25k last Wednesday absolutely over the moon xx

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Congratulations and well done

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Yey! I have just complete C25K πŸ₯³πŸ˜ - helzbels

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Congratulations and well done.

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Thank you πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ»

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I did it! 30 minutes for the third time!!! Graduation feels soooo good.

xxxooo

Maud42

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Congratulations and well done

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I have completed and thanks in advance for my graduation badge.

Special thanks for all the support, what a great bunch of people you all are .

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you

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I can’t quite believe it, but I’ve graduated! Great programme and have been recommending to my friends and family. Hubby has just completed his Week 5 Run 3 :-) looking forward to receiving that elusive graduation badge. Thank you so much in advance

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Congratulations and well done

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I completed C25k this morning 😁😁😁😁 Teebedders

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you, loving my badge! ☺️

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Hi, I completed my W9R3 last Friday, 9th August, still buzzing!

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Congratulations and well done

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Username = MelwynD

Completed the program on 2nd August. Thanks to Laura :) and her constant encouragement. Did 1 week of consolidation run as well using Week 9 podcasts. I don't think I will be able to run without some constant guidance in my ear.

After 1 week of consolidation runs, I still find the period from around the 10th minute to the 20th minute challenging. At the 15th minute stage, I wonder whether I have it in me to last another 15 mins. Then when I hear that there's only 5 mins left I get a boost of energy and increase my pace.

Oh, by the way, discovered some great music tracks in the podcasts, even though I believe those podcasts were made years ago.

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Congratulations and well done, years ago one of the main discussions on the forum about the podcast was about a song called Julia, it was very much a marmite sort of song πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

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Completed week 9 run 3 yesterday- so so happy πŸ˜„

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Congratulations and well done

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Molly24, completed today!!!

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you 😎

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Graduated on Monday - is This where I leave my name for the badge of honour x

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It is, Congratulations and well done.

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Graduated yesterday. Happy and excited to see where all this leads. πŸ€—

Emeraldgael.

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi I finished W9R3 tonight!! Gavinmitch

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi, completed W9R3, Mickoflancs, thanks.

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Congratulations and well done

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I finished yesterday, running in the Alps at altitude! Thanks for all the support right the way through. I’ve done this as a post cancer challenge and it may have taken 17 weeks but I am so very proud of myself (and everyone else who has finished). No matter why we started we are all winners!

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Too right, Congratulations and well done. Rfc x

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Congratulations for your achievement. Another mountain conquered πŸ†

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Thanks. And well done you too! Onwards and upwards x

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We’ve done it? WillowandSola

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you

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Today complete W9R3. Happy that I have managed to do this

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you

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Hooray, just completed this amazing programme. Thanks to everyone on here for all the support and good advice πŸ™

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank u 😊

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Hi I started back in June, finally did my last run of week 9! I am also going to do my first ever 5k park run on Saturday!

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Congratulations and well done

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I have just completed my W9/R3, never thought I would get past week 1. I did it!

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Congratulations and well done

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It always looked unlikely, but just finished w9r3, just under 5k at 3 miles exactly. Amazing program, thanks.

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Congratulations and well done

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Feeling so proud of myself. Just returned from w9r3 and feeling great. I never imagined I could do this .... evidently I can!

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Congratulations and well done

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Me too! I finished a couple of weeks ago but have been so busy only just found time to find out how to graduate. Thanks so much to everyone on here for all the support they unknowingly gave me through their replies to others!

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Congratulations and well done

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Tid29 completed C25K in July but forgot to post.

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Congratulations and well done

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So so happy to have completed my Graduation Run this morning 😍

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you. I can't believe that Graduate badge is mine 😍

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Moanna

Woo! Woo! Graduated!

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi i have complete week 9 run 3 and graduated πŸ™‚ .

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Congratulations and well done

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I have completed C25K - Cc70

Thanks

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Yay, I’ve completed the programme this week - Flapjack19

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Graduated this morning!!! 😁😁 KazzyB62

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Cant believe I'm saying this! I graduated this morning ! LUHAN

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Congratulations and well done

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DaiFit graduated yesterday. Feeling chuffed with my first Park Run too.

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Congratulations and well done

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Me! NettieNoo. Done it loads of times now. 30 minutes and 5k (not necessarily the same thing πŸ™„)

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I have run the 9 week C25k programme!

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you

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At last I have just completed run 3 in week 9 on c25k - Newbie12

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi, I graduated on Saturday by doing my local Parkrun! I did 5k in 35 and a half minutes and ran every step. Still can't believe I've done it, off for a consolidation 30min run tomorrow and fully intend to do the Parkrun again very soon.... please can I have my graduate badge? Thank you SewSandy

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Congratulations and well done

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Thank you

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Rogerk01. Graduated on Friday, completing W9 R3

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Congratulations and well done

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I completed W9R3 yesterday morning - Graduate me, please! :)

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Congratulations and well done

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Hi I’ve just completed W9R3, is this the right place to post to get my graduation badge ??

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Congratulations and well done

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Hello I have just completed week 9 run 3 please can I have my badge thank you!

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Woohoo! Congratulations!!!!

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Just got back from my graduation run. Never Thought it would be possible..... 30QuidKid

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Congratulations and well done!

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Can’t believe it. I’ve only gone and graduated! Didn’t think I’d ever reach this milestone but I have. And I feel strong. Haven’t quite done 5k in 30 mins- more like 4.3k but I’m still chuffed. Can I have my badge?!

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Congratulations and well done!

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YAY! I completed C25K on the 14th of August- Katapilla

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Congratulations and well done!

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What a fantastic programme with the lovely Laura. Just completed W9R3. Please can I have my graduation badge. Thank you very much.

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You are awesome! Well done!!!!

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Good morning, I am grinning from ear to ear having completed run three of week 9. C25k is an amazing program.

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As you should be - fantastic work!!!

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Thank you kindly

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I made it! Graduated today and feel awesome about it!! Never thought I’d be able to do this!! Very proud of myself for sticking with it till the end! Looking forward to receiving my graduation badge! Thank you to everybody that contributed towards this amazing project with tips and advice, it’s been invaluable πŸ‘ πŸ™πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŒŸπŸ†

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Congratulations - you are amazing!!!!

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I just completed my week 9 run 3 !!! Wooohoo!! πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸ» Molly98

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Wooooohoooooo!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! xxx

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I graduated Aug 21st!

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Congratulations!!!!!

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Hi. I completed C25K on 8th August. Would love to have my graduate badge please.

When I started the programme I struggled to run for 1 minute. Can't believe I can now run for 30. Truly amazing!! Thanks.

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Congratulations and well done you!

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I completed! Runrunner thanks!

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Congratulations and well done you!

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Woohoooo I’ve done it, completed my c25k wk9 run 3 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Woooohoooooooooooo!!!!! Congratulations xxx

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I graduated with the C25K in July and have continued to run and complete a Parkrun each weekend. Would love a badge for my profile, thanks!

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Congratulations - there you go!!!!

Please note that you will only see this badge next to your username on your posts and comments here on the C25K forum xxx

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Hoorah, thank you!

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Yes, completed C25k yesterday!! 😁

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Yes! Well done!!!

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Hi there, Please can I hit have my graduate badge? I've been running for 30 minutes with the C25k for about 4 weeks now.. I'm up to 36 mins now..I was told about the badge from a thread I've been following. Not sure how this works apols if i've got it wrong

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Absolutely you may have your graduation badge - jolly well done!!!!!

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I completed C25k yesterday

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Congratulations!!!!!!!

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Hi. Completed C25k a couple of weeks ago. Would like to move on to bridge to 10K

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Congratulations!!!! Go on over there and have a look around 😊😊😊

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Completed c25k this afternoon! wenr1979

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