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JUNE 2020 GRADUATION BADGE POST.....GET YOUR BADGE HERE....NOW CLOSED.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

THIS POST IS NOW CLOSED.

TO GET YOUR BADGE GO TO THIS POST healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

So flaming June arrives along with another cohort of Lockdown Graduates.

This is the place to get your Graduate badge, so please leave a request below to claim yours.

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

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

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

Speaking of progression, we have a monthly CONSOLIDATION CLUB just for new graduates like you! Doors are always open, why not pop in and say hi, to discuss plans and problems, triumphs and tribulations. healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

If you would like GraduationCertificate then feel free to download this one healthunlocked.com/couchto5... designed by RunaroundSue, but please do not contact her.

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.

Keep running, keep smiling

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Mowtown15793
Mowtown15793Graduate

Good morning.Well lan I will be asking for mine soon.Start week 8 tomorrow.Well chuffed

Wowzers
WowzersGraduate

I completed Couch to 5K a week ago doing 5k in 29 mins & have managed to keep going with a few runs since. It took me 20 months with a years gap in between to do it - my first attempt got me to week 7 but my ankle and knees were sore so I stopped for a while. So pleased I made it, ankles and knees intact so far πŸ˜‚.

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Wowzers

Fabulous, very well done. πŸ‘πŸ» Enjoy your badge! πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Remember to read the post programme link to take you on towards your next goal.

Wowzers
WowzersGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you 😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks Jo, there was nothing here when i went to work this morning.....

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to IannodaTruffe

No worries, I couldn't even get through them all on my break 🀣updated link to post guide but consolidation link still needs updating. πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I am still waiting for the June Consolidation post to appear, but thanks for checking up on me, I would have forgotten that one.

jcflash
jcflashGraduate

Good morning. I graduated yesterday, please can I request my badge?

Thank you.

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to jcflash

Well done to you! Enjoy your badge and that feeling of success! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…

Do check out the post programme running guide to keep you on track πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

good_year_55
good_year_55Graduate

Completed week 9 yesterday. Thirty minutes, 5.02k, Well chuffed

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to good_year_55

Very well done! Enjoy your new status and that amazing feeling! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…

Please do check out the post programme guide too! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Target321
Target321Graduate

Hi I completed the C25K last week can I please request my badge Thanks

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Target321

Well done to you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ… enjoy your new badge and the achievement!

Please do check out the post programme guide too πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

PurpleCat87
PurpleCat87Graduate

I finished the program earlier this morning - I am so pleased to have got this far and will certainly stick with it now. Please could I request my badge?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to PurpleCat87

One badge duly delivered.

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

PurpleCat87
PurpleCat87Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks and will do!

Gtaylor9681
Gtaylor9681Graduate

Good morning I completed week 9 this morning and graduated, so chuffed. It’s my birthday next week and I have wanted to complete this before then and I have actually managed it after being so unsure I would even make it past week 1 😊 thank you to this forum and the app.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Gtaylor9681

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Gtaylor9681
Gtaylor9681Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you. How do we get the graduation badge?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Gtaylor9681

You have got your badge next to your name.

FrankieShape
FrankieShapeGraduate

G'day from chilly Sydney, where I have just completed Week 9. (And where the lockdown is being lifted, so now I can run to the pub... ) May I please have my badge? Many thanks for coordinating such a great programme.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to FrankieShape

Remember to watch your hydration........and have a good time.

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

Startafresh
StartafreshGraduate

Hi there, final run of week 9 completed this morning. Please can I request my graduation badge.

Many thanks for your support.

😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Startafresh

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Symi
SymiGraduate

Hello! I completed week 9, run III!!! I ran 5 K in 40 minutes. Thank you for awarding me my graduate badge.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Symi

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

runEMC
runEMCGraduate

Hi! I graduated yesterday! I’d love my badge!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to runEMC

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

rustybear
rustybearGraduate

Hello! I graduated on Friday and today I ran 5k non stop! Hurrah! How will I know that I have my badge? Sorry for the dumb question

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to rustybear

The badge appears alongside your name if you view the forum in a browser.......it is not visible if you view the forum via the app.........and I can assure you, it is there.

Congratulations.

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

Fizzy1
Fizzy1Graduate

All done!! We have graduated as a family and completed couch to 5k together with my two teenagers and hubby. A family achievement! I really enjoyed going out together , running as a family during lock down!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Fizzy1

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runners.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Sunshine2612
Sunshine2612Graduate

Hi! Completed my W9R3 this morning. Still Finding it hard but plodding on. Slowly I might add!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Sunshine2612

Keep at it and it will get easier now that you don't have to increase week on week.

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

Run5000m
Run5000mGraduate

I finished yesterday, it was very hot. The programme is great. What do I need to do now?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Run5000m

You need to polish the little grey smudge next to your name and read this healthunlocked.com/couchto5... and then celebrate.

Abireid
AbireidGraduate

Hi, please can I get my badge!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Abireid

You can indeed..........and here it is.

Congratulations.

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

gnjones1975
gnjones1975Graduate

Hi! I finished my last run in C25K on Tuesday 26th May 2020. Please can I have my badge? Thanks

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to gnjones1975

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Cagsey1
Cagsey1Graduate

I completed the C25k this morning - feeling good , and looking forward to consolidation😊

Johnnylewis
JohnnylewisModerator
in reply to Cagsey1

Congrats and well done. Check out healthunlocked.com/couchto5... for great hints and tips on what next. Keep the smile

Lil5k
Lil5kGraduate

MorningπŸ‘‹........ is there a spare graduation badge going please? I've only gone and done it 😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Lil5k

I think we have one somewhere.........er, you know there has been a rush...........oh there we go, looks great.

Congratulations.

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

Lil5k
Lil5kGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Looks great thanks πŸ€£πŸ‘

Lizcanrun
LizcanrunGraduate

Morning! I've just completed W9R3 😁😁😁😁😁😁

Please can I have my badge?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Lizcanrun

You most certainly can, fellow runner.

Congratulations.

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

Authorgal
AuthorgalGraduate

Good morning! I graduated this morning and I'm still buzzing :) Please can I request my badge? Thank you :)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Authorgal

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Authorgal
AuthorgalGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks so much!

Barney124
Barney124Graduate

Hi extremely chuffed to have completed week 9 day 3 yesterday !

I had a tendon injury week 6 so that slowed me considerably. I rested completely for one week just went walking and doing yoga to keep moving, then took it steady for the remaining runs so my distance and speed wasn’t as good as I hoped but I know I have the rest of my life to improve those things!

The fact I am running at all (having never thought it was the exercise for me previously πŸ˜‚) 2 weeks off turning 60 I couldn’t be more pleased with myself , all praise and thanks to the programme and also the handy information on this forum.

Looking forward to getting my badge πŸ₯³

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Barney124

A hard earned badge is worn with pride.

Congratulations.

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

Completed this morning for the second time after a 9 month break πŸŽ‰

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to ForestGrump63

Many congratulations, but we don't have a double badge, so you will have to make use of the one you have already.

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

ForestGrump63
ForestGrump63Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

I know that πŸ˜‚ I just wanted to mark it with an announcement πŸ‘

Cagsey1
Cagsey1Graduate

Posted yesterday that I completed C25K, where/when does the badge appear. Logged on to see it but can not find it - I’m like a child wanting a reward star for all my hard work πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Cagsey1

Hi there! Congratulations for graduating!!!

You have your graduation badge - it appears as the word 'Graduate' next to your name when you post on this forum.

If you can't see the badge it is probably because you are using the Health Unlocked app. If this is the case, try logging in via your browser and your badge should then be visible to you 😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to roseabi

Well, hello there...........

Cagsey1
Cagsey1Graduate
in reply to roseabi

Thanks

Graduated today! Still can't believe I can run for more than a minute let alone 30+!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Cantbecomescan

It is a great achievment.......congratulations.

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

Orangesquash
OrangesquashGraduate

Hi. I completed the programme last week - exactly 9 weeks after starting on 1st April. As an unfit 53 y-o previous non-runner I am delighted with my lockdown achievement. Back at work now but have done a couple of consolidation runs and am aiming for 5K, currently managing 4.1. I’m still not 100% convinced running is my thing but I’m going to try and keep it up as long as possible. Your tips and advice on have certainly been a great source of information and the posts provide motivation. As Administrators what you all do is amazing and what a lovely group of people on the Forum. Thank you and keep up the good work!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Orangesquash

So glad it has worked for you.....congratulations.

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

Keyworker
KeyworkerGraduate

Good evening

Completed Week 9 run 3 this morning a few days later than I hoped as I had knee problems start with Week 8 run 1. (Thanks to posters on here, I have self-identified it as pes anserine bursitis).

I have enjoyed the comments and advice found on the forum and hope to continue running when lockdown ends (I'm normally a gym user). I don't think I'll ever get to 5K in 30 minutes (I'm 71) but I'll keep plodding onwards.

Good wishes to all Couch25K runners.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Keyworker

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Completed C25k last week and feeling very chuffed with myself! Onwards and upwards (but not too steep an incline please...). πŸƒ

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to kimberleyelrebmik

You certainly should feel chuffed.

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

Flamingo321
Flamingo321Graduate

Completed W9 R3 in 30 minutes 33 which I’m feeling chuffed about.

Keeping going to build my confidence and stamina by repeating week 9 as I like the commentary of it.

Great app, great advice and an amazing community

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Flamingo321

Many congratulations.

This post healthunlocked.com/couchto5... may give you some ideas for your future running.

dobrerun
dobrerunGraduate

I graduated this evening - 4.6k in 30mins. I’ll keep running 30mins to crack 5k, I think I can get there in next couple of weeks (just need to run at cooler times of the day!)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to dobrerun

Congratulations.

The guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5... has lots of tips.

killersblue
killersblueGraduate

Hi, I have just completed my C25K and would really really like a badge to show off proudly my achievement which I still can’t believe I have managed to do 😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to killersblue

Indeed you should be proud of your achievement....and here is your badge.

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

killersblue
killersblueGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you for my badge I will treasure this πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Chris274
Chris274Graduate

Good morning. Please can I claim my badge. I’m so proud of myself . Thank you.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Chris274

The badge is yours........congratulations.

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

Nickray47
Nickray47Graduate

Good morning. Please can I request my badge. Completed the plan today so chuffed to have done it

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Nickray47

One hard won badge duly awarded.

Congratulations.

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

JMcan
JMcanGraduate

Final run yesterday evening was pretty hard going but I finished and even did an extra couple of mins to get to 5k. Would love a badge haven’t had one since swimming a length age 6 😬

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to JMcan

Finished!!????

You have only just started.

The world is your running track.

Congratulations.

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

FlyCirrus
FlyCirrusGraduate

Just after 8am this morning Laura finally gave me the news that I have completed W9 R3 of the C25K. I also understand from a running shoe maker Br&&ks that it is 'Global Running Day' today.... so I took the opportunity to complete the run in their 'Virtual 5K'.

Although these are first steps, going out for c.40mins every other day first thing in the am is part of my routine and its def here to stay. So pleased I acted on the app back at start of lockdown... I know its important to consolidate now before moving onto further goals.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to FlyCirrus

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Runoldgirl
RunoldgirlGraduate

Hi, completed Couch to 5K on third time of trying and couldn't be more surprised or delighted that I've done it! Now to keep going! The supportive emails and of course the suprcool Jo Whiley have kept me going

Would love a Graduation badge

Thanks

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Runoldgirl

If at first you don't succeed.........you know what to do.

Congratulations.

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

CloPrior
CloPriorGraduate

Good morning! After 9 very hot weeks, I did my last C25k run on monday and I was chuffed to bits. Just about to go on my next run when I'll be trying to hit that 5k mark.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to CloPrior

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

CookieDough8
CookieDough8Graduate

Good morning! I did 5k on the 26th May. It took me 33mins and 51secs. I started C25K on the 28th March. I love C25K and this forum is brilliant. Thanks for running it. Ps can I also have my graduate badge πŸ’ͺ😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to CookieDough8

You most certainly can have that hard won badge.

Many congratulations.

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

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate

Hi IannodaTruffe

Can you guidance me please

I’m inundated with e mails from HealthUnlocked so I seem to pressed something but there are so many in my in box !! How do I stop them ?

H3

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Hideaway3

If you click on your avatar, then select settings, then you can set your email preferences.

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you

Appreciated

H3

Hi I have just complete C25K today and would like to request a badge please.

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Mindfulmovement

Very well done! Enjoy that badge and your achievement! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…

Please do check out the post programme link to keep you going!

Dsn11
Dsn11Graduate

HI. C25K W9R3 completed today so have officially graduated! Badge requested please! Yay!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Dsn11

you are officially badged! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ… very well done, enjoy your achievement!

Please do check out the post programme link going forward!

nattyd1512
nattyd1512Graduate

I’ve finally done it! πŸ₯³. I’ve just finished W9R3!

A bit of a wobbly start as I had to change my route due to the weather and it was more of an incline than I ever realised when I first set off. After the first 10 minutes I started running low on energy, so I slowed right down and was doubting I was going to achieve it. After a minute or so I felt a little better and upped my pace again, going on to match my PB for the next mile. Just as Sarah Millican let me know I’d DONE IT! The heavens opened and I got soaked on the 5 minutes walk home. It made me smile nevertheless and was a light relief to be honest.

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to nattyd1512

well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ… you're a real runner now you've completed in the rain! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Enjoy that achievement, it's a special day! 🌞

nattyd1512
nattyd1512Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you, and thank you for my badge. πŸ˜€

Hi. Done my 30 mins but early. Do I need to do the full course to get the badge.?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Grumpypete

Fraid so, the requirement is to finish the plan, which means the three 30 minute runs of W9.

Tobythegreat
TobythegreatGraduate

Pleased to say I did my week 9 final run this morning. I originally graduated in May 2019 but then picked up a knee injury 3 weeks later (a combination of golf and running I think). So here I am again after starting again in lockdown. So happy!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Tobythegreat

Well done.

You still have a badge so I can't give you another.

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

Tobythegreat
TobythegreatGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you!

Hi, completed C25K yesterday, please can I have a badge

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to martysparty99

The badge is yours....

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

martysparty99
martysparty99Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Many thanks

emilyb95
emilyb95Graduate

Hello, please can I have my badge? I am absolutely over the moon to have graduated :D

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to emilyb95

It is a great achievement.

Well done and many congratulations.

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

emilyb95
emilyb95Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you very much 😁

Hi. I graduated today, so could I have my badge please? Thank you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

You most certainly can, fellow graduate.

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

Pol51
Pol51Graduate

Hi Ian! Completed today June 3. V excited to get my graduate badge x

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Pol51

I am very excited to award you your badge.

Congratulations.

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

It's Tim, actually.

Pol51
Pol51Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks Tim. Apologies I took a guess from your username πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ xx

Kcee1
Kcee1Graduate

Completed my final run this morning! Brilliant programme- not sure how it got me running 30 mins but it did!! At 4.72km, just a little shy of the 5K but something to work towards πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Kcee1

This plan has got millions running over the the last 20+ years.........it is brilliant.

Congratulations, fellow runner.

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

Geggsy
GeggsyGraduate

Graduated today. Lockdown C25K!

Only day I've got wet in the whole 9 weeks.

I managed 1 sub 30min 5K this week. But then drifted longer on the other two week 9 runs.

Looking forward to the consolidation programme.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Geggsy

Many congratulations.

The slow runs build stamina, so keep doing them.

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

Mummy-2644
Mummy-2644Graduate

Finally able to ask for that Graduate badge please πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ completed final run today πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Mummy-2644

Now, have we got a badge with your name on it..........somewhere here........ah, there you go, looks great.

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

Catchat21
Catchat21Graduate

Can I have a badge please?!!

Johnnylewis
JohnnylewisModerator
in reply to Catchat21

There you go... Well done on completing c25k. Have a look at healthunlocked.com/couchto5... for lots of hints and tips on what next. Well done

Hi there! I did it! I finished today! Feel great! Not at 5k but feeling positive that I will get there. Running in the slightly cooler weather today also helped! This is an amazing forum and I will continue to read! So inspiring! X

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Hedwigismyowl

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Chocs_away
Chocs_awayGraduate

Finished today - it's only taken me 3 years, yippee! Thanks to all the moderators & support on the forum.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Chocs_away

What's the hurry........you can now run for the resyt of your life.

Congratulations.

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

Graduated! Completed week 9 run 3 yesterday! Very pleased and excited to get out and try some new apps while I consolidate my new skill.

A few friends have been prompted to start C25K since seeing my celebration post on social media, which is great!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Ttyne

Very many congratulations on your graduation.

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

RubytheGreat
RubytheGreatGraduate

Hi There

I completed run 3 of week 9 this morning - please can I have my badge :)

Thanks

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to RubytheGreat

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

RubytheGreat
RubytheGreatGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Many thanks for the badge :)

I am going to stick to 30 minute runs for the next couple of weeks - and follow Laura's extra podcasts on C25K+ hopefully sometime Park run will restart as I have discovered there is one not too far away - thanks for all the inspiration on this forum

Millertime83
Millertime83Graduate

Good morning. I completed couch to 5k this morning! Ran 4K which I was very pleased with 😊

Onwards and upwards now πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Millertime83

Well done on completing the plan

Congratulations.

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

Rosiebernie
RosiebernieGraduate

Morning! Ive just finished W9R3, please may I have my badge? πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜„ thank you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Rosiebernie

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Borboleta81
Borboleta81Graduate

Good morning,

I ran Run 3 of week 9 on Tuesday. I am feeling elated and absolutely amazed I did it when at the start I could barely run more than a minute.

I'm grateful for all the supportive posts I've read on this site!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Borboleta81

You put in the effort, now to reap the rewards.

The world is your running track.

Congratulations.

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

Nanarunner
NanarunnerGraduate

Proud to have Grady this morning. Thanks for all the support along the way. Look forgot getting my badge.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Nanarunner

Proud .........you have every right to be.

Congratulations, fellow runner.

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

spiky64
spiky64Graduate

Hi, I graduated from C25K on Sinday (so actually May but given my late request for a badge I guess I will be in the June graduates group?). So impressed with the C25K programme, which got me (55 and with a lifelong dread of running since horrendous PE sessions at school back in the late 1970s) running over 5k in 30 minutes. Now looking to consolidate for a few weeks :-)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to spiky64

Who knew, based on the school horror stories, that running could be a positive experience.......those PE teachers have a lot to answer for.

Congratulations on overcoming your dread.

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

Spottymug
SpottymugGraduate

I did it! Finished week 9 run 3 this morning and feeling unbelievably happy with myself. Can I request my badge please? Thanks

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Spottymug

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Hi

I’ve changed my e mail setting but I’m still getting All graduation posts Via e mail how do I stop them ??

H3

Patsyboy
PatsyboyGraduate

Completed w9r3 today

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Patsyboy

Badge awarded.

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

Congratulations.

Good morning! I actually forgot I was part of this group but I graduated from couch to 5k last week (Saturday) running a 5k in 36 minutes! Looking forward to all the advice moving forward with my running.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Bakingtorunning

Good afternoon and many congratulations.

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

Ajb247
Ajb247Graduate

Hi I graduated at the end of May. Can I request my badge here? I wasnt running 5k but managed that in my next run in just under 38 mins, so well pleased!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Ajb247

Well done and congratulations on your graduation.

Badge duly awarded.

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

SlowMo500
SlowMo500Graduate

Can I please have my graduation badge. I finished yesterday.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to SlowMo500

You most certainly can.

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

SlowMo500
SlowMo500Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks πŸ˜€

Hi thank you for your extensive details and advice on consolidation runs. I managed to complete the program on Sunday 31/5 and make my final run a 5k in 36mins. Really pleased with myself and a lot of thanks to this forum. To claim my badge what evidence do you need?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Terrysallgold

Well done.

We will take your word.....

This programme really does change lives for the better and you will reap the benefits in years to come, fellow graduate.

Terrysallgold
TerrysallgoldGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks for the badge. Looks like Lockdown has really inspired people like myself, to take on the C25K challenge judging by the long list of graduates growing by the day 😊. Well done everyone πŸ‘

Patsyboy
PatsyboyGraduate

Hi, am still unable to get the badge, can you help?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Patsyboy

your badge is next to your name and as stated in the post above these do not show in the app but only if you access the forum via a browser.

Go59
Go59Graduate

Hi, I've just completed C25K. I really can't believe it! In definitely going to keep on running and will keto in touch with the community. Could I please have my badge? Thank you.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Go59

You most certainly can have your badge -massive congratulations, runner!!

Here's Iannodatruffe's guide to post-grad running, and we will look forward to reading about your new adventures 😊😊😊

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Couchchlo
CouchchloGraduate

Ah what a great feeling, just finished today and this forum has been such a helpful part of the journey. Lots of love to everyone, can I have a badge please? Xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Couchchlo

It's a fabulous feeling isn't it!?! Lots of love back at you, and a sparkly badge too!

Check out our guide to what to next!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

DavidTLSmith
DavidTLSmithGraduate

I did it... And I didn’t die... Even I am surprised I lasted 9 weeks... I enjoyed it that much one of my staff is doing it, 4 of my friends and some of their families. Not only can I do 5k in 29mins (which I wouldn’t have believed 8 weeks ago) but I got a lovely tan and lost 4kgs in the last 5 weeks. It’s been amazing. 7.5k and then 10k to aim for next

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to DavidTLSmith

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Jojoknits
JojoknitsGraduate

I completed W9R3 this morning, is this where I need to post to get my graduate badge?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Jojoknits

It is and there is your badge.

Congratulations.

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

Emilyhuggy
EmilyhuggyGraduate

Hi how do I pay, give details to receive this badge? Very excited x

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Emilyhuggy

You do not pay, but do not get too excited, your badge is just the word GRADUATE alongside your name on this forum, as long as you view it on a browser. And this is it......

If you would like a real solid badge, then you can go here healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Go59
Go59Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Hi. I've had the word graduate next to my name since day 1. Thought it may change colour or something when I graduated?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Go59

Apart from taking your badge away then giving it back to you, there ia nothing much I can do about your badge. I have no idea why you had the badge previously.

Congratulations anyway.

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

Jules99929
Jules99929Graduate

Hi there, I can’t believe it but I completed Couch to 5k yesterday! A huge thanks to everyone on this forum for all the advice and tips.. certainly running slow and drinking loads of water has been the biggest help. Thanks! Could I have my badge please?

Julia

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Jules99929

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

jmjog
jmjogGraduate

I've done it! 4k in the drizzle this evening! Thanks for a fantastic programme with sound expert advice to back us all up and keep us running! Love it!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to jmjog

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Ayrrunner
AyrrunnerGraduate

Very pleased to have completed Couch to 5K yesterday. I managed 4K in 30 minutes and as a novice runner in my sixties I feel chuffed to have made it this far. I will look to consolidate my achievements before considering how to move on. Although I have not posted before, I have drawn inspiration from reading about the journeys made by others, and from the positive responses and encouragements from the Couch to 5 K community. Thank you.

Go59
Go59Graduate
in reply to Ayrrunner

Well done. I've just graduated too. Isn't it a fantastic feeling! Im almost 60 ... is oldies are doing pretty good. I only did 4k aswell, but I'm happy with that. Im going to keep in touch on the consolidation forum as well as this one. Happy running

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate
in reply to Go59

Don’t say only 4k.

4k is fantastic- more people graduate at 4k than 5k. Enjoy your consolidation. πŸ˜ƒ

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Ayrrunner

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Hello! I graduated a week ago ....well it's the second time I did it as I wasn't on here last time and missed the what do you do after c25k and let it slide! So please can I have a badge this time and I'll definitely join the consolidation post!!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Cowladyrunning

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Monkeyrun
MonkeyrunGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you.

Monkeyrun
MonkeyrunGraduate

I have completed week 9 of couch to 5k, Can I have my badge please? Thank you in advance.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Monkeyrun

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Ambridge10
Ambridge10Graduate

Yay! I have religiously followed the programme since week 2 of lockdown and finished today. It's not pretty and its not quite 5k, but for the first time I want to carry on running. The stretches at the end helped this 50 year old mum keep going without the usual aches and pains.

Thank you!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Ambridge10

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

RunStitches
RunStitchesGraduate

I completed couch to 5k on monday! I'm proud I did it and stuck with it, even when I got a knee injury part way in. I definitely appreciate the usefulness of strengthening exercises now! Next goal is to complete the 5k distance!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to RunStitches

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

colinla
colinlaGraduate

Good morning I completed Couch to 5K on Wednesday past in just under 29 minutes, and did my first consolidation run this morning on a different route with a slightly longer run time ...upped it to 35 mins and managed to run over 6K, my next target being 10K. Love running now and no plans to rest on my laurels πŸ™‚

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to colinla

Congratulations.

If you are increasing your run length then it is not really a consolidation run as you are still pushing the bounds, rather than consolidating at your current level. That is fine if you are comfortable with it.

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

I did it!! I am so proud of me! 😁😁😁 30 minutes seemed so far out of my capability even at Wk7 but I did it. The programme works, believe in it! πŸ‘πŸ»

Now to build up the distance to the 5k

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Copperpelican

Justifiably proud - massive congratulations!!!

Check out our postgraduate guide, plenty of good advice in there about what to do next!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

I wasn't going to ask for a graduate badge because I didn't feel I'd graduated the same way others have. But someone commented on my post this morning telling me I deserve the graduate badge and so here I am.

Might have took me over a year but I completed W9 R3 in the second week of May. I have been doing a mix of 5ks and smaller runs since.

I'm determined not to throw it all away this time πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Running_Giraffe

You are a complete superstar!!! Congratulations and here is your badge, which you most definitely have earned 😘

Here's IannodaTruffe's fabulous guide to running as a C25K Graduate - get a cuppa and have a read!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Jade8
Jade8Graduate

Hiya,

Managed it a week last Saturday, but just in case it was a fluke or me not actually believing I'd actually done it! I did it again yesterday :) Seemed along time coming but when achieved smiles are great. I'd love a badge to mark this triumph. Thanks for the link to the consolidation club, next stage. It took me over 35 minutes but hey that will be next goal just to build fitness and get better each minute as I go. Well done to all C25K graduates xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Jade8

Congratulations!!! It is a great feeling, isn't it!!?!

Sounds like you have the running bug, have fun! 😊😊😊

Jade8
Jade8Graduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you! x

Skodacious
SkodaciousGraduate

I completed my C25K this morning in the rain, soaked through but with a big smile on my face. I also pushed past the 5k distance within the 30 mins and found my pace increasing towards the end. This is a brilliant programme and the support on here is fantastic. I will start consolidation runs on Monday 😎

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Skodacious

Well done, soggy superstar!!! 😊😊😊

Sounds like you had an amazing final run, hope you have lots of fun consolidating and enjoying your newfound superpowers xxx

Completed this morning! So proud of myself! This program is brilliant!! Thank you

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Djphotography

Awesomeness!!!! You are right to be proud, you did it!!!!!!! Here is your Graduate badge, and do have a read of our guide to postgraduate running:

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Shaz5
Shaz5Graduate

Hi, I finished C25k last week and have ran a further 5k 2 times so far this week, is it here I apply for my badge? Thanks in advance

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Shaz5

It certainly is, and I officially award you your Graduate Badge - congratulations!!!!!

BonniesRest
BonniesRestGraduate

Hi! I completed W9R3 this morning! πŸŽ‰

Would be great to get the graduation badge.

Thanks to you and all contributors for the support and encouragement through the process!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to BonniesRest

Very well done! Enjoy your badge and that great achievement! πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ»

Please do check out the post programme post for where to go from here, or join the consolidation club!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

BonniesRest
BonniesRestGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thankyou! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ€—πŸŽ‰

IvyMB
IvyMBGraduate

Still buzzing! Very happy and proud to have completed C25K this morning! I gave it my all and managed to run just over the 5k in 30 minutes on my last run. Thankfully I’ll have 2 days to recover over the weekend before starting consolidation. πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ†πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to IvyMB

Best day! Well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ… enjoy that achievement!

Join the consolidation club or check out the What Next post for where to go from here πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

IvyMB
IvyMBGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you! Will do! Can I please get my badge? πŸ˜€

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to IvyMB

You've got it! You can't see it if you're using the iPhone app though I believe, right there, next to your name "graduate" πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Shalani23
Shalani23Graduate

Hi there! I graduated last week. Please can I request my badge? Thank you!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Shalani23

you may indeed! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ… enjoy your achievement!

Keep up the great work πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

dibblecat
dibblecatGraduate

Hi. I've completed week 9 run 3 today. Please may I have a badge? Many Thanks!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to dibblecat

Great work! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ… enjoy your badge, and that great achievement!

Join the monthly consolidation club for more ideas and support going forward! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Kitty2206
Kitty2206Graduate

Hello, I graduated at the end of May. Please can I have a badge. Many Thanks for all the support and advice.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Kitty2206

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

You have a badge next to your name.

Keep running, keep smiling

Zedx81
Zedx81Graduate

Yippeeee Completed Couch to 5k this afternoon with Week 9 Run 3 being my 7th 5k run in a row and am loving it.

Wind Rain or shine I've been out there doing it and loving.

May I grab that Graduate badge pretty please

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Zedx81

Woohoo! Here's one just for you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ… very well done! Enjoy that achievement! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

Join the consolidation club or read up on top tips for where to go from here healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Yahnoo
YahnooGraduate

Just done run 3 week 9 for the second time. First time I did it without knowing I could get a badge! Graduated 2 years ago, fell off the wagon, had a heart attack and now graduated again. Gonna keep running this time.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Yahnoo

It sounds like you have the motivation to keep going this time.

Congratulations.

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

M4ggi
M4ggiGraduate

Just finished my W9 R3 feeling very pleased with myself... now to keep it going! It’s taken me nearly 2 years and 4 gos but I did it!!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to M4ggi

Better late than never and let's face it, you have just started......the world is your running track.

Many congratulations.

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

MrChicken
MrChickenGraduate

Good Evening I just ran week 9 run 3 ..nearly got to 5k ..so close 3.1 miles in 30.16 mins ...cant believe 9 weeks ago j couldn't run for 3 mins ...thank you so much ..do i get a trophy..jokes ..thanks again

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to MrChicken

No trophy, just personal satisfaction, a healthier life and a little grey smudge next to your name with graduate written on it.

Congratulations.

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

MrChicken
MrChickenGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Haha yes I was just joking about the trophy ...thank you so much again and I'm looking forward to the next steps

PP30
PP30Graduate

Hello, I have graduated, could I have my badge please. Looking to move to Bridge to

10k.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to PP30

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

PP30
PP30Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you.

I just completed it tonight after I thought I wouldn’t get out because of the rain but it finally stopped. I’m a serial quitter of things and I can’t believe I’ve actually finished something. So excited that I can run for 30 mins now

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Shadowlight166

Congratulations..........but you have only just started.

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

Shadowlight166
Shadowlight166Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you! :)

Ginnieruns
GinnierunsGraduate

Hi I’ve graduated! An amazing feeling and looking forward to consolidating my 30 minute runs.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Ginnieruns

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Libmonkey
LibmonkeyGraduate

I’m another name to add to the list of graduates! Still chuffed with my efforts from this morning, but can’t wait to get back out there after my rest day tomorrow. Never thought I’d be saying that!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Libmonkey

Keep up the steady progress and you will reap rewards.

Congratulations.

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

Appollo
AppolloGraduate

I graduated last week and have just completed my 3rd consolidation run - my aim now is to try to run a little further each week in the same (ish) time. Love this program and have already got 3 of my friends on it!! Thankyou!

Badge would be great too!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Appollo

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

Sammiseal
SammisealGraduate

Hi Ian I completed w9r3 this morning and can't wait to get my badge 😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Sammiseal

IT's Tim actually, but never mind that, you are a graduate.

Congratulations.

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

Sammiseal
SammisealGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

So sorry Tim!! Thanks for my badge!! I'm so happy excited elated thrilled honoured proud to have come this far!! Thanks for all your help!! πŸ’›

Joanney69
Joanney69Graduate
in reply to Sammiseal

Woohoo, well done Sammiseal, second new badge πŸ“› of the day 😍

Stonking 😁

cfkch
cfkchGraduate

Completed c25k this morning - whoop! Please can I get my badgeπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to cfkch

Whoop, whoop, whoop!

Many congratulations.

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

Sammiseal
SammisealGraduate
in reply to cfkch

Look up! πŸ˜πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“πŸ†πŸŽ‰

Beginat60
Beginat60Graduate

I've just completed week 9 I'm so proud of myself. I'm no spring chick and never ran in my life! Not sure what prompted me to try this but I did on Saturday 4th April and I've completed every run. I'm not running 5k but I've read the posts and that's not unusual. I cover nearly 5k but that includes my 5 min walk either side. I am running for 30 mins though and completed that on Wednesday. Was out yesterday and ran again. Will read the blogs for what next. For me just now more of the same and try to increase my distance. I'd love a badge!! Well done to everyone who has completed. I don't go fast but the story of the hare and the tortoise spring to mind! I didn't tell anyone I was doing this so family and friends are pleased for me too. Sorry for the length of this ramble!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Beginat60

Fabulous! Very well done to you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…

Speed really isn't the goal as you've seen, just keep on being active and fabulous, it's what keeps us all young! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

Do check out the what next guide too healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

And maybe join this months consolidation club for more ideas and support.

Bearlet
BearletGraduate

I finished 5K a few weeks ago now but I’m losing my mojo. Need some new goals...a shiny new badge always helps!! Thank you

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Bearlet

Here you go! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…

Now read up on where to go next and join the consolidation club for more support and accountability πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Balerina17
Balerina17Graduate

I would also love a badge. I finished my last run this week and also did one consolidation run. There was no one to tell me well done, 5 minutes left. You can do it. But I've done it nevertheless

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Balerina17

well done to you! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…

That's all part of it, learning to give yourself credit for keeping it up.

Do check out the what next guide and consolidation club! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Nickyboo
NickybooGraduate

Hi

I graduated yesterday. Have been running the programme with my 10 year old son and we both completed our last run yesterday. Feel fantastic that we did it! Thanks to this forum for all the support it’s given me. On to consolidation runs next!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Nickyboo

well done to you both! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…

Keep up the great work, have a look at the what next guide too πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

woodburne
woodburneGraduate

I would like my badge please just completed w9r3 feel realy great

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to woodburne

I bet you do! Very well done! It's a great achievement! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…

Enjoy that buzz, when you come down, do read the what next guide too πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

M_M_
M_M_Graduate

Hi I’ve completed week 9 today yay!!! Didn’t think I’d do it after week 1 run 1 but the stubborn me set in and here I am running 5k in 30 minutes. I’ve gone from dreading the morning run to loving it in just over 8 weeks.

Keep going everyone, the sense of achievement is great.

This site has been excellent in keeping me going.

Many thanks

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to M_M_

superb! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ… yes, it takes a strong or stubborn mind! 🀣

Well done! Enjoy that feeling and do check out the what next guide too πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

palestrina
palestrinaGraduate

Did it yesterday! 3.77K in 30 minutes :-)

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to palestrina

congratulations πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ… well done!

Keep up the great work! Check out the follow up guide too for ideas going forward πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

palestrina
palestrinaGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you! - though the Andrew Murray website seems to be infected...?

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to palestrina

Thanks, we'll have a look at that link!

Dmc33
Dmc33Graduate

Hooray I have completed the 9 week programme! Please can I have my badge 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Dmc33

You certainly can - congratulations runner!!!

Have a look at our postgraduate running guide here: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Echo2013
Echo2013Graduate

Hello IannodaTruffe and the lovely community,

I completed the program earlier this week and posted my triumph β€˜W9R3. Is it that time already β€˜. It would be fabulous to have a graduation πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ badge to celebrate the event.

I’m aware that this is just the end of the beginning and a shiny badge would be a great incentive to move to the next level.

Thanks πŸ™πŸ½

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Echo2013

That is awesome!!! Congratulations and here is your lovely new badge 😊😊😊

Grab a cup of coffee and have a read through our guide to what's next:

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Echo2013
Echo2013Graduate
in reply to roseabi

Thanks very much roseabi,

I completed my first consolidation run πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ and added an additional three minutes, so am rather pleased πŸ˜€ with myself. Really appreciate all of the help and support here.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Echo2013

Fabulous work!!! xx

SYRO
SYROGraduate

Graduated today and apart from being extremely silly and running 10k last Saturday because I felt good on W8R3 (and suffering for it on Sunday) it has been a great course and journey. This site is an amazing community and I'll try to be more active!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to SYRO

Oops! Congratulations!!!! πŸ˜„

Take it easy now, put your feet up and read this:

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

spark303
spark303Graduate

Hi, completed week 9 run 3 this morning- pushed through to run 5k in 31 minutes and feeling very pleased with myself and proud to be eligible for a graduation badge 😁

I’ve already entered a 10k run in September to keep the momentum going!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to spark303

Wowsers, that's awesome!!!!

Here is your badge, and check out our guide, there's plenty of 10K ideas there:

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

I graduated yesterday! Woohoo!! (What do I need to do to claim my graduation badge?)

Week 7 was such a struggle, but i completed week 9 with a couple of 6km runs (i was determined i would actually do a 5km run, even if it wasn't in 30 mins... i underestimated my pace πŸ˜†).

I may take more than 1 day off before the next run... give the shin splints a chance to calm down. 😁

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Stepfordhusband

Woohoooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

You have come to the right place, and here is your badge!

Ouch, hope your shins feel better soon. Put your feet up and have a read of our postgrad guide:

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Outdoorsy19
Outdoorsy19Graduate

Hi there, I completed C25K in early April, and thought I’d asked for the graduate badge, but it doesn’t appear to be on my profile. Please could you award/reinstate? Many thanks.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Outdoorsy19

Hi there! You have your badge, it appears as the word "Graduate" next to your name on your posts and comments.

If you cannot see the badge it is likely because you are posting using the Health Unlocked app - if this is the case please log in to Health Unlocked via a browser and look at one of your posts or comments to see your badge!

xxx

Outdoorsy19
Outdoorsy19Graduate
in reply to roseabi

Hi Roseabi - nope still can’t see it! Maybe I’m looking in the wrong place? I am sure I saw it previously...

Outdoorsy19
Outdoorsy19Graduate
in reply to Outdoorsy19

Seen it now - being dim!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Outdoorsy19

Yay! xxxx

I've just successfully completed week 9 run 3, didn't really fancy going out in the rain and howling wind this morning but I've come this far so a little bad weather wasn't going to stop me. I did the 30 minutes at my usual fairly slow pace and then an additional 1 minute just because I could!! Its hard to believe that 9 weeks ago I could barely manage

the initial 1 minute jog. Thank you couch to 5 k challenge, I now plan to work on my pace and distance. Please can I request my graduate badge.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Sandtheplodder

Wow, here's an extra-special WELL DONE for you - congratulations!!!!

Check out our guide to postgraduate running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

KathyHH
KathyHHGraduate

Please can I request my badge here? I've just completed week 9 day 3 and very buzzy. It's a great programme and I will now work at running faster! Thank you for giving me a real incentive!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to KathyHH

Hi again! I have given you your badge - many congratulations!!! xxx

Mickmck
MickmckGraduate

Just completed week 9 run 3 this morning. Feels great!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Mickmck

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling

RhiRhi79
RhiRhi79Graduate

Hi, I just finished this morning. Still not 5k but I am running at a steady pace for 30 minutes - please can I have my badge ? Thanks

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to RhiRhi79

You most certainly can have your badge, fellow graduate.

Keep running, the best is yet to come.

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

Marigoldseed
MarigoldseedGraduate

Hello! I completed couch to 5K last week, but nowhere near to running 5k in 30 minutes yet. I blame the hills round 'ere :D

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Marigoldseed

Rapid response badge awarding team at work..........looks great.

Congratulations, fellow runner.

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

Mlprentis
MlprentisGraduate

Hi there! I graduated on Wednesday and I’m now consolidating. Can’t quite believe it! Please can I request my badge? Thank you.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Mlprentis

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Redgrave
RedgraveGraduate

Completed week 9 run 3 this morning 😁

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Redgrave

Awarded badge this evening.

Congratulations, fellow runner.

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

Glanestpink
GlanestpinkGraduate

Hi, please can I get my graduate badge? Finished today!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Glanestpink

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Needtoslim
NeedtoslimGraduate

Hi! I graduated today. May I have my badge please? Thank you so much

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Needtoslim

You most certainly can.

Many congratulations.

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

HederaHelix
HederaHelixGraduate

Hi, can I claim my graduation badge please? Actually finished end of May but only just seen this. Thank you!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to HederaHelix

Congratulations!!!

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Hc25k
Hc25kGraduate

Just completed Week 9 Run 3 and I am on a massive high. After trying 4 times to do the programme and never getting past week 5 I have done it! Onwards and upwards!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Hc25k

Amazing work, you are a superstar!! Congratulations!!!

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Maverickrun
MaverickrunGraduate

Hi, I completed W9r3 today. Very proud of myself and would love a graduation badge. Thank you

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Maverickrun

As well you should be - congratulations!!!

Here is your sparkly badge 😊

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Slowshuffle
SlowshuffleGraduate

I've done it!!! Completed this mor5in a downpour complete with thunder and lightening half way through. Never thought I'd be able to do this and feel dead proud that I've achieved something positive during lockdown- and hopefully a habit for life. What do I need to do now to get "graduate" status ?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Slowshuffle

Congratulations!!!

Wow, that sounds like an amazing graduation run! You have come to the right place - I hereby award you your Graduate badge 😊

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

newfiemum
newfiemumGraduate

I completed the programme yesterday with my first run in the rain. I am still slow, only 3k in 30 mins, but I don't care as I have overcome a major psychological hurdle in believing i can't run. Want to stick with it now and aim towards the 5k when the park runs are open again ☺

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to newfiemum

Amazing!!!

A huge well done, and here is your well-earned badge, runner!

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

BobJ52
BobJ52Graduate

Hi Lannoda, both my wife Amanda and myself completed run 3 week 9 yesterday how do we claim a badge?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to BobJ52

Congratulations!!!

I will award your badge, which is a virtual one that appears as the word 'Graduate' next to your name on your posts and comments. Amanda will also need to post a comment here in order to claim her badge.

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Saratamsin
SaratamsinGraduate

I graduated on Friday - feeling so very proud of myself because I worked really hard and stuck at it. Can only do 3.68km in 30 minutes but that doesn’t bother me - now I can build up incorporating hills and increasing time - just like passing your driving test, a starting point for a healthy future! Thanks to everyone for the encouragement - I don’t post much but got loads from reading all the posts. Onward and upward! πŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Saratamsin

Congratulations!!!

Great plan 😊

Also, do have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

JJtheGr8one
JJtheGr8oneGraduate

Hello. I graduated today. Turned my last run into a 5k. Managed to do 35 mins. Can't believe week 1 was such a struggle. 2 months to get here is amazing. I recommend this to anyone. Lovely to see all the graduates here πŸ˜€ Please may I have a badge? I'm so excited πŸ…πŸ€£πŸΎπŸ₯‚

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to JJtheGr8one

Congratulations!!!

How absolutely wonderful, superstar runner! Here is your sparkly badge 😊😊😊

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Snow1812
Snow1812Graduate

Hello! I finished the programme on May 17th and am really enjoying my consolidation runs! 6.8km in 40 mins yesterday πŸ‘Œ please can I request my graduate badge? THANK YOU!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Snow1812

You sure can! Congratulations, superstar!!!!!

AR1957
AR1957Graduate

Hi, I finished the program last week and would love a graduation badge please.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to AR1957

Congratulations!!!

There you go!

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Hutt0w
Hutt0wGraduate

Good morning, I graduated on this warm and windy day 😁 could I request my badge please?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Hutt0w

Absolutely! Congratulations!!!

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Hutt0w
Hutt0wGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you very much 😁

Shrekswife
ShrekswifeGraduate

Hi, I completed the C25K this morning. Not only that but carried on after the 30mins in order to run 5k.. Albeit slowly, I've done it πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Shrekswife

Yes you did, you complete superstar!! Congratulations!!!

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Shrekswife
ShrekswifeGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you. I will be reading it and taking note on what to do next.

Hello! Week 9 run 3 completed! Please may I have a graduation badge πŸŽ“. Thanks for your support :-)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Mr_CouchPotato

Certainly! Congratulations!!!

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

ChubbyJawa
ChubbyJawaGraduate

Competed W9R3 today. Please can I have my badge?

I'll wear it with pride. ☺️

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to ChubbyJawa

Congratulations!!!

You are right to be proud! 😊😊😊

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Deetermined
DeeterminedGraduate

Good morning, I completed W9R3 this morning, still can't believe that the nine weeks are over already and that I can run for 30 minutes nonstop now. May I have my graduation badge, please?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Deetermined

You certainly may! Congratulations!!!

Amazing feeling, isn't it!!?!

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Deetermined
DeeterminedGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you very much, Roseabi! Yes, it feels amazing indeed. Next milestone: Actually running 5k. πŸ˜ƒ

Dless25
Dless25Graduate

Hi, I graduated about a month ago, would love my badge, such a sense of achievement! I’m still running 2-3 times a week but finding it hard to get any faster. Tempted to go back to w9 just to hear Sarah encouraging me!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Dless25

Congratulations!!!

Have a read of our 'What Next' post - there is some info about getting faster xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Suzyes
SuzyesGraduate

Hi, just completed C25K this morning running beyond the 30 mins to achieve 5.3k. Feeling elated. Can I have my graduation badge please πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Suzyes

Congratulations!!!

There you are, superstar!

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

mamzelle
mamzelleGraduate

Mamzelle GRADUATE just completed W9R3 yipee !

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to mamzelle

Congratulations!!!

Have a read of our 'What Next' post xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

mamzelle
mamzelleGraduate

I suppose i should not call myself a graduate until i get my badge???

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to mamzelle

You can call yourself a Graduate with pride 😊😊😊

killersblue
killersblueGraduate

Hi, I graduated last week and I did receive my lovely grey badge by my name but it seems to have disappeared again. Can I have my badge back please as I have worked hard for this πŸ€—

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to killersblue

Hi! I can still see your badge - can you see it next to your name on your comment above this one?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to roseabi

Thanks, Abi.

killersblue
killersblueGraduate
in reply to roseabi

No I can’t and I asked someone else and they couldn’t either πŸ€”

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to killersblue

Are you using Health Unlocked in your web browser or in the Health Unlocked app? Unfortunately badges are not visible in the HU app, but you should be able to see them if logged in via your browser.

Also, are you looking at your posts and comments? The badge is visible on those, but not in your profile, like this:

Link to screenshot of this page drive.google.com/file/d/1U6...

killersblue
killersblueGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Ahhhhh yes I’m using the app πŸ™„ so problem solved thank you 🌻

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to killersblue

Sorry about that, I'm afraid the Admin Team has no influence over the quality of the app xxx

killersblue
killersblueGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Not your fault and all fine now

Hi, I just completed my final 30 minute training run and am feeling very proud of myself! Please can I request my badge. Many thanks!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to roman_holiday

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Morecake
MorecakeGraduate

Hi, I ran w9r3 this morning. It was slow and I'm not achieving the 5k just yet but I'm so pleased to be able to run for 30mins. Now to get faster! Could I have badge please?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Morecake

The badge is yors.

Congratulations.

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

Allie22
Allie22Graduate

Finished today! Won’t stop now. Will consolidate for a few weeks and then add on to what I have.

Thank you:)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Allie22

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

GoNanna
GoNannaGraduate

I completed the C25K in May and raised nearly Β£400 for NHS Charities Together. I’ve only just found this community and would love to receive a badge! Today I managed to run for an hour, would never have believed I could ever do that, feeling so pleased with myself. Looking forward to getting information, support and inspiration from this community.

Keeping smiling and keep running!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to GoNanna

I hope you realise that the badge is just a little grey smudge next to your name on this forum and only visible if you view through a browser.........If you are happy with that, I can tell you it looks great.

Congratulations.

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

GoNanna
GoNannaGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you, very happy with the β€œgrey smudge” πŸ‘πŸ»

runaphobe
runaphobeGraduate

Finished my final 30 minute run of Wk9. Co-incidentally it was my worst run of the whole programme owing to me expecting it the be a breeze after 2 x 30 mins already under my belt. I was almost in tears but managed it. I loathed running before this but apart from this run I have loved it all the way. Can't wait to get out there again and consolidate.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to runaphobe

Well done.

Your progress will not be an ever upward gradient, but keep plugging away and it will change your life.

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

runaphobe
runaphobeGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank-you and I already have!

Hi, after a couple of starts and stops I have finally completed week 9 run 3 and am amazed I can run for 30 mins.

πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ˜Ί

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Clubberpound52

Many congratulations.

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

ADS34
ADS34Graduate

I would love a badge please!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to ADS34

Then I would love to give you one..........it looks great.

Congratulations.

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

ADS34
ADS34Graduate

I am so lucky to have done this program with my husband and daughter- it has been great fun and we have laughed while we ached! Our run today was 5.2 km- we decided that we wanted to push to run 5km rather than focus on 30mins. My tips? Avoid the sun- it really kils me- and slow down when tired. I know it has been said before but it really works. Good luck allπŸ˜€

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to ADS34

It is great to run with family.

The world is your running track.

Congratulations.

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

geoh95
geoh95Graduate

Hello - I completed Couch to 5K earlier today. I didn't make it to 5k but still feeling accomplished! Please could I request my badge?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to geoh95

You have achieved something that most people can only aspire to.

Congratulations.

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

Runbird
RunbirdGraduate

Can I apply for my graduation badge please. Completed final run this morning

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Runbird

You can apply and I can award.......sounds like a deal.

Congratulations.

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

rainbowfairy
rainbowfairyGraduate

Hi, I finally completed the C25K in March after 2 failed attempts previously. Super proud of my self for getting there as I thought it was impossible. I’m not at 5K in 30mins yet but I am trying not to worry too much about that. I am now just trying to consolidate my 30 min running for a month or two before trying to improve my pace.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to rainbowfairy

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Efa1
Efa1Graduate

Hi! I did my final run yesterday! Could I have my badge please?

Managed a 6k run :D took about 50mins but so proud of myself. Never through I'd get here in week 1!

Going to miss Laura helping me through!

Thankyou

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Efa1

Well done but be careful about pushing too far too soon......... a50 minute run is way in excess of the 30 minute run the programme asks for and well beyond the 10% rule used by experienced runners to increase distance.

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

AerynSun
AerynSunGraduate

Hi. I'd been toying with setting myself the goal of running 5K for years now and I have tried to work through the podcasts a couple of times before now but always had a good 'reason' to quit before the end. As my aim was 5K it always seemed to be too far off to believe in.

But, I decided to try again. I downloaded the app at the start of this year to help me prepare for a 7k in Budapest in April and the world provided me with a host of reasons to give up this time! Although I stumbled when the race was cancelled, Lockdown brought me to this community. Signing up here was a great decision and last Friday, I ran Week9 Run 3.

Thanks to your sage advice I went back a few weeks in the programme, slowed down and started to enjoy my runs. I even accidently ran for 38 mins and achieved 5k last Monday because I'd closed the app by mistake and wanted to make sure I had run at least 30 minutes so I guestimated the time and my earpieces recorded the distance.

I spotted this post looking for advice for my run in the morning. I'm confident this time its going to stick and I'm on my way to being a runner. (My phone still records it as walking which is just rude!) Thanks again for the guidance posts and please can I have my badge?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to AerynSun

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

NikiJayne
NikiJayneGraduate

Hello, I completed the programme today. Please can I have my graduation badge. Thank you.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to NikiJayne

You most certainly can.

Congratulations.

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

Skittles83
Skittles83Graduate

Hi, can I request my graduate badge please? I've just finished week 9 tonight having done two 5k runs this week! Feeling proud!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Skittles83

And proud is how you should feel!! Very well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…

Enjoy that achievement and your new ability!

Check out this link for loads of helpful info and keep having fun and feeling proud! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Healthisfun
HealthisfunGraduate

Hi,

I graduated on the 26th of May, ran for 30 min so super chuffed. I have been running every 3 x days since then.

Looking forward to my badge.

Thankyou for all the support

Susan

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Healthisfun

That's great Susan! Well done to you πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…

Enjoy your badge and your new ability (and improved health!)

Keep having fun, but do check put the info here too πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Ellaella1
Ellaella1Graduate

I completed week 9 last week - can I request my badge, please? Thank you! πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Ellaella1

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Pumba123
Pumba123Graduate

Morning 😊 I completed the challenge on Saturday and would like to request my badge please. Not quite 5K in 30 mins - 34 mins at the moment but working on it! I’m 60 and never ran before so if I can do it, anyone can! Thanks very much!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Pumba123

Congratulations.

Speed will come in time......do not rush.

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

Whippety1
Whippety1Graduate

Please can I have my badge!!!!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Whippety1

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Pixieprizzle
PixieprizzleGraduate

Morning!! I graduated yesterday with my sister (virtually) and so chuffed. Please can I request my graduate badge? Many thanks!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Pixieprizzle

Congratulations to you both.

I hope you get to run together in the future.

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

Pixieprizzle
PixieprizzleGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you Ian! πŸ’œ

FlyKEW
FlyKEWGraduate

Good morning! Can I please have my graduate badge as yesterday I finished week 9 run 3. Thank you.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to FlyKEW

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

JoePhoto
JoePhotoGraduate

Hi! Is this for real? A badge? Fun! What do you need to know? I just did W9R3 thisw morning. All Best - and thanks for all you guys do for the community! J

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to JoePhoto

The badge is a little grey smudge next to your name with the word graduate written on it.

Congratulations.

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

Ginny57
Ginny57Graduate

So happy to apply for my badge. I never dreamed I would be a runner at my age. Delighted with the forum and the whole programme 😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Ginny57

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Ginny57
Ginny57Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Aah, the grey smudge of happiness! πŸ˜€

SamBell
SamBellGraduate

Amazing but true! I did my W9R3 this morning, a couple of days later than planned (the heavy rain stopped weekend running plans!) Looking forward to getting my graduate badge and consolidating!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to SamBell

Congrtaulations.

the world is your running track........go run.

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

Can I claim my Badge please? Completed w9 r3 last Tuesday

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Geordielassie

You can indeed and I will award it immediately, fellow runner.

Congratulations.

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

Geordielassie
GeordielassieGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks, it’s not a message I ever thought I’d send!

SingsAndRuns
SingsAndRunsGraduate

Hi, I graduated today! Do I need to do anything or is it just posting here to let you know? Thank you ever so much xxx

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to SingsAndRuns

This is the place and your badge is duly awarded.

Congratulations.

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

SingsAndRuns
SingsAndRunsGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you very much! And thank you for all your work in this forum. It really does mean a great deal x

JoePhoto
JoePhotoGraduate

Hi,

I completed this morning, is this the right place to leaver a message?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to JoePhoto

Your badge is next to your name.

JoePhoto
JoePhotoGraduate

Hi IannodaTruffe,

IDEAL - a grey smudge next to my name is THE BEST!

Thanks!

Joe

Hi,

I’ve completed C25k indoors and on patio. Could I please collect my badge?

Very proud of myself even though I’m finding consolidating now I’m outside again challenging. Hills are very rough for me not having been exposed to them, lol!!

I didn’t know about the consolidation club so I’m off there to see if I can find some ideas to see how I can build on this initial milestone.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to weddingsinger

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Hi there, I completed week 9 run 3 this morning. I did 5k in 49 minutes ! At 76 I’m not unhappy about that and am looking forward to continuing to jog as I am feeling so much better with doing this 3 times a week.

Many thanks for all the support available on this site.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to DorothyWeaver

Congratulations! Great job on the plan and the 5k too. Celebrate well, enjoy some consolidation and all your future running adventures. Have a look at our guide to what’s next healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Happy running.

DadP
DadPGraduate

Hi, could I please claim the Graduate Badge to be put by my name. Completed C25K this evening. Thankyou, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to DadP

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Stace82
Stace82Graduate

Good morning. I completed C25K yesdterday. Please can I have my badge 😁

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Stace82

You can certainly have your badge, fellow runner.

Congratulations.

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

B_Dazzler
B_DazzlerGraduate

I completed Couch to 5k at the end of May but have only recently discovered this community. I'm on my third week of continuing to run for half an hour every other day and whilst I can't honestly say that I'm enjoy the running itself, I enjoy the challenge and sense of achievement when I'm finished. I managed 4.99k on run 3 of week 9 but am now consistently (just) managing 5k in the the half hour.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Try slowing down, as advised in the guide........trying to get faster every run is the sign of a rookie runner. Slowing down to the recommended easy conversational pace makes it more achievable and for most, more enjoyable.

Keep running, keep smiling.

Superhack
SuperhackGraduate

Hi,

I have just completed the programme- can I have my graduation badge please.

Best

R

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Superhack

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

RupertRuns
RupertRunsGraduate

Hi, I didn't post while I was doing the course but I've now joined to help with consolidation, and hopefully progress after that. I did w9r3 on May 29, and since then I've kept up running 30 minutes three times a week so far.

It's actually taken me nearly ten years to finish couch to 5k; always stopped before with knee pain. Glad to crack it.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to RupertRuns

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

Do check out the guide to post C25K running healthunlocked.com/couchto5... it is full of tips.

Etfireball
EtfireballGraduate

Good morning all, I graduated this morning. This is the first time I’ve posted but I’ve been reading the posts throughout and it’s been really supportive!

Proud of completing it considering I’ve not ran since I was at school! Not quite hitting the 5K yet but almost there and the fact that I can run for 30mins continuously is awesome! Looking forward to my badge :)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Etfireball

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Chickin156
Chickin156Graduate

Hi Ian, Greeting from a very hot Saudi Arabia. I have just completed the final run with a distance of 4.79km in 30 mins, so not far of the 5k target. I am sure I will make it within the consolidation runs. On a positive note I would like to thank the whole C25K Team, for your positive motivation and comments to keep everyone going. Also special thanks to my coach (Jo), you really kept me going, even in the extreme heat. Please can you add my name to the Graduates list.

Johnnylewis
JohnnylewisModerator
in reply to Chickin156

Wow Saudi Arabia. Hats off to you. I struggled in that short heat wave we had last week or so. Excellent job. Check outhealthunlocked.com/couchto5... for lots of hints and tips on what to next. Keep it lit

yogascout
yogascoutGraduate

Hi! I graduated this morning! Could I please have my badge :)

Johnnylewis
JohnnylewisModerator
in reply to yogascout

You certainly can. Congratulations on completing c25k. Check out healthunlocked.com/couchto5... top hints and tips on what to do next. Well done and keep running with a smile

Arobbo
ArobboGraduate

Not posted before... but I finished! Can’t quite believe I did it. I only ran 3.2k, but it was still 30 minutes and I’m proud of that :)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Arobbo

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

ChristieAA
ChristieAAGraduate

Hi. I completed run 3 of week 9 yesterday. it's the second time I've done it. I had to stop in February because I was ill but I'm fine now and planning to do consolidation runs of 30 minutes for a week or two before building up to longer runs and running faster too. I'm loving running again and determined to keep going. I can'r wait for Parkruns to start up again.

Could I have my badge please?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to ChristieAA

Congratulations.

The world is now your running track.........go run........

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

Finished my C2 5K and did my first consolidation run today. I did just over 4 K in 30 mins. Didn’t really push it but just enjoyed it.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to countrysidequeen

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Bupkiss100
Bupkiss100Graduate

Just graduated today 😱.... can this unbearably smug runner have my badge please πŸ€ͺ

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Bupkiss100

Pink and smug.........the signs of a runner!

Congratulations.

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

Acedimon
AcedimonGraduate

Laura says I'm a graduate!! I'm gobsmacked, this program is amazing!!! I'm hyper now :)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Acedimon

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Jackygrrr
JackygrrrGraduate

I just graduated this morn! Wahoooooo! I'd love a badge please 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Jackygrrr

Wahoooooooooooooo!!! Awesome work, here is your well-earned badge!

Now have a read of our guide for new graduates:

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Jackygrrr
JackygrrrGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you!!!

misty25
misty25Graduate

Hi I've completed the C25K this morning yaaaay!!. I'd like to request my badge please. Thank you.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to misty25

There you go - congratulations!!!!!

Have a look at our postgraduate guide:

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Slowmofarah
SlowmofarahGraduate

Completed successfully, how do I get the badge ?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Slowmofarah

Fabulous work, congratulations!!! I have awarded your badge 😊😊😊

Have a read of our guide to what's next for you, runner!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Pentlands
PentlandsGraduate

Hello, please may I claim my badge as I graduated a couple of weeks ago. Many thanks!!! πŸ˜πŸ€™

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Pentlands

Congratulations!!!!! Hope you have been enjoying your postgraduate runs!

Here is a guide to what you can do next:

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

bkarm
bkarmGraduate

I've completed today !!! So very chuffed with myself 😁

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to bkarm

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Nearlyfifty
NearlyfiftyGraduate

Can I have a badge, graduated today

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Nearlyfifty

Nearlyfifty and not yet learned to say please.......oh well, go on then.

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

marv123
marv123Graduate

I graduated today. Please may I have a badge?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to marv123

You most certainly can.

Congratulations, fellow runner.

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

marv123
marv123Graduate

Thank you!

mumbilly
mumbillyGraduate

I'm a very proud mum. Today my 14 year old son, who hated running, has completed the 9 weeks couch to 5k programme with me (probably annoying him) by his side. In fact, he ran longer than the 30 minutes today as he wanted to run 5k. I'm so proud I could burst, he's been so committed even when he's not feeling it. Please can he have his graduation badge, he deserves it. He plans to keep running so I now have a running buddy :)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to mumbilly

Congratulations to you both.

I am afraid that I can only award you the badge, as forum members have to be over 16.

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

mumbilly
mumbillyGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

I will share it with him. Thank you πŸ˜€

Cookacake
CookacakeGraduate

Completed on Friday!! Can't believe it, I used to hate running - I had to take my son to athletic competitions when he was little, and couldn't understand why people loved it so much. I'm slow but sure - yesterday I ran for 44 mins though (by mistake, I didn't know I was that far from home) but did 5k! I was so determined to do it! Please can I have my graduation badge. Thanks.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Cookacake

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Roger60
Roger60Graduate

Hi I graduated last a Saturday ..

Hard to describe his thrilled I was ..

I tore the medial meniscus in my knee in January so never thought this would be possible ..

please can I have my badge ?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Roger60

It is a major achievement.

Many congratulations.

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

Bluedanubein
BluedanubeinGraduate

Hello all - thank you for such an inspiring forum. I’m more of a reader/lurker than poster on these forums but always find motivation here when I log in. I completed my W9 run 3 yesterday. β€˜Learning’ to run has been the most joyous thing in these dark and uncertain times. Could I have my badge please!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Bluedanubein

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Roger60
Roger60Graduate

Don’t want to appear dumb but where’s my badge ?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Roger60

It is alongside your name on this forum. As stated above, it is only visible if you log into the community via a browser, not via the app.

Martin1956
Martin1956Graduate

Morning I would like to claim my badge ,completed C25k yesterday in the morning ,3rd 30min run ,starting my consolidation runs Friday ,been a great experience and a great group to be part of

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Martin1956

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

NewRunner20
NewRunner20Graduate

I completed the C25K W9R3 yesterday, what a fantastic feeling to go from week1 and struggling to even run a minute at a time to 30 minutes now, I am looking forward to building on this success and to see where it leads. Please could I request my badge? 😁

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to NewRunner20

Congratulations.

This is just the start........the world is your running track.......go run.

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

Squack4
Squack4Graduate

Good Morning, I completed the C25K yesterday. This app is fantastic I never thought it was possible for me!!! Please could I get my graduation badge 😁

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Squack4

It is possible for most people.

Congratulations.

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

MaryMalls
MaryMallsGraduate

Hello there IannodaTruffe! I started C25K for a lockdown challenge on the 8 April and finished week 9 on 8 June running 5K in 43 minutes! I’m 62 and haven’t run since school so not too bad. I managed to finish with a short sprint and am raring to go for the consolidation runs... It’s been a beautiful spring fit for a beautiful challenge which I’ve loved... Now looking forward to polishing up my badge! Thank you Couch to 5K and lovely Laura!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to MaryMalls

The badge is yours.

Completing this plan is just the first step in an exciting and life affirming journey.........keep on running.

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

Tim63
Tim63Graduate

hello I completed w9 3 weeks ago, im running 5k 30 mins can I have my badge please

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Tim63

Here is your badge..........look after it.

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

Tim63
Tim63Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

thank you

Shelbyandmax
ShelbyandmaxGraduate

Good Morning Finished last week so please may I have my badge

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Shelbyandmax

Welcome to the forum and many congratulations.

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

RubyS2020
RubyS2020Graduate

Hello I completed Wk9run 3 today . Please may I request a graduation badge

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to RubyS2020

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Hi, I graduated today! Could I possibly have my badge please?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Runningwarrior

You may certainly have your hard won badge........wear it with pride.

Congratulations.

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

Materials
MaterialsGraduate

Hi today I have completed week 9 run 3 of my couch to 5k . The program has been great I never thought at the beginning I would be running for 30mins the next goal is to be able to run the full 5k. Please can I have graduate next to my name now. Thank you

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Materials

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Cookacake
CookacakeGraduate

Hooray! I ran my last run on Friday, but didn't run 5k . So yesterday I ran again and in the end I ran 5k by mistake, I did a different route and went the wrong way which was longer. ! I will keep running and can't wait for parkrun to start again. Neither of my sons can believe that I enjoy running, I've always hated it.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Cookacake

Many congratulations.

Good run planning is now down to you and it can make all the difference.

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

Good afternoon, I completed my C25K this morning. How do I apply for my graduation badge?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to SnookeredInMarch

By leaving a message here......and lo and behold, it works, you have a badge.

Congratulations.

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

Kg2244
Kg2244Graduate

Graduated on Saturday 13th June, would love a badge.

Thank you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Kg2244

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Tracey3547
Tracey3547Graduate

Completed is this where I get my shiny badge?!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Tracey3547

Indeed it is and it is now sitting next to your name.

Congratulations.

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

JazzS
JazzSGraduate

Graduated yesterday, please can I have a badge?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to JazzS

The rapid response badge awarding team are on it........done!!

Congratulations.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

ab173
ab173Graduate

Hi there, I completed the Couch to 5k last week. Please can I request my badge? Thank you

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to ab173

The badge is yours.

Congratulations.

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

I completed the couch to 5k this week. Can’t believe I’ve done it and actually ran 5.5 k. Thanks for the support on this group.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Runnermagnolia

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

masuuk5
masuuk5Graduate

just completed week 9 run 3 today 😁 can i have my badge now?

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to masuuk5

You sure can! Well done to you! πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ»

Please do read the what next guide for tips on where to go from here

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Enjoy that buzz 😁

Pepsi220
Pepsi220Graduate

Hi

Could I please have my graduate badge? Thank you!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Pepsi220

I think we can manage that! Enjoy that badge, and your achievement! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…

Do check out the what next guide too healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

😁

Chappie77
Chappie77Graduate

I’m a Couch to 5k graduate after my 2nd attempt! So chuffed with myself and looking forward to my next challenge now 😊

Finished Week 9, Run 3 this morning and actually managed to run the 5k.

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Chappie77

woohoo! Double well done! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…πŸ˜

What a way to start your day! Do check out the what next guide too healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Brenth
BrenthGraduate

Hi, can I have my badge! Last run completed this morning!!!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Brenth

Way to go! Here you are, πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ enjoy your Friday feeling with extra buzz!

Do check out the what next guide too healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

LouK5
LouK5Graduate

GRADUATED!!! I'd love to have my badge please. πŸ˜€πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€πŸŽ‰

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to LouK5

fabulous! Enjoy that badge, and your achievement! πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜

Keep the good work up with the what next guide!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Purplerex
PurplerexGraduate

Can I get my badge for completing c25k yesterday? Thanks

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Purplerex

you sure can! Well done to you! Enjoy that achievement! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…πŸ˜

Do check out the what next guide too healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Gr33n6
Gr33n6Graduate

Hi I've just finished week 9 run 3! Started at the beginning of lockdown to have some time to myself between work and a 6 year old and get fit and cope with losing my dad to the virus in the early days. Its helped on all fronts. I'm 53 and this is the third time I've re-done the programme after years since the last run. I love it.

Except after my last run my knee is not feeling right. Any links to how to look after my knees, stretches etc I can do would be appreciated. I dont want to stop running!

Thanks

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to Gr33n6

congratulations, you got there! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…πŸ˜

Read the what next guide for more top tips healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

But also consider joining Strength and Flex for help with stretches and keeping your body run ready. Keep up the great work!

Blossom-
Blossom-Graduate

Please can I have my graduation badge? Finished this morning! Over the moon!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Blossom-

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

ANewLu
ANewLuGraduate

Can I please request my badge ☺️

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to ANewLu

One request......one badge.

Congratulations.

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

JAT58
JAT58Graduate

I completed W9R3 this morning and I would love a nice shiny badge please πŸ₯‡

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to JAT58

The rapid response badge awarding team in action.............look at that badge!!!

Whooooohooooo!!

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

JAT58
JAT58Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you, you’re a 🌟

Tattoosteve
TattoosteveGraduate

Hi , thank you for all of your help, I have completed week 9 run 3 this morning and would love my graduation badge please.

Cheers

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tattoosteve

Congratulations, runner! Here is your badge!!!!!

Have a look at our guide to what's in store next 😊

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

meggiest
meggiestGraduate

Hello. I completed week 9 run 3 last week - may I please request my badge? Thank you!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to meggiest

You certainly may - and here it is!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!

Check out our guide to postgraduate running here: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Hi, I completed my week 9 run 3 today. I’m so proud of what I have achieved in these last 9 weeks! The C25k really works! I’m looking forward to completing some consolidation runs, I don’t think I’ll ever give up running πŸ₯³

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tryingtorun0309

That's amazing, huge congratulations to you, and all the best for your running career xxx

Cornishruns
CornishrunsGraduate

Hi

I have completed my journey so far and feel great about I thought at 50 maybe I wouldn't be able. Proved myself wrong

Please could you have graduate added on my profile

So now the journey continues

Many Thanks

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Cornishruns

A massive well done to you - here is your Graduate badge!!!!!!!!!!

(Please note that the badge does not appear on your profile, you will see it as the word 'Graduate' next to your name when you comment or post here on the C25K community)

Have a read of our guide to what's next for graduates:

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Loloruns
LolorunsGraduate

Hi, I completed W9R3 this morning, so chuffed! Have kept my motivation going with the lovely advice on this forum. Determined to keep this up now with consolidation runs. Please can I have my graduation badge?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Loloruns

Woohooooo, a massive well done to you, runner!!!!!!!

And there is your sparkly badge 😊😊😊

Check out the info and chat on our June Consolidation Club post with Mummycav here: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Frosk
FroskGraduate

Hey there completed my wk9r3 today having not run for 34 years !!!! Badge please πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Frosk

Exciting!!! Congratulations, and there's your badge 😊😊😊

Now have a read of our postgraduate info post!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Lriddell
LriddellGraduate

Hi all, I completed the final run on the app today! Am absolutely thrilled with the progress I've made, and will definitely keep it upπŸ‘

Can I get my graduation badge please?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Lriddell

That's wonderful to read!!!! Huge congratulations, and there is your spangly badge!

Check out IannodaTruffe's post about what to do next: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

LadyCDJ
LadyCDJGraduate

Just finished this morning thanks for your help over the last few weeks .

LadyCDJ
LadyCDJGraduate
in reply to LadyCDJ

Forgot to ask for my badge ha thanks x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to LadyCDJ

Lol! Congratulations you superstar runner!!!!!

There is your badge, and here is our guide to running as a C25K graduate 😊

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

LadyCDJ
LadyCDJGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you 😊

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate

Hi just graduated again today - can I have my badge back please 😁

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Crittermad

Hi there - and congratulations!!!

You still have your badge. Are you using the Health Unlocked app to post here? If so I am afraid you will not see your badge - log in via your web browser and you will see the badge next to your name on your posts and comments xxx

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate
in reply to roseabi

No I use the app - it was my metaphorical badge, I felt like I handed the old one back when I stopped running! 😊

hlathbury
hlathburyGraduate

Hi, I’ve just completed couch25k. Can I request a badge please? Just got back from week 9 run 3 and carried on a bit longer. First time running 5k and got my best time per Km too! 5.06 in 37 mins. I could barely run for 2 minutes 9 weeks ago!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to hlathbury

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

hlathbury
hlathburyGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you! :)

Tig_ger
Tig_gerGraduate

I would love a badge... never thought that I could do this. Now to maintain the momentum

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Tig_ger

You have done it..........it is amazing what we can do, with application and belief.

Many congratulations.

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

GigiRuns
GigiRunsGraduate

Feeling happy because TODAY, June 12, 2020 I completed C25K! 30 mins runner 3.5k. I'm so ready for my sweet badge. Thank you.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to GigiRuns

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

GigiRuns
GigiRunsGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you Ian. I love the inspiration and awesome advice and tips you and Healthunlocked offer to us beginners. Just reading your posts makes me want to be a better runner. From now on, I will be proud to call myself a runner. Have a beautiful day.

I have graduated today W9R3 completed.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to ShellClarke1870

Then it is badge time.

Congratulations.

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

msmarion5k
msmarion5kGraduate

Greetings! πŸ‘‹

Completed my C25K β€˜Lockdown Challengeβ€˜ last week (June 5th β€˜20). Totally surprised myself as never saw myself as a runner πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

- and even better, still going post-C25K!

Think that might mean I have graduated...?🀞

Great programme - thanks 😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to msmarion5k

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

FloofyBoots
FloofyBootsGraduate

Graduated! On June 6th I ran for 30 minutes non stop in week9/run3. I did every run, and am so chuffed that I followed the program for the full 9 weeks. Thank you!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to FloofyBoots

Keep going and the benefits really do start to show.

Congratulations on your graduation.

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

MN4babes
MN4babesGraduate

Me please!! I’d like my badge 😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to MN4babes

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

JarLo
JarLoGraduate

Hi,

I completed W9R3 this evening and I couldn’t be happier. Who’d have thought this dad bod that hadn’t run for 15yrs would complete the final run with gas still in the tank! Looking forward to getting my graduate badge πŸ™ŒπŸ½

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to JarLo

You've done the work, you get the benefits.........and that is not just a badge.

The world is your running track.......go run.

Congratulations.

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

Hi. I graduated today 😁 Please can I request a badge? Thank you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to PurplePilgrim

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

CaptFrey
CaptFreyGraduate

Morning, I have just completed week 9. Can i please request my badge. Many thanks.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to CaptFrey

I am delighted to award you your badge.

A hard challenge always helps us understand ourselves better and running is full of challenges.

The golden rule is to only compare yourself to your former self................look where you were.

Many congratulations.

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

SquareBear
SquareBearGraduate

Finally crossed the finish line this morning!! So happy!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to SquareBear

Many congratulations.

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

Bestme
BestmeGraduate

Good morning, graduated yesterday...feels amazing!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Bestme

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Beginat60
Beginat60Graduate

Hi well I've done it much to my delight. My family are super proud as I didn't tell them until week 8! Can I have a badge please. I've consolidated with another week of 3 x30 min. Not running 5k in 30 but will keep chipping away at it... Picked up a knee injury so rested a few days but hopefully get out today. Thanks for all the support.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Beginat60

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Beginat60
Beginat60Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you. Am I being stupid here but where do I see my badge??

Good morning. Just completed W9 R3 - please can I have my graduation badge. Thanks in advance. Alli

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to 50somethingmum

It is a very good morning when you complete C25k!

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

AAK1423
AAK1423Graduate

Hi IanodaTruffle,

Just completed Wk9 Run3 this morning! So elated and feel quite emotional. Could you please allocate a graduation badge for me? X

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to AAK1423

I think we can do that, fellow runner.........and there it is!!

Congratulations.

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

Hendrixium
HendrixiumGraduate

Woo-hoo! Graduated! Any chance of a shiny badge?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Hendrixium

The badge is yours.

Many congratulations.

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

Hendrixium
HendrixiumGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Cheers. Will do.

Cew11
Cew11Graduate

Just finished final run week 9. Amazed I got here and determined to keep going - consolidation for a few weeks then onward towards 10k

Kazzer40
Kazzer40
in reply to Cew11

Well done, just done first run week 9 feeling pleased!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Cew11

Amazed.....why?

You have an amazing body that can do so much if carefully trained to stretch your ability.

Congratulations.

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

Badassmom
BadassmomGraduate

Hi Iannoda Truff

Thank you for this platform, I finally graduated yesterday in the rain yay may I please request a badge 😊😊. It’s so exciting I had started last year and gave up but thanks to lockdown managed to stick with it this time.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Badassmom

Well done.......running will keep delivering the goods.

Congratulations.

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

B14v
B14vGraduate

Hey Ian I just finished my W9R3 today and thank you all for your support through this wonderful journey. I officially can tell my son I can run now πŸ˜‚πŸŽŠ

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to B14v

You did the work and your body responded........where can you go next?

Congratulations.

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

B14v
B14vGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you 😊

Thank you to all the admin, past graduates, and fellow runners who've helped so much over the past weeks.

I've done it!

Can I have a badge please? :D

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Thatwasunexpected

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Thatwasunexpected
ThatwasunexpectedGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you :D

Taking a full 2 days rest, then back out there on Tuesday :)

SpringRhythm
SpringRhythmGraduate

Can I request my badge ? All completed. Successfully graduated :)πŸ†πŸƒβ€β™€οΈW9R3 of C25K 😁

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to SpringRhythm

You most certainly can.

Congratulations.

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

W9R3 completed this morning! Can I request my badge please?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Hilliesrunner

The badge is yours to wear with pride.

Congratulations.

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

Palomitas
PalomitasGraduate

Hi Ian, thank you so much for all the support here πŸ€— I just completed run 3 from week 9 an hour ago!!

Looking forward to show off my badge 😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Palomitas

It's Tim, actually........but this is not about me.....it is all about you and you achievement.

Congratulations.

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

Hello Ian. I did it. Today I ran W9R3! I’ve completed the first part of my journey....now to work on the 5k. Thanks to everyone who’s taken the time to reply to my posts ....let’s see what these consolidation runs are all about β­οΈπŸ…πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ₯³. X

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to KatieLGettins

Why did I choose that forum name.........it is Tim in fact......my fault.

This is a special place for support and we hope you carry on running.

Congratulations on your graduation.

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

Frosk
FroskGraduate

Hey. Did my last run yesterday . May I have my badge please ?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Frosk

The badge is yours by right.......and doesn't it look good.

Congratulations.

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

I’ve finished the program! Very slowly (11 min a km) but I have completed it! Can I get my badge now? Do I need to show a screenshot?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Ellieashbeckbeans

If you say you have finished we will trust you.

Congratulations, the badge is yours.

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

Jim_Gray
Jim_GrayGraduate

Completed Cto5K this morning with w9r3 - had to go to 31 mins 14 seconds to complete the 5k so although I qualify for a badge, my next target is 30 mins.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Jim_Gray

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

DexD
DexDGraduate

hello - I completed last week - will try the consolidation prog next. Thanks!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to DexD

Congratulations.

There is no formal consolidation programme, although you can join the Consolidation Club (link in post above) for advice and there is advice in the guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

Cass746
Cass746Graduate

Hello, just finished week 9 run 3! Not at 5k yet, 3.5 but gives me something to aim for. I am so happy with my progress and can't belive I have made it. Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way x

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Cass746

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Angelpoppy
AngelpoppyGraduate

I've completed Week 9 today, so am over the moon that I can ask for my badge please 🀩

Thank you to all the administrators on here that help to make this such a great forum and are so supportive, this is a life changing experience for me.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Angelpoppy

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Judy20
Judy20Graduate

I’ve completed the program- thank you! What an achievement for me. Not posted that much but a few times it really helped me.... can’t wait to graduate...

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Judy20

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Staceyxxxx90
Staceyxxxx90Graduate

Good afternoon, I completed the plan today πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Could I request my badge please. Happy Sunday x

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Staceyxxxx90

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Tyh14
Tyh14Graduate

Hi. I completed first time in move!bet but didnt get a badge. Completed again this month after the winter and would like my badge please 😁. Moving on to increasing pace and managed a 31 min run on sat.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Tyh14

You do have the badge sitting next to your name.

Congratulations.

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

PAR01
PAR01Graduate

Can I have my badge please just finished today. :)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to PAR01

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Cheryl253
Cheryl253Graduate

Hiya. I graduated today. I’m so proud of myself. Please may I have my graduate badge

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Cheryl253

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Taragreen01
Taragreen01Graduate

Hello! I’ve just completed the programme, can I please have my pretty shiny badge? Thanks!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Taragreen01

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Hiya! Completed the programme today - can I get my graduate badge? So pleased I kept on going. Thanks to everyone on here for all the support and advice.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to SmilelikeImeanIt

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Hi, I completed week 9 run 3 today!! I am so pleased with my progress after being barely able to run for 60 seconds in week 1 and suffering with leg pain in week 5 that almost made me give up. What a great programme. I'm looking forward to consolidating my 30 minutes and who knows what I might achieve after that! 😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to KoalaJellyStar

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Johart85
Johart85Graduate

Hi. would. love to get my badge please

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Johart85

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Lokki33
Lokki33Graduate

Please may I request my longed for badge. Finished W9 r3 tonight

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Lokki33

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

N3llyB
N3llyBGraduate

Graduated today!! Please can I have my badge 😍

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to N3llyB

You most certainly can, fellow runner.

Congratulations.

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

Rinky1
Rinky1Graduate

Completed the plan this morning. Could I have a badge please.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Rinky1

The badge is your to wear with pride.

Many congratulations.

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

2017CV
2017CVGraduate

Completed it this morning!

I would have never thought I would do this after the first week, yet 9 weeks later here I am!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to 2017CV

Here you are! Congratulations!!!!

Check out our guide to post C25K running: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

2017CV
2017CVGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you!

BBblue727
BBblue727Graduate

Oh how I’d love a C25K graduation badge. This is the best training programme I have ever done and feel amazing now I’ve completed it. Thank you πŸ€—

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to BBblue727

That's so wonderful to read - a huge WELL DONE to you!!!!!

Check out our guide to post C25K running: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Bexstocks
BexstocksGraduate

Hiya, I graduated on Saturday please can I have my badge 😁 I was very close to 5km so decided to see if I could keep going, managed it in 32:05! Decided my next challenge is going to be increasing my distance πŸ’ͺ🏼

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Bexstocks

Fabulous work, congratulations!!!!!

Check out our guide to post C25K running: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Bexstocks
BexstocksGraduate
in reply to roseabi

Thanks I'll check it πŸ‘πŸ»

Maisie1958
Maisie1958Graduate

Completed Week 9 run3 this morning-yay! Amazing program, couldn’t run for 90 seconds at the start, and finished without any injuries. Not bad for an overweight person of 60+ years. Please could I have my badge?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Maisie1958

You are amazing - congratulations superstar!!!! And here is your badge 😊

Check out our guide to post C25K running: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Jaybee60
Jaybee60Graduate

Hi, I completed the Couch to 5K on Saturday after 11 weeks. Running 3.85km in 30 minutes. Can I have my badge please? Thank you!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Jaybee60

Well done, runner!!!! Here is your badge xxx

Check out our guide to post C25K running: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Good morning, I graduated today, please can I request my badge? Thanks 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Bravenewworld

Good afternoon! And certainly you can!! Here is your sparkly badge, and many congratulations!!!!

Check out our guide to post C25K running: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

RockChick66
RockChick66Graduate

Good morning 😊 I graduated this morning and would like to request a badge please πŸ˜€ x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to RockChick66

Massive congratulations!!!!!!!!

Check out our guide to post C25K running: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

ValeItaUk
ValeItaUkGraduate

Hi, I completed Week 9 Run 3 and graduated today! I am sooo pleased!

Can I request a Graduate badge please?

Thanks!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to ValeItaUk

Congratulations!!!

Check out our guide to post C25K running: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Anniet77
Anniet77Graduate

Please can I get my graduation badge - I completed the c25k course on Thursday last week and am so excited πŸ˜† πŸ₯³

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Anniet77

😊😊😊

Congratulations!!!

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Anniet77
Anniet77Graduate
in reply to roseabi

Thank you 😊

Hi I completed w9 run 3 today. Please could I get my graduate badge. Many thanks

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Littlerabbit100

Absolutely - congratulations!!!

Check out our guide to post C25K running: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Teddyred
TeddyredGraduate

Finished Couch to 5K yesterday. Is this where I ask for my badge?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Teddyred

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Teddyred
TeddyredGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you. Looking forward to my first post-Couch to 5k tomorrow.

Sneaker
SneakerGraduate

Hi

I completed W9R3 of C25K today.

Wooohoooo!!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Sneaker

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

ShannonH
ShannonHGraduate

I completed C25k on Friday :) looking forward to continuing running!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to ShannonH

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Stubot
StubotGraduate

Hiya, please could I have my badge, I am chuffed to have made it to the end of C25K this morning running for a full 30 mins making it to 5.4k hitting 5k in just under 27 mins as someone who has always hated running it's been quite the transformation!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Stubot

It is remarkable how so many avowed haters of running can be converted wholeheartedly by a well structured training plan.

Congratulations.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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

Bluesky79
Bluesky79Graduate

Hi, just finished Run 3 of Week 9, please may I request my graduate badge?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Bluesky79

You most certainly can and I am delighted to be able to award it to you.

Many congratulations, fellow runner.

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

HardleyHare
HardleyHareGraduate

Please may I have my graduate badge? Looking back on some of my earlier posts, this isn't the first time I've got to the end of Week 9 and managed to run for 30 minutes. I think the first time I did it was in 2012 but work and weather gets in the way and winter sees the end of my running progess. But, as always, spring comes around and I start again, some years with limited success. One thing I have learned is to stick to the programme. Those 5-minute walks at each end of the run are there for a purpose. Looking forward to finding out how to consolidate and make the most of my early success (June is pretty good for me to get to the end of week 9 - lockdown has been useful after all). Well done everyone else who has graduated in June!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to HardleyHare

You already have a graduate badge sitting next to your name, presumably from last time.

Why not keep posting here and we will keep you running.

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