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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Hello RUNNERS!!

Dropping my 'H's and delighted to be here on the podium waiting for you:)

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

β˜… Please comment below to request your Graduate badge!

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 😊😊😊

β˜… If you would like a Graduation Certificate, we have one for you to download here: healthunlocked.com/couchto5... designed by the lovely RunaroundSue !

β˜… 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.

β˜… Speaking of consolidation, why not join the OCTOBER CONSOLIDATION CLUB just for new graduates like you! Doors are always open - pop in and say hi!!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

β˜… And make sure you check out our 'WHAT NEXT?' post, for loads of other great ideas about how to build upon your amazing achievement ...

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Happy running!

Oldfloss and Your Admin Team xx

October 1st... 2020

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β˜… Please note that this is a virtual badge which can be seen next to your name on your posts and comments on the Couch to 5K community, but NOT on your profile page. The badge is visible if you are logged into the Couch to 5K community via a web browser, but unfortunately not in the Health Unlocked app.

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Mylegsache
MylegsacheGraduate

I am so proud that my son and I both completed W9R3...10 weeks ago I could only run for 45 seconds! We managed 3.8km, so are planning to increase distance and/or time over the next weeks until we get to 5k. I'd love a graduate badge please!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Mylegsache

Congratulations and well done you!

VPOLLIE67
VPOLLIE67Graduate

Crossed the week 9 run 3 target today. Just delighted.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to VPOLLIE67

Congratulations and well done you!

Rundogz
RundogzGraduate

I did it! Love, love, love the C25k programme. Every time I thought β€˜ooh, that’s a big jump, will I ever manage it?’ I read the posts that said β€˜trust the programme’ and lo, it all worked out 😁 Thanks so much for your great advice, Admins.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Rundogz

Congratulations and well done you! Best bit is, it goes on!

Burkey46
Burkey46Graduate

Completed my W9R3 today whilst battling the wind and heavy rain that we have here in the Cotswolds….

I did it!!!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Burkey46

Congratulations and well done you! That is wonderful!

RunNewForestRun
RunNewForestRunGraduate in reply to Burkey46

Well done Burkey46, really enjoyed reading all your progress posts. Bridge to 10K next? ☺️

Burkey46
Burkey46Graduate in reply to RunNewForestRun

Definitely need to set myself my next challenge 😁

Hi. Just did my W9R3 today. Could I have a badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Antonio_the_Aussie

You most certainly can! Congratulations and well done you!

Dodgylungs
DodgylungsGraduate

I completed Week 9 Run 3 this afternoon after an aborted attempt in the morning. It was raining cats and dogs and I have only just recovered from an ankle injury but I didn’t let any of that stop me and finished it today!! Yay πŸ†πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ”₯

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Dodgylungs

Congratulations and well done you!

deej66
deej66Graduate in reply to Dodgylungs

Nice one! Congratulations! πŸ†πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸΎ

deej66
deej66Graduate

Never thought I’d complete this so I’m stunned I’ve graduated!!! I’m giving Jo Whiley the credit for her words of encouragement on the One You app! πŸ™‚

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to deej66

Congratulations and well done you!

Pnegirl
PnegirlGraduate

Very slowly coming down from the high of completing W9R3 this morning. So wonderful to cross the line at the same time as all these lovely people πŸ™‚

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Pnegirl

Congratulations and well done you!

Pnegirl
PnegirlGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Pnegirl

You are very welcome!

Apple_tree
Apple_treeGraduate

Please may I get my graduation badge, I've just completed my C25k and ran 5.2km in 30 mins! I'm so pleased as before I started the program I'd never run more than about 250m without stopping, even as a child! I've always hated running with a passion but am amazed at how this program has made me into a total non runner into someone who can run solidly for half an hour! I still don't really enjoy it whilst I do it but love the feeling afterwards πŸ˜„

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Apple_tree

Congratulations and well done you!

Shon337
Shon337Graduate

Finished W9R3 this morning and graduated!

Can I have a graduation badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Shon337

Congratulations and well done you!

ameinias
ameiniasGraduate

I finished! Like 3 weeks ago, I just kept forgetting to ask about my badge.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to ameinias

Congratulations and well done!

Wendy234
Wendy234Graduate

Must admit, I reached W9R3 in 2018, 2019 and in August 2020. I seem to have a habit of hibernating over the winter which is not good! I’m determined to continue running as I can honestly say I’m enjoying running more than ever., even in torrential rain!The positive impact on my mental health is so so important, especially with the current state of affairs (can’t even write the C word). I’m working from home full time so it is even more important to get out and about.

This site is so motivating and makes all the difference. So reassuring to read everyone’s posts, the good and the bad! We all go through the same negative thoughts at times, the same good and bad runs! Thank you C25K, I couldn’t have done it without!!! Xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Wendy234

Congratulations and well done you!

Silly question but I graduated last month and got my badge....but how do I know I have it? Do I need to save it anywhere?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to RunNewForestRun

It is there...by your name:)

mgrds
mgrdsGraduate

Well I joined the happy band of those that have completed C25K today. After a 5K on Friday today's run was a struggle but I got there - looking forward to more running in the future

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to mgrds

Congratulations and well done you!

mgrds
mgrdsGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks

mgrds
mgrdsGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

do i have to do anything else to get that "graduate badge/flag " eveyone else who has posted in this thread before and after me seems to have got ? Am I missing something?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to mgrds

Sorry.. put it down to my old age!xx

mgrds
mgrdsGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

LOL no probs - I have those moments too!

5herewego5
5herewego5Graduate

Thanks for the message, having completed the C25k yesterday, I would love to claim my virtual graduate badge please.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to 5herewego5

Congratulations and well done you!

Hello there!

Just completed my wk9R3.

Glad I waited and didn't do it in the rain and gales yesterday. Was rewarded by a lovely 'sunshine after the rain' Autumn morning πŸ˜πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚

Would love to have a badge please πŸ™

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to RacingintheStreet

Congratulations and well done you!

JPP173
JPP173 in reply to Oldfloss

I'm delighted to have completed the app, I never thought it was possible!

Djboom
DjboomGraduate

Completed the C25k this morning. 9+ weeks ago, running for 30mins without break seemed unattainable. So pleased to have come through it unscathed πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ..now for the next challenge.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Djboom

Congratulations and well done you!

Medusa20
Medusa20Graduate

I just finished the week 9 run 3 and I am extremely happy! I was never into any type of physical activity but little by little I am transforming into a runner. Could I have my badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Medusa20

Congratulations and well done you!

Medusa20
Medusa20Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Than you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Medusa20

You are most welcome!

Being a total couch potato and not being able to run for 3 minutes, I completed run3 week9 on Saturday! I feel a bit of a fraud though as I went from running on the roads to the gym treadmill from week 7 onwards. The real test will be running 30 mins outside. That's my next goal.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Madaboutbooks

Congratulations and well done you!

Not a fraud at all.. you did it:)

Thank you Oldfloss. I ran freestyle today and tried to go a bit faster, but only managed 12mins. Slow and steady definitely wins the day. Exciting times ahead...

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Madaboutbooks

You have no idea... !

I intended to stick at 5K in 2015...( aged 65) Last year... I did my first HM at 69 :) Won a trophy for First Veteran Woman in my age group!

Just see where this running gets us too :) x

Madaboutbooks
MadaboutbooksGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Wow! You are a total inspiration 🀩

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Madaboutbooks

Thanks! I feel pretty happy about my dining...not bad for an old snail...:)

QuiltsC25K
QuiltsC25KGraduate

Graduation today feel fantastic can I please have a badge

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to QuiltsC25K

Congratulations and well done you!

Susiewong1
Susiewong1Graduate

Graduated today, feeling fab πŸŽ‰πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯³

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Susiewong1

Congratulations and well done you!

Just completed C25K today in a pleasant drizzle. Would love to have a badge please!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to blah_blah_boh

Congratulations and well done you!

mezziejay
mezziejayGraduate

Me please ! Complete week 9 today 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to mezziejay

Congratulations and well done you!

Could I please have my badge. I’ve done it ! I’m a very proud tubby 64 year old Nan who can now run 30 mins 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Tallytutu2003

Congratulations and well done you!

Fun_runner
Fun_runnerGraduate

I completed the C25K two weeks ago, can I have my graduation badge please. I am so proud I completed this as I struggled to run for 90 seconds in the first week and can’t believe I’m now running for 30 mins. Thank you so much for the app, I don’t think I would have done it without it.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Fun_runner

Congratulations and well done you! You are the one who ran it...you have every right to feel proud...and the best bit? This is just the beginning:)

Fun_runner
Fun_runnerGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Fun_runner

You are very welcome!

JulesL69
JulesL69Graduate

Finally completed my W9 run this morning, I have enjoyed the programme and will continue to run to improve my pace and distance. I feel so much fitter and healthier :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to JulesL69

Congratulations and well done!

JulesL69
JulesL69Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to JulesL69

You are most welcome!

mcleanan
mcleananGraduate

Can’t quite believe it but finished w9r3 this morning. I feel fantastic!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to mcleanan

Congratulations and well done you!

Rubesrun
RubesrunGraduate

Completed W9/R3 today I would love to become a graduate πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ what a journey !!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Rubesrun

Congratulations and well done you! And this is just the beginning!

Marcomanc
MarcomancGraduate

Completed W9R3 today and I couldn’t be happier with myself! 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Marcomanc

Congratulations and well done you!

Vicksy
VicksyGraduate

That's it, W9R3 done!! So glad, and thank you for a great program. Would love a graduate badge please.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Vicksy

Congratulations and well done you!

cfwright42
cfwright42Graduate

I have completed W9 R3 today, can I have a badge please? πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to cfwright42

You most certainly may have a badge ! Congratulations and well done you!

Hi Oldfloss and Team,

I completed W9R3 today hitting 4.08km in 31mins.

Looking forward to my next running challenge with a shiny graduate badge next to my name! 🀩

Thanks for creating such an inspirational forum for new runners, it’s magic!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to acountrycabbage

Isn't it just? Congratulations and well done you!

acountrycabbage
acountrycabbageGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you! 🀩

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to acountrycabbage

You are very welcome.

Here you are 1milliondollars

Oldfloss will be able to assist with your well-earned badge 🌟

I am very proud to have finished my C25K challenge today! I've signed up for my next challenge which is a a sprint triathlon.....swimming and cycling has always been ok but running was never my thing!! Now I am officially a runner too! Will defo be joining the consolidation group!! Is this where I request my GRADUATE badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to 1milliondollars

It is...congratulations and well done you!

1milliondollars
1milliondollarsGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you!!’n

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to 1milliondollars

You are very welcome!

Wardlewunner
WardlewunnerGraduate

Yet another graduate for you to give a badge to Oldfloss. What a magical, amazing, fantastic piece of wizardry this C25K thing is - it’s taken some for whom exercise was an 8 letter swear word and turned them into a runner. Who is that someone? That’ll be me! I just ran 5.04K in 34.04 minutes!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Wardlewunner

Congratulations and well done you!

I'd love a graduation badge please!

Just finished w9r3 this morning.... it's actually taken me since May, so a few more than 9 weeks, thanks to a knee injury early on and various illnesses for myself and my children, but for the last 3-4 weeks I've been running 3 times a week and am now in a regular routine which has been so important for me. Strava tells me I actually did nearly 6k on w9r1 but I'm more like 5.5k on average at the moment over 30 mins. But onwards and upwards to increase my speed now and get to 10k!!!!!!

Thanks for the helpful advice posts and general greatness on this forum :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

You are welcome, Notarunner1982 and very well done. Try not to focus too much on distance or speed at this time...it is the slow relaxed runs that build up everything... stamina , strength and eventually, speed and distance follow.

Congratulations!

Sussex13
Sussex13Graduate

So excited and proud to report that I completed my W9/R3 final run today! πŸ₯³. Please could I have my virtual badge of honour πŸ˜ƒ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Sussex13

You could indeed! Congratulations and well done you!

Sussex13
Sussex13Graduate

Thank you.... am buzzing!!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Sussex13

I should think so... I remember the feeling well, a dark wet Winter morning, Dec 18th, in 2015... Best feeling ever... and one of the few times for a while after that I did 5K in 30 minutes, simply because I thought I had to! πŸ€£πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Sussex13
Sussex13Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Awesome!!! How lovely you remember the day, weather and everything. Such a monumental achievement πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Mishap
MishapGraduate

Hello. I completed run 3 week 9 today. Can hardly believe it but am so pleased. The plan is great and I stuck with it due to the lovely Laura who made me feel that I could do it. I would be so happy to get my graduate badge. Thank you.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Mishap

Many of us love Laura! She has taken so many of us through to Week 9 :)

Congratulations and well done you!

tash_xx
tash_xxGraduate

Hello, I've just done my W9R3 and feeling great! Can I have a badge please πŸ’–

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to tash_xx

Congratulations and well done you!

Angie09
Angie09Graduate

Completed week 9 run 3 this morning. So very proud of myself. It has been really hard work but I was determined to succeed! Please could I have my graduation badge. xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Angie09

Congratulations and well done you!

AdieJ
AdieJGraduate

Hi all,

I DID IT !!! such an amazing journey and 2 days ago i did completed it. Posting at the end of each run and having people saying I even 'inspired!' them has given me such joy and a huge sense of pride.

I struggled to run 1 minute before and now running 30 mins and could keep going ! loving it - and this forum and the amazing people on here have been such an inspiration. Thank you all.

oh, can i have my badge please !!! lol

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to AdieJ

Congratulations and well done you!

AdieJ
AdieJGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you !

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to AdieJ

You are very welcome!

GreenHooks
GreenHooksGraduate

Have officially completed this morning!!

Super proud 😊😊

AdieJ
AdieJGraduate in reply to GreenHooks

well done

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to GreenHooks

Congratulations and well done you!

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate

Hi there Oldfloss πŸ‘‹

I completed W9R3 this morning...3.3km in 30 minutes (2miles!) 😊 The dodgy knees held up, I’m well pleased πŸ˜„ Can’t wait for that shiny new πŸŽ“badge, thank you ☺️

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to LottieMW

Congratulations and well done you!

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you! 😊

Still ploughing my way through the β€œWhat Next?” Posts! πŸ˜‚

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to LottieMW

Lots to fill the darker nights..check out the Strength and Flex forum too, for lots of useful info for keeping your, Runner's body in fine formπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜‰

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

πŸ‘πŸ₯°

Catho78
Catho78Graduate

Hi Oldfloss, I completed week 9 run 3 this morning and have finally graduated. Love this programme and thanks for everyone’s help and support, this is a great community! Best of all I love that I am now a runner and there are so many running and exploring adventures that await me! PS can I have my graduate badge please, thanks

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Catho78

Congratulations and well done you!

Catho78
Catho78Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Catho78

Welcome!

Spud-U-Like
Spud-U-LikeGraduate

I've just finished Run 3 of Week 9 so that's me finished, so I'd like to request my Graduate badge. Never doubted I'd eventually finish it, but I soon realised I wouldn't make 5K in 30 minutes. I'm going to keep on chugging away, going to try a 5K run at the weekend and see how long it takes me, then wait for the Park Runs to start.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Spud-U-Like

Congratulations and well done you!

Need4speed
Need4speedGraduate

Completed C25K this morning, 30 minutes but not 5k, hopefully that won’t be long

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Need4speed

Take your time..slow and steady...it will get you there! Congratulations and well done you!

Zany99
Zany99Graduate

I did it!! Two attempts (starting over again when I just missed out on the first sttempt) plus one pandemic and three house moves causing a few delays... but am so proud that I can finally run 5k, I would love to see my badge please :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Whew... Zany99 you have had quite a time...but here now! Congratulations and well done you!

Tigerbear1
Tigerbear1Graduate

Hello... over the course of the 9 weeks I’d have a peek on the monthly consolidation clubs to see the chat and now I can officially belong! Just completed WK9 R3 and am proud of myself and very grateful to this community. Looking forward to the consolidation process

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Tigerbear1

Congratulations and well done you!

Tigerbear1
Tigerbear1Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you. Please can I have a Graduate badge ( I forgot to formally ask!)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Tigerbear1

It is there already :)

Moviebuff77
Moviebuff77Graduate

Hi Oldfloss

I completed CT5K this morning (yay!!!) so can I have my badge please?

Thank you 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Moviebuff77

Congratulations and well done you!

heather2020
heather2020Graduate

Hi I completed the programme 2 weeks ago, look forward to continuing! Can I have a badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to heather2020

Congratulations and well done you!

Iggyboots
IggybootsGraduate

Yesterday I completed W9R3 after 11 weeks. It felt awesome and I am so proud of myself. I have really appreciated reading people's posts in this group for advice and encouragement 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Iggyboots

Congratulations and well done you!

wendymirage
wendymirageGraduate

Hi. I completed this wonderful programme yesterday! Still can’t believe it!

I look forward to receiving my badge!

Thank you so much

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to wendymirage

Congratulations and well done you!

QueenBols
QueenBolsGraduate in reply to wendymirage

Congratulations! I’ve seen your badge wendymirage !

QueenBols
QueenBolsGraduate

Hi πŸ‘‹

I finally did it!!!! So proud I finally completed the program today W9R3... Next phase is to get to 5k over time. Could I please have the virtual graduate badge?

Thank you everyone for the encouragement on this platform as I couldn’t have done it without you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to QueenBols

Congratulations and well done you!

Pogglecilli
PogglecilliGraduate

Hi, I completed w9r3 last Sunday 8th October and managed 3 consolidation runs!! First charity run, a virtual 4 km run in 2 weeks I can't thank everyone enough for the support and the good feel vibes. Good luck to everyone and keep healthy! And yes I would love a graduation badge please!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Pogglecilli

Congratulations and well done you!

JEGS
JEGSGraduate

Hi, I complete w9r3 today, can I have my graduation badge please

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to JEGS

Congratulations and well done!

I graduated today and ran 4K in 40 minutes. Can’t believe it!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Reluctantrunner500

Congratulations and well done you!

SloopJonB
SloopJonBGraduate

Hi! I've recently graduated and looking for my badge please :-)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to SloopJonB

Congratulations and well done you!

Meoverthere
MeoverthereGraduate

I finished and comfortably graduated Couch to 5K this morning! Yay. I have to say that I’m completely shocked that I have followed this happily all the way through and now I’m looking to move onto a 10K Plan in a couple of days. Not bad for someone who only downloaded the app on a bored summer afternoon to see what it was about and nearly died with exhaustion on the first week after struggling to run over 40 seconds!! Haha

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Meoverthere

Congratulations and well done you!

Big-kid
Big-kidGraduate

Sheesh, did it! started at the begining of lockdown with my wife, both 72 at the time, we were both doing well then had to stop for various reasons but continued after a few weeks.

Got to week 6 then my wife had a bad fall, broke and dislocated her left arm while out running! Fortunately the fracture has healed well and along with phisio the tendons and nerves are almost back to normal.

Given the accident I wasnt that keen on her repeating her misfortune, I hate ironing! so we lashed out on a treadmill.

She is taking it easy on that, fast walking and can do 30mins non stop without too much trouble now.

I started C25K again without her 10/12 weeks ago and with the help and encouragement of Michael finaly got through it, although I felt he was peering at me over the top of a newspaper most of the time! Nah, couldnt have done it without him and feel phisically and mentaly better after finishing.

Now the plan is to start from scratch again with my (vertical) wife on the treadmill so she can also experiance the high of completing the C25K.

Thanks to you all for your advice and encouragement.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Big-kid, Determination or what! Glad your wife has,recovered well. A good time to do Couch on the treadmill..frosty mornings and maybe a touch of ice...better to be safe than sorry!

Congratulations and well done you!

Tiny3001
Tiny3001Graduate

Hi I finished today:)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Tiny3001

Guess you'd like a badge then???

Congratulations and well done you!

Tiny3001
Tiny3001Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you very much. Just trying to decide what to do next. Might just stick to 30mins for a bit and see what happens :-)

SloopJonB
SloopJonBGraduate

Hi Oldfloss, please forgive this runner but I'm a bit confused. I think I might have posted already but not sure if it was in the right place so here I am, trying again. I have done - and completed my W9R3 so I have graduated from the C25K group and I'd love to have the badge of honour please.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to SloopJonB

Yes and your badge is there.. it is by your name..it does not always appear on some phones but will on your main comp!

SloopJonB
SloopJonBGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks very much. I'll be looking out for it and now to carry on my running. I suspect it'll be a wet one tomorrow :-)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to SloopJonB

Just water!xx

Alexi_Spain
Alexi_SpainGraduate

Finished Wk9 Run3 yesterday..... THANK YOU LAURA!!!!! That feeling of accomplishment is unbelievable..... now just need to get to the full 5k, although I did notice that the distances got progressively longer. So lucky to be living in Spain, where I get to do most of my running through lemon groves.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Alexi_Spain

Congratulations and well done you!

Pickleca
PicklecaGraduate

I completed the couch 2 5k on Sunday, running 5k in 31 mins. Super chuffed!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Pickleca

Congratulations and well done you!

I did it!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Earthwindfire

Congratulations and well done you!

Bigjc
BigjcGraduate

Absolutely love the C25K app!! Recommend it so many times To friends and be there to support them doing it offering support and tips! I completed mine on the 27 of March ( bit of a delay in posting this) and I’ve been running ever since 3 days a week, runs ranging from 5k to 12k over all different types of terrain. Goal is to do a half marathon by the end of the year and to sign up for an official one next year.

Also the best thing I found was the couch to 5k+ audio fuel!! Highly recommend. It got me a new pb for a 5k which is 25mins supper proud of that considering I couldn’t run up the stairs before this πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€£

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Bigjc

Congratulations and well done you!

176139
176139Graduate

Completed W9 run 3 on 20 August but still need to speed up . 3.5k was the distance then.

Now moved to 3.8. I think I will need to extend the time in order to get to 5k.

Can't see 'graduate' if you don't complete the the 5k.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to 176139

Congratulations and well done you!

simoz
simozGraduate

Had a pause in proceedings after a breaking my arm and a few ribs in a cycling accident. Finally completed wk9 run 3 today. 5.7km in 30 minutes. I'd love a badge, if you have one to spare.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to simoz

Congratulations and well done you!

Me me me please! Thanks! πŸ’ͺ🏻

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Tendance

Congratulations and well done you!

Tendance
Tendance in reply to Oldfloss

Hello, thank you! Does that mean it now says β€˜graduate’ next to my name? πŸ€”

Ruby68
Ruby68Graduate

Hi I graduated 2 weeks maybe more ago. Am almost sure I sent a request in for my graduation badge but can’t see it yet? Jx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Ruby68

It is there...by your name.

IJM1
IJM1Graduate

What an amazing experience! Made me question *how* bad I am at all the things I think I can't do...

I still *really* can't sing though. Ask anyone whose heard me at a wedding.

Please let me have the lovely badge!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to IJM1

Congratulations and well done you!

Zess
ZessGraduate

Just finished my final run! πŸ†

Feeling amazing at how far I've come after I couldn't finish the first run back in June! πŸ†

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Zess

Congratulations and well done you!

annaruns
annarunsGraduate

Finally finished last week! Massive delays due to Achilles tendinitis that had me couched again at week 9... but finally finished wk9r3 on Saturday! Hooray! Excited to consolidate now

annaruns
annarunsGraduate in reply to annaruns

Nowhere near 5k but I will build up to it πŸ€ͺ

SiramQuest
SiramQuestGraduate in reply to annaruns

Congratulations! You’re not alone. It only took me 6 months to get to W9R3 πŸ˜‚ I’m not at 5k either but we’ll get there in the end! πŸ™‚

Dance55
Dance55Graduate in reply to SiramQuest

Same!! πŸ˜„

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to annaruns

Congratulations and well done you!

Pushingit
PushingitGraduate

Hello

Yayy I made it today with a final run of just over 30 mins to get to 5k. Can I have a graduation badge now. Feeling so proud πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Pushingit

Congratulations and well done you!

SiramQuest
SiramQuestGraduate

I finally ran W9R3! I can’t believe I actually made it to graduation. I originally started this in April (I did my Achilles in Week 3 first time round and had to wait 2 months to restart the programme) so it took me much longer than 9 weeks 😬 I have asthma and suffer with hayfever and it was a bit of a struggle during the summer but managed to get to Week 8 Run 2 when my knee stated to play up luckily it was ok after a few weeks rest and I slowly built back up to running 28 minutes. I swapped to the zen labs 10K during this time as I found it much easier with only the half way and final minute prompts but went back to C25K for my final 4 runs. This is my first post but I have been loving reading everyone’s posts which really helped boost my motivation when the doubts started to creep in. Please can I have my graduation badge 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to SiramQuest

Congratulations and well done you!

SiramQuest
SiramQuestGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you 😊

Hi. Completed W9 R3 today and feeling very chuffed with myself Please can I have my graduation badge? 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to GardenGnome12

Congratulations and well done you!

Charly01
Charly01Graduate

Started the programme in June - it’s been a rollercoaster of a journey -5 months and 2 breaks due to injury- but I’ve finally completed wk9 run 3 πŸ₯³πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ Although I’ve only run 5k once (wk9 run2) pleased to end on a 4.55k run. Hoping to continue and keep going now. Please can I have a graduate badge 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Charly01

Congratulations and well done you!

theMik
theMikGraduate

W9R3 done this morning!!!

Hallo from a new C25K graduate from Italy. :o)

Now I have to consolidate all this work. I just hope that the cold season does not stop my desire to reach new goals!

I was used to run in a very hot summer 17 years ago, but then I stopped after the first run in an autumn cold and windy evening.

Thanks a lot to C25K program and to NHS' Laura, that ran with me (even if only in my ears) motivating and encouraging me during these 9 weeks!

Ah, I apologize for my English! ;o)

With love,

theMik

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to theMik

Congratulations and well done you!

Amzzzz
AmzzzzGraduate

Hiiii I've completed week 9 run 3 today and graduated C25K!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Amzzzz

Congratulations and well done you!

Grumpypete
GrumpypeteGraduate

Done it at long last today. Week 9.3 complete. C25K complete. Pulled my hamstring on week 9 the first time round soits been a long haul and, for some reason probably age, finding it harder 3 months on. A friend asked why I did not finish with a 5K run and I said you guys would not allow me to increase by more than 10%. Brainwashed or what! Anyway 2.3 miles is a steady plod so I think I will plod on towards 5K then look at increasing pace. Ta

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Grumpypete

Congratulations and well done you!

Done! and my pace was better than ever! I could not feel happier My feet are doing a happy dance πŸ˜„. This is the second time I graduate and I intend not to quit as I did before! I am moving to the next level (consolidation? bridge to 10K?) Would it be possible to have my badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to SundayColeman

Congratulations and well done you!

Fudgegsd
FudgegsdGraduate

Whoop Whoop, I've just completed Wk9R3. Cant believe I have managed the whole process.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Fudgegsd

Congratulations and well done you!

Completed C25K yesterday. Amazing feeling....could not have done it without the support here Yeay now a graduate πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to bubblebird123

Congratulations and well done you!

Pannacotta
PannacottaGraduate

Finished C25K program yesterday Wooo!!

I am hopeful that running remains my new normal.

Could I have a badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Pannacotta

Congratulations and well done you!

I'm so proud I finished couch to 5k this morning would love a badge , ive printed out certificate and stuck it to my fridge will continue to run 3 times a week for 30 mins πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Alfredwoo1234

Congratulations and well done you!

Stargull
StargullGraduate

I have been lurking on the forum, which has been a very valuable source of inspiration when things have been tougher than expected, but I wanted to post and say thanks after my graduation run this morning. I’d fiddled with my route so I finished by running right up to the bank of our local river - just as I’d imagined back in the dark days of week 3. Thank you to everyone on the forum for their posts...and now I have to worry about what to do next!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Stargull

Congratulations and well done you

Stargull
StargullGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you - and thanks for the badge!

MinnieMoo55
MinnieMoo55Graduate

Hi Oldfloss and the admin team, thank you so much for being there on my journey.

Today I successfully ran the W9R3 😁

I would love one of your hard earned graduate badges please 😊😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to MinnieMoo55

Congratulations and well done you!

Jangie14
Jangie14Graduate

Can't believe i completed it it sooo enjoyed it even the falling over bits

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Jangie14

Congratulations and well done!

Norfolk1
Norfolk1Graduate

Graduated at last today, my birthday!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Norfolk1

Happy Birthday and congratulations...well done you!

Dance55
Dance55Graduate

Hi! I just graduated today so would love a Graduate Badge please!I'm so excited and happy. Never thought I'd ever be able to do this! 😊 Thank you

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Dance55

Congratulations and well done you!

Dance55
Dance55Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you! 😊

CazzaW
CazzaWGraduate

Hello Oldfloss! Unbelievably I completed W9R3 yesterday and am sooooo proud of myself, I can’t stop smiling πŸ˜†

I’d like to say thank you all the admin team for your support, encouragement and invaluable advice and links, I couldn’t have done it without you and this wonderful forum 😊

Please may I have one of those lovely, shiny, sparkly graduate badges 🌟to go next to my name?!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to CazzaW

Congratulations and well done you!

CazzaW
CazzaWGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you πŸ™ that was quick πŸ˜ƒ

Pigeon04
Pigeon04Graduate

Hi. My name is Louise (aged 46) and today I completed run 3 of week 9. I’m so proud of myself as i haven’t run since being at secondary school. I can now run over 5k each time I run and I’m generally out for about 38-40 minutes. I never thought at my age I’d be able to run but the Couch to 5K App worked so well for me. It’s great to get out come rain or shine and just run πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ. Please could I have a virtual 🌟 x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Pigeon04

Congratulations and well done!

JohannaJ
JohannaJGraduate

Hello, I did my final Couch to 5k today in the afternoon sunshine. I would love a virtual badge please.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to JohannaJ

Congratulations and well done you!

mitzybudgie
mitzybudgieGraduate

Hi. I completed W9R3 on Monday October 19th. Can I have a graduate badge and certificate please?

Thanks

Lynn

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to mitzybudgie

Congratulations and well done you!

Clarerunner
ClarerunnerGraduate

So pleased to have done my W9 run 3 today!!! It's taken me more than 9 weeks but I never thought I'd be a runner. Covering about 4k in 30 mins so onwards and upwards. It's a great scheme and I will certainly recommend it to others πŸ‘πŸ™‚πŸ‘

I've found this forum and all you helpful posters so useful throughout my C25K journey. Thank you for all your support!!!

I'd love my graduation badge please!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Clarerunner

Congratulations and well done you!

Hi Old floss. Graduated C25k yesterday but could only request my badge today as it still hasn't quite sunk in yet. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in February and it was the wake up I needed to sort my life out. C25k has been an invaluable tool in my physical and mental recovery and I am delighted to have made it this far xxx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Flaggingrunner

Congratulations and well done!

sweetmisery
sweetmiseryGraduate

I've just completed C25K, final run done at the weekend. Still can't believe it but so chuffed! Please may I have a graduate badge? πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to sweetmisery

Congratulations and well done you!

Dups
DupsGraduate

Hi Oldfloss, I have completed W9R3 this afternoon 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Dups

Congratulations and well done!

Carjoe7
Carjoe7Graduate

I’m so so happy to say that I’ve completed the C25K program! Running for 30 mins was never in my sights. I feel so accomplished!! I’m a graduate!! Yay!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Carjoe7

Congratulations and well done you!

CatsRun
CatsRunGraduate

I completely C25K this morning, running 2.65 miles in 30 mins. I have also been cheating a little because I have run all of my W9 runs as 35 min runs. Today I ran fir the furthest distance ever in my entire life: 3.07 miles! Still can't quite believe I've completed the programme, but I have. I've been telling everyone I know about it and recommend whenever I can.

I'd also love a graduate badge.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to CatsRun

Congratulations and well done.

Hi Oldfloss and team, on Sunday I completed run 3, week 9 on C25K and am so pleased! Never imagined I could do it! I’d love a Graduate badge please. Thank you for all you’re doing to keep us going!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Berrycrumble1

Congratulations and well done you!

molecular
molecularGraduate

Last Saturday I managed week9r3 to my surprise. I'd love a badge just to prove it was real

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to molecular

It was! Congratulations and well done you!

Boogiebabe
BoogiebabeGraduate

New here but would not have believed 9 weeks ago that I would ever be able to run for 30 mins without stopping! So proud of myself for sticking to it!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Boogiebabe

Congratulations and well done you!

Juju13
Juju13Graduate

I graduated about 3 weeks ago and have been consolidating since - and even introduced some slight inclines to my route. (Only slight) Feeling great, I am so very grateful to the NHS podcasts, Laura was wonderful! NEVER thought I'd be a runner! Please may I have my badge :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Juju13

Congratulations and well done!

Enjoyingthis
EnjoyingthisGraduate

Hi! I graduated with my run 3 week 9 last Sunday! I forgot to request my badge, can i get this please?

Just to say im still really hapy about it and will keep running :-)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Enjoyingthis

Congratulations and well done you!

RamblingMe
RamblingMeGraduate

Hi this is Rambling me. I completed couch to 5k this morning!

Very pleased!

Patricia

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to RamblingMe

Congratulations and well done you!

Me2vin
Me2vinGraduate

W9R3 of C25K done and graduated yay!! Sunny day made it all the more better. Some happiness during the pandemic, so glad to have come across C25K, it's been awesome.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Me2vin

Congratulations and well done you!

Me2vin
Me2vinGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you πŸ™‚

Blondefox
BlondefoxGraduate

I completed Couch 2 5k today, please can I have a badge? Many thanks

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Blondefox

Congratulations and well done you!

windycastle
windycastleGraduate

Completed run9wk3 can i have my badge please.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to windycastle

Congratulations and well done you!

windycastle
windycastleGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so much

Rar75
Rar75Graduate

I did W9R3 this morning and I'm delighted! Could I have a graduate badge, please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Rar75

Congratulations and well done you!

Gloria_L
Gloria_LGraduate

Great to be part of this supportive community.

I am technically on week 13 😊

I β€œgraduated” nearly 4 weeks ago in terms of managing 30 minute runs. However, this week I actually ran 5 km for the first time - it took in 38 minutes. It would be wonderful to get the badge as a celebration of this victory over my former self, please. Thank you !

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Gloria_L

Congratulations and well done you!

Gloria_L
Gloria_LGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you very much, Oldfloss. Much appreciated. An immense achievement in light of the (very low) starting point. It’s amazing what the body can achieve with a bit of discipline and a great health program like C25K πŸ‘

windycastle
windycastleGraduate

Hi I don't know if I have posted this already but jut to let you know I have completed the wk9run3 an am now wishing for graduate badge please. Have enjoyed the running and would wish for more energy though

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to windycastle

Congratulations to you! We are all volunteers and log on at different times..sometimes it takes little longer to terms your badge to you:)

windycastle
windycastleGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you very much.

Natnatz
NatnatzGraduate

I can't believe it, I did it! Just ran for 30 mins non stop!!! Its been a journey but thankful for all of you posting here faithfully. I've been really inspired by all the posts from the wide variety of people doing this. Big well done to everyone getting fit....and staying fit and strong πŸ’ͺ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Natnatz

Congratulations and well done!

Cdfjay
CdfjayGraduate

Hi Graduated today can I get a badge

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Cdfjay

Congratulations and well done you!

Helly51
Helly51Graduate

So proud that I completed last run of c25k today... would love to receive my graduate badge please πŸƒπŸƒπŸ‘

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Helly51

Thank you for asking so beautifully..!

Congratulations and very well done you!

Goodlab
GoodlabGraduate

Graduated yesterday πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Two months ago I’d forgotten how to run. I’m still very slow but I managed the full 40 minutes !!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Goodlab

Which is 10 minutes over..πŸ˜‚congratulations and well done you!

Goodlab
GoodlabGraduate in reply to Goodlab

5 mins brisk walk each side of the 30 minute run πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Goodlab

Nice one:)

Sweet_pea
Sweet_peaGraduate

Just completed W9R3, I'm well chuffed! I can't quite believe how quickly my running improved thanks to this programme! Will definitely recommend it to friends and family!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Sweet_pea

Congratulations and very well done you!

Just graduated W9R3 of C25K today, the app was great and was really like having a personal trainer with you. It is good to set yourself some goals and a treat when you achieve them as this will keep you motivated. I bought myself some new running gear and will continue running using the the NHS.uk podcasts for C25K graduates. For those of you who are still going keep up the good work and don't give up. Please may I request my graduation badge. Thankyou

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to drun

Congratulations and very well done you!

RT61
RT61Graduate

Hi, managed to complete the final W9 run yesterday, what a great programme this has been, as a non runner I found the help provide and the program very helpful. From 2.8K in week 1 to 5.2K in week 9, I never thought I would get this done, so no one more surprised than myself, thanks to everyone involved, the graduate badge would be a great reminder of this achievement ,

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to RT61

Congratulations and very well done you!

Completed programme today! Second attempt due to a knee problem first go, so it’s taken about 4 months but really pleased to have got there and be called a runner!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to NotJustPilates

Congratulations and very well done you!

Tonym182
Tonym182Graduate

Hi

Just completed my W9R3. Could I request a graduation badge please.

Cheers

Tony

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Tonym182

Congratulations and very well done you!

RogerC25k
RogerC25kGraduate

Hiya, completed W9 run 3 today. Please can I have the graduate badge? Cheers Rog

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to RogerC25k

Congratulations and very well done you!

Jericho2332
Jericho2332Graduate

Hi I've just completed w9r3 and have come to request a badge 😁 did not think I would be saying that 8 weeks ago 😁🀣😁

This programme really works! πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Jericho2332

Congratulations and very well done you!

ALZMum
ALZMumGraduate

I did it! Finished my W9R3 last Monday. Can I get my badge please?? πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to ALZMum

Congratulations and very well done you!

Hanzy
HanzyGraduate

Finally managed it just completed wk9 run3 after a few weeks break due to injury but managed it.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Hanzy

Congratulations and very well done you!

IceFae
IceFaeGraduate

It took me 12 weeks, but I did it πŸ˜ƒ. Week 9 session 3 completed on Friday. Only covered 4.2 km but totally chuffed with myself (and my dog who accompanied me). Week 1 I never thought I would make it 🀣

Please can I have the graduation badge by my name?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to IceFae

Congratulations and well done you!

Can’t believe I have done it...?!

Never thought I’d be running for 30mins, when I started 9 weeks ago I was struggling with the 1 minutes....

Didn’t quite manage the 5k (4.6) but that’s my next goal!!

Thank you C25K!!

Can I have my graduation badge please.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Awkwardrunner

Congratulations and well done you!

Kauyak
KauyakGraduate

I completed the programme yesterday and am ecstatic. May I request my badge please

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Kauyak

Congratulations and well done you!

Atco
AtcoGraduate

Got there eventually 😁

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Atco

Congratulations and well done!

28870
28870Graduate

Well, I have finished week 9 and feel a sense of disbelief that I actually completed the couch to 5k! Sitting in the garden over a distance bbq listening to my neighbour talking about her journey inspired me to try too. For the first 6 weeks I would go out very early so that I wasn't seen huffing and puffing! I had a weeks repeat when laid off with a severe allergic reaction to a wasp sting on one of my runs and am still recovering from falling down a pot hole, but am so pleased with my achievement. It is a great plan and will now work on consolidating my runs, thank you for your support.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to 28870

Congratulations and well done!

Consistent43
Consistent43Graduate

I am delighted that I completed week 9 run 3 last Thursday and managed to cover 4.2km so now need to consolidate to reach that 5km. Going out this morning for my first consolidation run.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Consistent43

Congratulations and well done!

horrorpaws
horrorpawsGraduate

YAY graduated today. 4.250km so not to shoddy. Onwards and upwards.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to horrorpaws

Congratulations and well done!

D4ve_j
D4ve_jGraduate

On Saturday I completed the C25K programme and I have got to say it is an absolute amazing feeling. All of my runs were done on a treadmill, my next challenge is to transfer my running to the road.

Absolutely buzzing, such a good feeling completing C25K.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to D4ve_j

Congratulations and well done!

Pooped77
Pooped77Graduate

Hi I graduated today πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ can I have my badge please 🀩🀩

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Pooped77

Congratulations and well done!

SazzleH
SazzleHGraduate

Hi there, I graduated this morning with my 3rd run of week 9, looking forward to what’s next! Can I claim my graduation badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to SazzleH

Congratulations and well done!

Ucha
UchaGraduate

Hi! I graduated today! Im so happy to have come this far and am excited to continue to run and achieve new goals! :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Ucha

Congratulations and well done!

LouiseA
LouiseAGraduate

Hi there! I definitely used to have a graduate badge but I think it disappeared (quite rightly, didn’t run for yonks and donks)....I re-completed C25K at the end of September...can I have a graduate badge please? Thank you! πŸ’«

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to LouiseA

Hi there..it is still right there by your name! In the pinned post... this reminder:)

β˜… Please note that this is a virtual badge which can be seen next to your name on your posts and comments on the Couch to 5K community, but NOT on your profile page. The badge is visible if you are logged into the Couch to 5K community via a web browser, but unfortunately not in the Health Unlocked app.

LouiseA
LouiseAGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Lol, I had no idea! Thank you! πŸ˜€

Gastry
GastryGraduate

So pleased, week 9 run 3 completed and I’m feeling great

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Gastry

Congratulations and well done you!

Candyfloss64
Candyfloss64Graduate

Hi I did it. Please could I have my graduation badge. Thank you for all the support.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Candyfloss64

Congratulations and well done you!

Yey, graduated yesterday after being stuck on week 7 for about a month πŸ˜‚. Sheer bloody mindedness got me through that and then on through to finishing. Am genuinely proud of myself!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Trundlingalong

Congratulations and well done you!

Wakeygas
WakeygasGraduate

Completed W9R3 this morning and really pleased with myself. I'm still a fat bloke but a fat bloke who can run for 30 minutes continuously. Watch out Mo Farrah!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Wakeygas

I've emailed him!!!πŸ˜‚.

Congratulations and well done you!!

FlyByMe99
FlyByMe99Graduate

Hi, I finished my c25k journey on the 17th October but have forgot to request my graduate label. Only managed 4km but I'm proud of my progress.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to FlyByMe99

Congratulations and well done you!

Crookie1
Crookie1Graduate

I have graduated could I get a graduate badge please

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Crookie1

Congratulations and well done you!

Red_ruby
Red_rubyGraduate

So thrilled to have completed the C25k program on the 20th October, since then I’ve been continuing the programme and repeating the week 9 runs. I originally started the programme back in January and stopped due to some ankle pain. I restarted in July when the gyms reopened, using the treadmill and have had no issues at all - I’ve taken a couple of runs outside and am working up to doing more - in the meantime I’m increasing the speed and the gradient slightly on the treadmill to push myself a little and am going to start to train for a 10k next February to celebrate a close friends 60th. Can I get my graduate badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Red_ruby

Congratulations and well done you!

LauraRuns
LauraRunsGraduate

Hi! I completed my graduation run today, please can I have my graduation badge? πŸ₯³ thank you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to LauraRuns

Congratulations and well done!

Hi, completed week 9 run 3 today could I get a badge please?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Runningwild1189

Congratulations and well done!

Hi. I completed W9R3 this morning in the wind and pouring rain, which made it a struggle, but I did it! Please could I have a graduate badge?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to gettingthere234

Congratulations and well done you!

Tessie11
Tessie11Graduate

Hi, I completed Week 9 yesterday - still can’t quite believe it! Please can I have a graduation badge? Thank you.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Tessie11

Congratulations and well done you!

LF2606
LF2606Graduate

I have made it and completed the C25K! So proud - could I have a graduate badge please to remind me how far I’ve come?

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to LF2606

Congratulations and well done you!

I did it! I completed W9R3 and even some consolidations runs already. A big thank you to this marvelous forum, inspiring posts and such supportive administrators. Good health and fun runs !

LazyVeggie
LazyVeggieGraduate

Not sure if this is the right place to ask but I ran my W9 R3 run today (a slightly hilly run and I managed 4.98k in 30 mins) - could I please have the graduate badge please? Thanks!

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