W9R3 Graduation at parkrun 😁😁😁😁 βž• VRB meet 😲 - Couch to 5K

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W9R3 Graduation at parkrun 😁😁😁😁 βž• VRB meet 😲

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
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Bit of a chilly one!

The C25K group I've been coaxing / coaching / assisting joined me for a slightly earlier start as we use the local parkrun for the celebration that is graduation day!!! πŸ˜ƒ

As one of my VRBs knew one of my C25K group, today also became a VRB meet up!

Wow! What an event! A grand day out!

I have to say, that I was really torn from group to group. Priority of course to my new C25K group but so fantastic to see VRBs again, and then all the parkrun volunteers.

Recovery drinks and cake at the café gave me the opportunity to chat with old friends and new in the warmth, and ideas for the next VRB meet were suggested 😁

Congratulations to my group and to everyone else who has graduated this week. You are all awesome!

🐱 Katnap 🐱

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate

It might have been mentioned in other posts but a lot of VRBs got PBs and better than average times. We do have a flat course so parkrun tourists are most welcome to come and shoot for a new PB. πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸ†

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Dexy5

Congratulations everyone, and you are awesome too Katnap. You are obviously a great coach and a popular one too 😸

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5! It always feels like you want to bottle those feelings for later consumption. But there's always the next meeting! πŸ˜ƒ

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Dexy5
Dexy5
in reply to Katnap

And I’m sure there will be another one.

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Dexy5
Dexy5
in reply to Katnap

And happy Runniversary ; I didn’t realise.

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

It was a celebration on many levels! 😁

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WillowandSola

It sounds so fun to meet up with others from here and run

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to WillowandSola

Our admins and mentors help to maintain the supportive nature of the forum and the attitude is taken from the virtual to the real world.

I look forward to seeing posts from yourself when you get to your own VRB meet! 😁

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate

Sounds like a fantastic time for all of you. Well done

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Grannytobe

Hi there Grannytobe! How are your runs going?

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate
in reply to Katnap

Brilliant thanks, just finished w3 of ju Ju's plan. Running distance so slowed down.

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Grannytobe

Exciting! Its nice to do a mix of run types after C25K. πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate
in reply to Katnap

Are you planning to head on up to 10k after consolation? It's rather nice not having a podcast telling you what to do all the time

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Grannytobe

I'm a bit of a wolf in sheep's clothing here on the C25K forum as today is actually my graduation anniversary!

And yesterday I did 10k with my partner who was on their 10k anniversary!

So here I am one year on and already helping a 2nd group to graduation glory!

I'll look out for your posts on B210k πŸ‘πŸ‘

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primaballerina

how lovely - congratulations!

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to primaballerina

Thanks primaballerina! 😁

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate
in reply to Katnap

Ah fooled me, I was the one who posted about snow ⛄️ yesterday. Happy running

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Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate

Well done Katnap leading next generation of C25Kers out into the running world

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Papillon17

They'll never be the same now they have a taste for parkrun! 😁😁😁

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Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Katnap

Never done one maybe one day

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Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Brilliant! 🀩 Congratulations to all of the amazing graduates! A very happy day indeed! ❀️

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

😁😁😁😁

It was you might say, fabulous!

😁😁😁😁

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Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Katnap

It certainly was! πŸ₯°β€οΈ

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Wenderwoo

Congratulations πŸ†πŸ˜

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

Thank you Wenderwoo! How is your C25K going?

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Wenderwoo

It’s good, just finished W5, but have a little niggle with a hamstring which I’m trying to resolve before starting W6

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

If you can (or try to) touch your toes, that might help your hamstring tightness.

Stretch as far as you can comfortably for 30 seconds, straighten up for 10 seconds then stretch again. You should find you can stretch a bit further the second time. Repeat if you want to. I never repeat more than 3 times myself as I feel like it might do more harm than good to stretch too far or for too long.

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BaddieThePirate

Yes, congratulations to your lot of runny people. Glad the weather held and the river stayed where it should. Well done everybody πŸ…

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Jonno34
Jonno34Graduate

Am I the only one. VRB?

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JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate
in reply to Jonno34

Virtual Running Buddy!πŸ˜€

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Jonno34

And now ARB - actual running buddy 😁😁😁

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Jonno34

How are you getting on Jonno34? Consolidating? B210k?

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Jonno34
Jonno34Graduate
in reply to Katnap

Yes thanks. My weekly regimen is 2 x 5k and 1x10k. Oddly my first ever 10k is the one to beat but my last two have been my second best efforts. Off to Zanzibar for a weeks diving hoping to do a couple of 5s there. Got a 5k event in Paphos on the 24th then back to the UK where I intend to do a couple of parkruns at Framlingham and maybe the Southend Pudding race.!

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Jonno34

πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚ awesome! πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘

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JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate

Well done on your coaching Katnap! Could this be an ongoing thing?πŸ‘

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to JonathanP

The next real world C25K group will be mid January 2020.

Wow... Remember when the year 2000 seemed a long way away?

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JonathanP
JonathanPGraduate
in reply to Katnap

You're making me feel old(er)!πŸ˜€

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Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to JonathanP

πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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