MAY 2020...GRADUATION BADGES...πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡ UPDATE... - Couch to 5K

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MAY 2020...GRADUATION BADGES...πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡ UPDATE !!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

THIS POST HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED by MAY 2020...GRADUATION BADGES SECOND ROUND.

PLEASE, ANY NEW GRADUATES ASKING FOR BADGES> HEAD FOR THAT NEW POST :)

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White Rabbits Everyone!

Hello everyone... and welcome to May!

Running right now, is not easy for many, many of us... and much of that has nothing to do with the running legs; some of us are finding it hard to get out to run, some of us are finding it impossible...some of us are struggling...I am one of them :)

BUT... we are all doing incredibly, All of us, and to prove it...many of you are achieving your awesome goal of completing C25K and you have reached the Graduation Podium!

Champagne is chilling...the badges and we are waiting :)

So HUGE CONGRATULATIONS this month to all NEW GRADUATES!

Leave a message down below and your all important little badge will appear... if not sooner then a tad later:)

The best bit is...you did it... the next best bit is...it all goes on... and your new running legs will take you to the most amazing places. The very best bit is, we are here and will be by your side as you move forward...so stick around for a while and think where you would like to head next :)

There is a heck of a lot of advice to help you on the forums, to support your next running decisions, when you have celebrated your achievement:)

There is a link to , if you wish a memento, to the Graduate Certificate designed by our wonderful RunaroundSue .

healthunlocked.com/couchto5.......

Congratulations each and everyone of you!

Some people struggle without the structure of a plan to follow and new graduates often have specific queries, but are not quite sure whether this forum is the right place for them, which is why we have the monthly Consolidation Club healthunlocked.com/couchto5... where roseabi will share her experience and wisdom to keep you on track. Just drop in and have a chat about your plans.

Oldfloss x

PS

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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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Hallo me hearty............

When I click the link to RunaroundSue I end up on her profile page and don't see the Certifimicate.....

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Ha ha.. that is because I have not put it in yet!! Eeek!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Oldfloss

GOTCHA!!!!!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Humph x

SLML
SLMLGraduate

Hello! I graduated today, ran W9R3 and made it to 5K (Just!)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to SLML

Congratulations and well done!!! First one... First of May... go you!! xx

SLML
SLMLGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you!

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate

Graduated at 7.30 this morning. I am still on a massive high. X

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to MoliJ

Congratulations and well done!

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you x

Big_maz
Big_maz
in reply to MoliJ

Well done Moli

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate
in reply to Big_maz

Thank you, hope you get back to running soon x

VickyJT
VickyJTGraduate

I've graduated - yipeee! Can I have my badge please? Thanks

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to VickyJT

Congratulations and well done!

Gramp
GrampGraduate

Graduated Thursday night going for a consolidation run later on

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Gramp

Relax and enjoy.... a run for pure joy is called for... Congratulations and well done you!

I graduated on Thursday evening doing w9r3 and arriving home just as #clapforcarers was starting in our road, which felt lovely, as it’s now an important community event. Lockdown is tough, but the routine of daily exercise (walk one day, run the next) has been a really positive feature. We started C25K as a New Year resolution hoping to do Park Run by Easter. Never thought I’d run for 30 minutes! It truly is an excellent programme. Now to consolidation..... πŸ˜‰πŸŒˆ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to kiwirurucat

Congratulations and well done you! It is hard right now..but it is worth it...Take some time now, simply for pure joy...because you are able x

Stevet1960
Stevet1960Graduate

Hi, completed W9R3 this morning, so now it’s onwards and upwards πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Stevet1960

Congratulations and well done you! Steady and slow, and on you goπŸ˜‰

__fattofit
__fattofitGraduate

Hiya, I graduated today! Ran WK9R3. Can’t wait to continue running πŸ€©πŸŽ‰

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to __fattofit

Congratulations and well done you!

Hey there Oldfloss. I'm sitting back and sipping my C25K bubbles this evening after my last run of the plan today, & feeling pretty chuffed to belong to the Grad club. Next step to crack 5k in under 30 minutes... πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‚

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Red-on-the-move

Congratulations and well done you! That sounds to have be an excellent thing to do..I shall raise a glass to you this evening:) Bubbles...my one weakness!

Enjoy some wonderful relaxed running and then think how to move on, let the runs evolve and take a peek at the Consolidation Club link..loads of support there:)

Morning. I graduated yesterday morning. Fantastic feeling. Still on a high now. Thanks for all the support.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to I_will_do_this

Congratulations and well done you!

Hi I graduated again on Thursday not sur if I have a badge from last time!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Uphill-downhill

Yup! Your badge is still there... well done again:)

Loobeo
LoobeoGraduate

Just graduated and feel fantastic. Didn’t think I would be able to run again following a back injury. C25K has been amazing, supportive, long may it continue 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Loobeo

Congratulations and well done you!

AB14
AB14Graduate

When I started this journey back in February I thought there was no way on Earth I'd ever be able to run for 30mins straight, but I completed my graduation run on the 1st of May! Very happy indeed and a big thanks to the couch to 5k plan and all the support on this forum! Now its time to reach that 5k!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to AB14

Congratulations and well done you! Let it evolve...it will happen πŸ˜‰

AB14
AB14Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so much!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to AB14

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

AB14
AB14Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

So many useful tips and so much good advice! πŸ™Š Thank you!

mrschad
mrschadGraduate

Hi there!!! I completed WK9 Run 3 today and have graduated!!!! Woop! I’d like my badge please :-) still on a huge high now! Thank you xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to mrschad

Congratulations and well done you!

mrschad
mrschadGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you :-) I still can’t quite believe it!!!!! My daughter, sister and nephew are all in the app now! My daughter is one Wk 3 and loving it!!! Xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to mrschad

That is fantastic!

I know exactly how you feel... I felt the same... the week before Christmas 2015.. a dark wet winter morning and me jumping up and down... 65 years old! It is so special!

How super that you have the family joining in too... this is, despite all, a great time to be doing this, if you are able to run safely. It is terrific for us physically, but the mental benefits are incredible and the stress cannot keep up with our legs!

Gmhmd1
Gmhmd1Graduate

Hi! I made it on Friday - almost tearful when I logged wk9 run3 and the app cheered! Not sure how to keep it up now.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Gmhmd1

Congratulations and well done you! It is a fantastic feeling:)

G’Day,

Today W9R3 Done, I actually had to run for 35 minutes and 31seconds (not that I was counting) to hit 5k. I’m pretty chuffed

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to OnearmedBandit11

Congratulations and well done you!

Mrs2hats
Mrs2hatsGraduate

Hi I graduated in April week but didn’t know I could get a badge, please can I get mine?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Mrs2hats

Congratulations and well done you!

wuthhansenn
wuthhansennGraduate

I graduated today!!! I started so many times and for one thing or another never managed to finish :-), well today I did it ; so proud !!!

Bracken2018
Bracken2018Graduate
in reply to wuthhansenn

Congratulations πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ you are amazing and life will be different from now on as you continue to run . Parkrun next for us graduates πŸŽ“ and we can register under C25K 🐾

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Bracken2018

Lots of running paths to be found now ..park run may be one, it's not for all of us..but lots of terrific adventures :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to wuthhansenn

Congratulations and well done you! You got there:)

U0011878
U0011878Graduate

Hi, I graduated this morning, so pleased to have made it to running for 30 mins. Now just need to work on running 5k in 30 mins. Feeling very happy πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to U0011878

Congratulations and well done you! Give it time and let it evolve...:)

Ray_Bourne40
Ray_Bourne40Graduate

Graduated 5 days ago! Ran twice since then, both 30 mins. Enjoying my new found freedom and being out in the beautiful countryside.

Cheers

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Ray_Bourne40

Congratulations and well done you! Huge well done...it is fabulous isn't it..those runs for pure joy... take a peek at the Consolidation Club and get some ideas for shaking it up and moving it on :)

Hello I completed week 9 run 3 on 1st May.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to leftfootthenright

Congratulations and well done you!

Kidkitkat
KidkitkatGraduate

Hoorah! I did it! Completed week 9 run 3 aged 46. 😁🌟 This program has been brilliant 🌟😎

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Kidkitkat

Congratulations and well done you! A mere babe... I am 70 :) Ha ha!

The best bit about this, is that it goes on :)

Kidkitkat
KidkitkatGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so muchβ˜€οΈX

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Kidkitkat

Welcome ! The badge looks great :)

Blackshoe76
Blackshoe76Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

hahaha you made me laugh there Oldfloss! A 70 y.o. runner - always impressive, especially that if I read it right, you started at age 65 only! Fab result!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Blackshoe76

I did... and I did my first HM last year... this year's was cancelled:)

Blackshoe76
Blackshoe76Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

What is HM? Half Marathon?!?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Blackshoe76

Yes:)

Blackshoe76
Blackshoe76Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Impressive!!! 21K - i just checked... at age of 69?!?!? wow, what an achievement!!!! You are a great example for all of us! πŸ€©πŸ€—

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Blackshoe76

Thanks.. it was my first..I was 10 minutes over me predicted time..I did it in 2hrs 45..

But did have a pee stop where I forgot to pause my Garmin! This year..the one that was cancelled..my predicted time was 2hr 20...got older..got faster..speedy snail...there are some awesome folk on here who do the most amazing things. I am inspired by them.x

Blackshoe76
Blackshoe76Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

This is amazing Oldfloss! I just told about you my mother who is 79 and her eyes lit up!!! I told you, it is inspirational!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Hopefully next year your HM will take place and you will get a chance to set a new best! 🀩. Will keep my fingers crossed!! 🀞

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Blackshoe76

That's so kind..I had inspirational parents..and my mother and my Nan, were incredible women

Next year..I will be in the 70+ category which will make me one of the youngest in that group..so...fingers crossed!

Blackshoe76
Blackshoe76Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Well, you have it in your blood then! πŸ€—

You got me hooked! I am going to educate myself on HM age groups and their results now! 🀩

Erics_Dad
Erics_DadGraduate

I graduated today, ran W9R3. Can I have a Graduate badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Erics_Dad

Congratulations and well done you!

Erics_Dad
Erics_DadGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Many thanks.

notMidas
notMidasGraduate

Okay - I did it! May 1st 2020.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to notMidas

Congratulations and well done you!

Whippet12
Whippet12Graduate

May the fourth be with me! Graduated today 😁😁 Still not hit 5k but ran for more than 30 mins. Very chuffed!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Whippet12

Congratulations and well done you!

K_2020
K_2020Graduate

Just graduated πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» pushed on for another 2mins 11sec to hit 5k. I struggled to run for 60seconds at the start of this so feeling super proud 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to K_2020

Congratulations and well done you!

CorRuns
CorRunsGraduate

Hello

I have just graduated in C25K and would like my badge please. I was told just to comment on here

Thanks

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to CorRuns

Congratulations and well done you!

phonic211
phonic211Graduate

Hi all, I completed week 9 run 3 this morning. Took me a few goes to get run 3 done, but I did it and feel great!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to phonic211

Congratulations and well done you!

mayuz
mayuzGraduate

Hello! Just finished W9R3. Next goal is 5k in 30 minutes.

Gramp
GrampGraduate
in reply to mayuz

Congrats mayuz it feels amazing to have completed the course doesn’t it.

I too am on the same journey to do 5k in 30 mins but am just gonna build up steady good luck hope you get there am sure you will

mayuz
mayuzGraduate
in reply to Gramp

Thank you, it does feel amazing. We've managed to come this far, I'm sure we can crack 5k in 30mins. Slow and steady is the way to go :)

Johnnylewis
JohnnylewisModerator
in reply to mayuz

Well done and congratulations on finishing your c25k. Great plan to try and do in 30mins. Just remember tho take it slow and keep running with a smile and the time will come.

mayuz
mayuzGraduate
in reply to Johnnylewis

Thank you, will do. Around week 6 I forgot that C25k is to get you to run for 30mins and not 5k in 30mins. I pushed too hard to increase my speed and I'm sure you can guess what happened haha.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to mayuz

Congratulations and well done you!

mayuz
mayuzGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you :)

dijep
dijepGraduate

Hi there

Well I can't quite believe I've made it to the end (or is it the beginning) despite the app crashing on my final run 😊🀣🍾 Thanks to all the support on here x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to dijep

Congratulations and well done you!

Singingbee
SingingbeeGraduate

Is this where I register for having completed the couch25K course? Because I completed it this morning! Yay! (Tiny bit proud!)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Singingbee

Congratulations and well done you!

Singingbee
SingingbeeGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you!

Where do I find me badge please? πŸ€”

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Singingbee

It is already there by your name:)

Singingbee
SingingbeeGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Lol! So it is! Many thanks πŸ˜„πŸ‘

Nicky_F
Nicky_FGraduate

Hi Oldfloss! I’ve just graduated!!! It’s for the second time, does that still count?? πŸ˜‰ Congratulations everyone!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Nicky_F

Congratulations!!! Again!! No second badge I am afraid...maybe 10K Graduate next! Xx

Nicky_F
Nicky_FGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thought two badges might be pushing it πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ Thank you! I’m so happy I started the programme again. Not sure 10k is for me but never say never!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Nicky_F

Well I said I'd stop at 5K..first HM last year..this year's was cancelled..🀣

Hello, graduated yesterday - still buzzing from managing to complete in 9 weeks. Didn’t get to 5k, but something to aim for! Have got friends and family started as well, which I’m delighted about.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to WonderfulLife64

Congratulations and well done you!

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate

Hello πŸ‘‹πŸ» I completed Week 9 Run 3 tonight πŸ™‚

Singingbee
SingingbeeGraduate
in reply to CobbleRunner

Congratulations! I thi k we may be completers of couch25k twins! I finished today aswell!! Hope your feeling as proud as I am! Onwards& upwards! Well done you😁

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Singingbee

Yay! Well done you! It feels ace doesn’t it? 😬

Singingbee
SingingbeeGraduate
in reply to CobbleRunner

Yes it does! (Im a bit achy today though, so I may take 2 days off instead of one!)

well done again....enjoy the feeling!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to CobbleRunner

Congratulations and well done you!

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you 😊

Well done 😊

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Big_maz

Thank you 😊

Staciiaa
StaciiaaGraduate

Hi I graduated today. I am so proud of myself I literally can not stop smiling.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Staciiaa

Congratulations and well done you!

Staciiaa
StaciiaaGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you!

Byebyejiggle
ByebyejiggleGraduate

Hi! Graduated today πŸ˜€πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸΌ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Byebyejiggle

Congratulations and well done you!

Weaverfish3
Weaverfish3Graduate

Hi, I completed wk 9, run 3 on the 2nd May and still can’t quite believe it....I graduated 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Weaverfish3

Congratulations and well done you!

I can finally call myself a graduate! Completed it just now. Feeling shattered but great!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Thismumcanrun74

Congratulations and well done you!

Thismumcanrun74
Thismumcanrun74Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you!!! Such a great feeling x

Kibbs
KibbsGraduate

Hello, successπŸ˜€ I completed W9R3 this morning. It’s a pity I didn’t join this forum sooner as the support in the community is fantastic. Looking forward to consolidation runs next week.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Kibbs

Whoopeeee!!!

Oldfloss isn't looking........I get to give you your hard won graduation badge.

Many congratulations!

Kibbs
KibbsGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Excellent, thanks,

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Cheeky! Thanks you xx

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Oldfloss

It was all my pleasure!

Blackshoe76
Blackshoe76Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Haha πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£

LouMcLou
LouMcLouGraduate

I’m a graduate! Last run on the app today

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to LouMcLou

Congratulations and well done you!

Glenroy1973
Glenroy1973Graduate

I graduated last week and would love a badge but not sure where I would see it!

Glenroy1973
Glenroy1973Graduate
in reply to Glenroy1973

Ah realised as it’s as I use the app not a web browser!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Glenroy1973

It is there now x

Glenroy1973
Glenroy1973Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you πŸ™

Cabinfever20
Cabinfever20Graduate

Hi. I graduated today, running 5k in just under 35 mins. Never thought I would reach this point!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Cabinfever20

Congratulations and well done you!

Hello! Only gone and blooming done it! I would love a badge please. πŸ₯°πŸŒˆ thank you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Congratulations and well done you!

Wishidstartedsooner
WishidstartedsoonerGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Yay, thank you! X

mcutting
mcuttingGraduate

Hello, I graduated by finishing WK9 R3 yesterday. I’d appreciate it if you could add a graduate badge. Many thanks 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to mcutting

Congratulations and well done you!

This is my first actual post but I’ve been reading the posts here during my journey and they have been super helpful. Graduated this morning and I’m totally chuffed! Been over 20 years since I last managed a 5k run πŸ˜ƒ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Kiwi_girl_Scotland

Congratulations and well done you!

Kiwi_girl_Scotland
Kiwi_girl_ScotlandGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you! πŸ˜ƒ

Runner68
Runner68Graduate

As of 10am today I am a C25K graduate!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Runner68

Congratulations and well done you!

RLG1971
RLG1971Graduate

Hi I have ran W9R3 of C25K and graduated. πŸŽ“πŸ˜

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to RLG1971

Congratulations and well done you!

Anutgeog
AnutgeogGraduate

I graduated today! Plodding along on a very warm day... but done!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Anutgeog

Congratulations and well done you!

AS60
AS60Graduate

Hi Oldfloss

Just to let you know that I am now a graduate having completed run 3 of week 9 this morning. Look forward to getting my badges/certificate. Hope I’ve done this right........?

So now on to peruse the information re consolidation. I’m not about to let this slip away from me any time soon 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to AS60

Congratulations and well done you!

hilly191
hilly191Graduate

Hi been meaning to post to say I finished week9 run3 on Wednesday morning 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to hilly191

Congratulations and well done you!

venturieta
venturietaGraduate

Hi, I did it today. Can I have a badge too? :) :) :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to venturieta

Congratulations and well done you!

venturieta
venturietaGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so much. :) Gotta love a shiny new (although virtual) badge. :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to venturieta

True and... when you have had a few weeks consolidation you can explore some Virtual Running ... where your fee goes to the Charity you choose and you get your bling after submitting your results:)0

JillJos15
JillJos15Graduate

Yeh! So chuffed with myself! Never thought I would make this!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to JillJos15

Congratulations and well done you!

apps1806
apps1806Graduate

I completed today Apps1806 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to apps1806

Congratulations and well done you!

apps1806
apps1806Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so much 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to apps1806

Congratulations and well done you!

Mac-1
Mac-1Graduate

Completed today. Would love a badge to show my grown up kids. Actually that makes me a grown up kid too. Thanks in advance.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Mac-1

Congratulations and well done you!

Covpaul
CovpaulGraduate

Hi, I completed w9r3 yesterday. Not 5k but close 4.5k. So happy just to be able to run for 30mins non stop. Thank you for all advice/tips on this forum.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Covpaul

Congratulations and well done you!

coops22
coops22Graduate

Hi graduated yesterday did a 5.10k in 38 mins

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to coops22

Congratulations and well done you!

AndyLW
AndyLWGraduate

I graduated this morning! Just managed to complete 5.1k in 35 minutes!

So proud of myself and I love my routine of running....looking forward my next target to complete 5k in 30 minutes

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to AndyLW

Congratulations and well done you!

mrscoops
mrscoopsGraduate

Woohoo graduated yesterday morning can’t believe it!!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to mrscoops

Congratulations and well done you!

Craftyrunner
CraftyrunnerGraduate

I graduated yesterday!! So proud of myself, looking forward to improving my fitness with some consolidation runs over the next few weeks.😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Craftyrunner

Congratulations and well done you!

Hello! I finished on Saturday. Thank you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to MillieMollieMummy

Congratulations and well done you!

Stives12
Stives12Graduate

Hello, graduated on 3rd May, just completed 3rd 5k this morning. Would love a badge. Thank you.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Stives12

Congratulations and well done you!

Amanda70C
Amanda70CGraduate

Hi, I completed the final run of week 9, run 3 last week and have started with the consolidation runs. Could I please have a badge? Can’t believe I can now run thus far! Thank you 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Amanda70C

Congratulations and well done you!

Amanda70C
Amanda70CGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so much x

Thismamaruns
ThismamarunsGraduate

Finished couch to 5k this morning! Well chuffed that I managed 5k on my last run too (admittedly including warm up and cool down walks) oh well!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Thismamaruns

Congratulations and well done you! It will come x

Petejohnson
PetejohnsonGraduate

Finally got to the end of week 9 after delays through illness and injury. So pleased I got there in the end though

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Petejohnson

Congratulations and well done you!

Suem108
Suem108Graduate

Hi, I graduated yesterday, can I get the badge? 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Suem108

Congratulations and well done you!

Hi, I've completed W9R3, just done my 3rd consolidation run, It was my 3rd attempt to complete C25K and now I've finally done it and am feeling pretty proud of myself, it's a great plan and I'm looking forward to carrying on with my running πŸ˜€

Bracken2018
Bracken2018Graduate
in reply to Miltonendrunner

Congratulations- yippee- wow- and now your on your way for a surprise. It actually gets better .

Im at week 4 consolidation runs and love it , going out at 8am ( small banana at 7am). Parkruns here we all come .

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Bracken2018

Well done you... ! Park runs will be quite a while coming back...but the good news is, we can run anyway:)

Miltonendrunner
MiltonendrunnerGraduate
in reply to Bracken2018

Thanks πŸ™‚ looking forward to giving a park run a go, once we're allowed to again!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Miltonendrunner

... by the time that happens... you will be out there, leading the way!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Miltonendrunner

Congratulations and well done you!

Miltonendrunner
MiltonendrunnerGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks πŸ™‚

Margatio
MargatioGraduate

Completed W9R3 last month and forgot to post as I immediately threw myself into getting a 30 min 5K. Anyone starting out should keep going and listen to all the amazing advice and support posted here; together with Michael Johnson the February intake combatted terrible weather dark mornings and covid lockdown to finally achieve our goal...you can do the same. Now doing consolidation runs and I can say at 57 that I am a runner

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Margatio

Congratulations and well done you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Margatio

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

georgie97
georgie97Graduate

Hello! I graduated yesterday finishing my final run of Week 9! Was so close to the 5k in 30 minute mark...hopefully with time and a few more runs I'll get my pace up! This Forum has offered some great support so thank you all :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to georgie97

Congratulations and well done you!

georgie97
georgie97Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks so much!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to georgie97

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

LulaHula
LulaHulaGraduate

Morning just got back from my wk 9 run 3, much better run than the one I’m ignoring from Sunday. Have a great day x 😁😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to LulaHula

Congratulations and well done you!

Bracken2018
Bracken2018Graduate
in reply to LulaHula

Wow - congratulations you have made it. You achieved W9R3 with grace :) YOU are a runner and will be in for a real surprise

should you choose to continue running three times a week . You will notice you either start to run slightly faster and or easier. I’m in W4 consolidation and noticed I am capable of running a 6K , once a week !

It came about just because I felt good one particular morning .

My pace is usually 8 mins per K, although , it has been a few seconds faster unbeknown to me until STRAVA informed me !

I’m not looking for speed . I’m looking for stamina. I want to enter 5K Parkruns under the registration of C25K which we have been asked to do.

All the best to you runner . 🐾

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to LulaHula

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

MadameVelo
MadameVeloGraduate

Finished last run of week 9 today and absolutely delighted!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to MadameVelo

Congratulations and well done you!

Dobbo57
Dobbo57Graduate

Hi. Pleased and proud to confirm I completed W9R3 today. Ran 30 minutes and 4:35km. Thanks 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Dobbo57

Congratulations and well done you!

Hi. I have completed w9r3. Can't quite believe it, as I can remember how hard that first run was. Even better I have inspired my husband to run, and he is now on week 8.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to daisyk78

Congratulations and well done you! Well done on getting your husband onto this too... :)

daisyk78
daisyk78
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you 😁

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to daisyk78

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

dorarunning
dorarunningGraduate

Hello! Completed W9R3 this morning πŸ₯‚

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to dorarunning

Congratulations and well done you!

Alet77
Alet77Graduate

Hello, I finished the last run on Saturday! :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Alet77

Congratulations and well done you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Alet77

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

Mixedbaggy
MixedbaggyGraduate

Hi I completed the W9R3 of C25K and graduated from C25K Monday 10th Yes did nt see this till later now i need help to go for longer yey!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Mixedbaggy

Congratulations and well done you!

Fairyfeet44
Fairyfeet44Graduate

I completed W9R3 of C25K yesterday and graduated! Looking forward to my graduation badge and β€œgraduate” next to my name. Reckon I’ve earned it!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Fairyfeet44

Congratulations and well done you!

princessxl
princessxlGraduate

Newly graduated today πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to princessxl

Congratulations and well done you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to princessxl

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

Elsiebea73
Elsiebea73Graduate

I graduated ages ago but still haven’t got a badge.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Elsiebea73

It is there by your name..may not show up.on your phone..check your main comp?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Elsiebea73

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

cacia
caciaGraduate

I graduated this morning πŸ˜€ Can I have a badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to cacia

Congratulations and well done you!

cacia
caciaGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you. Feels brilliant to have got to 30 mins. Not quite at the 5k but wasn't expecting to be, I'm running and I love it. A bit of consolidation and then planning on gradually increasing my distance

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to cacia

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

cacia
caciaGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you. That's really helpful and interesting reading ☺

Orl365
Orl365Graduate

Hello! I just graduated πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Please could I have my badge? Proud as punch πŸ₯ŠπŸ˜‚

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Orl365

Congratulations and well done you!

Orl365
Orl365Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you! Great program and a great forum πŸ‘

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Orl365

... and it goes on.... with us here all to support and encourage:)

GRADUATE - Hi there. Delighted to say I completed W9R3 yesterday. I'm told I've graduated even though I only did 4.2k. Something to work towards. Delighted.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to SailingThrough

You did.. it just needs the 30 minute runs:)

Congratulations and well done you!

Very, very pleased to let you know that I completed C25K today! Thanks to everyone for all the support via the forum!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to SmartieDoodles

Congratulations and well done you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to SmartieDoodles

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

Morning I graduated on 13th May. Feels great 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Whoberleygirl

Congratulations and well done you!

Whoberleygirl
WhoberleygirlGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Whoberleygirl

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

LJAR
LJARGraduate

Graduated earlier today and feeling over the moon with my time and distance! πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰ (35.5 mins and 5.3k!)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to LJAR

Congratulations and well done you!

LJAR
LJARGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks! So happy! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜

Cardiophobic
CardiophobicGraduate

Hello! I just did my final run today and hit 5k at 28:32 minutes. I am so so pleased considering I couldn’t run to the end of my road at the beginning of this journey ☺️ Thank you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Cardiophobic

Congratulations and well done you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Cardiophobic

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

Yay! I graduated today! Can I have my badge please?

*Looks unbearably smug*

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Sweet_Fanny_Adams

Congratulations and well done you!

Sweet_Fanny_Adams
Sweet_Fanny_AdamsGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you! I'm really unbearably smug now I've got my graduate badge! :-) :-) :-)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Sweet_Fanny_Adams

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

Nola23
Nola23Graduate

Finally completed week9 run 3 yesterday! Took me a few months longer than the programme plans for but hey, got there in the end!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Nola23

Congratulations and well done you!

Nicolegee
NicolegeeGraduate

Hi, I graduated yesterday and today I’m planning on what’s next. Thanks for supporting a fantastic site.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Nicolegee

Congratulations and well done you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Nicolegee

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

Tessio
TessioGraduate

graduated this morning. Feels great, haven't done any exercise for a long time, and to be now running for 30 minutes is amazing. Like a lot of people on here was nervous of W5R3 but completing it gave me the confidence to carry on and complete C25k. The lesson is that the programme works, stick to it and the results are fantastic!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Tessio

Congratulations and well done you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Tessio

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

Alib52
Alib52Graduate

Hello, I graduated this morning and am so pleased with the app. Still only managing about 3.8km in 30 minutes but I know I can progress from here. I used to run about 10yrs ago and even at my fittest only managed 5k in 45mins or so. Now hoping to get the confidence to run outside and not on a treadmill at home.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Alib52

Congratulations and well done you!

Katkins27
Katkins27Graduate
in reply to Alib52

Congrats ! Keep doing what your doing πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Alib52

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

Katkins27
Katkins27Graduate

Hi there. I graduated last night ! Please can i have my badge n tag ? Yipee so proud !

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Katkins27

Congratulations and well done you!

Katkins27
Katkins27Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Hey i have the badge !!

Thankyou so much....im feeling so good now xx

Katkins27
Katkins27Graduate

Yay ! I graduated. Please can i have a badge?! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€πŸ€—

Graduated on Thursday W9 R3. I’m shielding so it’s been C25K on the treadmill in the garden for me. It’s a great start to the day and looking forward to continuing the journey. Can’t believe I can run for 30 mins... !

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Lockdown-bakes

Congratulations and well done you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Lockdown-bakes

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

MrWomble
MrWombleGraduate

Woohoo! I've graduated, looking forward to being part of the elite club! 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to MrWomble

Congratulations and well done you!

Bamboo20
Bamboo20Graduate

Hi Oldfloss - I finished my C25k today. Yey!! Are you the person to graduate me? Thank you in advance if you are:)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Bamboo20

Congratulations and well done you!

Bamboo20
Bamboo20Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks for graduating me - Can I have a certificate too, or is that too greedy:))

ChrisBB
ChrisBBGraduate

Hi graduated in Dec didn't know about letting anyone know until I got to my first 10k last month! Can I still get my certificate?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to ChrisBB

Print it off from the link... and here is your badge...

Congratulations and well done you!

Hi

Ran my wk9r3 this evening!!

Momentous!!

Please assign a graduation badge to my ID.

Best wishes,

Lawrence

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to lawrenceoconnor

Congratulations and well done you!

Graduated yesterday πŸ’ͺ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to runningonempty2020

Congratulations and well done you!

Bamboo20
Bamboo20Graduate
in reply to runningonempty2020

Epic. Well done:)))

Forestedge
ForestedgeGraduate

Graduated yesterday! Can't believe I've actually done it!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Forestedge

Congratulations and well done you!

Bamboo20
Bamboo20Graduate
in reply to Forestedge

Yey! Congratulations:))))

JulieM72
JulieM72Graduate

Hey... I graduated yesterday c25K... so chuffed to be running for 30mins continuously!! Actually can’t believe it!! I believe I can get my graduate

Badge here 😁😁... thanks in advance

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to JulieM72

Congratulations and well done you!

JulieM72
JulieM72Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you x

BorisBoshing
BorisBoshingGraduate

Finished my 9.3 run today and stoked! A badge would be a cherry on the cake I have been avoiding for the last 9 weeks! :-)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to BorisBoshing

Congratulations and well done you!

Vgabb
VgabbGraduate

Graduated this morning - ran just over 31 mins to reach 4k! Very chuffed and now planning how to get to 5k over the coming weeks ☺️

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Vgabb

Congratulations and well done you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Vgabb

Consolidation...lots more running...just let it evolve x

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Vgabb

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

Graduated this morning! It was my worst run to date but it is done and I will take everyone advice and take an extra rest day and go back at it slowly and keep persistent - there will be good and bad ones. Great to be joining you all!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to metamorphfreebird

Congratulations and well done you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to metamorphfreebird

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

Jopotter
JopotterGraduate

Graduated this morning, feel so proud and chuffed to have done it. πŸ’ͺ🏻⭐️πŸ₯³

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Jopotter

Congratulations and well done you!

Morning - I graduated yesterday with the best run I've ever done! Now need the keep going and prove to myself that running 5k wasn't just a fluke πŸ˜‚

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to willrun4snacks

Congratulations and well done you!

The best but is that this goes on and we will be right there beside you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to willrun4snacks

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

Naystar
NaystarGraduate

Successfully completed the programme and final run yesterday, with a PB for 5k of the distance covered (inc warm up and cool down walks... Not yet covering 5k in 30 mins but I know that can be normal!)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Naystar

Congratulations and well done you! Perfectly normal and many folk never cover 5K in 3O minutes... they run Marathons though :)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Naystar

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

NotMe
NotMeGraduate

Chuffed to bits I am, completed W9 R3 this morning, not bad for a 57yo couch potato. Last week I lost my beloved 12yo Labrador so W9 was for him!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to NotMe

Congratulations and well done you!

Bamboo20
Bamboo20Graduate
in reply to NotMe

A young chicken like me or should I say old hen!! Sorry to hear about your dog.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to NotMe

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

wooface
woofaceGraduate

Hello! Completed Week 9 Run 3 this morning!! The little cheering thing and Laura saying well done made me v happy! Now to work out what to do next. Thinking of redoing the programme but changing speed rather than running/walking.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to wooface

Congratulations and well done you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to wooface

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

CherieO
CherieOGraduate

Completed week 9 run 3 today. When I started I never believed I would still be working from home due to lock down but that actually helped motivate me to finish. Feelin very happy, proud and accomplished. I would very much like my badge please

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to CherieO

Congratulations and well done you!

Gwyrdd
GwyrddGraduate

please my i have my graduate badge now?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Gwyrdd

Congratulations and well done you!

Dansac29
Dansac29Graduate

Couch to 5K completed! Amazing!........ would love a badge please!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Dansac29

Congratulations and well done you!

Jamie72
Jamie72Graduate

Hello! I’ve finally seen the programme all the way through and feel great.

May I have my badge please!

Thanks for all your work in supporting this great network.

Jamie

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Jamie72

Congratulations and well done you!

Jamie72
Jamie72Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you - I’ve really got a lot of satisfaction with the process and a real sense of achievement. I just need to keep motivated and consolidate!

Runawayway
RunawaywayGraduate

I have graduated - yippee. Please can I have my badge. Big thanks.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Runawayway

Congratulations and well done you

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Runawayway

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

Maddie82
Maddie82Graduate

Hello!

Graduation run yesterday and I am feeling very pleased with myself today.

My plan is to keep at the 30 mins for a the next week or so and try out some flatter routes relax a bit. Then maybe try a slightly longer run every third to see if I can get to the 5k.

Please may I have a badge? 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Maddie82

Congratulations and well done you!

Maddie82
Maddie82Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you!

TomatoRun
TomatoRunGraduate

Is this where I post to get my graduate badge? I just completed week 9 run 3 today, and all of the previous runs too πŸ˜‚

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to TomatoRun

Congratulations and well done you!

Justinian
JustinianGraduate

Just finished my last c25k run! Most enjoyable run yet! Looking into consolidation runs starting this week. Going to work on pace and distance, and mainly just to enjoy!

Thanks for all the advice throughout...I could not have done this without the community here!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Justinian

Congratulations and well done you!

Justinian
JustinianGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you!!

Forrest106
Forrest106Graduate

Hello all,

First post on here but glad to say completed my graduation run of week 9 run 3 this morning. Feeling pretty good.

Looking forward to keeping up the 30 minute runs for the time being and gaining advice and tips from here.

Thanks

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Forrest106

Congratulations and well done you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Forrest106

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

Orangerhyme
OrangerhymeGraduate

Hi. I finished last week. Am now trying hard to keep up the running. It's not quite the same without a new target. Looks like I need external validation, haha!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Orangerhyme

Congratulations and well done you!

Check out the Graduates consolidation Club:)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Orangerhyme

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

Milney
MilneyGraduate

Hello, graduated this morning, did WK9 R3! Can’t believe it to be honest, such an amazing app, totally life changing!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Milney

Congratulations and well done you!

Curlyrunner
CurlyrunnerGraduate

Hi, completed w9r3 yesterday! So pleased, have never been able to keep running for 30minutes before and think this programme has really helped improve my asthma! Thanks for everything πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŽ½

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Curlyrunner

Congratulations and well done you!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Check this out too...πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

June441
June441Graduate

Hi I did my Week9 Run3 on Sunday. Please could I have a graduation badge please. Thanks

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to June441

Congratulations and well done you!

Only just joined the forum! Started C25K on 1st February and graduated on 26th March, looking forward to getting my badge. Lots of interesting reads here, wish I had joined earlier.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to ReluctantRuby

Congratulations and well done you!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Check this out now πŸ™‚

Don_Pedro
Don_PedroGraduate

Hi,

I did W8R2 yesterday, felt good after 28 min running so run a few minutes more. Did 6k at the end, my 5k time was 28.40

Does this count as graduation or do I need to finish the remaining 4 runs?

All the best!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Don_Pedro

Yup... if you want the badge :) then finish the runs off :) You have come this far.. finish in style? :)

Don_Pedro
Don_PedroGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

cool, will be back next week then!

I did it! Still on a high 1.5 hours after finishing... Consolidation now, and see if I can find any strategies to get past the toxic 10, then see if I can get up to 10k. There are a couple of races in Kent at the end of the year that look lovely (Hever Castle and in Ashford) so something to aim for.

Thanks to all for their help and guidance, I don't think I could have done it without you.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to WearsTheFoxHat

Congratulations and well done you!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Check this out now πŸ™‚ Lots of ideas here and if the races do not happen until next year, think how great it is going to be when you are running them and winning:)

21Polly
21PollyGraduate

Hi! I completed run 3 week 9 today and am amazed at myself a d thankful to this community for the support along the way. I would love to receive a graduation badge xxx thank you

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to 21Polly

Congratulations and well done you!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Check this out now πŸ™‚ Lots of ideas here

21Polly
21PollyGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks 😊

Dobbo57
Dobbo57Graduate

Hi. I don't seem to have been officially graduated as yet. Do you wait until the end of May so that everyone graduates together? Many thanks.

Dobbo57
Dobbo57Graduate
in reply to Dobbo57

Apologies - can see the graduate after my name now! Silly me :-)

Joanney69
Joanney69Graduate
in reply to Dobbo57

There is a graduate badge πŸ“› next to your name - well done πŸŽ“ πŸƒ ☺

Dobbo57
Dobbo57Graduate
in reply to Joanney69

I just saw - silly me!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Dobbo57

Suits you x

Joanney69
Joanney69Graduate
in reply to Dobbo57

Looking good ☺

Jak66
Jak66Graduate

Hello - I graduated today - on the hottest day of the year so far πŸ˜“πŸ˜€

Just managed to cover 5k with the warm up and cool down walks included. Onwards and upwards 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Jak66

Fabulous . You will remember this!

Congratulations and well done you

echo46
echo46Graduate

Hi! I was a Graduate a few years ago - life massively got in the way and running got squeezed out, but as lockdown began I found some time for it and have been doing loops of my quiet local park, starting again at week 5. I graduated last week - only 3.6km in the 30 minutes, but it all counts, right?

echo46
echo46Graduate
in reply to echo46

ah, I still have my old badge, I see! So no action required but I'm glad I checked in here :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to echo46

You do have your badge..and it is still doing you proud stay with us as you move on?

Shuffledaway
ShuffledawayGraduate

Hi! I just graduated yesterday evening- tough in the heat and probably not very fast, but that’s the next goal! For all you fellow (so called) β€œoldies,” don’t give up, you can do it if I can! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ🏻

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Shuffledaway

Congratulations and well done you!

Oldies??? Please..seasoned runners...age realty is just a number and at 70...I should know πŸ˜‰

LME1707
LME1707Graduate

I have just completed Week 9 Run 3 this evening 😁😁😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to LME1707

Congratulations and well done you!

LME1707
LME1707Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you ☺️

Blueskyabove
BlueskyaboveGraduate

Hello! A late May graduate!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Blueskyabove

Congratulations and well done you!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Check this out now πŸ™‚ Lots of ideas here

MissBehaving
MissBehavingGraduate

Hi! Graduated yesterday and so did my dog Reggie. πŸ˜† We’re both very proud of ourselves. Getting to 5k was challenging (for me) but made it through thanks to reading Couch25k posts and Michael Johnson. 🍾

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to MissBehaving

Congratulations and well done you :) And ReggieπŸΆπŸ…

MissBehaving
MissBehavingGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you! 😊

Picolla87
Picolla87Graduate

Hi I graduated 5 days ago and completed the last run now onto 10K

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Picolla87

Congratulations and well done you!

R1954
R1954Graduate

Made it – all the runs in the planned sequence. Last run in hotter conditions showed how far I have to go before progress is embedded but at least I did it!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to R1954

Congratulations and well done you!

Sandi_mcg
Sandi_mcgGraduate

Yay, I completed Couch 2 5k Week 9 Run 3 yesterday (20 May).

I’m nowhere near being able to do 5k in 30 mins (and couldn’t have done that 13 years ago when I did my first ever 10K) but thanks to this programme I’ve been able to run for over 45 minutes without stopping, which seemed like an impossibility back in March. Next steps for me are trying to get a bit faster at 5k level and then do a 5k to 10K programme.

I’ve really enjoyed using the app - having everything timed for you makes it so much easier! I’ve also enjoyed running this time way more than I did when I was running years ago, and every single run of every single week felt like an achievement.

Thanks for getting me off that couch!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Sandi_mcg

Congratulations and well done you!

singcat1
singcat1Graduate

Completed my week 9, run 3 on Tuesday this week - woo hoo!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to singcat1

Congratulations and well done you!

Els1
Els1Graduate

I graduated today! Woohoo!!!! 🍾

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Els1

Congratulations and well done you!

Els1
Els1Graduate

Thank you 😊

TuiSong
TuiSongGraduate

I graduated last night! Not quite at 5k yet but I’m realising that that’s okay! :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to TuiSong

Congratulations and well done you!

Gym01
Gym01Graduate

Hi there... today is my graduation...I did it...so pleased.

Thank you...I look forward to receiving my graduation pin

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Gym01

Congratulations and well done you!

Verso45
Verso45Graduate

Hi, graduated earlier this month! Do I qualify for my badge? Thanks x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Verso45

Congratulations and well done you!

Robo20
Robo20Graduate

Hello. I graduated today. Please can I get my badge ☺️

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Robo20

Congratulations and well done you!

Kinkela
KinkelaGraduate

Graduated a week ago and just about to go for my third run of the week using NHS podcasts to keep me in check. Impossible became Possible πŸ₯‡

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Kinkela

Congratulations and well done you!

Solodad
SolodadGraduate

I did it. Week 9 Run 3. Thanks for the support.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Solodad

Congratulations and well done you!

Graduated this morning! I 😍 C25k!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to BeetrootFace77

Congratulations and well done you!

yellowpiano
yellowpianoGraduate

Me too! Thanks.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to yellowpiano

Congratulations and well done you!

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Hi, I graduated today! Wk9 d3 done and I managed 5k! So chuffed! 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Hidden

Congratulations and well done you!

I used to have a white rabbit as a pet years ago!

Lsln
LslnGraduate

Graduated this morning 🌞

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Lsln

Congratulations and well done you!

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate

Graduated at last ! Feeling great all the hard work was definitely worthwhile, congratulations to everyone else who also graduated today too.......we did it !!! πŸ˜€πŸ†πŸ‘

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Couchphoenix

Congratulations and well done you!

LuxLilacLou
LuxLilacLouGraduate

Finished this morning :)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to LuxLilacLou

Many congratulations.

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

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Go for it xxx

AmandaRowley
AmandaRowleyGraduate

Hiya, finished Wk9 R3 yesterday and did 5.63km in 30 mins! It was my best run let as well..... on to a few more weeks of 30mins and then the 5-10K JuJu plan x

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to AmandaRowley

Well done x

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to AmandaRowley

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

AmandaRowley
AmandaRowleyGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thankyou all so much, couldn’t of done it without the team help πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

mama8295
mama8295Graduate

9 weeks, 27 runs and I've done it! I graduated this morning. Feeling very pleased with myself!!! Please can I have my badge.

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to mama8295

Well done x

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to mama8295

Very many congratulations, fellow graduate.

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

Longyruns
LongyrunsGraduate

Hi

I graduated this morning. I’m so super chuffed with myself. I won’t lie the first 2 weeks I HATED running but so glad I stuck with it πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Longyruns

Well done.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Longyruns

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

8KC8
8KC8Graduate

Just completed week 9, run 3 πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to 8KC8

Well done

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to 8KC8

Well done you.

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

8KC8
8KC8Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you 😊

Soundlady
SoundladyGraduate

I graduated on weds 20th May! Can I have my badge please? Yay! Thanks, Fi πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ†πŸ˜Ž

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Soundlady

Many congratulations.

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

Chestnut21
Chestnut21Graduate

I have completed W9R3 (21st May) 🍾 really enjoyed the programme please can I have my grad badge - now for some consolidation πŸ‘πŸ˜€

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Chestnut21

You most certainly can, fellow runner.

Congratulations.

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

Peggy63
Peggy63Graduate

Hi, I completed the plan early this morning.. thanks for all the support from admin posts.. it’s quite a big deal for me..😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Peggy63

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Andywb12
Andywb12Graduate

Hi, finished yesterday! Have so enjoyed it. Did the extra 2 mins to get to 5.1k (2 laps of the park). Great app

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Andywb12

A great achievement.

Congratulations.

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

Blenheim11
Blenheim11Graduate

I finished three weeks ago and it was an amazing feeling. I am going to be doing Race for Life in October so are aiming to gradually increase the distance or hopefully find an app which is as useful as C25K At the moment i am repeating week 9 three times a week to try to increase my speed a little and maintain the stamina. Thats the plan!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Blenheim11

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Cizz
CizzGraduate

I finished week 9 today! Ran for the full 30 mins, didn't quite make the 5 k though :(

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Cizz

5k will happen and you are so much closer now than when you started.

Congratulations.

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

GreenBearxxx
GreenBearxxxGraduate

Graduation dayπŸŽ“πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰ C25K completed now my running adventure begins. Thanks to all who have answered my questions and offered support...it helped. I'm sure I will have more going forward πŸ˜‰

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to GreenBearxxx

Very many congratulations, fellow runner.

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

Bumblebee43
Bumblebee43Graduate

Hello

I’ve just graduated πŸ˜€ can you help with my badge ?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Bumblebee43

You have graduated.......you have earned your badge.

Congratulations.

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

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

This is exhausting...........

GreenBearxxx
GreenBearxxxGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

I bet, we are all the product of lockdown!! it's one of the good things of this whole situation. Its intresting!!

Is this one of the highest graduation months you have seen??

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to GreenBearxxx

There was a spike in membership after lockdown, so this is the result..........a lot of, hopefully, fitter, healthier and happier people, who now know they don't need to spend out on gym memberships to stay that way.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Hup!!!

Contentlycon
ContentlyconGraduate

Hi!! Graduated today yayyyyy!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Contentlycon

Congratulations and well done you!

YorkUnfit
YorkUnfitGraduate

Hi Just graduated today.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to YorkUnfit

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

YorkUnfit
YorkUnfitGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you. This is the second time I’ve completed the course but despite best intentions never carried on. Hopefully I will continue running this time.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to YorkUnfit

Congratulations and well done you!

Hi

I started C25K back in March to make the most of my exercise time during the lockdown. It has been over 25 years since I last did any running! I did Week 9 Run 3 last Saturday and managed to run 5K in 31:13. Today I managed to do 5K in under 30 minutes for the first time.

I can hardly believe how far I have come since I started the programme back in March. The app and the way it takes you through the steps is just brilliantly designed and using Runkeeper alongside it to keep track of progress was a big motivator for me. Even though it was really hard at first, I found myself looking forward to my next run. I think I will stick with the running now that I have got to this point. When the shops open again I might even buy some proper shoes to replace the pair of old trainers I dug out of the bottom of the wardrobe!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to coronaclimber

So glad that you found the plan worked for you.

Congratulations on your graduation.

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

Good shoes, preferably fitted after a gait analysis done at a specialist running shop are the best investment you can make in your fitness.

Cloudy321
Cloudy321Graduate

Hi not sure if I’m in the right place but I ran my 3rd run of week 9 today. So thrilled to have completed the c25k as this is my second attempt at the programme . Hope to keep running and to increase my distances. I’m 61 years old and never thought I’d achieve this.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Cloudy321

Congratulations and well done you! This was worth waiting for wasn't it:)

I was 65 when I Graduated.. 5 years ago:)

First HM last year, this year's was cancelled:)

Do check out the What Next post as you think about moving on...

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Kastrel
KastrelGraduate

Just graduated yesterday! Ran 5k in 42mins and so pleased!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Kastrel

Congratulations and well done you!

Derbydiva
DerbydivaGraduate

Just graduated and feeling very pleased with myself - at least something positive has been achieved during lockdown!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Derbydiva

Congratulations and well done you!

" From the ashes of disaster, grow the roses of success " ?

Good things will and are coming from this terrible situation :)

SweatyHettie
SweatyHettieGraduate

Hello I was an early bird and completed W9R3 this morning

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to SweatyHettie

Congratulations and well done you!

XxicegemsxX
XxicegemsxXGraduate

I graduated yesterday completing W9R3 so amazed that I achieved this :-)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to XxicegemsxX

Congratulations and well done you!

Yeay, I've graduated this morning! It was the toughest of the last 3 runs; a very windy day and there were moments when I thought I was going to have to stop. Kept going though, and although I didn't cover as much ground today, I completed the third 30 minute run. Woohoo! I never would have thought I could do this - it's a fantastic programme with a fantastic support group here. Thanks to everyone for providing the motivation to keep going. πŸŽ“

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to BlacksmithsGal

Congratulations and well done you!

XxicegemsxX
XxicegemsxXGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you 😊

Sparklerrrr
SparklerrrrGraduate

Hi just completed couch to 5k. Ran 30 mins and 4.5k so really happy about that. It's been great having this to concentrate on at this time. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ can i have my badge please πŸŽ“

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Sparklerrrr

Congratulations and well done you!

Sparklerrrr
SparklerrrrGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you. I love reading your posts you're really inspiring . Really appreciate it thanks now off to consolidation .....

bethanyb
bethanybGraduate

I just completed my week 9 run 3! 4.5km and an elevation gain of 34m! I will keep on running πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to bethanyb

Congratulations and well done you!

bethanyb
bethanybGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you!!

Mongozo
MongozoGraduate
in reply to bethanyb

Well done, I did mine this morning- but not that distance. I'm envious.

Blackshoe76
Blackshoe76Graduate

My dear Oldfloss... today is the day!! Can I have my graduation badge, please???

😁πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

Thank you in advance! 😊

And I wanted to say a πŸ™BIG THANK YOU πŸ™ to the forum for your continuous support, to our πŸ‘©β€πŸ« ADMINISTRATORS πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«@IannodaTruffe, @Oldfloss, @UnfitNoMore, and others for reviewing the hundreds of posts daily and responding to all the queries ( I know you do it as volunteers! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Blackshoe76

Congratulations and well done you!

And thank you, it is great to know that we are valued, and I know that I speak of all of us, when I say, that we feel privileged to be part of your running adventures:)

Orange_Girl
Orange_GirlGraduate
in reply to Blackshoe76

Totally agree with you re. the brilliant administrators!

Curnie1
Curnie1Graduate

Hi, pleased to report I just completed programme this morning. Cheers Curnie1πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Curnie1

Congratulations and well done you!

Mongozo
MongozoGraduate

Graduated this morning W9R3 C25K- not 5k, but 30 mins. Feeling very pleased with myself.

Hoping to build on the distance slowly.

Can I have my graduation badge please?

Also glad to have joined this group. The tough part will be building up from here.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Mongozo

Reply below.... congratulations !

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Congratulations and well done you!

There is a lot to be done after the celebrations and the runs for pure joy... and 30 minutes is just perfect...the 5K may follow:)

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Mrspedley
MrspedleyGraduate

Hello, I graduated today! It took a little longer than 9 weeks but I'm so proud of myself! I had heart surgery in November 2019 and I never thought I'd be able to run or to be so fit!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Mrspedley

Congratulations and well done you! Absolutely wonderful.,.and the best bit, it goes on... !

Maisie63
Maisie63Graduate

Just completed Week 9 Run 3! Phew! I can’t believe I have done it! :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Maisie63

Congratulations and well done you!

Curryfan
CurryfanGraduate

Woo Hoo! I can't believe I've done it!

I never thought that I'd be able to run for 60 seconds let alone half an hour. With thanks to this programme and my brilliant coach Sanjeev Kohli.

Onwards and upwards and thanks to all for your inspiration! x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Curryfan

Congratulations and well done you!

mardac
mardacGraduate

I've graduated this morning! I am looking forward to my next runs!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to mardac

Congratulations and well done you!

DanE17
DanE17Graduate

Hi there! Finished w9, run 3 yesterday and am so pleased! I’d never run before and am looking forward to consolidation runs!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to DanE17

Congratulations and well done you!

Gemmabish
GemmabishGraduate

I graduated today!!! Managed to do 5k in 38 minutes :)

Blackshoe76
Blackshoe76Graduate
in reply to Gemmabish

Fab running time Gemmabish! Congrats!!@

Gemmabish
GemmabishGraduate
in reply to Blackshoe76

Thank you!!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Gemmabish

Congratulations and well done you!

Gemmabish
GemmabishGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you!!! :)

Yorki_Girl
Yorki_GirlGraduate

I have just completed week 9 run 3 and graduated this programme. Be happy to have my little achievement badge when it comes.

Thankyou

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Yorki_Girl

Congratulations and well done you!

Alson
AlsonGraduate

Made it!!! W9 R3 done. Graduated. Trying to convince my partner to buy me a graduation present. Hasn't worked so far.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Alson

Congratulations and well done you! Treat yourself... you deserve it:)

MicktheHibby
MicktheHibbyGraduate

I graduated today πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to MicktheHibby

Congratulations and well done you!

Sofalover38
Sofalover38Graduate

I’ve completed C25K, reached 4.17 K running, covering 5k if I include the warm up/Cool down, so will continue to try to reach 5K running. Have downloaded the Nike app and will explore that as not sure I’m ready to run without that little voice in my ear encouraging me onwards!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Sofalover38

Congratulations and well done you!

JillJos15
JillJos15Graduate

I just completed my first 10k, not fast, not pretty but I did it! So happy!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to JillJos15

Congratulations and well done you!

kirsty69jo
kirsty69joGraduate

Hello! I graduated yesterday. Can’t quite believe it still! So happy.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to kirsty69jo

Congratulations and well done you!

KittyG3
KittyG3Graduate

I have just graduated, ran W9R3 - can't believe it! So proud of myself 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to KittyG3

Congratulations and well done you!

ninky3
ninky3Graduate

have just completed W9 R3, as i live and breathe! :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to ninky3

Congratulations and well done you!

PP77
PP77Graduate

I have completed C25k today....Yay πŸ™‚

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to PP77

Congratulations and well done you!

C25Kvic
C25KvicGraduate

I graduated with my week 9 run 3 run yesterday morning. Enjoyed it and looking forward to consolidation runs. :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to C25Kvic

Congratulations and well done you!

RunBikeSwim
RunBikeSwimGraduate

Just finished Week 9 Run 3! For some reason I never got any voice prompts within the final ten mins, even though the app didn't crash and my earphones were working. I ended up running an extra 6.5 mins since Jo never told me to stop! Seems fitting that my graduation run is my longest anyway

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to RunBikeSwim

Congratulations and well done you!

Holidaylass
HolidaylassGraduate

I can't believe it but I did my last W9 run this morning. Found the last 7-8 mins tough, I didn't realise quite how hot it was! I gritted my teeth and pushed on until Sarah Millican told me to stop. Finished off with a 2K walk, enjoying the sun and shade! Here's to running 🍾🍾🍾

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Holidaylass

Congratulations and well done you!

Cheers x

Slowbaby
SlowbabyGraduate

Hi there

I completed W9R3 of C25K on Sunday 10 May.

Thank you. Health Unlocked and all the people here are great.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Slowbaby

Congratulations and well done you!

KatiaKatia
KatiaKatiaGraduate

Hi all, I have completed W9R3 this morning (yay) and am excited for my hard earned badge! This has been an amasing life changing experience, feels great (bar my knees hurting for the first time since starting)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to KatiaKatia

Congratulations and well done you!

Jojoarnie
JojoarnieGraduate

Hi there - I completed Week 9 Run 3 this morning and got my lovely trophy displaying on the app! Can I now have my Graduate badge, please? I am SO pleased with myself...

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Jojoarnie

Congratulations and well done you!

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Hello, I completed W9R3 about an hour ago and am very pleased with myself! I don’t post much but the positive posts from others really kept me going, especially at the beginning when the idea of running for 30 mins without stopping seemed completely impossible. Going to have a little drink to celebrate (after more water, that is...)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Hidden

Congratulations and well done you!

Wrenage
WrenageGraduate

Am I in the right place to get my graduation badge? Did my final c25k run today.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Wrenage

Congratulations and well done you!

Melissa5K
Melissa5KGraduate

I’ve don’t it! Graduated yesterday and have had a smile on my face since 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Melissa5K

Congratulations and well done you!

888sar
888sarGraduate

Hi there. I graduated two weeks ago and now consolidating with three 30 Min runs. Can’t believe I did it! Amazing app

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to 888sar

Congratulations and well done you!

RamblingWren
RamblingWrenGraduate

Well I finally managed it on the 4th attempt. Week 9 Day 3. Chuffed to bits. Looking forward to consolidation and then deciding what to do next. It's all very exciting :-)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to RamblingWren

Congratulations and well done you!

Runningstart
RunningstartGraduate

Hello - I did it!! Today I completed the couchto5K programme, then ran on to complete the full 5K in 35 minutes. So proud

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Runningstart

Congratulations and well done you!

Runningstart
RunningstartGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you

Diamondshoes
DiamondshoesGraduate

Yay! I finished Wk9 R3 this morning! Looking forward to consolidation and more.....! I look forward to having "Graduate" next to my name!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Diamondshoes

Congratulations and well done you!

Runningstart
RunningstartGraduate
in reply to Diamondshoes

Doesn’t it feel good!

Tiny_steps
Tiny_stepsGraduate

I have just graduated and finished W9R3 today. It is such a great feeling to finally achieve my goal, didn’t think I could do it be there you go looking forward to the next phase of my running.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Tiny_steps

Congratulations and well done you!

JJ64
JJ64Graduate

Hello...I ran wk9r3 on Saturday 23rd May... so pleased with myself as I never thought I would do it .Will definitely be keeping running in my fitness routine πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to JJ64

Congratulations and well done you!

JJ64
JJ64Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thankyou 😊

SandraY1
SandraY1Graduate

Graduated πŸŽ“ shiny new badge please πŸ˜‚

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to SandraY1

Congratulations and well done you!

SandraY1
SandraY1Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you

I have just finished W9R3! Thanks to all for running this forum and all the advice/support/encouragement - now to turn this achievement into a long term part of my life......

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to teapotdictator

Congratulations and well done you!

Wiggywo
WiggywoGraduate

GRADUATE! Feeling great that I've reached my goal - thanks Coach Millican! Setting myself the the challenge of Couch to 5K, and going out there and doing it, has been a fantastic boost both physically and mentally at this time. Can't wait for parkrun to come back !

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Wiggywo

Congratulations and well done you!

Latest announcement from Park Run.. June next year :)

Wiggywo
WiggywoGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks, Oldfloss - June next year for parkrun ... sadly sounds a long way off. But I hope to keep running, so should be able to do parkrun in a reasonably good time by then! But are you sure it's June next year? (not this year?) Just looked at the news page on the parkrun website and it said 'parkrun events..suspended until the end of June' ... I'm a bit more hopeful now !

Don_Pedro
Don_PedroGraduate

Week 9 Run 3 finished today! That was an amazing journey!

Run 5.35k in 30 minutes, 5k time was 27.58 which I am very chuffed about!

Can I have the badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Don_Pedro

Congratulations and well done you!

Myfi
MyfiGraduate

Hi Oldfloss. I know that I have my badge for 60 mins. But as I completed my first 10k on Monday for quite a while may I change my badge to 10k please?

Thank You!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Myfi

Your Graduate 10 badge is there on your post on the Bridge forum :)

Myfi
MyfiGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

ThanksOF. I realised after I had posted on this forum that it was the wrong place πŸ™„. What a twit! 🀣🀣x

Hello Oldfloss! I’ve somehow managed graduate today!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to OldSpeckledHen

Congratulations and well done you!

Ah I think I left a message in the wrong place previously I completed W9 R3 on Monday and would love my graduate badge please. Thanks for a great programme, it feels like a miracle that I can now run for 30 mins after starting at the beginning of lockdown.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to GreenHorse2020

Congratulations and well done you!

Henry100
Henry100Graduate

Hi I graduated today. Is it possible to have a graduate badge please ? :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Henry100

Congratulations and well done you!

Chenet299
Chenet299Graduate

Hi.. Did Run3 week9 this morning. App crashed on the cool down walk and hasn't recorded it but I did it 😁 can I have a graduation badge pretty please?????

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Chenet299

Congratulations and well done you!

ICLDN
ICLDNGraduate

Graduated May 9th :) now running 5K 3/4 times a week, takes me a bit longer than 30 mins but I'm chuffed!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to ICLDN

Congratulations and well done you!

dunnaping
dunnapingGraduate

hi just completed w9r3 this morning do i get a graduate symble thanks

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to dunnaping

Congratulations and well done you!

richey
richeyGraduate

I finished on Friday have done 2, 5k after got the bug and feel mega guilty if I don't run now

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to richey

Congratulations and well done you!

Just graduated!! It was a tough run but I’m so happy I’ve done it 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Annenewrunner

Congratulations and well done you!

dunnaping
dunnapingGraduate

i graduated today w9r3 finished

dunnaping
dunnapingGraduate

graduated

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to dunnaping

Your badge is there. It takes us time sometimes...all volunteers not here all the time...but congratulations...I know how good you feelπŸ˜‰

Twixrunner
TwixrunnerGraduate

Hi! I ran week 9 run 3 yesterday! I’m really proud of myself and can’t believe how much I’ve achieved in 9 short weeks! I’m looking forward to keeping on running and will definitely look into the tips shared on here.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Twixrunner

Congratulations and well done you!

Marzia1987
Marzia1987Graduate

hello!! i did it! I run for 30 minutes covering 4.10 km! I hope I'll get to 5K soon! I'm so happyyyyyy

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Marzia1987

Congratulations and well done you!

DimSim
DimSimGraduate

Done and dusted this morning. Never thought i could run for 60 seconds without a break, let alone 30 minutes.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to DimSim

Congratulations and well done you!

Eveb1
Eveb1Graduate

Hello ! Managed to complete week9 R3 this morning !! Delighted to say the least. Not yet at 5k but did run for 32 mins so really chuffed!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Eveb1

Congratulations and well done you!

MMP175
MMP175Graduate

Hi there. I finished week 9 this morning. 3.84k so I’m planning to keep going gradually up to 5k. It’s a brilliant programme. I couldn’t run at all before I started. I’m still not particularly elegant but have got there so Thankyou

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to MMP175

Congratulations and well done you!

Wrenage
WrenageGraduate

Looking for a little graduation badge please.

I’m on the app- will I need to find this forum through google to get it.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Wrenage

Congratulations and well done you!

Jkm123
Jkm123Graduate

Hi I graduated today!! Yippee! Thanks for all the support!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Jkm123

Congratulations and well done you!

Natedog1805
Natedog1805Graduate

Hey hope your good. I completed the c25k today.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Natedog1805

Congratulations and well done you!

whxnnxhw
whxnnxhwGraduate

I just finished week 9 run 3!! I did it!! I’ve been told to come here to graduate or something?!? Woooooo!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to whxnnxhw

Congratulations and well done you!

Gardener62
Gardener62Graduate

Hi! I graduated on Monday and completed my consolidation run today, it has been such an excellent challenge and I can almost say that I’ve enjoyed every minute of it- but that wouldn’t quite be true but I have loved the buzz and sense of achievement, thank you!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Gardener62

Congratulations and well done you!

Kharina
KharinaGraduate

Just completed Week 9 Run 3!! Can't believe I have finished the plan and this week has felt fairly comfortable, even running up quite a steep hill on part of my run today! Not got to 5K yet- hadn't checked distance until this week but roughly around 4.3-4.4k for my runs this week, but comfortably (ish) running the 30 minutes. Such a great plan, never thought I would stick with it this far!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Kharina

Congratulations and well done you!

Rosieg87
Rosieg87Graduate

Hi there. I Graduated this morning!! πŸ™Œ

Managed 5.1k in 30mins. Feeling amazing as I wouldn’t have thought I could complete it

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Rosieg87

Congratulations and well done you!

Zelda7
Zelda7Graduate

I graduated today 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Zelda7

Congratulations and well done you!

Maisie63
Maisie63Graduate

I graduated on Sunday ..... have done two consolidation runs since. :)

nickj2807
nickj2807Graduate

Graduated today - managed 5.3k in 30 min so really happy!! I don’t post much but often browse the forum after a run. So many warm and inspiring messages from everyone, this site has been a big motivator throughout. Well done all those who also finished this month. On to the 10K now....

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to nickj2807

Congratulations and well done!

RemyPoshPaws
RemyPoshPawsGraduate

I’ve just completed w9r3 & I’m thrilled! I started this journey on my cousins birthday in early April & finish it today on my nieces 1st birthday πŸ₯³πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ looking forward to reading up on the consolidation plan. Big thank you to this community for guidance & encouragement x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to RemyPoshPaws

Congratulations and well done you!

Praxi
PraxiGraduate

I’m delighted to be able to join the May graduate class. Have completed W9R3. Who knew I would enjoy running.....

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Praxi

Congratulations and well done you!

CDolly
CDollyGraduate

Graduated this morning. Feeling really good. Only 9 weeks ago I struggled to run for 60 seconds. C25k works and it’s helped reading the stories and supportive comments on this forum. Feels like the beginning of the next phase. Thank you. πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to CDolly

Congratulations and well done you!

struass
struassGraduate

Me, me, me..... I graduated today πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to struass

Congratulations and well done you!

Eeyore07
Eeyore07Graduate

Hi, my first ever post but I've just got back from my graduation run! I never thought I'd be able to run for 30 minutes once, let alone 3 times a week! So happy to have come this far :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Eeyore07

Congratulations and well done you!

Cushie71
Cushie71Graduate

Morning, I completed my W9 R3 this morning. Feeling fantastic. I carried on beyond the 30minutes and completed 5K in 40 minutes. So pleased I started this course and thank you for all the support along the way. I am actually excited about running free ( without the app) and seeing where my legs take me. First though, new pair of trainers πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Cushie71

Congratulations and well done you!

Smoggie79
Smoggie79Graduate

Hi there

I've just completed week 9, run 3 - please can I have my graduate badge?!!

Feeling so proud of myself and a bit emotional 😊😭 I kept going after the 30 mins to get to the full 5k and did it in 32.55....my next goal to work towards is sub 30.

What an amazing journey so far, so glad I started this πŸ˜†

Kate x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Smoggie79

Congratulations and well done you!

CherryCore
CherryCoreGraduate

Hello 😊 I've completed the run 3 in week 9! (still surprised 😁)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to CherryCore

Congratulations and well done you!

Running_R
Running_RGraduate

Hello..! I graduated on 22nd May and have already completed 3 consolidation runs. This site has been amazing... provided motivation and hints and tips when needed. Thank you so much πŸ€—

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Running_R

Congratulations and well done you!

Milo74
Milo74Graduate

Hey there. I just finished week 9 run 3 this morning - YAY!!

Like many people I have awful memories from school PE classes which put me off running for most of my adult life. I decided to do this after a work colleague recommended it - and it became my lockdown project!

I never thought I could run 30 min non stop so I am damn proud of myself!

This forum has been an amazing source of support throughout. Reading about everyone's experiences and the positivity has helped push me along. Thank you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Milo74

Congratulations and well done you!

Lily2001
Lily2001Graduate

Finished last run today 4.6km in 30 minutes

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Lily2001

Congratulations and well done you!

Peach53
Peach53Graduate

Hi, I just finished week 9 run 3 this morning and I feel blimin amazing! I would really love to have a graduation badge please.

I started this whole journey at the beginning of lockdown and thought perhaps I would just use the time to get a little fitter, I never thought for one minute that I would fall in love with running but do you know what, I think I might have!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Peach53

Congratulations and well done you!

Cyclone51
Cyclone51Graduate

Hi, I ran Week 9 Run 3, this morning & Graduated! Grinning from ear to ear!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Cyclone51

Congratulations and well done you!

Cushie71
Cushie71Graduate

Hi I graduated this morning. Completed 5K in 40 minutes. W9R3. I have loved this course. Please can I have my badge ? πŸ…πŸ˜ƒ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Cushie71

Congratulations and well done you!

AbiWensley1
AbiWensley1Graduate

Hi, I graduated this morning :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to AbiWensley1

Congratulations and well done you!

Orange_Girl
Orange_GirlGraduate

Just completed Week 9 Run 3 amid the heat. Really pleased with myself. Never would have thought I’d get there once upon a time. Delighted to join the 640+ other completers this May.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Orange_Girl

Congratulations and well done you!

Billy2000
Billy2000Graduate

Hey there. Completed my W9R3 this morning. Not good running in the heat as profile pic shows when I ran my last half marathon two years ago. Hoping to be able to run 5k in under 30 mins but no where near there yet!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Billy2000

Congratulations and well done you!

kknb4082
kknb4082Graduate

Hi! I did it! Feeling awesome, mentally and physically! What a great programme! On to Consolidation now!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to kknb4082

Congratulations and well done you!

Thang
ThangGraduate

Graduated today πŸ₯³πŸΎ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Thang

Congratulations and well done you!

Felixia
FelixiaGraduate

I graduated last Saturday and feel really happy to have achieved my goal! I have started running to the podcasts this week and actually enjoy listening to the beat of the music. So easy to run to this.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Felixia

Congratulations and well done you!

Woollyweaver
WoollyweaverGraduate

Yay! I graduated today - amazing experience, and my best run yet. A little badge would just cap it off nicely 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Woollyweaver

Congratulations and well done you!

MelBailey
MelBaileyGraduate

Hi, I graduated on Monday can I have my badge please 😊😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to MelBailey

Congratulations and well done you!

Woodkin
WoodkinGraduate

Done it! Just finished W9 R3. Really didn't think I would make it (my knee is complaining a bit!) but told myself to keep going and... it worked! 9 weeks ago I really didn't think I would manage, the programme really does work though!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Woodkin

Congratulations and well done you!

BooAlto
BooAltoGraduate

Hello, I’ve just completed the programme with my W9R3 this morning. I’m sooo happy! And I’ll be even happier if I can have that little badge of honour which says β€˜graduate’ next to my name πŸŽ“πŸ˜€. Do I need to do anything more to get that to happen?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to BooAlto

Congratulations and well done you!

BooAlto
BooAltoGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you! I’m on such a high, those little endorphins have a lot to answer for!

Rockchic1
Rockchic1Graduate

I graduated a few weeks ago but only just discovered this link! Have been alternating runs between my two favourites run 6.2 but at a faster pace and run 9.3 at my slow snails pace. Not neared 5k but I’m running(slowly !)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Rockchic1

Congratulations and well done you!

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