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I graduated! (After 7 months!)

I’ve really enjoyed the c25k, plodding along, not always making three runs a week, but moving through the programme. I’ve never been a runner but in July I completed my first triathlon and LOVED it! I’m 60 by the way.

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Very many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

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Keep running, keep smiling.

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Great well done. Plodding is fine as it gets you there. Good luck with future runs.

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Many congratulations! Not many will have done a triathlon on the way to graduation! I’m in awe... hope you’re celebrating your achievements well. Enjoy consolidation and all your future running adventures

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Congratulations on completing C25K with week 9 run 3 and graduating after running your triathlon, that is an amazing achievement. 😊 🏃 🎓

To get your graduation 🎓 badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username leave a message on the August graduation Healthunlocked C25K home page and tell the administrators that you have ran W9R3 of C25K and graduated 🎓 🏃 😊

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I did two triathlons this summer at 50 and they were so much fun. Went very slowly and only the shortest distance (supersprint). I am a terrible runner so am using the couch to 5k to get to the next distance up (sprint). Good to know there is someone else of our age who gets a kick out of it. Really friendly community and it's not intimidating or solely done by young athletic superstars, is it? At week 3, run 3, following a long term ankle injury that played up again in August so taking it slowly over the weekend.

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That triathlon looks tempting! What were the distances for the individual parts? 🚴‍♀️🏊‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️

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The shortest triathlons (supersprint) are generally 400m swim (open water or pool), 10k bike, 2.5k run. Next level is sprint 750m swim, 20k bike, 5km run. They go on upwards to Olympic and beyond. I love to swim and have thoroughly enjoyed swimming in Cardiff Bay and London Docklands and there are so many locations available even on the continent. The training stops you getting bored and the events are great fun. You don't have to look like a Brownlee brother to join in. I am certainly not and whatever level you can manage its a brilliant day out after which you will truly have earned that medal.

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Thank you. I had no idea there was anything other than Olympic level.

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There definitely is and lots of us of all ages and fitness levels taking part. Jo Dodds picture really shows how it feels at the end. There are still a few left in the season for open swimming and once you have got over looking like an walrus if you're not a natural wetsuit wearer (and I am definitely not) - you'll be off. Good luck, do give it a go.

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Thank you. I have just looked at events for the South West. You have opened a new door for me!

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Fab ! You go girl 🥇⭐️⭐️⭐️ !

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Brilliant! Found your tribe! 🎉👏🏼🎉 Well done indeed. 👍

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What a fantastic achievement. It took me about 6 my baths to complete the couch 2 5k too. As long as we got there it doesn’t matter how long it takes. I did a gotri event too. It was good motivation to stick to the running! It felt amazing afterwards!

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Superb! Congratulations and stop lying about your age! 👍🏻😉😁

Enjoy your new ability, it will take you even more places you never expected! 🤣

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Well done. What a fabulous achievement and role model. I’m same age on week 3.

Thanks for sharing

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