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DECEMBER 2019 C25K GRADUATES - REQUEST YOUR BADGE HERE!!!😊

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roseabiAdministrator

Closing comments on this post, please FOLLOW THIS LINK to the latest Badges post to request your well-earned badge:

healthunlocked.com/couchto5....

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Hello runner!

Many congratulations for completing the 9 week Couch to 5K training programme! You can now run for 30 minutes continuously - you are a superstar!!!

Please comment below to request your Graduate badge.

We on the Admin Team feel enormously proud of you, and privileged to award you your richly deserved badge. We will try not to leave you waiting too long as we know how great it feels when your badge arrives - but please bear with us! We will give you your badge as soon as possible 😊😊😊

We hope you will continue posting here in the Couch to 5K community, sharing your experience with the new runners working through the programme, and updating us with your progress as you consolidate your 30 minute runs.

Speaking of progression, we have a new monthly CONSOLIDATION CLUB just for new graduates like you! Doors are always open, why not pop in and say hi!!!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

And when you are ready, have a look at our 'WHAT NEXT?' post, for loads of great ideas about how to build upon your amazing achievement.

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Happy running!

Your Admin Team xx

December 1st, 2019

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Just saying, love this programme and love this forum.

Third time round for me and comforting to know that the programme is available to anyone who wishes to give themselves this gift.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tbae

😘😘😘

Could I have a badge please? Week 9 completed on this chilly morning- thank you

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Ouchto5kmummy

Well done!! Amazing work!!!

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Ouchto5kmummyGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank

You very much

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Renee66Graduate

Hi hope I'm at the right place to request my graduation badge????Thank you for all the organization that goes into making people like me feel so good about starting to run.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Renee66

You most certainly are - there you go, superstar!!!

It is our absolute pleasure xxx

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Renee66Graduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you very much! What a nice thing to do for us!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Renee66

We love it 😊😊😊

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beth_fGraduate

Hello Roseabi. I completed my C25K this morning and would love a graduation badge. My final run (W9R3) was a charity 5K in aid of the firefighters which was lovely & a worthy cause (despite the mud). Thank you very much xx

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to beth_f

That's amazing - well done!!!

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SimonC25Graduate

Hi Roseabi, I actually completed C25k back in July but didn't get round to posting here for a badge. It is a brilliant programme and I love running (done 9 parkruns now, each one slightly quicker than the previous one). The support on this forum has been great.

Simon

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to SimonC25

Hey Simon! That is so wonderful to read, you are a superstar!!!

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SimonC25Graduate in reply to roseabi

Not so sure about the superstar bit. I just enjoy my running.

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CorarunGraduate

Hurrah! I graduated this morning! I can’t quite believe it!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Corarun

Woohoo!! Well done you!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kazzykaz1Graduate

Well I finally graduated 😁I did my final run on 29th November and I'm feeling so proud of myself. Onwards and upwards.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Kazzykaz1

Fabulous work - well done!!!!

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MedirunGraduate

I graduated on 1 November so a badge would be great please!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Medirun

Congratulations!!!

Have you been enjoying your running since graduating?

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MarfwarblerGraduate

Hi! I graduated last Friday and did my first consolidation run today!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Marfwarbler

Awesome work - congratulations!!!

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MarfwarblerGraduate

Thanks!

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shrinkingjazGraduate

Love this program, and love the community even more! I graduated this morning and would love a badge. Thank you so much! :)

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GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to shrinkingjaz

There you go! Sparkly and shiny, just for you πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Many congratulations to you on your successful graduation!! Enjoy your achievement 😊

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shrinkingjazGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you!!

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FatbummumGraduate

Hi

Is there a badge for completing 10 k

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Fatbummum

Hi!

Yes there is, over on the Bridge to 10K community. Request your badge here:

healthunlocked.com/bridgeto...

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FatbummumGraduate in reply to roseabi

Many thanks πŸ‘πŸ‘

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dewolfGraduate

Please can I have a badge, completed today!!! Thank you

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to dewolf

Congratulations, runner!!!!!

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Tanny40Graduate

Completed the programme today! Lovely last run; looking forward to lots more as a graduate!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tanny40

Fantastic work - well done!!!

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MellowyelloGraduate

Hello roseabi

I completed my C25K in November last year and I did put in for a Graduate request, but never received one 😩. I’m just starting the 5 to 10k and was wondering if I could have my 5k β€˜graduate’ recognition please?

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Mellowyello

Hi!

I can see your Graduate badge next to your name. If you are using the Health Unlocked App to view posts here, I'm afraid you won't be able to see your badge. Log in via your internet browser and you should see it xxx

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MellowyelloGraduate

Oh, I see. How come I can see other people’s graduation badges?

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Mellowyello

That's curious! I'm going to PM you...

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SportyPsychGraduate

Hi there! Very pleased and proud to report that I have completed my Couch to 5K runs today--and have the muddy trainers to prove it.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to SportyPsych

Awesome! You must post a picture 😊😊😊

Congratulations, here is your badge xxx

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SportyPsychGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thanks! Much appreciated.

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AuntysocialGraduate

Just done W9 R3 this morning and have even signed up for a reindeer stampede (5Kpark run) on Sunday to prove it to the family. So I will get a medal, free antlers and a mince pie too. Winning!

So happy!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Auntysocial

Definitely winning! Here is your badge πŸ˜„

Many congratulations xxx

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Tommy1007Graduate

So pleased I started running C25K

Feeling great, physically and mentally. Puts me in a great mood after Ive ran

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tommy1007

Amazing! That's great to see 😊😊😊

What week are you on?

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Tommy1007Graduate

I finished the programme on 27th November and have been doing week 9 runs since

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tommy1007

Ah well, you'd better have a Graduate badge then - congratulations!!!!

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flossydogGraduate

I completed my couch to 5k today with a park run. Thank you for all your support. Am so pleased.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to flossydog

Awesome - well done!!!!!!

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Noodle1991Graduate

Hello Roseabi

Not sure if I’m commenting in the right place. I would really like to be awarded a graduation badge. My name is Jean Robinson and my user I’d is Noodle 91

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Noodle1991

Congratulations, superstar!!!!

I'm now a graduate! Amazing programme. Please may I have my badge? Thank you x

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Thisoneistrying

Certainly - there you go!

Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ThisoneistryingGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you x

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Kirky1967Graduate

Hi there, I finished week 9 this week. I've been running 5k since W8R1 on a time if between 32mins/34mins. I can't thank NHS Couch to 5k enough.. When I started W1 I had to stop after about 30secs... I can't believe how far I've come..

Thanks for everything, Dave. πŸ‘

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Kirky1967

That's amazing! Congratulations Dave!!!

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Kirky1967Graduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you.

Dave πŸ‘

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Reviewer2000Graduate

May I also request a badge - completed last week, although I’m repeating the very last run until I feel more comfortable with 30 minutes. I’m still shy about my running. I never say β€œI’m going out for a run” but β€œI’m going out”, and I don’t run with other people as I don’t feel inclined/ not sure I could keep a conversation, and I don’t want to worry that I’m slowing people down. But by continuing consolidation I hope to improve my confidence.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Reviewer2000

Congratulations, and well done for keeping up with your running! You will certainly become a stronger and more confident runner xxx

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JaccaGraduate

Hi roseabi,

please could I have my badge for completing c25k- Also could you please say thank you to all the team that make this forum possible- it’s amazing 🀩🀩🀩 thanks again!!

Jacca x

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Jacca

Huge congratulations!!!

And that's really lovely of you to say, and I will most certainly pass it on! xxx

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EnxoGraduate

Hi - Completed W9R3 today - thanks for all the help and advice - any chance of a badge?

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Enxo

Absolutely! A huge well done to you!!!

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EnxoGraduate in reply to roseabi

Many thanks!

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BuendiaGraduate

Hi! I guess I technically graduated in October (when I completed the program) but I just did a full 5k (ran the whole thing!), and I'm so proud! So now finally requesting "graduate" next to my name. Thank you so much for this program!!! It has meant so, so much to me!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Buendia

Well done - superstar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GlitteryGraduate

Just seen this. I finished on Wednesday and still can’t quite believe I did it! Off the find the consolidation club thread as suddenly feeling a bit lost without the target of the next run in the program to keep me motivated.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Glittery

Congratulations, runner!!!!! You definitely did it 😊😊😊

Here is the link to the Club: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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getfitatlastGraduate

Well that was horrible but its done now. Is there such a thing as a Personal Worst? That was it! Too many Christmas dinners over the weekend I think. Can I have my badge please?

I think I need to carry on with the 30 minute runs until it gets easier before I try anything else. I'll have a look at the consolidation info too I think.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to getfitatlast

Ha ha, well done!!!

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TryingHard73Graduate

Hi - 3rd 30 min run completed tonight. Felt good and strong - unfortunately watch didn’t reflect this but pleased none the less!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to TryingHard73

Awesome work!!!

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TryingHard73Graduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you!

Frankiev profile image
FrankievGraduate

Hi could I get my badge please, finished about a month ago, still running for 30mins and trying to increase my distance now. Great programme to support non runners like myself!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Frankiev

There you go, runner - amazing stuff!!!

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JamenomiGraduate

Hi, I finally finished the plan last week 😁. Can't quite believe I've managed it especially when I remember how hard I found week 1! First run off plan this morning and managed to reach 5k for the first time too 😁😁. Mainly hated running at the start and now I mainly love it (although those first 5 mins are always my mental battleground!).

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Jamenomi

That's wonderful - a massive well done to you!!!

And don't worry, we all feel like that 😊😊😊

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ItzbronteGraduate

I graduated 29th Nov and never claimed my graduation badge.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Itzbronte

Hi, that's strange because I can see your Graduate badge next to your name! If you are using the Health Unlocked app unfortunately you will not be able to see your badge - you need to log in via a browser xxx

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NorwegianWoodGraduate in reply to roseabi

Where does one find the badge once you have logged in?

Hello, I just completed week 9 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯³πŸŽŠ.. thank you for providing the goal and framework to radically improve my health over the past 2 months. I would be delighted to see Graduate next to my user name, thank you and Merry Xmas β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Wildstrawberries

Amazing! Huge congratulations, and a very merry Christmas to you too!!! xxx

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DoorsOffGraduate

I am very happy to have completed my week 9 third run on December 8th....

....please may I graduate?!

Now continuing to run 5k three times per week

Thankyou very much!! I would never have believed it possible

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to DoorsOff

Certainly you may, you superstar!!!!

Very well done, and happy running 😊😊😊

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DoorsOffGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you very much !!!!

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LadyAdurGraduate

Hurray!!! I graduated this evening πŸ™ŒπŸ» I’m so amazed that this works, I still can’t believe it. Thank you to this wonderful forum for all the advice and motivation πŸ˜€

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to LadyAdur

You are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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jsh2803Graduate

Completed Week 9 Run 3 this am, whilst not yet at 5k in 30 mins would be delighted to Graduate badge. A fantastic network and programme

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to jsh2803

Many congratulations - well done!!!

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jsh2803Graduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you

Hi there, graduated today. Very happy, please may I have s badge?

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Runningdumpling

Absolutely! Congratulations!!!!!

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HoysinGraduate

Hi, I completed c25k this evening!! I can't believe I have done this. 😊😊

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Hoysin

Well done, superstar!!!!

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ForpetessakeGraduate

Hello me again

Wow I’ve just completed

Many thanks for this forum for the advice and support along the way!

Couldn’t have done it without this support.

I never ever thought I could do this

If i can anyone can ❀️

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Forpetessake

Wonderful wonderful news - well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Justdoit2015Graduate

Hello, I completed my first 5k run last week on the last race of week 9 on the App. I completed the 30 minutes and just thought : sod it, and kept jogging. I was wearing a sports watch which told me how many KM I was running. I reached 5k after 43 minutes and 16 seconds, will probably write a post about it soon :)

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Justdoit2015

Congratulations!!!!

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Vicky_corsaGraduate

Hi can you please add me to the December graduation list. Completed on Friday and it feels amazing.

Thank you all for your guidance and support that helped me achieve this.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Vicky_corsa

Here is your badge - and a massive well done!!!!!

And it's our pleasure xxx

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Hated2RunGraduate

Hi RosieB - I actually completed a month or 2 ago and am nearly done on the 10k (9k last week!) - just managed to pick up a heavy cold now plus a stomach bug though so that one will have to wait till Jan but a 5k badge would be nice thanks!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Hated2Run

Yes it would! Hope you feel better really soon!!!!

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Hated2RunGraduate

thanks :)

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AlliwalliGraduate

I graduated yesterday it's a great programme πŸ‘

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Alliwalli

Massive congratulations!!!

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bunionfootGraduate

Really enjoyed the ride with the lovely Laura. Am so proud of myself 'coz I was always rubbish at sports at school. At 60 years old I have now run further and longer than I have ever done in my life before! Will definatley keep on running, next goal is a park run, then on to 10k!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to bunionfoot

That is wonderful to read! Well done, and here is your well deserved badge!!!

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RunSkippyRunGraduate

Yay! Did it !!!!

When I started 5k seemed such a challenge that I can't really believe how easily it went (easily compared to what I expected). First weeks were the toughest, probably because starting from a low base (w1 runs were done 8 times before feeling I could move on). Did 5k on Saturday in just under 40 mins - wheeeee!! :-) :-)

Thank you to the programme - I feel hugely fitter and healthier. Thanks also to the forum members and administrators for support and advice.

I am now looking forward to consolidating and then moving onto 10k.

And - because it is one of the things that helped in terms of having a target to achieve - may I have a badge please?

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to RunSkippyRun

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done, and yes here is your badge 😊😊😊

Today I finally completed the C25K! Looking forward to being a graduate. Today was very cold and a little icy but I completed it and look forward to the new year of running.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to

Congratulations, runner!!!!

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CBC25KGraduate

I've completed it today - really enjoyed it, had a bit niggle on my left ankle the last 2 runs so gonna recover over the festive period 😊

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to CBC25K

Well done!!!! Enjoy your rest xxx

I finished today in the snow!! If someone told me when I started that I'd be running 30 minutes straight, let alone in perfect weather, but in the snow? I would've laughed! But here I am!! :)

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to sarahsmilesss9

Here you are! Massive congratulations, and how lovely in the snow!!! Was it lovely in the snow? 😊😊😊

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BoomumGraduate

Hi completed couch to 5k I’m September and I’m still running 3 times a week. I’m significantly lighter and healthier. Please may I apply for my badge thank you

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Boomum

Certainly - there you go!! How lovely to read that you're getting on so well - superstar runner 😍😍😍

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PlodderBGraduate

Really pleased to have completed couch to 5k , some days were better than others, but overall feel much better for it! Will endeavour to continue running a couple if times a week at least. Next outing should be a run in boxing day and then a dip in the sea barrier!!!!

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PlodderBGraduate in reply to PlodderB

That should read brrrr!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to PlodderB

Awesome work, and that sounds fabulous - merry Christmas!!!

Hi Please could you send me the badge I've just completed my last run of W9 .

This is an awesome app.

Thank you.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to

Many congratulations, superstar!!!

And here is your badge! Please note that it is a virtual badge that appears next to your name when you comment and post in the C25K community xxx

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TippyrunnGraduate

Done it. Finished with a park run in 40 mins. Michael Johnson gave up on me so ran for 40 mins. Followed with coffee and mince pie with a crazy group of running friends. Feel like I earned my badge. Going to stay with 5 k. Think that's about my level. Thanks for fab support, got here at third attempt. Whoop whoop.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tippyrunn

Fabulous news!! Well done, runner, and Merry Christmas!!!!!

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BlackCat21Graduate

Hi

Can I have a badge please? Proudly graduated this morning,

BlackCat

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to BlackCat21

Certainly! Well done you superstar!!!!!!

BlackCat21 profile image
BlackCat21Graduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you! This really is the very BEST thing to happen to me! 😊

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to BlackCat21

😍😍😍

Hey guys, I completed C25k today.

Please may I have a badge?

Thank you

Mig

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to RunningMigster

Huge congratulations!!!!

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Tmm27Graduate

Hi I completed C25K today ! Amazing program ! I’m running for 30 minutes non stop so I’m going to be working on running 5 k . This program is amazing !

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tmm27

Awesome work, congratulations and have fun with your running!!!

Shapes profile image
ShapesGraduate

Completed c25k yesterday. Never thought I could run but have proved myself wrong. Brilliant app. Thanks

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Shapes

Amazing!!!!! Well done 😊😊😊

I have just completed C25K.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Northpenninesjogger

Congratulations!!!

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GingerrunnerGraduate

Hi. I completed the Couch 2 5 K this morning. What a fab programme. I’m 61 years old and was not a runner. I have got through the programme with no injuries and have loved every minute. I feel really proud of myself. I will be joining your consolidation club and hope to do my first park run after the new year. Please may I have my badge? Thank you so much.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Gingerrunner

You are more than welcome, and thank you for the wonderful feedback πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Congratulations, superstar runner!!!!

1Cat profile image
1CatGraduate

Just completed week 9, run 3. Looking forwards to officially graduating!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to 1Cat

Massive congratulations!!!!!!

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1CatGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thanks! It's an awesome feeling, I'd like to bottle it for future runs!

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BetterhabitsGraduate

Hi, Could I have a badge please, just finished my third run of week nine today and feeling very pleased with myself. A few hiccups this week as we’ve had some extreme weather - with 39 and 43 degree days this week in sunny Melbourne - not really been suitable for running, but I finally got there.

Wouldn’t have made it without the wonderful support and information on this site!

Now for consolidation over the next 4 weeks then hopefully will start stretching it out so I can finally make 5km and do some park runs.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Betterhabits

Wow, congratulations!!! Extra impressive in that heat!

Well done, and that sounds like an excellent plan xxx

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BetterhabitsGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thanks roseabi!

Hi. I completed run3 week 9 yesterday. Really feeling great and will be reading and contributing on the consolidation forums. Thank you for all you all do.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Portlandprincess

That's fantastic! Well done, and it's a pleasure 😊😊😊

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JamohanlallGraduate

Hi! I have completed my graduation run today! Feeling pretty proud of myself! Requesting the badge please. Thanks!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Jamohanlall

Congratulations, superstar!!!!!!!

Hiya!

Completed Week 9, run 3 today. Can I have a badge please!

Thanx

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Distance

Congratulations!!!

AnyUser profile image
AnyUserGraduate

Graduation run completed today! Please may I have my badge?

Thank you.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to AnyUser

Merry Christmas!!!

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MightyMaxGraduate

I'm not sure if this is what you mean by comment below. But, I finished my C25K a couple of months ago - I just found this site. I am so happy I found the app and finished it!! I had tried a couple of times before, but this time I stuck with it and it has made such a difference for me. Thank you to everyone involved in creating the app and running (pun intended) this site. :-)

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to MightyMax

Congratulations!!!

I hope you enjoy this website! We also have communities for those wishing to run further than 5K, and just generally improve their running and/or fitness:

Bridge to 10K: healthunlocked.com/bridgeto10k

Marathon Running and Race Support: healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Strength & Flex: healthunlocked.com/strength...

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WillowrunGraduate

Hi Roseabi.

Finished C25k early in December and have done 3 park runs now. Am thrilled to bits! Please may I have my badge πŸ˜ŠπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Willowrun

That is so wonderful!!!! Well done, superstar xxx

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sarahbee_ukGraduate

Hello! Can I have a graduation badge please? Just scraped through before the end 2019 😊

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to sarahbee_uk

Fabulous work, congratulations!!!

From the kid who was told to sit out the running at school...thanks for getting me there, guys...I only flipping did it!

roseabi profile image
roseabiAdministrator in reply to TwigletChipstick

Awesome!!! You showed them 😊😊😊

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GreenLizardGraduate

Hi I have finished the programme! So pleased to have done great support from my fellow runners and proud of myself too! Please can I have my badge πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to GreenLizard

Congratulations, superstar!!!!

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t7shaGraduate

I've finally completed C25K today and it felt AMAZING! Please can I have my badge πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to t7sha

Congratulations!!!

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RunawayBettyGraduate

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I did my graduation run today!! 😊😊😊 So, can I please have my badge?

Also a big thank you to all you admins on this wonderful forum, you are doing an amazing job!!! 😊

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to RunawayBetty

Well done, superstar!!!!

And it's our pleasure xxx

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RunawayBettyGraduate in reply to roseabi

OMG, it's already there - woohoo! Thank you!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to RunawayBetty

πŸ˜„β€οΈ

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Piggy44Graduate

I would love a badge please ?? Thank you .

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Piggy44

There you go, Graduate!!!

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JollyjuleGraduate

Hello there,

I would like to get my badge. I did my final run three days ago. Next run will be tomorrow and then I aim to finish 2019 with a 3k on New Years Eve.

All the best to you from Germany!

Kind regards Judith

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Jollyjule

Herzliche Glückwünsche!!!!! 😊😊😊

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VeganlynzGraduate

Hi, hope this is the right place to let you know I graduated yesterday πŸ˜‡ w9r3 done and loved every minute! Can I have a badge please? Thanks cx

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Veganlynz

Congratulations, superstar!!!!

There is your badge xxx

Abi1992 profile image
Abi1992Graduate

Can I have a badge please? Just graduated today and feeling a good buzz!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Abi1992

Amazing work - well done!!!

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JimmyLucy2Graduate

Completed C25K this morning - woohoo! Please may I have my badge? Have loved this whole experience!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to JimmyLucy2

That's fantastic - huge congratulations!!!

Ta dah! Completed C25K this morning. I think it took around 10 weeks, needing to work around some hot weather and a few appointments.

While running is still very slow, I'm finding that most days the run is easier than the previous day. I'm looking forward to a period of consolidation where I can get faster and closer to 5K. At this stage the only goal I have is to be running for 30mins 3 times/week.

Like others I am appreciative of this community which helps greatly in encouraging and maintaining motivation. Thanks roseabi for your part in keeping it running smoothly. :-)

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to NorwegianWood

It's my pleasure!

Well done, you superstar runner!!!

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lvbrown79Graduate

Please can I have a badge?! πŸ₯³ finished week 9 at the beginning of December and am patching myself up for my first Parkrun this weekend. Thanks!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to lvbrown79

Well done!!!

how exciting!!!!!! Have fun at parkrun, and let us know how you get on xxx

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LellyanneGraduate

Hello! I graduated in October just getting round to now asking for my graduate badge! I may be a graduate but I’m still very much on my couch to 5k journey!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Lellyanne

Ha ha - there you go! xxx

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CJMummaGraduate

Yay! I finished this morning πŸ₯³ Could I please get my badge? Thank you πŸ™πŸΌ I’m so proud to be a part of this, it really has made such a difference in my life ☺️

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to CJMumma

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2flatfeetGraduate

Hello! I’ve just finished my graduation run (celebratory cuppa and cake being scoffed as I type!). Please may I add my name to the December Graduate list. Many thanksπŸ‘

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to 2flatfeet

This is like writing the New Year Honours list! Fabulous work, runner!!!!! 😊😊😊

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2flatfeetGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you!!!! 😁

TobyH profile image
TobyHGraduate

I graduated today😁. I started on the 12th October and managed to run 5.26 km over the 30 min today so well chuffed with my progress over that time. What a great app. Thanks for the support.

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2flatfeetGraduate in reply to TobyH

Wow that’s an amazing distance!!! Think you’ve just made that graduation feeling even better!!! Well Done You!!!πŸΎπŸ‘πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to TobyH

Massive congratulations!!!

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kindarunninGraduate

Could I get my badge please?

I actually graduated about 6 weeks ago and dont post much, but as I've read plenty on here and gained from all the encouraging posts, I'd like to post a few of my own, and move on to the bridge to 10k......wearing my badge with pride for both would be nice.

Thanks to all the admin + regular posters on here, really is a great community and I'll try to be a bit more involved in it now I'm well and truly addicted to this running malarkey, hoping to do 5 miles for the first time today!

Thanks all. πŸ‘Happy running in 2020

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to kindarunnin

Awesome!!!!! Happy 2020 running to you too xxx

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kindarunninGraduate in reply to roseabi

I got a badge!!πŸ˜€

Thanks for the quick response roseabi, great to finish the year as an "official" graduate. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to kindarunnin

😊😊😊

LC07 profile image
LC07Graduate

Week 9 completed. Onwards and upwards from here I hope.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to LC07

Congratulations, and Happy New Year!!!

LC07 profile image
LC07Graduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you. Hope you have a great new year.

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xx2000Graduate

I have just finished !! W9R3 the last day of the year (not a bad way to finish and begin the year) . May i have my graduation badge? .

Thanks for all your work, support and useful information that makes this posible.

πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to xx2000

Fabulous work!!! Well done, and Happy New Year!!!!

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xx2000Graduate in reply to roseabi

Thanks and Happy 2020!!!

Pugly profile image
PuglyGraduate

HI, please can I have a badge. I started C25K on 1st Jan 2019 aged 67. I am now 68 and this morning I completed 5K in 30.15 mins. I am so grateful to C25K and feel that I have a new lease of life. Many thanks and please keep up the good work. Happy New Year

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Pugly

That's so awesome to read!!!! Well done you, and have an amazing 2020!!!!

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Marth-EliseGraduate

Hope I am not too late to request a graduate badge - I graduated just before Christmas in time for my very first park run a week later ☺️

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Marth-Elise

Congratulations!!!

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WilmawobblesGraduate

Morning!

Can I have a badge please? 😊

After 2 years of starting and stopping I have finally completed it! And have been out for 2 longer runs already... I'm aiming for a 10k soon πŸ’ͺ

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Wilmawobbles

Marvellous! Well done!!!

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WalkingvirgoGraduate

Hi I complete my Couch to 5K on 27th December and would like to request my badge please. Is there any thing else I need to do to graduate? :-)

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Walkingvirgo

You have done it - congratulations!!!

afczulu profile image
afczuluGraduate

Can you badge me up please, completed my first 5k of the year and first for 2 years thanks to the couch to 5k programme on 7th December in 29:42 at my local Park Run. Trust in the programme!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to afczulu

There you go - congratulations!!!

Nitlah profile image
NitlahGraduate

Whoop whoop I graduated last Monday & feel fantastic πŸ‘

I completed my first run post graduating today & love how running is just something I now do πŸ˜€

This forum has been invaluable for advice & I'll continue to use as I continue running

I did it! What a feeling!

Lesaspie profile image
LesaspieGraduate

Hello Roseabi. :). I completed the programme today! Could I please have a badge? :D

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Lesaspie

Well done! xx

Lesaspie profile image
LesaspieGraduate in reply to roseabi

Bless You, Thanks so much!!! I will write a post in a moment..... how do I download the nice yellow certificate please? :)

x

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Lesaspie

If on mobile, press down on the image and you should get a pop-up with an option to download. On desktop/laptop right-click and select 'save image as'. This may vary depending on your device 😊

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LesaspieGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you! I will try both. :)

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TulipMagooGraduate

Hello, I completed the app this morning. I have really enjoyed this programme. Is there a follow up?? Thank you

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to TulipMagoo

Well done!

Check out the Consolidation Club for ideas about what to do next!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5....

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KathyHHGraduate

I've come to this very late being excited to have completed my final run of week 9. I started Couch to 5K on March 22 and am so proud to have completed the programme. I will keep running but would love a badge - even though I'm over 60! You never stop loving a badge!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to KathyHH

You never do! Congratulations!!!!!

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roseabiAdministrator

Closing comments on this post, please follow this link to the latest Badges post to request your well-earned badge:

healthunlocked.com/couchto5....

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