JANUARY 2020 C25k GRADUATION BADGE POST - Couch to 5K

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JANUARY 2020 C25k GRADUATION BADGE POST

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
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GET YOUR GRADUATION BADGE HERE!!

What better way to start the New Year and a new decade than as a new C25k graduate, with the world as your running track opening up in front of you.

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 leave a 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...

Also, do not forget to check out the What Next guide to post C25k running, linked below

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Happy running!

Your Admin Team xx

January 1st, 2020

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Graduate Certificate designed by the lovely RunaroundSue!

Please note that our badges are visible if you are logged into the Couch to 5K community via a web browser, but unfortunately not in the Health Unlocked app.

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Denise-10
Denise-10Graduate

Hi, I’ve just completed W9R3 and wonder how you get a trophy certificate?

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Denise-10

Many congratulations.

Feel free to download the certificate above to go with the badge alongside your name.........no trophies I am afraid!!

But you are the first graduate of the new decade!!

Do check out the guide to post C25k running linked to above. It is full of tips.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Ryn2103
Ryn2103Graduate

Hi, today I ran w9r3 and would like to my graduate badge please. I am ryn2103. I would never have thought I could do it, but I have

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Ryn2103

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

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ChrisKlaass
ChrisKlaassGraduate

C25kw9r3 completed and ready to graduate! Thanks to all on this forum for the invaluable advice and encouragement

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to ChrisKlaass

Very many congratulations on your achievement.

Check out the post grad guide it is full of tips.

Look after that badge.

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GeorgeZ
GeorgeZGraduate

Me too! W9R3 completed today. Good start to the new year.

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to GeorgeZ

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Sydney7
Sydney7Graduate

Wk9r3 completed this morning, looking forward to receiving my graduation badge πŸ‘πŸ»

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Sydney7

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Sydney7
Sydney7Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you, such a great feeling πŸ‘ how do I get my graduate badge?

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Sydney7

Your graduate badge is alongside your name, but only if you view the forum in a browser.

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Sydney7
Sydney7Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Ah ok! Thank you.

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DanBlue
DanBlueGraduate

Hi, I started C25K early last year and completed it in the summer.

Never got around to collecting my badge!

I've reached 10k recently, can I collect a badge for that also or do I need

to go elsewhere for that?

Many thanks.

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to DanBlue

Here is a C25k graduate badge, but if you want to get a 10k badge head over to Bridge to 10k forum.

You may find the guide to post C25k running helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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DanBlue
DanBlueGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Many thanks.

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Grumps1956
Grumps1956Graduate

Hi,

This morning I successfully completed the final run in the C25K challenge. Please can I request my well earned badge.

Kind regards

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Grumps1956

Congratulations!!

Do check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Remikins
RemikinsGraduate

Hi there, pleased to announce I finished the program this morning.

Looking forward to seeing the word 'Graduate' next to my name 😊

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Remikins

.........and there it is in all its glory!!!

Do check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Mukkypup
MukkypupGraduate

Hello, I'm new to this forum. I graduated a couple of weeks ago but I'm going to start the programme from scratch again this coming week. It's probably not the best thing to do but I'm interested in comparing my times/distances to the first. Should I wait until I've graduated again (March) or can I get it now? :p

i.imgur.com/qNOQMCN.png

Not the fastest - only managed 3.5K in the 30 minutes so hoping to improve on that second time around.

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Mukkypup

If you have completed, then you are a graduate........ so here is your badge.

You may find this guide useful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Fiftysomethingnovice

Hi. I’ve just completed W9 R3. I’d be excited to get a certificate if possible. Many thanks. X

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Congratulations!!

The only certificate we have is the one at the top of this post, which you are welcome to download, but now you have graduate next to your name.

This post is full of tips for those who have completed C25k healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Hurdygurdyman

Hi IannodaTruffe

I would love to receive my graduation certificate please?!?

Many thanks for all you work in the community

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Hurdygurdyman

The only certificate we have is the one at the top of this post, which you are welcome to download.

You do now have Graduate alongside your name on this forum.

Congratulations.

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Tazzy_wazzy
Tazzy_wazzyGraduate

Hello, I've done my W9R3 today and graduated :)

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Tazzy_wazzy

Hello, hello, hello, fellow runner.

Many congratulations on your graduation.

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Tazzy_wazzy
Tazzy_wazzyGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you, it was hard going at times but worth it x

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Tazzy_wazzy

Do check out the guide to post C25k running with advice for maintaining the habit.

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Ginnyjen
GinnyjenGraduate

Hi, I am thrilled to say that I completed w9r3 and ready to graduate! Fantastic forum to have followed during the last 9 weeks, thanks.

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Ginnyjen

I am equally thrilled to award you your hard won graduation badge.

Congratulations.

This guide healthunlocked.com/couchto5... has advice useful for new graduates.

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SteveWebbo
SteveWebboGraduate

Hi Iannoda , I have just completed the last run W9R3 , tired and very happy πŸ˜ƒ Please can I have a badge .

Thank you all for your hard work helping us πŸ‘

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to SteveWebbo

The hard won badge is yours, fellow runner.

Do check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5... it is full of tips.

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SteveWebbo
SteveWebboGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you , and I’ll be straight onto that link πŸ‘

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SteveWebbo
SteveWebboGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Hi Iannoda , my badge is not showing up ?

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to SteveWebbo

Indeed it was not.........but is now!!

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SteveWebbo
SteveWebboGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks Iannoda , it's amazing what that means to a grumpy old ex-couch potato ! Onto the next one now :-)

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to SteveWebbo

It is hard won......you deserve it.

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Potato1210
Potato1210Graduate

Hi

I have just completed my Wk9R3 and even made the 5K in 30 minutes! I’m over the moon 😊 please may I have my badge?

Thanks very much to you and all the admins for your hard work and making this forum so inspiring and supportive πŸ‘πŸ»

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Potato1210

Badge duly delivered.

Do check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Potato1210
Potato1210Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks, will check out the link πŸ‘πŸ»

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Leosmit
LeosmitGraduate

Goodness, can’t believe I’m typing this - finished the programme today. I can run for 30 mins!!!

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Celeriac
CeleriacGraduate
in reply to Leosmit

Well done. You smashed it!

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Celeriac
CeleriacGraduate

Hello, I graduated today. Could I have a badge please? I didn't manage 5K but am still pleased. I have never been very sporty or agile so wouldn't have believed I could do it!

I used to just say to people 'I can't run. Now I can!! 😊

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Celeriac

One shiny badge duly delivered.

Congratulations.

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Poppys1strun
Poppys1strunGraduate

Hi, I completed C25K in 2019πŸ˜ƒ, I’ve seen C25K teeshirts at the park run, please can you tell me how to get one?

Many thanks

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Poppys1strun

Well you may as well have a badge.......congratulations!

C25k t shirts are available from here completerunner-online.com/s...

Do check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Blue-runner
Blue-runnerGraduate

Hi,

I completed the C25K on Friday 20th December. I’ve only just found who to message !

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Blue-runner

Rapid response badge awarding team in action this morning.

Congratulations.

Check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5... it is full of tips.

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Leosmit
LeosmitGraduate

Hello! Graduated yesterday! Would love my first ever running badge!! Fab support from the forum.

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Leosmit

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Leosmit
LeosmitGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you so much. Great forum with great support. Hope you are well. Appreciate all the info.

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Givesitago
GivesitagoGraduate

I did it :) final run on the programme completed this afternoon. Bit slower than normal as lack of childcare meant o was running with my little man in the pushchair but I completed it none the less and feeling super proud of myself. Upwards and onwards ready for my first Park Run this weekend!

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Givesitago

You certainly should feel proud.

Many congratulations, fellow runner.

Do check out this guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Givesitago
GivesitagoGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Great. Thanks for your support

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Leosmit
LeosmitGraduate
in reply to Givesitago

Pushing a pram? That’s well impressive!!

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Givesitago
GivesitagoGraduate
in reply to Leosmit

Thanks. My little man is 17 weeks old and my hubby works away a lot so I decided when I started on the plan that I couldn't use lack of childcare as an excuse not to get out. Whilst it's definitely more difficult when he's with me it's not as difficult as I thought it would be before I started doing it - though not so easy with my 3 year old in the pram!

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Leosmit
LeosmitGraduate
in reply to Givesitago

Aw, 17 weeks!! Wee cutie!

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Beckyboo1980
Beckyboo1980Graduate

I did it, I completed w9r3 and graduated, looking forward to my badge πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Beckyboo1980

Here's the badge, so now you can look forward to running for the rest of your days.

congratulations.

Check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5... for loads of tips.

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Beckyboo1980
Beckyboo1980Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you for your very speedy badge giving, cant believe I got here 😊

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Beckyboo1980

You put in the effort, you get the reward.........and they will keep on coming.

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Lim2907
Lim2907Graduate

Hello! Just seen this post sorry but I graduated on New Year’s Eve. So pleased!

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Lim2907

Better to give you your badge late, than never........look after it.

Congrat ulations.

Do check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Lim2907
Lim2907Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you!!

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Purpledaff
PurpledaffGraduate

Hello! I completed my w9r3 on New Year’s Day, please may I have a badge?! 😁

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Purpledaff

You most certainly can........dah, daaahhh!!

Do check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Imc50
Imc50Graduate

Please can I have my shiny graduation badge if there's any spare 😊

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Imc50
Imc50Graduate

Just wondering how I go about getting my graduate badge ( apologies if I've asked already)

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Imc50

I have been rummaging around and managed to find a badge that looks just wonderful next to your name.

Do check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Pepperdad
PepperdadGraduate

After a few hard days at work I really didn't feel like a run but after a decent cup of coffee and a bit of motivational chat from my daughter I ventured out into the drizzle.

32mins later and I have 4.8km and my final run of the programme week9 run3 in the bag.

Chuffed to bits to go from a total anti running cyclist to actually running for 30mins non stop.

Now I wont admit it is easy, far from it in fact and I believe a lot of work is yet to come.

Is it enjoyable? During Hell no, but afterwards the buzz of completing a run is getting addictive.

Long may I hopefully continue, my goals from here on in are to run a sub 30min 5k and hopefully progress to a 10k.

Thanks NHS Couch to 5k, it definitely has got me off the couch.

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Pepperdad

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Cside14
Cside14Graduate

Hi I have just completed C25K - thank you

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Cside14

Then you have earned a rapid response graduation badge!!!

Congratulations.

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Cside14
Cside14Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you

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Rigpig
RigpigGraduate

Graduated 11/01/2020 Thank you all for the support, I intend to stay around and support new runners along their own journey.

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Rigpig

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

........and thanks for taking that post down..........

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silverflowers

Dear Iannoda, I completed my week 9 run 3 this morning and would love a graduation badge, please. Thank you so much for all the support and encouragement I have received from you and all the other wondeerful people on this lovely forum. :)

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to silverflowers

Here is that badge!!

Congratulations.

Do check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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silverflowers
silverflowersGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

ooh lovely - thank you!

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Candy2
Candy2Graduate

Hi, finished w9 this morning. Is this where I apply for graduation badge? Thanks to everyone for the support and encouragement.

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Candy2

This where you apply for the badge and where I gladly award it to you.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Candy2
Candy2Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you.

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Pinkabbott26
Pinkabbott26Graduate

I have completed couch to 5k!!! Yay. Tan my first park run yesterday. 36.32 not record breaking but it's a start and a baseline to improve πŸ˜€

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Pinkabbott26

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Tigerfan1970
Tigerfan1970Graduate

Can I have my hard earned graduation badge please!!! Completed week9 run3 today! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ†

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Tigerfan1970

Let me see............do we have any left.............ah, that looks about your size.

Yes, that looks great!

Many congratulations.

Do check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Tigerfan1970
Tigerfan1970Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks IannodaTruffe, I will wear it with pride!! 😁

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Fit-at-40
Fit-at-40Graduate

Good morning I’ve finally got round to this!! I completed couch to 5k back in November and am continuing to run W9R3 since. Please can I have my β€œGraduate” badge πŸ˜€

Thank you x

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Fit-at-40

You most certainly can.

Do check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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flywell123

Hi! Please may I have 5km graduation badge? I'm now moving to build to 10km. ☺

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to flywell123

Your badge duly delivered.

Do check out the guide to post C25k running before rushing onto 10k healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Brian-P6
Brian-P6Graduate

Hi, I completed C25K today WooHoo.

Please could I have a badge.

Thank you

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Brian-P6

Here it is.....hard won and only meaningful to those who have earned it.

Congratulations.

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Brian-P6
Brian-P6Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you!

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Fattycanrun
FattycanrunGraduate

I did it. 28 Sep 2019 to 8 Jan 2020

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Fattycanrun

.......and I awarded your badge at 17:30on 16th Jan 2020.

Do check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Many congratulations.

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Nymahchai
NymahchaiGraduate

Hellooo! Just completed my W9R3!!! I would love to claim my graduate badge. Do I need submit anything πŸ€”πŸ˜? Thanks 😊

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Nymahchai

You submitted yourself to a lifechanging exercise regime......that is quite enough.

Wear it with pride.

Do check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Nymahchai
NymahchaiGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Totally life changing !!!! Thank you I will check out the link and also log in on web browser !

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Nymahchai
NymahchaiGraduate

OK here I am on my web browser and can see my graduate badge thank you!!

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Nymahchai

Yeah, they don't show up on the app, simply because the badge is purely to do with this forum and nothing to do with the app developers.

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Nymahchai
NymahchaiGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Ah I understand. I am lazy and tend to use my phone mostly but it’s made me get on my PC tonight! Thank you 😊

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bethiam
bethiamGraduate

Graduated last night! Looking forward to my badge - secretly thought I’d never make it! :)

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to bethiam

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Barmingmag
BarmingmagGraduate

I completed the programme on 2 Jan. I've checked out the post C25k links and will check out the Consolidation Club. Thanks to all who help manage this useful forum.

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Barmingmag

Many congratulations.......the world is your running track.

keep running, keep smiling.

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Irish_eyes
Irish_eyesGraduate

Hello all. I completed w9r3 last night!! So just a little post to claim my badge! Xx

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Irish_eyes

Ah, it suits you..........keep it polished.

Congratulations.

Do check out the guide to post c25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Fitatfifty50
Fitatfifty50Graduate

Whoop whoop πŸŽ‰ I have only gone and completed W9R3 πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Fitatfifty50

Whoop, whoop, whoop............many congratulations.

Check out the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5... for tips about future running.

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