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Couch to 5K
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I think there is something NEW happening !!!!πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈWEEK ONE...Come and Join Us !

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Hi there, wonderful runners

Well as you can see,..this is a NEW post... to introduce a NEW club within the C25K forum :)

No prizes for guessing the name of the club!

It is of course,the....Off The Couch Club.

If you are reading this...it means that you have got off that couch and you are just joining, or already are, doing Couch to 5K, and there are, ( wonderfully), so, so many of us here on this amazing programme right now, and it is really, really hard to keep track of each other.

We in Admin' try so hard to keep up with you all, but sometimes, the sheer numbers of folk overwhelm us, and we miss folks' posts and never get to reply.

So... we in the Admin' team thought we would trial a new venture.

Off the Couch is for all our New runners, ( Newbies) and for all of you amazing folk who are n different weeks, but all heading towards the podium and Graduation...

In this group, in one place, we can join in, on the weekly posts, supporting each other, encouraging each other and generally keep each other going. We can get to know each other, find out who is on the same runs or weeks and hopefully inspire and motivate each other.

I will be posting throughout February and maybe beyond, with tips, links to useful posts and sites, answers to specific questions, ideas and such like.

BUT....and here is the thing... We in Admin' would love YOU to tell US what kind of thing YOU would like to see within the regular posts.

What kind of tips or advice would you like to see, what questions would you like answered, is there a particular aspect of the programme you would like explained, or to talk about...basically;

What would YOU like to know more about as you head towards that Graduation Badge?

We will aim to help as much as we are able, but as we are all volunteers...and most of the team have jobs... and family... and are runners also...:) we may not be able to answer all your queries or fulfil all your requests!

We are awesome...but not THAT awesome.

So...If you would like to join this Off the Couch Group... please reply and I will add your name to the list!

We are excited about this and are hoping to get a whole load of you here with us.

Oldfloss & All the Team x

I shall be pinning this and re-posting this for a couple of days, in case folk miss it... !

Floss xx

The List

Alast

Shruti_m

Jinnyjampot

Wenderwoo

Northlondongirl

Jooles57

Nottooold

MrWomble

Calcan

D48P

Bluemorgan

Hymertrails

Reluctantrunner40

XxicegemsxX

Jalapeolover101

Midwife91

Groves69

notsofitoldbird

dieOR5k

Barry-P

Delly-dot

Run-fish-run

Powerhoopfan

Lynnie18

Liz-is-trying

KittyG3

DrEdFullyunfit

Petejohnson

dotanddavy

Iseesaidjane

Pepper55

T2runner

ThinMe2020

zokki

Moonglow42

lourunrun

Kar1993

Tynec1

RacheChap93

Rei-Rei

StA1956

prashantr

annie09

Foxglove2

Domsa

jumpingaround

DevonBluebird

55Milly

Claireep

Joanney69

Diegogarcia

Jt5k

mom24uk

Yoginut

Fooshoo

Sammiseal

Buffy68

citytosurf

SofaJockey

Pam_Joan

joideiwh

Pinkpositive

Bluecat9

Harrishawk

Babysteps2020

diijep

Crittermad

Fionamags

1710charlie

Bigfeartie

Eddie1234

Auntpettitoes

JakeSnr

YVic

believeinbest

sgj72

Margatio

Comfortnotspeed

Barry-P

Daroo

Brum2cv

Viriamber

AHKiss

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Yep, you can sign me up please!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Alast

Yes!!!

First one.. that is absolutely fantastic... welcome to you! I will put your name right at the top!

Count me in please.

Oldfloss
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in reply to shruti_m

Added :)

Yes please... count me in

Would welcome advice on stretching before and after warmUp walk... don’t actually know if necessary but keen to avoid injury to my ageing joints!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Jinnyjampot

Added :)

Check these out now, and I will be posting more links... we seasoned runners have to watch out for each other.. although I suspect I am more seasoned ( ha ha ) than you :)

Some folk do stretch before a run others not... but warming up well is essential...if you do stretch before a run, they should be dynamic stretches...

nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/s...

nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/h...

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate

I’d like to join in please 😁

Oldfloss
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in reply to Wenderwoo

Added :)

Please add me too

Oldfloss
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in reply to Northlondongirl

Added :)

Can I join please.

Oldfloss
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in reply to Jooles57

Added :)

Nottooold
NottoooldGraduate

I’d like to join this group...I’m not writing new posts in these months (I re-started the program some months ago) but I like to read yours!😁

Oldfloss
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in reply to Nottooold

Added :) That is just great!

Count me in too please, this forum is great!

I'd like to see info on suggested / recommended running kit, injury recovery, injury signs to look out for (i.e. when a twinge/niggle might be a sign of something more serious), recommended reading lists.... I'm sure I can think of more, but that's plenty for now.

Oldfloss
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in reply to MrWomble

Added :)

Wow.... well that is plenty to be thinking about! There is already a lot of information on some of those things already on the site...but I will be posting links to them :)

Thank you!

Yes please

Oldfloss
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in reply to Calcan

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Hi count me in please πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
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in reply to D48P

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Yes sign me up please

Oldfloss
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in reply to Bluemorgan

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Me please!!!

Oldfloss
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in reply to Hymertrails

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Yes I’ll join please

Oldfloss
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in reply to Reluctantrunner40

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Yes please πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Oldfloss
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in reply to XxicegemsxX

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Me too, please

Oldfloss
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in reply to Jalapenolover101

Hello again :) Added :)

Me too please just started week 2 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ xxx

Oldfloss
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in reply to Midwife91

Added :)

Please add me too

Oldfloss
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in reply to Groves69

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Yes please :)

Oldfloss
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in reply to notsofitoldbird

Added :)

Add me pls

Oldfloss
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in reply to dieOR5k

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Hi, I would like to join you? When does it start?

Oldfloss
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in reply to Barry-P

Added.... I shall post a new post tomorrow with some more information :)

Hi Oldfloss. Please add me to the group. I’m finally off the injury couch I landed on last year during week 9 πŸ™„β˜ΉοΈ 😒. I am now in week 5 and loving it all over again!

Oldfloss
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in reply to Delly-dot

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Can I join please πŸ‘

Oldfloss
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in reply to Run-fish-run

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Please can I be added. I am starting couch to 5k with a local running group tonight and feeling very very nervous!

Oldfloss
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in reply to Powerhoopfan

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Just take it gently...if it is a good group, they will take it slow and steady... and not try to push you at all.... You are the runner... you run in your own way:)

We will be right there, running beside you :)

Please let us know how it goes:)

Thank you 😊

Yes please sign me up.

Oldfloss
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in reply to Lynnie18

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Liz-is-trying- please add me as a lapsed truer!! X

Oldfloss
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in reply to Liz-is-trying

Added :) Well done you !

Please add me too!

Oldfloss
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in reply to KittyG3

Added :)

Please sign me up :)

Oldfloss
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in reply to DrEdFullyunfit

Added :)

Pete.johnson06

Oldfloss
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in reply to Petejohnson

Added :)

Hi can I join please I just completed week 2,run 1 today and need the support

Oldfloss
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in reply to dotanddavy

Added :) Loads of support here.... keep posting :)

Yes please sign me in πŸ˜ƒπŸ™ŒπŸ»

Oldfloss
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in reply to Iseesaidjane

Added :)

Sign me up too please πŸ˜„

Oldfloss
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in reply to Pepper55

Added :)

Sign me up please

Oldfloss
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in reply to T2runner

Added :)

Count me In please πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
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in reply to ThinMe2020

Added :)

Yes please

Oldfloss
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in reply to zokki

Added :)

Sign me up please!

Oldfloss
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in reply to Moonglow42

Added :)

Yes please, I'd like to join.

Oldfloss
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in reply to lourunrun

Added :)

And me please :)

Oldfloss
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in reply to Kar1993

Added :)

Please add me too. I haven’t posted yet but find the posts really help. My next run is wk5 run3

Oldfloss
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in reply to Tynec1

Added :)

Just relax completely into the run... slow and steady and know that you are going to be fine:)

Oh yes sign me up please.... I have just completed week 1! X

Oldfloss
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in reply to RacheChap93

Added :)

I would like to join please πŸ™‚

Oldfloss
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in reply to Rei-Rei

Added :)

Please add me to the list

Oldfloss
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in reply to StA1956

Added :)

Please add me too. πŸ™πŸ˜Š

Oldfloss
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in reply to prashantr

Added :)

Hi I have just completed week 1 and would like to join this list please.

Oldfloss
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in reply to annie09

Added :)

Sign me up please! Just done wk1 run 2. Obviously it’s early days but so far so good. I know it will help me hugely to be connected with other people doing the same thing though, as I am slightly scared and also worried about my motivation dropping.

Oldfloss
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in reply to Foxglove2

Added :)

Yes please.

Oldfloss
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in reply to Domsa

Added :)

jumpingaround

Oldfloss
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in reply to jumpingaround

Added :)

yes please add me, need all the help I can get !!

Oldfloss
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in reply to jumpingaround

Help is right here and we are all right here with you !

Me too please!! Thank you!

Oldfloss
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in reply to DevonBluebird

Added :)

Hello - please can you add me to the list for this!

Thanks!

Oldfloss
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in reply to 55Milly

Added :)

Sign me up please 😊

Oldfloss
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in reply to Claireep

Added :)

Me please 😊

Oldfloss
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in reply to Joanney69

Added :)

And me!

Oldfloss
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in reply to Diegogarcia

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Hi, count me in please. Week 1 run 3 tomorrow.

Oldfloss
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in reply to Jt5k

Added :)

Oldfloss
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in reply to Oldfloss

Slow and steady and you are going to be just fine:)

Can you add me too please? :)

Oldfloss
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in reply to mom24uk

Added :)

mom24uk
mom24uk
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you :)

Yes, please!

Oldfloss
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in reply to Yoginut

Added :)

Yes please

Oldfloss
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in reply to Fooshoo

Added :)

Can I join y'all please? I've tried to do the c25k three different times before and never got past week 3, but part of me still really wants to be a runner..

Oldfloss
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in reply to Sammiseal

Added :)

Please count me in. Knee pain is my bugbear :(

Oldfloss
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in reply to Buffy68

Added :)

citytosurf
citytosurf
in reply to Buffy68

I'm worried about my knees too as I have had a lot of trouble in the past with them. I've bought some knee brace supports and when I take the leap to do my first run next week I intend wearing the braces at first, then doing the knee strengthening exercises and hopefully build up some muscle and not need the brace anymore (I'm 64).

Buffy68
Buffy68
in reply to citytosurf

Hi city to surf, thanks for reply, where do you get knee braces from ? Are they generally available? I’ve seen a physio once and have strapped my knee when doing the runs.

I am 69 tomorrow and have never run before in my life ! I started C2k 5 on 1st January and have done upto Wk5 R2 but r knee really holding me back, or keeping me rightly slow :) off to see physio again today so fingers crossed I can keep going. Dreading R3 in the w5 though!

citytosurf
citytosurf
in reply to Buffy68

Happy birthday tor tomorrow, it soon creeps up doesn't it!

I got knee braces for Β£2.50 each, recommended by a friend, will attempt to send a link...

ebay.co.uk/itm/KNEE-BRACE-S...

Hope that helps, must do exercises they recommend on c25k as well to build strength πŸ’ͺ

Buffy68
Buffy68
in reply to citytosurf

Link worked, thanks

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Buffy68

Hope you have a good diagnosis from your GP... they will recommend knee support if you do need them, and hopefully give you the correct exercises... we have knee exercises linked here on my post in Strength and Flex...

healthunlocked.com/strength...

Please sign me up, thanks

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to citytosurf

Added :)

Another newbie. I'm in, please. Ran (relative term) my 3rd 'Week 1' run today. 4 full minutes achieved. I'll do some more 'Week 1' runs next week to get to the full 8.

Oldfloss
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in reply to SofaJockey

Added :)

Count me in please!

Oldfloss
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in reply to Pam_Joan

Added :)

jodieiwh
jodieiwhGraduate

Me please, restarting C25K after not being well for a few months.

Oldfloss
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in reply to jodieiwh

Added :) Glad to have you here.. welcome back :)

I'd like to join please. I'm startimg tomorrow but am apprehensive as it's a long time since I did any structured exercise

Oldfloss
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in reply to Pinkpositive

Added :) You are going to be just fine... follow the advice... slow and steady and keep posting :) Many of us felt exactly as you do:)

Sign me up too please

Oldfloss
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in reply to Bluecat9

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I`m up for it, please.

Oldfloss
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in reply to Harrishawk

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Yes please I’d like to be in your lovely club πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Babysteps2020

Just great... I should have put a new post up yesterday but has taken me longer than I thought... so watch out for it..later today... you won't miss it.... :)

You are on the list! :)

Downloaded the app but not started yet so this seems a good group to join

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to dijep

Brilliant group.. as is C25K...Post 2 is up!

Added! :)

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate

Hi! I’m starting again after a 4 month hiatus

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Crittermad

Welcome back..added...Post 2 is up!

Please add me! In week 2.

Fionamags

Oldfloss
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in reply to Fionamags

Added...welcome. post 2 is up too.!

Yes please add me, 1710Charlie. Is it (I’m being so dim) via another forum or one weekly post in this forum? :-)

Oldfloss
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in reply to 1710charlie

Added! :)

Oldfloss
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in reply to 1710charlie

I will be posting a new Off the Couch each week but there may be the odd one extra until we get going:)

Big Feartie

Oldfloss
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in reply to Bigfeartie

Added! :)

I’ve just finished run 1 would love to join this group!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Eddie124

Added.... so check this next post out too.... and welcome:)

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Sign me up!

Oldfloss
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in reply to Auntpettitoes

Added..πŸ™‚

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Oldfloss
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in reply to Hidden

Added πŸ™‚

1st run tomorrow 😬add me please

Oldfloss
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in reply to YVicc

Added πŸ™‚ Enjoy that run... slow and steady as you go:)

Please add me too.. thabks

Oldfloss
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in reply to believeinbest

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Just started Week 1 - can I join please?

Oldfloss
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in reply to sgj72

Added πŸ™‚

I'll join in; I'm on week 5 and would like more info on food/calorie intake as I'm keen to lose weight on top of the achievement of running further than I have for 40 years. I already feel loads better but there is lots of conflicting advice on the intranet so would be good to see a nutrition plan to go with C25K.

Oldfloss
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in reply to Margatio

Added πŸ™‚...but, as we are not a weight loss programme, we do not have a nutrition plan that goes with it...so the best thing to do is to link on with our sister forum as well as this..Weight Loss NHS... loads of our runner here, are on there also:)

Yes please!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Added πŸ™‚

I never got a notice or email that this group was starting, date etc. I will keep my eye out for the next one.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Barry-P

Added πŸ™‚... and post three is up here... if you follow the posts, you will get a reminder:)

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

I would like to join this group. I would like a thread for each week so it would be easy to find others at the same stage as me and see their achievers and problems :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Daroo

Added πŸ™‚ Not sure what you mean by a thread for each week... we could not logistically have a post for each week...but by visiting the Off the Couch posts each week , you can read folks reply and see where they are?

Post three is up now in pinned posts...

I missed the start run date. Didnt get an email or notice? I didnt know you had to follow somebody. I will look out for the start of the next one?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Barry-P

Follow me and it will flag up.... :)

Brum2cv

Brum2cv, add me in please, just starting out so need all the help/advice I can get! Thanks

Oldfloss
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in reply to Brum2cv

Added πŸ™‚

Posts two and three are in the pinned posts...

me too please

Oldfloss
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in reply to Viriamber

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Yes please. Please add me too. Thanks

Oldfloss
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in reply to AHKiss

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