NOVEMBER 2019 GRADUATION BADGES: Roll up, roll... - Couch to 5K

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NOVEMBER 2019 GRADUATION BADGES

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
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Roll up, roll up! Get your badges here!!

It is my honour and privilege to award your badge this month and I am almost as excited as you are! 😁

Congratulations, fellow runner! This programme has now given you a new ability that can, and will, take you far.

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. We aim to get it to you within 24 hours..............but it might well be considerably quicker.

Please be patient and don't message admin about your badge.........we are doing our best.

Please feel free to download and save the above Graduation certificate that has been kindly designed by RunaroundSue. (I still have mine on my fridge!)

Just to clarify the position of earning your Graduation badge.

To get your badge, you will have completed the full 9 week training plan 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.

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 continue to contribute; you can join Bridge to 10k and Strength and Flex forums and still see posts from them all in your feed.

When you are ready... do have a look at the β€˜What Next’ post: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

written to give you tips as the world becomes your running track.

One point to note.......the Graduation badges only show up in a web browser, unfortunately not in the C25k app.

Congratulations from all your admin team!

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Yeayayayayyaya !

Go you.... I wish I was graduating again... so I could have the first badge !!

Have a wonderful time awarding all those well earned badges:)

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Oldfloss

I'd be thrilled to bits to award your badge 😘

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I am so pleased to be handing over this delightful duty to you , Jo.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you, I'll try to live up to your legend πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Oldfloss

😍😍😍

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Our friend Tbae is doing C25K for a third time, once he completes run 3 of week 9 he could have the word Graduate3 next to his username.

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Qvisty
QvistyGraduate

Hi.... I’m totally ecstatic to say I have graduated!!!

Started it 8 mths ago!!!!

I’ve just done my final run 3.33 miles in 39 minutes.

Please can I have my graduation badge?

Thank you in advance

Natalie x

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Qvisty

Wonderful! Congratulations! I am almost as ecstatic to be able to give you your badge! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

(Bear with me in case I do it wrong, you are my guinea pig!) 🀣

That's a fantastic pace and a very well earned graduation. πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Please do read the what next guide but most of all celebrate and enjoy your achievement!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Qvisty

I got it right first time... looks great on you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜˜

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Qvisty
QvistyGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you so much 😊😘

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starpark
starparkGraduate

I'm over the moon to have completed the final run for week 9 this morning. My longest run was 4K in 30 mins (wk9 run2). Today I ran 3.6k because of very strong head-on wind! but I'm very happy with that. I only had to repeat 2 runs in week 5 due to a health matter, otherwise I followed the programme straight through. Never run before...I'm 63 and feel great!!! Please can I have my graduation badge Thank you. My user name is Starpark.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to starpark

Well done on completing today in that horrendous weather! That was a challenge in itself!

Many congratulations on your achievement! You're now 63 with the added bonus of a graduate badge which beats any birthday bonus!

Please do read the what next guide after the very appropriate celebrations and most of all; happy running! 😁

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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starpark
starparkGraduate

Thank you - that is very exciting to see 'graduate' next to my name!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to starpark

It is indeed, πŸ‘πŸ» I can still remember seeing mine and wanting to post multiple times just so it would appear everywhere 🀣🀣🀣🀣

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Jogonton
JogontonGraduate

Hello GoGo_JoJo, I graduated on 20th October , not sure whether I should have responded to October graduation but no matter πŸ™‚

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Jogonton

I can't believe you waited so long! 🀣 I couldn't wait for more than an hour or so!

Congratulations to you! Very well done. Enjoy your new ability and when ready, do check out the what next guide but most of all Have fun!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Jogonton
JogontonGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I am a slow runner too!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Jogonton

Well you got there in the end, that's all that counts! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€£

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Trawa
TrawaGraduate

I did it!! Completed the whole prgramme and this morning did my 1st ever 5K parkrun as W9R3. Totally impressed with myself :)

I did whole 5K running not stopped for a moment and my PB from today is 36:20. And in August I couldn't run for 60 seconds...

What a wonderful and life changing programme it is.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Trawa

Wow, what a finish! Very well done. Many congratulations to you πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

It is very much that, and if you let it it's going to keep taking you to new places and new heights!

Celebrate! Be proud and enjoy your achievement. Most of all have fun with it.

When you relax a little, check out the what next guide too.

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Trawa
TrawaGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

It was great today and was big step as during my previous run I did 3.7km maximum.

But I usually run over hilly area next to my house and parkrun today was flat so felt much easier. I felt super anxious and a bit like imposter there... most people were much more experienced and much faster. But I dod something incredible for ME! Already signed up for the bridge to 10K :) I got the running bug.

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Trawa
TrawaGraduate
in reply to Trawa

I have graduate next to my name!! Wow! Thank you so much!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Trawa

You're very welcome, it's a great pleasure for me to award it. Best job here πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Trawa

You are definitely not an imposter, you are 100% runner!

You've come a long way, it's such a great programme, it really does show us what we can really do. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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2flatfeet
2flatfeet
in reply to Trawa

That’s amazing! Well done you!πŸ‘πŸ‘

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KayaB
KayaBGraduate

Hi Jo,

I finally graduated C25K yesterday morning in splashy weather and after a week and a half break for e-coli and a bad chest before completing runs 2 & 3 of week 9!

With the 5 min walks either side I covered 4.49km and was so pleased with my fastest pace yet πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Will attempt my first Park Run very soon.

Thank you to such a wonderfully supportive community and a very well designed programme.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to KayaB

Oh that's brilliant especially after such a setback! Very well done and many congratulations!

I wish I could take any credit for the programme! It is just fantastic and really does reach parts of us we don't even know exist!

Celebrate, be proud, run and have fun. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

When you've come back down then check out the what next guide...

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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michaeleaton
michaeleatonGraduate

I finally did it today. Took 6 months but I got here.. can I get my badge too?

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to michaeleaton

I should think so! Very well done on persevering!

Here you go, many congratulations. Celebrate, enjoy and have fun!

When you're ready to move on do check out the what's next post too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Bladerunner2049

Me me me me me !!! I’ve done it. Had to run 38mins to get 5k on w9r3 but I did it. (Yes I know I’d don’t have too).

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Bladerunner2049

You, you, you! You absolutely deserve it! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€£

Very well done (we'll let you off on the extra 8 mins... this time!) πŸ˜‰

Many congratulations! Take it steady for a while, don't push yourself too hard but most of all...Have fun! 😁

When you're ready do read the what's next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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saleom
saleomGraduate

I’m super happy to say I completed w9r3 today. Nowhere near the 5k but happily running for 30mins non stop 😊

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to saleom

Brilliant! I'm super happy to be able to give you your well earned badge! 😁

Many congratulations to you! Enjoy, celebrate and keep it up.

Do have a look at the what's next guide when you're ready healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all have fun with it πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š

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Greensloth
GreenslothGraduate

I did my final run of C25K today- took me about 5 months and I only ran 4.5km but I’m so proud of myself! In June I couldn’t run for more than a few seconds without having to stop!

Can’t wait to get my graduation badge β˜ΊοΈπŸŽ“

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Greensloth

You should be proud! Very well done! 😊

Many congratulations to you. Enjoy your achievement and well earned badge. Celebrate and tell the world what C25K can do!

When you're ready do check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

But most of all, have fun πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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Rimsey55
Rimsey55Graduate

Did w9r3 this afternoon! 😁 It nearly killed me lol, but I did it. No idea why it was sooooo much harder than the same run 3 days ago!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Rimsey55

Brilliant! Well done you! Some are just tougher, plus with the pressure of completing hanging over it... perfect recipe to make it feel hard.

Many congratulations on competing the programme, it's a fantastic achievement. Be proud, celebrate and enjoy!

When ready do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep having fun! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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Lfd72
Lfd72Graduate

Hi. I’ve graduated. Can i have a badge please? πŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺ

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Lfd72

I should say so! Very well done to you and many congratulations!

Enjoy your achievement, celebrate, and most of all, have fun with it πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

When you're ready do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Milliethedog
MilliethedogGraduate

Milliethedog

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Milliethedog

Short and to the point! 🀣🀣🀣 very well done on your graduation run last night.

Be proud, it's a great achievement. Celebrate and have fun with it. Good luck on your parkrun journey too.

When you're ready do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Mummycav
MummycavAmbassador

Go girl!!! What brilliant jobs we have GoGo_JoJo, you giving out badges, me doing the quest?!! Who'd have believed it?!! I want one of your special badges!! X

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Mummycav

🀣🀣🀣 I'd have to take away that one and I'm already giddy with power 🀣🀣🀣 here have this one πŸ…πŸ˜˜

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Mummycav
MummycavAmbassador
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

🀣🀣 Jo, The Great and Powerful!!! Don't want to risk losing my new badge so I'll accept this one xx πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Mummycav

🀣🀣🀣🀣

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Pinkpanther61

I finished Week 9 run 3 this morning. I am SO chuffed to bits to do this! Pinkpanther61

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Pinkpanther61

Aw that's fabulous! You should be chuffed, it's really a great achievement! Very well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you, please accept your badge of honor, celebrate, and tell anyone who'll listen of the great and good C25K!

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

But most of all, have fun!

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Tiger44342
Tiger44342Graduate

Completed W9R3 C25k

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Tiger44342

Excellent! Very well done! One well earned badge on its way πŸ‘πŸ»

Many congratulations runner. Celebrate, be proud of your achievement and keep running.

When you're ready check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

But most of all, Have fun! 😁

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Tiger44342
Tiger44342Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you

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mrsfaize
mrsfaizeGraduate

Wow, I did it! Completed C25K this morning. So, so pleased. From a complete non-runner to 30 mins. Chuffed to bits! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to mrsfaize

Brilliant! I'm so pleased for you πŸ‘πŸ» you should be chuffed, it's a great achievement 😁

Very well done, many congratulations to you! Enjoy that feeling, celebrate and be super proud!

When you're ready do check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

But most of all keep having fun and getting out for a run!

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mrsfaize
mrsfaizeGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you!

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Tiger44342
Tiger44342Graduate
in reply to mrsfaize

Fantastic well done

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mrsfaize
mrsfaizeGraduate
in reply to Tiger44342

Well done to you too!

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Longarm
LongarmGraduate

I finally did it and completed all the runs πŸ‘

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Longarm

Fabulous! Well done on making it to the other side πŸ‘πŸ»

Keep it up, celebrate, enjoy and keep on keeping on!

When you're ready do check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

But most of all have fun with it 😁

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Tiger44342
Tiger44342Graduate
in reply to Longarm

Brilliant enjoy the moment you deserve it

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Over62
Over62Graduate

Hi GoGo_JoJo I requested a graduate badge on 31st October- not seen it next to my name yet- have I done something wrong on the request?

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Over62

Hiya, nope, it's there I can see your badge next to your name πŸ‘πŸ»

It will only show in C25K, not on Bridge to 10k, but also I believe if your using the iphone app you won't see it, try using the website, you should see it there.

How are you enjoying graduate life? 😁

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Over62
Over62Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Many thanks I’ll have a lookπŸ‘

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Over62
Over62Graduate
in reply to Over62

Yes loving it just getting used to consolidating it all!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Over62

That's great, yes, it can feel a bit strange to start πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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VattieD
VattieDGraduate

Hello, I did my last run in October. It was a joy to complete week 9. I am now consolidating with a few weeks of 3 x 30 minute runs before I start the journey to 10k.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to VattieD

Fantastic! Very well done πŸ‘πŸ»

Many congratulations to you fellow runner. Enjoy your achievement and this new ability 😁

Good luck with the consolidation runs, just keep with the slow and steady and you'll keep getting stronger with every run.

Do check out the what next guide if you haven't already πŸ˜‰

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all have fun!

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JP-newRunner
JP-newRunnerGraduate

Completed week9 run 3 today. Still amazed that I'm able to run 5k! Need to practice more running outside, as I find it mentally harder than on the treadmill (have to fight the urge to stop and walk when outside!).

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to JP-newRunner

Congratulations! Very well done, especially on a treadmill. I find them so much tougher!

Isn't it strange how we're all affected so differently? Jolly good really, be boring if we were all the same!

Enjoy your achievement, do celebrate it. Keep running and practicing.

Check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

But most of all, have fun! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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2Tired2Run
2Tired2RunGraduate

Hi GoGo_JoJo, I'm excited to confirm I have completed the C25K programme (as required) with my final Week9 Run3 yesterday. 30 mins run, 3.26k distance and 9.12pk pace. I would please like to claim my graduation badge. Thank you and the other Admins for such a well run forum which has helped me achieve this.

Right, going to check out the 'whats next' link above πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to 2Tired2Run

Excited!? You should be! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ» very well done. Many congratulations to you.

You're on the ball and already looking at the guide πŸ˜‰

Enjoy that buzz, celebrate and be proud! But most of all have fun with your new ability!

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2Tired2Run
2Tired2RunGraduate

Thank you soooo much πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to 2Tired2Run

You are very, very welcome 😘😁

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2Tired2Run
2Tired2RunGraduate

Wow, got my graduate badge πŸ‘ and sooooo quickly, thank you πŸ‘

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Impetuous
ImpetuousGraduate

Hi, I graduated 2 hours ago - just nipped out from the party to collect my badge. Thanks!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Impetuous

Love it! Really hope there is a party! You really deserve a celebration!

Many congratulations runner! Keep following the path, it will keep taking you to new and exciting places πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

When you're ready do check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, Have Fun!

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MPB1973
MPB1973Graduate

W9R3 completed C25K I've graduated. Great feeling, thank you for the support..

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to MPB1973

That's fantastic! Well done! Many congratulations to you on your completion.

Enjoy that feeling and this great new ability!

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

And keep having fun!

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CanIrun5k
CanIrun5kGraduate

I graduated this morning thanks to all the support on this fantastic forum.

Thank you for the graduation image as I fully intend to print and stick on my fridge! πŸ‘

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to CanIrun5k

Superb, I hope it stays on your fridge for ages like mine! 🀣

Very well done you, many congratulations on your graduation! Enjoy your celebration and cherish this new ability.

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

And keep having fun 😁

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Novice64
Novice64Graduate

Hi, I completed the C25K in September but have not requested a graduation badge until now. I’m now running for 30 minutes three times a week. It’s fair to say I’ve got the running bug πŸ™‚ Novice64

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Novice64

Not so "novice" now! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ» congratulations on completing!

Brilliant, it's all yours... you know what you're doing but if you need more direction then check out the what next guide for ideas

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun 😁

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Couchto5knewbie

I’m an thrilled to say I have graduated this morning! A complete non runner 9 weeks ago, to now running for 30 mins!! Now to progress to 5k in 30 mins xx

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Couchto5knewbie

Fantastic! I'm thrilled for you! It's such a fantastic feeling when we start to see what we absolutely CAN acheive after doubting ourselves so much πŸ‘πŸ»

Celebrate, be proud, enjoy your achievement and your new ability! πŸ…

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

No matter what, keep having fun πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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Couchto5knewbie
Couchto5knewbieGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you so much xx I’m definitely going to ride this high today xx

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Couchto5knewbie

πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ» you do that! Keep grinning and tell anyone who'll listen! 😘

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Redheadsu
RedheadsuGraduate

Hi,

I graduated the c25k this morning! I've gone from being totally unfit to running continuously for 30 minutes and I really can't believe it! Now on a mission to run 5k in 30 minutes but with the help of this forum I'm sure I'll get there!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Redheadsu

You will totally get there! You've come this far and it just gets better πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Very well done and many congratulations to you on your graduation! Enjoy your achievement and your new ability πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

No matter what, keep having fun!

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mumwillrun
mumwillrunGraduate

Mumwillrun - I did it - never thought I would’ve been able to run 30min or complete the C25K. Absolutely amazed and very proud of myself - and I’ve managed it before my 50th year - just need to keep going - so close to the actual 5k mark

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to mumwillrun

Mumwillrun... mumisrunning! Mumwillgofar! 😁 superb! Well done you and many congratulations on your graduation!!

Yes! Be proud, it's a fantastic achievement and a great example to your offspring! Enjoy that achievement and your new ability.

When you're ready do check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

No matter what, have fun with it 😁

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daycartes
daycartesGraduate

Hi GoGo_JoJo, Please can I have my graduation badge. I completed Week 9 Run 3 this morning at 6.59am

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to daycartes

Good morning, and what a morning for you, W9R3 and a 5k! Very well done and many congratulations to you!πŸ…

You've got a good plan going forward but for the rest of today rest and celebrate this super achievement.

Do have a look at the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep having fun! 😁

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Tobytiger
TobytigerGraduate

I have completed it! 😁😁😁

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Tobytiger

Fantastic! Well done! Many congratulations to you!

Enjoy your achievement and your new ability! I have no doubt you'll reach your 10k in time for your May challenge, just keep taking it steady all the way.

Celebrate and be proud; you've done great πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

When you're ready do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Find the fun in every run!

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Plodder75
Plodder75Graduate

Hi Plodder75 has completed W9R3 and graduated! Not been very vocal on the forum but big thanks to all the volunteers whom run it and give good advice - couldn’t have done it without you! X x

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Plodder75

Fabulous! That's OK, being chatty isn't required but you've done it, you've got through the programme, that's what it's all about πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

Very well done. Many congratulations to you on your graduation. Celebrate your achievement and enjoy this new ability. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Find the fun in every run 😁

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Shedlover
ShedloverGraduate

Delighted to have completed Week 9 Run 3 today!

This forum has been such a strong motivator and it is has been a joy to read such positive and supportive comments.

Looking forward to a day on the couch and then on to consolidation.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Shedlover

Woohoo! Well done you! Many congratulations to you on your graduation!😁

Enjoy your celebratory couch time, be proud of your achievement and your new ability.

Do check out the what next guide whilst resting

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Find the fun in every run! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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angeb03
angeb03Graduate

I graduated on Friday evening with some well timed fireworks going off to celebrate the achievement!

Please may I have my graduation badge. Thank you!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to angeb03

What a great way to celebrate! Well earned fireworks and well earned badge! Well done, many congratulations to you!

Enjoy your achievement and your new ability!

When you're ready, do check out the 'what next' guide healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

but most of all, keep having fun! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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RunYoRun
RunYoRunGraduate

Yes!!! Final run completed in the cold this morning. πŸ€—πŸ₯³

I can’t believe that I’ve gone from hardly being able to run for a minute to running 5k in 30 minutes in just 9 weeks. This really does work so if you’re just starting out stick with it and keep going. It will however have some weird side effects such as packing running gear when you go on holiday and getting up at some silly hour on a Sunday to get a run done before the rest of the household wakes up.!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to RunYoRun

Woohoo! Well done you! Yes, Sundays will never be the same again! Many congratulations to you on your graduation!

It is really a fabulous, life changing programme, yes, there's a few side effects but mostly they're for the best! 😁

Enjoy your super achievement and this new found ability. Celebrate and prepare for the next run.

When you're ready, do check out the 'what next' guide healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

but most of all, keep having fun! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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Rhedeg2019
Rhedeg2019Graduate

Hello πŸ‘‹πŸ» I just graduated this morning πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“ I’m so chuffed to have finished the program; it feels a bit surreal at the moment!!! ☺️

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Rhedeg2019

Good morning! What a way to start your Sunday! Well done! Many congratulations to you on your graduation!

It can feel more than a little strange at first, we spend so much time at the start thinking we can't, or just won't complete it for all the various reasons our gremlins throw at us, so it's really quite something to make it to the end (and we're still breathing!).

You should be chuffed, celebrate! Be proud, tell the world, or at least anyone who'll listen! Enjoy this great achievement, and your new ability. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

When you're ready do check out the 'what next' guide healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

best of all, find the fun in every run!

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Rhedeg2019
Rhedeg2019Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks very much!

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NotMo
NotMoGraduate

Hi - completed week 9 run 3 this morning. So proud of myself! Please can I have my badge.

Thanks!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to NotMo

You certainly can! Very well done. Many congratulations to you on your graduation πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Celebrate, enjoy your achievement and your new ability! You should indeed be proud, it's a fantastic achievement that will take you far.

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun 😁

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5K68
5K68Graduate

Graduated today.. from C25K !!!took me nearly 12weeks and not yet at 5Km ( 3,8 km) but definitely at 30minutes after 9WR3. Thanks for assigning me a badge at your earliest convenience.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to 5K68

Well that's worth doing before I switch off! πŸ˜‰

Well done! Doesn't matter how long it takes, just that you make it through.

Many congratulations to you on your graduation! Celebrate your achievement and enjoy this new ability!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Do check out the what next guide too healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun!

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Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate

Hi, I've just completed C25K this evening! With a 3 year old a 6 month old I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself! Managed just over 4k in the 30 minutes this evening so slowly getting closer to the 5k mark and park run. Can I have my badge please 😊

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Mum22boys

Fantastic! You should be pleased, that's a great achievement!

One well earned badge heading your way. Many congratulations to you on your graduation! Be proud and celebrate your new ability.

When you're ready, do check out the what next

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep having fun! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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Nana2019
Nana2019Graduate

Graduated last week (againπŸ˜‰) ! Completed all three runs and now on week one of the consolidation runs. Feeling good. Slow but sureπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š. I aim to run like this for three weeks and then move to stamina and maybe speed up a little. Baby steps! Just so happy to run for 40 mins without stopping!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Nana2019

Well done, again! Just like riding a bike, you never quite forget but always good to work back up to strength.πŸ‘πŸ»

Many congratulations to you on your graduation. Enjoy your achievement and your new ability!

Don't forget the guide, if needed

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

And just keep running! 😁

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Raspberrycheesecake

Me please 😁 4.7km and a full 30 minutes!!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Woohoo, that's great! Well done!

Many congratulations to you on your graduation! One shiny badge on its way πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Celebrate and enjoy this wonderful achievement and a new ability!

When you're ready, do check out the what next too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun!

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Ginter
GinterGraduate

Today is the day I completed the C25K programme. I started on 29th August and have had hernia surgery since then, but I am now a GRADUATE and so proud of myself.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Ginter

Surgery to boot! That's determination for you! Well done to you!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your graduation day! Celebrate and yes, be proud of your great achievement and new ability!

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

No matter what, keep having fun!

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Ginter
GinterGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I am very disapointed. everyone who graduated around me yesterday has got their graduate badge but I haven't. What have I done to upset you?πŸ’”

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Ginter

I'm so sorry,πŸ˜” I must have rushed it and missed the button or something. Please forgive my clumsiness πŸ™

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Fairy220480
Fairy220480Graduate

I’m very pleased to say I completed week 9 today, exactly ten weeks after starting. Please may I have my badge? 😊

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Fairy220480

Fantastic! Well done! I think I have one here...

Many congratulations to you on your graduation! Celebrate and be proud, it's a great achievement and a new ability that will take you far!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Best of all, keep having fun!

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Fairy220480
Fairy220480Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you!

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charlmac
charlmacGraduate

Hi - I graduated last week, it took me 11 weeks altogether as I had a dodgy knee but got there in the end! I was doing 4.3k in the 30 min runs. Today I went out for my first run as a graduate and did 5k in 37 minutes. Happy with that! Please may I have my badge?

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to charlmac

That's fantastic! 5k and you may it through with knee troubles too! Very well done indeed. πŸ‘πŸ»

Many congratulations to you on your graduation! Enjoy your achievements and your new ability.

Do check out the what next guide too for ideas on which way to turn

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, find the fun in every run 😁

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5K68
5K68Graduate

I believe I wrote on another post already about having completed my 9wr3 and having graduated on Sunday. Sorry if this is a repeat .

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to 5K68

You sure did, and you've already got your badgeπŸ‘πŸ»... it doesn't show in the iPhone app though...

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Kingfisher29
Kingfisher29Graduate

Julia C

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Kingfisher29

Well done Julia! That's you graduated!

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Enjoy your achievement and your new ability!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Do check out the what next guide for where to go from here

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

But most of all, have fun!

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Kingfisher29
Kingfisher29Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you - love all the encouragement πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘

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Kingfisher29
Kingfisher29Graduate

Thank you for your reply πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Thecustards
ThecustardsGraduate

Finished the final third run today and hope I've said goodbye to my lardy arse forever πŸ˜€ many thanks (I haven't done anything approaching a run for nearly 45 years) Thecustards

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Thecustards

That's brilliant! Very well done to you!

Many congratulations to you on your graduation. Enjoy your achievement and your new ability, it will take you far, if you let it.

Don't forget to check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, have fun!

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Bobbydazzle
BobbydazzleGraduate

Hi I'm bobbydazzle! I actually finished the c25k a couple of months ago! I now run 5.5k 3 times a week with the 5 min warm up and cool down! I'm 50yrs old and 12months ago i could not run for more than a couple of minutes! Thank you so much for this fantastic life changing program

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Bobbydazzle

That's fantastic! Really glad to see you stuck with it. Did you have a break too? (You were on W8 9 months ago)

Many congratulations to you on achieving your graduation!

If you'd like more ideas on where to go from here, do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep having fun! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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nrg123
nrg123Graduate

I'm very pleased to say I finished week 9 tonight with a very hard run on very muddy trails. I bought some new shoes today in preparation as the trails have been getting progressively worse this week; I could hardly stay upright on Tuesday's run because of heavy mud, but today with my new Inov8 Roclite G 290 shoes I had no such problems.

Not bad for someone with severe osteoarthritis and McArdle disease who struggled to run for 60 seconds as recently as August.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to nrg123

I think that's pretty darn good all round! Very well done, and happy new fancy Graphene soled shoes! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

Many congratulations to you on your hard earned graduation! Enjoy your achievement and your new ability.

Please do read the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

But most of all, have fun! 😊

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Woo1971
Woo1971Graduate

Hi, I graduated this morning! Took me about 3 months but I did it. Feeling great and very proud of myself 😁

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Woo1971

Brilliant! Yes, be proud! It's a fabulous achievement! Well done!

Many congratulations to you on your graduation day! A well earned badge winging its way to you now!

Celebrate and tell anyone and everyone, you're a runner for life now πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide too for ideas on where to go from here

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

But most of all, have fun! 😊

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Kugamc76
Kugamc76Graduate

My user name is kugamc76

I have completed all the 30 minute runs and I have enjoyed the experience

Cheers

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Kugamc76

Brilliant! Well done to you! In this awful weather no less too.

Many congratulations to you on your graduation. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ Celebrate, enjoy that fuzzy feeling and be proud of your new ability!

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, have fun!

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Ember22
Ember22Graduate

Feeling so proud to say, that I completed week 9 run 3 in the rain and graduated this evening πŸ†β˜ΊοΈ

Such a good feeling! Looking forward to a future of running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Ember22

Superb! Very well done! You should indeed be proud πŸ‘πŸ»

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation. Celebrate your fantastic achievement and your new ability!

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, have fun with it 😁

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Runningmate
RunningmateGraduate

Hi, this morning I completed week 9run 3 πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ and kept running for a further 5 minutes to make it to 5K. I still can't believe it is really me actually running!!!! Fantastic programme with lots of wonderful support and advice. Perhaps now I will be brave enough to run during daylight instead of having the coverage of darkness in the early morning.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Runningmate

Double congratulations are in order in that case!! Woohoo! Well done you! Extremely well done! 35 min 5k is great! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Celebrate your fantastic achievements, be proud, get out there, in daylight, and show the whole world that you are an accomplished runner! πŸ’ͺ🏻😁

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, seek the fun in every run! 😊

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Runningmate

Triple congrats! You are also the 50th graduate this month! This is such a fabulous programme, changing lives every day for the better πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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MacAl91
MacAl91Graduate

Glad to say I completed the C5k yesterday morning. Looking forward to keeping up the running πŸ’ͺ

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to MacAl91

That's fantastic, well done to you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate your wonderful achievement and your new ability!

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Maisy123
Maisy123Graduate

Hi just completed the final run this morning. It has taken more than 9 weeks and nowhere near 5 k but still come such a long way from week one.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Maisy123

The final distance is so much less important than achieving the 30 min goal, everything grows from there.

Very well done, slow and steady wins every time. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate your super achievement and your new ability!

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun 😊

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SamanthaJB93
SamanthaJB93Graduate

I completed C25K this morning and am so pleased with my progress. Can’t wait to continue and build upon all of the hard work. 🀩😁

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to SamanthaJB93

Very well done! That's the key, this is your stepping stone to wherever you want to go from here.πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation today! Celebrate your super achievement and this new ability!

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun 😊

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SingandSmile
SingandSmileGraduate

Hi - I have just completed the c25k programme and would like a graduation badge please - username is SingandSmile. Thanks.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to SingandSmile

Well done! One badge winging its way to you!

Congratulations on your successful graduation! Enjoy your achievement and your new ability! It will take you far πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Do check out the what next guide for ideas on where to go from here

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

No matter what, keep having fun! 😊

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