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carlo20
carlo20

So happy.at 64 years young Finished Couch to 5K.15 months ago i had a stroke, couldnt walk 10 yards to toilet without help. Thanks to everybody in NHS who have helped me.Thanks to amazing staff at Foyle Arena gym who have helped me. This App is amazing.9 weeks ago i never would have believed i could run for 10 minutes never mind 30.

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That’s amazing, what an achievement after all that you’ve been through. 😀

You have some tough resilience to have achieved all that. Very inspiring, thank you for sharing!

CDolly
CDollyGraduate

Congratulations! An inspiration !

Rpg111
Rpg111Graduate

Congrats!! Delighted to hear this. Well done from crumlin!

olderrunner
olderrunnerGraduate

Wow, that is a fantastic achievement. You are one tough cookie. Well done and congratulations.

Fionamags
FionamagsGraduate

Carlo you are amazing - what an achievement! Congratulations! Now head for the consolidation club znd keep on running!!! 🎊🎉🎈🏆🥇

Jillb141
Jillb141Graduate in reply to Fionamags

Where is the consolidation club

Fionamags
FionamagsGraduate in reply to Jillb141

In the pinned posts.

Fionamags
FionamagsGraduate in reply to Jillb141

There is a link that says something about c25k graduates. Click on there and it takes you to June consolidation club. Or search for that on this site. It seems to show up differently depending on whether ur using mobile or laptop.

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate

Congratulations to you what a great achievent 😊

Wow an example to us all 👏 👏

You're completely inspirational!!! Keep going ❤️❤️❤️

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Amazing 👟👟

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate

Wow wow wow!🏃‍♀️🎽👟

Way to go you! 🥳🎉 Such an amazing achievement. Makes me feel totally humble.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Absolutely brilliant and this is just the start of your incredible journey.

🏃‍♂️🙌🙌

Brilliant, just brilliant 👏👏👏

Dtay1978
Dtay1978Graduate

Congrats 🥳

That’s bleeping brilliant!! You’ve shown us all what you can do when you don’t give up. Good on you 😉

Appollo
AppolloGraduate

Well done, you're an inspiration!!

Keep up the great work, the best of you is yet to come. 🙂

TotalNewbie1
TotalNewbie1Graduate

You are an inspiration to many others. Congratulations and what an achievement.

Bloomsbury22
Bloomsbury22Graduate

Congratulations!

Truly fantastic and an inspiration in so many ways

Scw787
Scw787Graduate

Well done. What an inspiration x

Wow! Congratulations! Well done! Inspirational! 👏👏

Girlpower45
Girlpower45Graduate

Amazing achievement.. Well done you. ❤️💪X

Newbie_run
Newbie_runGraduate

Truly amazing! Well done and wishing you good health forever more x

hamit
hamitGraduate

Well done, old guys rule (gender neutral of course) from a 73 year old. 😁👍👍👍👍👍

What a fantastic story to wake up to this morning! Much respect to you and very best wishes for the future ⭐️

CaptFrey
CaptFreyGraduate

That’s amazing congratulations I am humbled by this 🤗🥳

Wow. Very well done. That is a real achievement. You should be very proud of yourself. It’s amazing what we can do when our bodies let us down. It gives a wake up call. Before you know it you will be competing in races! 🏃🏻‍♀️💪👏👏👏

Funny you mention races. I would love to have a try at Masters Athletics. Some of these athletes are truly inspiring . Check out Joe Gough,Charles Allie and Damien Leake on You Tube

Brilliant - well done 👍😎

Hforrun
HforrunGraduate

Wow that is fantastic! What an inspiration you are to anyone doubting this plan. You’ve proved that anybody can do this if they follow the rules . Keep up the good work 😍 🏃‍♂️ 👍🏻

EngFan
EngFanGraduate

Inspirational, Brilliant job, huge congratulations to you.

Weaverfish3
Weaverfish3Graduate

Inspirational Carlo20 well done 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🥇🥇🥇

Thankyou, I’m re-inspired.

Jayrunner
JayrunnerGraduate

Cool! Well done Carlo - very inspiring.

wow! well done, that's a fantastic achievement.

Astra5
Astra5Graduate

Absolutely fantastic, well done you and also for sharing your story to inspire us all. 🏃‍♂️😎🥳🙌🏻🙌🏼

Oh my goodness! You obviously have such strength and determination, how truly amazing you are! Thank you for sharing your journey with us. As many have already said, inspirational❤️

Diamondshoes
DiamondshoesGraduate

What an achievement! You can be rightly proud of yourself.

U0011878
U0011878Graduate

That's amazing , and an inspiration to us all

Well done, I have a similar story. Great achievement. It’s an amazing feeling to be told you are a runner Isn’t it👍

Wow, what an incredible achievement. It’s so inspiring to read posts like this.

Massive well done ! 👏👏

Aubry
AubryGraduate

Huge congratulations, you’ll be an inspiration for many👏👏👏

SadlyBroke
SadlyBrokeGraduate

Well done 👍👏

Gwyrdd
GwyrddGraduate

Congratulations,an example to us all. Keep running!

Runningroni
RunningroniGraduate

A massive well done to you. Wishing you many hours of happy running 🏃‍♂️

HelsyM
HelsyMGraduate

Wow what an amazing achievement. I have so much respect for you, recovering from what must have been a very frightening experience and then to go on and do C25K. You are such an inspiration Carlo20. A huge well done from me. I am a few runs behind you and it's tough going now! Take care of yourself and enjoy the victory!

Lifluf
LiflufGraduate

Very impressive. Congratulations. Keep up the good work!

Shailrun
ShailrunGraduate

Inspirational ... go you 👍🎊

Well done, Your a star . That is some achievement 👍

Indisguise
IndisguiseGraduate

Well done!

Wow! Well done you. You should be so very proud of yourself👍

Leaf65
Leaf65Graduate

Amazing!! What a fantastic achievement 🎉🎉 very well done you! 🎉🎉

Inspirational! You must be a gutsy and brave individual, well done, and keep running !

Wow what an amazing achievement. Well done 👍

Well done 👍👏👏👏

Fantastic achievement, incredible dedication and effort. Congratulations, keep going and consolidate and above all else enjoy your runs 👍👏🎉🥇🏆

Congratulations! That's so encouraging. Thanks for posting. I'm 64 too, but only for another 10 days! Then I change category in Parkrun. My current category is set very kindly, I found, and as a slow runner, I compared quite favourably with those youthful gazelles. Keep running!

sigasiga
sigasigaGraduate

Fantastic achievement! It's hard enough even without the health problems you've had. Good to see another one chalked up for us oldies too! Happy running 🏃🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️😊😊😊

Sky-Runner
Sky-RunnerGraduate

So happy for you. Congratulations ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wow!! That is truly amazing ! What an achievement ⭐️

Freddy204
Freddy204Graduate

Well done! Brilliant work. I am 63 and have been putting off starting week 9, but you’ve inspired me to make that final push and do it (tomorrow!)

FloopRunner
FloopRunnerGraduate in reply to Freddy204

Go for it Freddy.

I am also 63 and due to start week 9 tomorrow.

:)

Freddy204
Freddy204Graduate in reply to FloopRunner

Thanks FloopRunner - made myself get out there and do it today. Not my best run ever but did the whole 30 minutes so just two more runs like that and I’ve made it! Good luck for your week 9!

Maisiecat1
Maisiecat1Graduate

Welcome to your new way of life . What a powerful message you've sent. Sheer determination and belief in this journey will get you through. Congratulations fellow runner. 🏃‍♂️👍🎉👏

Well done amazing bet your super proud of yourself and you have every right to be

Well done Carlo brilliant I’m 74 and it’s you guys that keep me going with your posts .I am on week 6 when I get to 5 k probably won’t increase don’t want push my luck lol

What an amazing achievement, you should be very proud of yourself 👏🏻

That is so inspirational, hats off to you. I’m a 58 year old non-runner that’s in W4. I had cancer a couple of years ago that took away a kidney, then Sepsis, and I have no meeting abdominal muscles as a result of that. So I worried about if I could manage it as it gets harder along the journey. But I’m going to think of you each time I run, as you’re achievement is amazing. Well done.

carlo20
carlo20 in reply to 030961

030961,you have been through the mill,but you can do it.Take it nice and easy and get the breathing right. The biggest help to me was a GP referral to the local gym for stroke rehab.So i had 5 months in the gym before i started runnig.Trust the programme,it really builds your stamina.I wish you good luck and good health

030961
030961 in reply to carlo20

Thank you so much carlo20, I shall keep the breathing going, and will get there and when I do, will raise a glass to you for your inspiration.

Rayros21
Rayros21Graduate

What a fantastic achievement and inspiration for others. Very well done and respect to you. 👏👏👏 Keep well and keep running.

Many congratulations! What an inspiration xxx

AAK1423
AAK1423Graduate

Wow! Congratulations on such a great achievement you must be extatic. You are amazing and a true inspiration. Keep going..❤️X

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Congratulations! What a journey you’ve been on... and it’s already inspiring more people since your post! The NHS are wonderful, and thanks to them and your hard work we have an awesome new runner. Celebrate well, enjoy consolidation and all your future running adventures

Oldmo
OldmoGraduate

What a fantastic achievement. You should be so proud of yourself. Well done🏅

colinla
colinlaGraduate

Fantastic achievement 🙂👍

Absolutely amazing!! Keep on going inspirational to all .

JazzS
JazzSGraduate

Amazing achievement! Congratulations! As many have said, you are an inspiration 👏👏

Amazing congratulations, I have 2 runs left, I am 60, have COPD, double ankle surgery, we are proof this system works for anyone congratulations again

Fantastic!

Amazing. What an inspiration. Well done.

Jenny115
Jenny115Graduate

Wow! What an absolute legend you are - thank you for the inspiration. Much admiration.

ChubbyJawa
ChubbyJawaGraduate

An amazing achievement, well done👍.

Posts like this are an inspiration to us and all that join c25k.

Mudiwa
MudiwaGraduate

Wow. Amazing and inspiring. Congratulations 👏👏🎉

PandaCory
PandaCoryGraduate

Congratulations! That's a huge achievement 🎉🏅

A fantastic achievement #carlo20. You inspire all of us. 👏👏👏💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻🏆

Harrishawk
HarrishawkGraduate

Well done Carlo,

Hated2Run
Hated2RunGraduate

We're not worthy - congratulations.

Barbarella3
Barbarella3Graduate

Congratulations! What an absolutely fantastic achievement and an inspiration to us all. You keep going. Well done Carlo!

Your post really inspired me to get out of bed and start! So just back from Run1 Week 1. Was ok and I feel fine so far. Thank you for your post, hopefully I will continue in your footsteps.

WOW, well done you. You're sych an inspiration, long may you continue to run 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate

Well done, that's so inspirational!

Martin1956
Martin1956Graduate

Very big congratulations

Jillb141
Jillb141Graduate

Well done

I just come here for motivation. Thanks a lot Carlo.

Basil_Cosmo
Basil_CosmoGraduate

Fantastic, congratulations!!!

Lokki33
Lokki33Graduate

Carlo so well, really well, done. Stroke evokes so much change to have to overcome. What a fellow survivor.

Teddyred
TeddyredGraduate

Amazing! Well done to you.

I'm feeling a bit off today, tired and lethargic and a few niggly worried about close family going through a hard situation at the moment which I'm unable to do anything to help except just listen.

Anyway your post has given me the push I need to get off the couch and join my running group for their Sunday run.

Hats off to you for your determination and resilience and continued good running to you.

SuperKat1974
SuperKat1974Graduate

Congratulations! Total superstar 💥

This is amazing - well done 🎉

Orangemini11
Orangemini11Graduate

Congratulations you have done so well. You have done so well and you are a real inspiration to others. Well done!

Your post obviously has hit a nerve with over 100 replies!!! I can only echo what everyone else has said- you are an inspiration to all of us. Such an achievement. I was feeling very discouraged as I couldn’t finish my 2nd consolidation run last week- so discouraged that O didn’t even try for my 3rd run- 1st time I have missed a run through the program. Your post was just what I needed to kick my backside into gear- I will be out running and thinking of you tomorrow morning. Thank you and congrats!!!!

Absolutely amazing achievement! Well done... what an inspiring person you are! x

Well done and keep up your great work , 😀

Well done mate,......

Wow! That is a fantastic achievement. Well done, Carlo, and keep it up. It’s a wonderful programme and you are living proof of that.

AJayne
AJayneGraduate

Amazing, well done x

Oh wow that is quite an achievement! I hope you are feeling very proud of yourself. You're an inspiration! 🤩

BumblyBee
BumblyBeeGraduate

Wow! You should feel so incredibly proud and thank you for inspiring others with your story. An outstanding achievement! Really well done 😀

Wow you are an inspiration. So happy for your achievements Well done. Best wishes

AliHC
AliHCGraduate

Wow! You are awesome carlo20 ⭐🏆 Congratulations 🏅

2bon
2bonGraduate

Carlo, that’s fantastic - especially with the health issues you had suffered. Well-done you!!🎉🎉

Wow... what an achievement... Well done 👏👏

Running21a
Running21aGraduate

You’re amazing!!! It just shows you have an abundance of grit and determination that has got you your results!! Fantastic! 🏃‍♀️👏🤗

RamblingWren
RamblingWrenGraduate

Wow 😲💥👏👏👏

PlymBorn
PlymBornGraduate

What an amazing achievement! Well done ... you are an inspiration to all ... thank you for sharing

Amazing Carlo20....”when the going gets tough, the tough get going”!!

Eightpaws
EightpawsGraduate

Amazing stuff!

Well done 👏 that’s really inspiring! I shall keep on trying....

JoePhoto
JoePhotoGraduate

Hi Carlo! Well Done Mate! I'm 64 too (and there's health issues!) Isn't this just the Best Thing? Warmest congratulations - let's spread the word - wishing you all the very best with running & LIFE!👍😆

Wonderful - masssive congrats - an inspiration to us all!

janicemason
janicemasonGraduate

Amazing app and amazing you!!!

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