C25K? Completed it mate!: Boom, W9R3 is done... - Couch to 5K

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C25K? Completed it mate!

Spratton15E profile image

Boom, W9R3 is done, and so is C25K. One of the best things I've ever had the pleasure of doing and now feeling on top of the world. It's taken me just under eight weeks (I condensed the first three weeks of runs into two weeks) and I've managed to achieve what would have been unthinkable back at the start. I've lost over a stone (but still weigh 17st 8lbs so plenty more to shift) and feel healthier than I have in years. Tonight I broke the 26m mark for 5k (25.55) and covered 5.7k in 30 minutes - there's no way on earth I ever thought I'd do that a few weeks ago. Not bad for a fat lad!

Two targets now. Run a 10k in under an hour and get down to 25m for 5k.

I think I might even dare to refer to myself as a runner now!

Thank you C25K, you've been brilliant.

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AlMorr profile image

Congratulations on completing run 3 of week 9, you are one of the few people who have ran a sub 30 minute 5k at graduation 🎓 🏃🏾 👍

To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username leave a message on the July healthunlocked graduation C25K home page and tell the administrators that you have ran W9R3 of C25K and graduated 🎓 🏃🏾 👍

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Redfly3 profile image

Well done 👏🏃‍♂️👏

MontyMooDog profile image

Well done on graduation and great times you've posted too😀🍷👍

Frizzbomb67 profile image

Brilliant! Well done 👏🏻👏🏻 🏆. I’m still trying to get to that elusive 5k but I’m close now so your run sounds impressive!

Well done! Brilliant job 🥇🙌

Fantastic! I have four more runs to do, and I’m currently in Italy, so the heat challenge is there.

It really is the best thing ever- good luck with consolidating and keep running!

💥 boom 💥 well done 👏👏👏

Tinytears60 profile image

What a fab post! 👌

Well done! 🏁🎓🏅

I’m nowhere near as fast as you but then again I’m a lot older...

it’s an amazing achievement isn’t it!

Enjoy your celebrations!

Onto the consolidations for you too 👏👏👏

Dtay1978 profile image

Congrats 🥳

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