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 at week 9.

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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Trawa
TrawaGraduate
in reply to Mum22boys

Congratulations especially that you did it while having 2 little boys! My girls have similar age gap to your but I only started running when my youngest was 3.5y! Couldn't commit the time before that. Very well done for your commitment and motivation! Go Mummy :)

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Mum22boys
Mum22boysGraduate
in reply to Trawa

Ah thank you, it hasn't been easy to commit the time and 99% of the runs have been once kids are in bed and husband's home but that time out of the house, just me, has been my sanity!! Well done to you too, sounds like you've got a lot going on too! How are you finding the bridge to 10k programme? I'm contemplating starting it in the New Year

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Trawa
TrawaGraduate
in reply to Mum22boys

Same as me - mostly evening runs when kids in bed! Once I got to running 5K it got much easier. I now run 2 shorter runs in the evening mid-week and then do longer run on Saturday afternoon - which felt impossible to fit with kids but actually it came quite naturally.

I also started doing junior parkruns with my 5y (did the 3rd today) and she got into running too now.

I'm not really stressing about it and just going with the flow. Running became such a relaxing pleasure - 'me' time to help me keep my sanity!

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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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Tyh14
Tyh14Graduate

Hi. Glad to say that I am now a 30min runner and a graduate of the course. Quite amazed I've been able to do so in my 50's after being sedentary for so long , it's a kind of magic i think! The course is sheer wizardry.

Martin

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Tyh14

Brilliant Martin! Very well done to you, it just shows our bodies are so much more adaptable than we think πŸ‘πŸ»

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate your fantastic achievement and your new life changing 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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Motherofteens

I did it! Can’t quite believe it after taking 3 attempts to complete w1 r1 I completed the w9r3 on Wednesday and this morning I carried on to see if I could run 5k. I ended up doing 5k in 41mins, way off the 30mins but it’s a start and I’m super proud of myself!

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Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Motherofteens

Congratulations to you

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Motherofteens

That's doubly fantastic! Well done you! What a great result πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate your amazing achievements and your new ability!

Do check out the what next guide when you're ready too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, and seek the fun in every run 😊

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DottyF
DottyFGraduate

Completed week nine today so pleased to finally be a graduate

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to DottyF

Ah that's great news! You got there! πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ very well done!

Many congratulations to you on your successful and well earned graduation! Celebrate, be proud of your achievement and your new ability!

Don't forget to check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep having fun 😊

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Shepsbird
ShepsbirdGraduate

Good evening! Today I graduated C25K. You can’t see but I’m doing a happy dance!!! πŸ’ƒ πŸ‘

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Shepsbird

All the best people do the happy dance! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ well done on getting through!

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate your fantastic achievement and this wonderful new ability, it will really take you far.

Don't forget to check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Find the fun in every run! 😊

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majesticllama

Hi there, I just finished week 9, run 3 today and I would love a graduation certificate 😊😊

Thank you!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to majesticllama

Superb! If you right click on the certificate pic, you can save as and then print, or on a phone; long press and download image, and print.

Meanwhile I'll attach your graduate wings now! Very well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate and enjoy your brilliant achievement and this new ability!

Do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Uptongirl
UptongirlGraduate

Uptongirl thank you

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Uptongirl

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

Do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

No matter what, keep having fun 😊

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pearlarow89
pearlarow89Graduate

Hello I Am LeeU's wife, And Oh my goodness It hasn't sunk in yet but I graduated this morning! This is my first post on the forum. And even though I have had a few set backs with health issues, mainly asthma, the weeks seem have flown by since I started c25k. Even though I don't usually post, LeeU does keep me up to date with the forum. So I would like to say a huge thank you to each and everyone of you all for all of your support and encouragement. It has helped me immensely. Also my dear hubby LeeU without you I wouldn't have started my journey and got this far.

I was always the kid sitting on the chair watching classmates enjoying PE, now I can say take the chair away, I'm joining in.

So Thank you everyone and please may I have my graduation badge. With my full name Janet U if possible

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to pearlarow89

Hi Janet! Welcome aboard, and what a way to get you here! Very well done on all your efforts, I know it hasn't been easy by any stretch!

I've amended your full name as we don't want you picking up any stalkers 🀣 if you download and print the certificate you can write in your full name. I'm attaching your special silver badge to your name now which shows you've graduated on every post you might make.

Many, many congratulations to you on your successful and fantastic achievement. Enjoy this new ability, it will literally take you far! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, have fun!

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Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate

Done it! Took me a while, I started at the beginning of September, but finished in style today with a PB of 35.02. It felt good, but didn't realise I was going that well, it was mainly down to the sunshine I think.

Deciding what to do next, maybe my local parkrun.

Great forum for support, thanks to all you guys.πŸ‘

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Speedy60

What a beautiful day to finish on, a really lovely wintry day! πŸ‘πŸ»

Very well done, the end does sneak up on you like that. Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate your fantastic achievement and your new ability!😁

Yes, Parkrun is a great follow on but also check out the what next guide for other ideas

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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NetballKitty
NetballKittyGraduate

After my Take 2 post on Friday, I couldn't fail W9R3 for a second time so very pleased to say that it's done! My GPS tracking isn't accurate but I have run further today than my last two W9 runs over the last week. Soooooo happy to have finally got the trophy on my app.

Almost messaged during my cool down walk as so excited but managed to come in and shower first so I'm shiny new ready for my badge.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to NetballKitty

Good timing, was just having my lunch! There you go!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Enjoy that excitement and your fantastic achievement! This new ability is yours to develop as you like, and it will take you further than you can imagine 😁

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

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep grinning, keep running! 😊

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NetballKitty
NetballKittyGraduate

Thank you so much :-)

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to NetballKitty

You're very welcome! You're in great company, 63 successful graduates so far this month! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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Sook2
Sook2Graduate

Just graduated today! Thanks for everything the administrator team do to keep things ticking along and motivate and reassure so many!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Sook2

You are most welcome, this is what we do it for, to see people of all ages and abilities reach this point, it's truly wonderful every time πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Enjoy your fabulous achievement and this new ability!

When you're ready, do check out the what next guide for tips and b ideas of where to head next

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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anijusia
anijusiaGraduate
in reply to Sook2

Sook2 it is time for our virtual graduation party 😁 Congratulations! πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸŽ‰πŸ†

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Sook2
Sook2Graduate
in reply to anijusia

Yes, let’s party!!!

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Susiepaul
SusiepaulGraduate

My user name is Susiepaul. Thanks in advance!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Susiepaul

Hey Susie, have you completed the full 9 week programme? You haven't posted much so it's hard to see your journey...

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Susiepaul
SusiepaulGraduate

Hi JoJo, I'm more of a reader than a poster - sorry. I completed week 9 at the end of October, and have done 4 park runs, with my first 5 k achieved on my birthday 9th November, yeah me!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Susiepaul

That's brilliant! What a birthday present to yourself! Quite all right, you don't have to be a big poster but we like to make sure everyone getting their badges has done the whole programme.

Many (belated) congratulations to you on your successful graduation! You've already celebrated πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ» but we do hope you continue to enjoy your wonderful achievement and this new life changing ability!

Do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep running! 😊

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anijusia
anijusiaGraduate

Just done my W9R3 today πŸ˜€ Still can't believe it! 9 weeks ago i was very sceptical about the whole plan but here I am - running 30 minutes πŸ˜€

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to anijusia

Here you are indeed! πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ» very well done, it really is amazing what we can do.

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

Celebrate and be proud, it really is the best feeling 😁

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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anijusia
anijusiaGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

So happy πŸ˜€ Thank you! 😊

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Yellow747
Yellow747Graduate

Hi,

I graduated 2 weeks ago, loved the programme! I did my first park run on Saturday in 36.38 so working towards improving my time but not obsessing and still enjoying running and looking forward to spring weather already!

I would love my badge please, thanks in advance

Orla

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Yellow747

That's great, well done on getting involved in parkrun so soon, really hope you enjoy the experience!

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Enjoy your fantastic achievements and this new ability, it will take you far! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Find the fun in every run 😊

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Stefl
SteflGraduate

Hi everyone, I’ll post separately about my experience, but I thought I’d join in here to say that I’ve now finished the programme! A few weeks ago I could barely run sixty seconds without feeling like I needed to stop, and (I know you’re not supposed to do this!) last week I challenged myself and ran not just 5k, but 10. I say that not to boast - just that it’s amazing what the body can achieve with a training programme like this. As Sanjiv said along the way on the podcast β€œYou can do this, you’re doing great!” πŸ‘

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Stefl

Well done on getting through the programme!

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

Take it easy, don't push too hard. Do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep having fun! 😊

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Leeboy25
Leeboy25Graduate

Just completed couch to 5k took me quite a while. But finally did it. Managed to run 5k albeit it took longer than 30 mins. 38 mins to be exact.

Looking forward to my badge.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Leeboy25

Fantastic! Well done! 38 mins is still a great resultπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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

Do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Leeboy25
Leeboy25Graduate

Thank you. Doing another 5k Run today going to try a foot a bit quicker.

We have a group of us on the same journey. We are called Jenny’s super slimmers. Slimming world members from Halewood.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Leeboy25

That's lovely, nice when you have the added support of a group! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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Abibrist
AbibristGraduate

I’ve just graduated! I’ve managed to run 5.14K in 31 mins. So proud of myself πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Abibrist

Fantastic result! Well done you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your very successful graduation! Enjoy that sense of achievement, and this brilliant new ability! It really will take you far, if you let it πŸ‘πŸ»

Do check out the what next guide too for the best ways to move forward in this next phase

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Abibrist
AbibristGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you. Feels great to have that graduate badge!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Abibrist

Looks great on you! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ˜

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Itzbronte
ItzbronteGraduate

Thanks. Completed don’t know how I did it!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Itzbronte

One foot in front of the other, that's how you did it! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ very well done, just needs some perseverance.

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

Do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Porterhouse1
Porterhouse1Graduate

I completed today! (but a strava malfunction meant I did 4.99km!)

So chuffed!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Porterhouse1

That's fantastic! Strava, schmava! We both know it was 5k! Very well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your very successful graduation! Celebrate and enjoy your achievement and this new ability!

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

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, find the fun in every run 😊

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Slackalice22
Slackalice22Graduate

Finished c25k tonight.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Slackalice22

Brilliant! Well done for getting through it!

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate, enjoy your achievement and your new ability, it really will take you far πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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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Drumandbass123

Hey just done my 30 mins graduation run πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Šβ™₯️park run , time for 5.2 k... 39-34πŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Drumandbass123

Woohoo! Way to go! Brilliant! Well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate, and enjoy this incredible achievement! This new ability will take you far πŸ˜‰

Don't forget to check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all... keep having fun! 😊

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Hegley
HegleyGraduate

I have (finally!) graduated and so happy! I've managed both a 30 minute continuous run with Michael Johnson keeping me going, and this morning I ran the entirety of 5km (which took 42 minutes). So a double of sorts!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Hegley

That's fantastic! A super double celebration in order! Very well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Enjoy this fantastic achievement and your new ability! It really will take you far!

Do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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

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Hegley
HegleyGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks GoGo_JoJo - very much intending to keep at it! :)

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Thelyde
ThelydeGraduate

I have now completed W9R3 😁. Is this the right place to let you know? Many thanks Thelyde

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Thelyde

It absolutely is! Very well done! Sorry for the delay, just in from work.

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

Do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep running, keep having fun!😊

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Thelyde
ThelydeGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you so much 😊

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Thelyde

You're welcome, looks great on you πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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Rhirhi85
Rhirhi85Graduate

I graduated today! Took a little longer than 9 weeks but I made it!

Please can I have my graduate badge?

Thank you

Rhi

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Rhirhi85

You certainly can! Very well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Enjoy this fantastic achievement. Celebrate your new ability, it really will take you far!

Check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Find the fun in every run! 😊

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Makemyboisproud

Not sure if I’m posting in the right place . I graduated today please may I have my graduation badge xx

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Makemyboisproud

Right place indeed and you certainly may! Very well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Enjoy your fantastic achievement and celebrate your new ability!

Do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

But most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Makemyboisproud
MakemyboisproudGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

JoJo thank you I never ever thought I’d do this. Think I could become addicted. I’ve asked for all new running gear for Xmas 🀣

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Makemyboisproud

"Could"?! Sorry... you're already addicted! πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ» it's ok, so are we welcome to our world πŸ˜‰ just wait and see what else you manage in time. Life will never be the same! 😊

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Makemyboisproud
MakemyboisproudGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

JoJo have you done Nov graduation badges yet ??

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Makemyboisproud

Nov all closed off, you won't be able to see your badge on the iphone app but its definitely there. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š

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Liverpoolrunner

Hi i have completed c25k now completed it on sun what a feeling. My name is liverpoolrunner. Thanks

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Liverpoolrunner

Fantastic! Very well done! Yes, it's an amazing feeling πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Enjoy your celebrations, it's a fantastic achievement and a new ability to take forward in life.

Do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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towardsfitness

Hi GoGo_JoJo

I smashed my final run today-W9R3. I went even further and did 5km in about 41 mins

I started only this September and have been running every week. I was fortunate enough not to re-do my runs...

Can I please have my graduation badge

Thanks

Prabhu

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to towardsfitness

That's great! Double well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate this fantastic achievement and your new ability! It really is life-changing!

Please do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, have fun! 😊

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Kyle8
Kyle8Graduate

Hi JoJo! Just wanted to say that I graduated and finally finished week 9 run 3 at the end of last week... but this is just the start really :)

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Kyle8

Fantastic! Well done you! You're right, this is just the beginning πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Enjoy your super achievement and this new ability, it really will take you far!

Don't forget to check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Jiveblue
JiveblueGraduate

Hi. I completed W9R3 on 24th November 2019. Please let me know if I need to do anything else to get the Graduate status beyond sending you this message?! Very excited!!

Cheers.

Jiveblue

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Jiveblue

Superb! Nope, you've done all the hard work now! Very well done πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Enjoy your amazing achievement, this is just the start.

Don't forget to check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Vegout25
Vegout25Graduate

Hi GoGo_JoJo,

I’m Vegout25 and completed W9R3 this evening. Now officially a runner πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠFantastic result, brilliant forum & App. Thanks 😊

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Vegout25

Brilliant! You've been a runner for quite a while now πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‰

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate, and enjoy this fantastic achievement. This new ability will take you far!

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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Chelleypugs
ChelleypugsGraduate

Hi GoGo_JoJo

I completed the final run last night with a slow 5k run which was much longer than 30 minutes.

Started c25k at a local leisure centre in September and this has been my go to place for tips and info.

Could I have my Graduate badge please? 😁

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Chelleypugs

Double result! Very well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate your fantastic achievement(s), and enjoy this new, life changing ability! This is just the beginning...

Don't forget to check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Zumba-kitty
Zumba-kittyGraduate

Hi, I finished W9R3 and completed a 5k. I’m so loving running πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Zumba-kitty

Double whammy! Very well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜You're our 85th successful graduate this month, you're in great company!

Many congratulations to you on your very successful graduation! Celebrate your fantastic achievement and this amazing new ability. It will take you far!

Don't forget to check out the what next guide too...

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Find the fun in every run! 😊

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Love_to_lift
Love_to_liftGraduate

Hiiiiiiii! Could I please have my badge wk9 R3 completed, done, dusted, smashed, polished woohooooo

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Love_to_lift

Superb! Woohoo indeed!! Very well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate your fantastic achievement and your new ability! It really will take you far...

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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Love_to_lift
Love_to_liftGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you so much! Really glad I did this, I'll be aiming to get that 5k in 30 mins so will continue the run 3 to 4 times a week, just would love to follow another structured programme for a 10k....

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Love_to_lift

Consolidate and then check out the magic plan on the Bridge to 10k forum πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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Jplanetj
JplanetjGraduate

Lovely final run last night in a bit of drizzle. First time since week 2 that I've been away from the park and on the roads around here and it was great! Easy run yesterday as I'm coming down from the 5.3Km I did on W9R2. Now looking forward to naked (no headphones) consolidation runs over the next couple of weeks. Yay; I'm a runner!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Jplanetj

You are a fully fledged runner indeed! Very well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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

Don't forget to check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Jplanetj
JplanetjGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks! And fun: that's what we're here for!

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Kafooey
KafooeyGraduate

Completed W9R3 of C25K last night :)

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Kafooey

Brilliant journey, just caught up on your journey. Well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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

Don't forget to check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Aruba2020
Aruba2020Graduate

Best day in a long time!! So happy to complete week 9 run 3 ! Graduation!!!!!

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Aruba2020
Aruba2020Graduate

W9R3 of C25K and graduated !!! So happy 😁 πŸŽ“ πŸƒπŸΎ

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Aruba2020

Well done! So excited you posted twice! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€ͺ😁 love it 🀣 and so you should be excited, it's a big thing!

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

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

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Aruba2020
Aruba2020Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Sorry didn’t Realise I posted twice! πŸ™ˆ looking forward to continuing my running journey x

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Aruba2020

Don't worry! Yes, this is just another stop on the journey, you don't need to go faste, or further, if you don't want to but you'll keep travelling regardless πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Hi, I'm FireworkzπŸ˜€ I graduated last night, in the rain and cold but what an amazing feeling!! Never thought I could do it!

Could I get my graduation badge please?

Thanks in advance x

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Hidden

Brilliant! We can always do so much more than we think. Well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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

Don't forget to check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Find the fun in every run! 😊

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Precentrix
PrecentrixGraduate

Hi lovely,

Technically graduated a while back, with both 30min and 5km runs (not at the same time!) but didn't find the graduation thread coz I'm dumb :)

I'm starting the programme over again, sort of, because the intervals are well timed and trying to increase my stride length (and therefore speed) in the running segments; but that's after having consistently run at least in and off for a couple of months since I finished - which may have been back in August or possibly early September (!).

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Precentrix

Fantastic! Well done on both counts! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Be careful increasing stride length as this changes forces on your legs, knees and feet. Ideally you should work on increasing cadence instead; how many footsteps you do rather than longer striding.

Belated congratulations on your successful graduation regardless. Keep enjoying your achievement and your new ability!

Refer to the what next guide when needed too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Precentrix
PrecentrixGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I'm already at something like 158bpm on average (musician so I've checked this after my playlist got too slow) but with pretty small steps despite being 5'7". Changing to a slightly bigger stride seemed more natural to my body than trying to move my feet faster (I've tried the C25k+ podcasts which go up to 165bpm and it just seems weirdly frantic and I didn't actually increase my speed, just took smaller steps I guess?). But I'm only doing that once a week for intervals, the rest is comfortable plodding. And given that my intervals today were week 1 run 1 it was only 8min of the faster speed, with mostly walking and a bit of jogging between. 8min is probably safe - it's no more of a change than starting the programme in the first place was, and in fact slower because I'm only doing it once a week.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Precentrix

Have you got a reliable device to track cadence rather than just going by your music? I found over time mine increased to well over 170 from 140/150 ish. I'm short at 5'2" but there was definitely an organic increase as form and confidence improved over time. Of course cadence will vary on different terrain, slower on uneven/trail and higher on flat.

Either way, enjoy it, try not to get too hung up on numbers, it is still early days and your body is still adapting and finding its way πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š

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Smelliepoo
SmelliepooGraduate

Keep your finger on the button for me gogo_jojo! Just about to head out for my graduation run............. 😱

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Smelliepoo

Woohoo! Good luck! I'm just about to finish work so will be looking for you! 🀞🏻🀞🏻🀞🏻😊

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Smelliepoo
SmelliepooGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Hit me! I've done it! I still can't believe I am here!! So glad I managed to keep in time and graduate in november... Just!! X

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Smelliepoo

πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ–πŸ»πŸ˜ brilliant!! Very well done, and a nice evening for it too!!

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! What a journey, enjoy this amazing achievement and your new ability! You're going to have a new year like no other! πŸ˜‰

Don't forget to check out the what next guide too...

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Smelliepoo
SmelliepooGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks gogo_jojo! I got so excited I squeeled when I saw graduate after my name! Not my usual style! Ehem!! 😁😁😁😁

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Smelliepoo

Just go with it! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‰ your style, it is a changing! 😁🀣😘

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Candlemaker1

Candlemaker1 πŸ₯³πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Candlemaker1

Welcome aboard, I see you've only just joined the forum tonight. Would you care to share a little of your journey as I can't see that you've actually done the programme? We like to know that all graduates have actually completed all 9 weeks which is usually pretty easy to see from their history here...

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Friedflamingo

Well done to all the graduates! Can’t wait to be where you are 😊

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Hi, thanks for replying. You asked for my username so I can get the graduation badge... Username is Fireworkz. Looking forward to getting the badge. Going to do some consolidation runs then onto Bridge to 10kπŸ™ˆ

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Hidden

I think we've fallen into the twilight zone... you got your badge 12 hrs ago... 🀣 you're still on your graduation high aren't you? If you can't see it, check on the web as it doesn't show on the iPhone app...I blamed Apple πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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T_Challa_2016

I am very proud to say that I have graduated. I completed my final run this morning and feeling excited to pursue my running!! 😁😁

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to T_Challa_2016

Well done! You should be excited! It's a great result! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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

Do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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pa259
pa259Graduate

pa259 finished my final run today.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to pa259

Well done on getting through it. To be honest my final run was a bit meh too. But stick with it, it really, really does help πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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

Don't forget to check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep funning! 🀣

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oaprunner
oaprunnerGraduate

I'm glad to report that oaprunner completed W9R3 this morning! I had to wait until the frost had gone so there was no possibility of any slips. That was very frustrating, but a it was a lovely run in the sunshine to finish the week. I'll say a little more on the main posts, but, for you, I'll add that I'm all plant based too and have in fact been a vegan for the last 43 of my 68 years.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to oaprunner

Ah fantastic! Final run in the sun is a bonus! Very well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Plant power rules! I'm still a newbie but so glad I took the leap! 🌱

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Enjoy your fantastic achievement, and this new ability, which will take you new and exciting places!

Don't forget to read the what next guide too!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Find the fun in every run! 😊

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oaprunner
oaprunnerGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

The next step starts on Monday - have read the guide and got the podcast already! Thanks for all you do.

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Harri600411
Harri600411Graduate

Hi I’m really pleased to say completed run 3 of week 9 last night. I did it last year with a group, but fizzled out during the winter. This time I intend not to let this happen :)

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Harri600411

Brilliant! Yes, its really easy to lose motivation, but it's worth the effort to keep at it. Well done for getting through it. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Enjoy your fantastic achievement and your new ability! It really will take you far.

Don't forget to check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Harri600411
Harri600411Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you

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Dadthefish
DadthefishGraduate

Hi GoGo_JoJo I completed the C25K back in the summer but never got around to applying for the certificate. So thought I would try and get it now. I’m still running three times a week for 45-mins at a time so keeping it up. My username is Dadthefish. Thanks

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Dadthefish

No problem! There you go! Great to see you're keeping it up πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Belated congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Keep enjoying your new ability, it's a good one!

If in doubt, always refer to the what next guide

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep funning! 🀣

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Dadthefish
DadthefishGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Haha thanks, I willπŸ˜…

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Manicmum63
Manicmum63Graduate

Graduated Thursday..

Am searching up what next.

I can run 5 km ... just takes me a long time

I really love the structure so any tips on a structure to get stronger and a bit faster are great

Also I prefer to run so early that no one is about.. something to get past I think

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Manicmum63

Fantastic! Well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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

Enjoy doing both 5k and 30 min runs for a while and then check out the Magic plan on the Bridge to 10k forum for the next jump to either 60 mins or 10k.

If early mornings work for you (very peaceful) don't worry too much but I'm sure you'll find yourself wanting to run at other times when commitments get in the way. Your confidence will continue to grow 😊

Please do read the what next guide for even more tips on moving forward

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep having fun! 😊

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Waiatarua
WaiataruaGraduate

Went out today on an icy morning and had a really lovely run, didnt want to stop so kept going for 35 whole minutes! W9R3 done!

Nowhere near 5k but I'm very contented, looking forward go my next run on Monday. Thanks so much to everyone on these message boards, I have been reading for weeks and very grateful for advice and kindness.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Waiatarua

Brilliant! Well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate your fantastic achievement and this new ability, it really will take you far!

Please do read the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Find the fun in every run! 😊

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Well its been an incredible month folks. My quick reckoning says 99 badges allocated... that's just a brilliant and mind boggling number.

Since joining this forum myself I've watched the numbers literally explode. Sometimes it's really hard to keep up with posts, there's so many but I can tell you that allocating badges and watching you all succeed, especially at something we all doubt we can at some point, fills me with a unique pleasure and a hope that together we are actually changing the world, one runner at a time, making people that little bit healthier and happier.

So to every November graduate, it has been an honor, thank you. πŸ’•

To everyone who has not quite got there yet... it's just a matter of time, we're waiting for you πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‰

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Thisgirlcandoit

Hi Jo,

I completed couch to 5k last week and have since been on another run as I missed it so much.

Can I get my graduation badge please ?

Many thanks Vicki

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Thisgirlcandoit

You sure can, and you'll bring me up to 100, so an extra polish for yours! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜πŸ…

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate your fantastic achievement and this new ability, it's going to take you far!

Do check out the what next guide at some point too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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

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Beerslurpa
BeerslurpaGraduate

W9 R3 complete !

I have loved C25K and now I’m a little bit obsessed with running! Found the first few weeks very hard but as I was eating the right things, ditched the beer 😳 and cycled twice a week, I even lost a few pounds, I have tried protein shakes, energy bars and recovery drinks along the way.

I celebrated with a glass of San Miguel , but guess what, I have list the taste for it ! Who would have thought !

My last run was amazing , I just couldn’t stop running! Felt great and even got quicker the last few minutes.

Ty for all the support ,

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Beerslurpa

Technically you're a December... but as the post isn't up yet... I won't tell if you don't! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€£πŸ€ͺ I have the occasional zero alcohol beer to pretend I'm joining in 🀣

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation! Celebrate your fantastic achievement and your new, life changing ability!

Do check out the what next guide too

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Most of all, keep running!! 😊

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Kingfisher29
Kingfisher29Graduate

Julia Campbell aka kingfisher29

has completed C25K week9 and run. For 30 mins woo hoo

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Kingfisher29

That's strange Julia, you applied for, and got your badge last month πŸ€”

Hope you're keeping up the runs! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

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Kingfisher29
Kingfisher29Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Oops did I ?I was reading some of my threads and wasn’t sure if I’d applied for my badge .. I ll see if I can find it - I did a run in the pouring rain on Thursday .. I keep repeating the last weeks on C25K Laura spurs me on ! In the New year goina try and do more and do the 5k - thanks for your prompt reply πŸ‘πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Kingfisher29

You should be able to see your badge next to your name, unless your using the iphone app, they don't show on there...

Running in the rain can be weirdly satisfying πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ»

Good luck with the 5k 😁

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Kingfisher29

You can also buy an actual pin here too if you'd like something you can show off πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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