MAY 2020... GRADUATION BADGES ..... SECOND POS... - Couch to 5K

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MAY 2020... GRADUATION BADGES ..... SECOND POST...ROUND 2!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

There is a heck of a lot of you out there!!!

Hello everyone...here we are again.. and this is the SECOND GRADUATION POST!

We have had wonderfully, so, so many Graduates this month.., that I am having a heck of a time keeping up!

The last post had over 500 Graduates!!!!

So here we are for the last few days of May... !!! Badges fortunately, have not run out!!!

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...

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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Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate

Yes, brilliant everyone! I was going to cheer everyone by posting replies to everyone's graduation, but I would get repetitive strain injury! My son's girlfriend who isn't on the forum (Well I suppose she might be but hasn't told me) also finished the programme today and my daughter is on week 8 (second time round). It's all going on! I have never seen so many runners, young and old.

Well done everyone.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Roxdog

Thanks you!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

500 graduaties in May Floss, that must be some record, I certainly have noticed over the last few days a record number of runners graduating and also completing run 3 of week 5 and run 3 of week 6, you and the team of administrators are doing a wonderful job. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

Litlun1982
Litlun1982Graduate

Well done to all the graduates! I'm going to keep going... I want to get to 10k! Hopefully there will be as much suppost for the next stage as I've found for 5k. Thank you to everyone and good luck in the next challenge. πŸ€πŸ’—

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Litlun1982

You forgot to ask for your badge and almost got overlooked..........but there it is in all its glory, fellow runner.

Skyecaroline
SkyecarolineGraduate

I just completed 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Skyecaroline

Congratulations and well done you!

Just done it tonight. Feeling very pleased with myself as I’m 55, fat, hypermobile, and haven’t been able to run like this EVER.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to NorthWallsBoo

Congratulations and well done you!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Well done Oldfloss and team. You are doing a fantastic job keeping up with so many. Congratulations everyone who had graduated this month. This is just the start of a wonderful Running journey. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Dexy5

Indeed...and phew! Xxx

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

My graduate badge has gone - have you recycled it Oldfloss?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Dexy5

Nooooo!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you πŸ™ I felt a bit naked without it.

RUNN3R
RUNN3RGraduate

I finished my final run of week 9 yesterday morning (in the intense heat) and am looking forward to continuing with running

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to RUNN3R

Congratulations and well done you!

Kayleicia
KayleiciaGraduate

Just graduated this morning 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Kayleicia

Congratulations and well done you!

Slorunner
SlorunnerGraduate

Hi, I am so proud that I have just completed run 3 wk9!!! Look forward to seeing my"graduate" badge😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Slorunner

Congratulations and well done you!

Florentine
FlorentineGraduate

Florentine

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Florentine

Congratulations and well done you!

JogCat
JogCatGraduate

I have just come back from my last run in the series and it was probably my best one. Having listened to lots of advice on here, my breathing was regular, my hydration better and my legs lighter, what more could I asked for? I even didn’t mind people see me shuffling along. 5k is my next goal!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to JogCat

Congratulations and well done you!

Honor32
Honor32Graduate

Hi, I’ve just completedWK9R3 of C25K and it looks as if I’ve graduated !!

Yippee.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Honor32

Congratulations and well done you

Pp12
Pp12Graduate

Hi, I completed yesterday WK9R3 of C25K and it looks as if I’ve graduated !!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Pp12

Congratulations and well done you!

AlysP
AlysPGraduate

Just got in at the end of May. Completed this morning- loved my graduation run. 55 years old and always hated running- until now! I LOVE it!! I even carried on to 35 mins to get the 5k in. Now to 10k.... πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to AlysP

Congratulations and well done you!

AlysP
AlysPGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you!!!!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Carrie_1
Carrie_1Graduate

Hi there!! I ran my Week 9 run 3 today and am absolutely thrilled!!! Congratulations to everyone else on here - I hope you feel as proud of yourself as I do! A lovely graduate badge for the end of May would be wonderful! πŸ˜ƒ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Carrie_1

Congratulations and well done you!

Carrie_1
Carrie_1Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you Oldfloss - looks like May has been super busy for you! πŸ˜…

primrose32
primrose32Graduate

I've just completed today! I am in no way a natural runner so I'm pretty delighted to have stuck with it, finished it and even enjoyed it! Planning to work on speed now as my 5k takes 38 minutes at the moment. Pace aside, it's been great to be outside in the sunshine and have a challenge to focus on. Looking forward to my graduate badge!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to primrose32

Congratulations and well done you!

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate

Hi old floss

Just completed my 3 runs in week 9 how do I get the certificate or badge ?

H3

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Hideaway3

Congratulations and well done you!

Queenie17
Queenie17Graduate

Hello completed C25K may 27th not sure how to get badge? Thanks

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Queenie17

Congratulations and well done you!

Shwood
ShwoodGraduate

Hello I graduated today not sure how I apply for the badge. Thanks

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Shwood

Congratulations and well done you!

HaveIGoneMad
HaveIGoneMadGraduate

I finished yesterday on my birthday! Very proud of myself and hoping I can keep it up! 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to HaveIGoneMad

Congratulations and well done you!

Verdemar
VerdemarGraduate

Hi just completed my last run tonight yippee. I understand this is where I ask for my badge.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Verdemar

Congratulations and well done you!

Miley0909
Miley0909Graduate

Hi, I've just actually graduated today 😁. I've been looking for a link for my badge but I'm a bit of a dinosaur and not really sure where to look!! πŸ˜‚. Thanks Miley 0909

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Miley0909

Right here:) Congratulations and well done you!

jb071991
jb071991Graduate

Just completed - when I started on Easter Monday I could barely run 2 minutes without blowing out my backside. Today I ran for 30 minutes, looked at my watch and I was at 4.5km and feeling great so kept going to also do my first 5k! #graduate

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to jb071991

Congratulations and well done you!

Mellon90
Mellon90Graduate

I'm back home now with a big glass of water after completing week 9 run 3 , just in time for a May graduation πŸŽ“

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Mellon90

Congratulations and well done you!

Lifebeginsat
LifebeginsatGraduate

I completed week 9 run 3 yesterday. It took me 18 weeks instead of 9, but I got there! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Lifebeginsat

Congratulations and well done you!

Apple3652
Apple3652Graduate

A bit hot and bothered, but just completed too. Proud to be a C25K graduate!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Apple3652

Congratulations and well done you!

Bubbles2020
Bubbles2020Graduate

Hi. I graduated today with a 5k (ran an extra 8 minutes) so first 5k in 38 minutes.

So chuffed - this program is amazing.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Bubbles2020

Congratulations and well done you!

Leaf65
Leaf65Graduate

Completed yesterday πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’•

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Leaf65

Congratulations and well done you!

Green242
Green242Graduate

Graduated!! Wow I’ve just completed the C25K this morning! πŸ˜€Was a great run on a beautiful sunny morning. Feeling so amazed as I pushed on and finished the 5K in 33.43. This has been a great challenge and I’m just sooo pleased me and my son took it on 9 weeks ago. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Konni
Konni
in reply to Green242

Well done! :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Green242

Congratulations and well done you!

evelinaldn
evelinaldnGraduate

I finished C25K a week ago! Now the challenge is to keep running.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to evelinaldn

Congratulations and well done you!

Kitty2206
Kitty2206Graduate

I completed my last run this morning so just squeezing into the May graduate club. It’s been brilliant. Ready to get going on the next adventure 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Kitty2206

Congratulations and well done you!

Hello

I am a lockdown C25K er took it on and finished this morning. It was a tremendous feeling of achievement. Thanks to designers and admins of this group it it very encouraging to know you are going through it with others :-)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Quackquackquack

Congratulations and well done you!

Quackquackquack
QuackquackquackGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks for the badge, I love looking at peoples online names and wondering how they came up with them. Yours is a gooden:-)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Quackquackquack

I am old...and my hair when wet..curls up..like candyfloss!

Horatio77
Horatio77Graduate

Just completed W9R3 this morning. Thanks for all the brilliant tips and support on this blog. Like me, I guess plenty of people set themselves this target as a lockdown activity. Hence the numbers graduating about now.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Horatio77

Congratulations and well done you!

SJay12
SJay12Graduate

Hi there! I graduated from the couch to 5K programme on Friday :) and so would love a graduate badge - thank you!

I didn't hit 5K during my final run of the programme so today I went for another run and managed to hit 5K (though it took longer than 30 minutes :)).

Looking forward to learning lots of consolidation tips from this wonderful forum. Thank you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to SJay12

Congratulations and well done you!

SJay12
SJay12Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so much!

Jayne2153e
Jayne2153eGraduate

Graduated today, it took a bit longer than the 9 weeks but Hubbie and I finally got there this morning - feeling proud.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Jayne2153e

Congratulations and well done you!

Penguin04
Penguin04Graduate

Woooooo! Just graduated... Though rather hot! πŸ₯΅! I never thought I would be able to run more than 5 minutes let alone 30. Thank you for everyone's support on here! I have recommended this app to all of my friends... It's brilliant! Next step - run for 40 mins and eventually build up to 10km. Well done everyone! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Penguin04

Congratulations and well done you!

Faceman2153
Faceman2153Graduate

Week 9 Run 3 completed this morning with my wife Jayne2153 - feeling proud.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Faceman2153

Congratulations and well done you!

RaineyH
RaineyHGraduate

I graduated yesterday , and would love a badge πŸ˜€it has been great to have this positive focus through the weeks of lockdown , thanks for all you do and congratulations to all those graduating in May .

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to RaineyH

Congratulations and well done you!

MHS22
MHS22Graduate

Final run finished yesterday!! Does that mean I can now have my graduate badge?! 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to MHS22

Congratulations and well done you!

Finally done it. Had to drop out twice before due to knee pain but made it this time.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to rumblechuffchuff

Congratulations and well done you!

Shaggy48
Shaggy48Graduate

Hi there, just to say I completed week 9 run 3 on Friday 29th May and am delighted πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Shaggy48

Congratulations and well done you!

TryAgain39
TryAgain39Graduate

Hi,

I've now completed W9R3 of C25K and graduated. Just hoping it gets a bit easier now for a while during consolidation!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to TryAgain39

Congratulations and well done you!

Johnnylewis
JohnnylewisModerator
in reply to TryAgain39

Well done and congratulations

Please may I have my badge before I crawl into the shower! W9 run3 done. Not 5k but 30 mins of running. It was hot and I am knackered but chuffed.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Flatfendweller

Congratulations and well done you!

Saladays
SaladaysGraduate

I have just snuck in to May as a graduate! Week 9 completed - please may I have my badge?

Actually this last run was the worst ever, but I’ve read enough on this forum to know runs can be like that so hopefully my first consolidation will be fab! Here’s to more running (champagne first, though...)

Maisiecat1
Maisiecat1Graduate
in reply to Saladays

Also just completed final run of week 9. I found it harder than run 1 and 2 but I had just eaten my dinner 45 mins before running. I guess that probably wasn't a good idea. So desperately wanted to be a May graduate. Well done us. I share your glory πŸ…πŸ…πŸŽ“πŸŽ“

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Saladays

Congratulations and well done you!

Maisiecat1
Maisiecat1Graduate

So, I've just completed week 9 run 3. I so amazed as this was my 2nd attempt after starting October 2019 and getting to week 6 when a very bad bout of sciatica made me stop

I started again in March after some very lengthy physio therapy and was actually encouraged to start again

Well I've done it and I couldn't be more proud. Graduation badge would be gratefully received. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘πŸ… Forgot to say added 3 more minutes to run and got to 5k!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Maisiecat1

Congratulations and well done you!

gnjones1975
gnjones1975Graduate

Hello. I would like a badge please? I finished my last run in C25K on Tuesday 26th May 2020. Thank you.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to gnjones1975

Congratulations and well done you!

Wheezy20
Wheezy20Graduate

Well done to all lockdown runners! Having not run for more than a bus since school (I am 45!), I completed week 9 run 3 today. Didn’t make 5k but couldn’t be more surprised and delighted with my 4K. Thanks to Sarah Millican for getting me round! I’m a graduate!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Wheezy20

Congratulations and well done you!

Joanvark
JoanvarkGraduate

Hi. Completed week 9 run 3 and graduated on Friday, 29 May 2020! I'm not fast or stylish but am loving running again after more than 2 decades of indolence! Couldn't have got there without Laura!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Joanvark

Congratulations and well done you!

Amos49
Amos49Graduate

Hi there I have graduated today & completed Week 9 Run 3, please can I have my graduation badge. I’ve really enjoyed this running programme. Thank you.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Amos49

Congratulations and well done you!

Run48
Run48Graduate

I've done it! Finished about 4 weeks ago, first time running and surprised myself, please can I have a badge?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Run48

Congratulations and well done you!

Hello,

I hope this is right! I would like to ask for my graduate badge as I have finally completed all my weeks! I am so proud to have completed it.

Well done!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Ellesbelles85

Congratulations and well done you!

Her1
Her1Graduate

I completed week 9 last week. Didn't know this was even a thing, so I'm excited to find out I can get a badge! 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Her1

Congratulations and well done you!

Hillpop
HillpopGraduate

Hi, I completed Week 9 Run 3 yesterday morning so I’m a May graduate 😊 It was very hot so I’m going to try going a bit earlier in the morning for my next run. Thanks for all the tips on here that got me through! I managed 4.1km in the 30 mins so I’m going to try to get a little further in each consolidation run.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Hillpop

Congratulations and well done you!

Juno10
Juno10Graduate

Hi - a few days late in letting you know, but I completed C25K on 30 May - so happy to have done it and now looking forward to actually getting to 5K!! This fantastic forum and community was a massive help with such brilliant help, tips and inspiration 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Juno10

Congratulations and well done you!

BonniesRest
BonniesRestGraduate

Hi Oldfloss!

I successfully completed week 9 run 3 this morning and would love to get the graduation badge please!

Many thanks πŸ™πŸ» πŸŽ‰πŸ€—

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to BonniesRest

You sneaked in ... :) The June post is up, but Congratulations and well done you!

BonniesRest
BonniesRestGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks! Got a bit confused so reposted in the June one aswell 😬 πŸ€£πŸŽ‰

Gidget28
Gidget28Graduate

I completed my graduation run last Sunday - last day of May - hopefully this post is still active! 🀞🏼☺️

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Gidget28

Just! Congratulations and well done...!

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