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Remember, remember your GRADUATION BADGE in NOVEMBER!!!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Woo Hoo...YOU ARE ON FIRE!!!….You did it...and WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! What an achievement...an achievement that deserves nothing less than a shiny badge that is all yours for everyone to see!!! You have earned this badge with all your hard work and it is my pleasure along with my wonderful colleague IannodaTruffe to pin your super shiny badge on for you this month...so stick your chest out and show off your badge with pride....with these uncertain times it is something to keep us all smiling...and running...

★ Please comment below to request your Graduate 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 😊😊😊

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

★ 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 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...

★ 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...stay safe...and keep posting 😊😊😊

MC and all your admin team xx

236 Replies
oldestnewest

Hi, I ran W9R3 today and graduated 🎓.

Can I have a shiny new badge please 😀

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Biscuitbaker

Yay! Well done Biscuitbaker, that’s fantastic...it’s been a proper miserable day today in Yorkshire so I hope your weather for your graduation run was better...but who cares?! You’ve done it...and you’re amazing! Congratulations 😊

Well I did turn around at the end of my drive to get my cap... however the sun did come out. I know cos I saw a shadow on the wet wet road 😆

ShadowsEmber
ShadowsEmberGraduate

Hi, I completed C25K yesterday, W9R3, Please can I have my shiny new badge. Thank you

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to ShadowsEmber

Congratulations, it is a great achievement.

Keep running, keep smiling.

ShadowsEmber
ShadowsEmberGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you so much ☺️

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to ShadowsEmber

Well done ShadowsEmber ...your badge looks wonderful!!

ShadowsEmber
ShadowsEmberGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Ooo will have to have a look! thank you so much ☺️

Yebam
YebamGraduate

I completed W9, R3 today, now looking forward to my shiny badge please :-)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Yebam

Yay...congratulations on this excellent achievement Yebam 👏🏻

I completed W9R3 on the 1st. Can I have a badge please? 😆

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to BlondeBeginner33

Yay! Well done BlondeBeginner33 ...here’s your badge 🙂

Bambi2020
Bambi2020Graduate

Hi, I completed week 9 run 3 tonight and graduated- could I join the shiny badge club please???

Thanks!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Bambi2020

congratulations Bambi2020 ...you’re in the club 😉

Bambi2020
Bambi2020Graduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you!!!

sarahc71
sarahc71Graduate

Hi

Have managed (3rd time lucky ) To graduate

Would love a shiny badge

Thank you

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to sarahc71

Congratulations sarahc71 ...third time lucky is well worth the wait! Well done you 😊

Minimoose
MinimooseGraduate

I completed my week 9 run 3 today 😁- please can I also have a lovely shiny badge to celebrate my graduation?

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Minimoose

You certainly can Minimoose ...congratulations 😊

Beginner416
Beginner416Graduate

Hi! I completed week 9 today. Over the moon I did it! And so happy for everyone else who had completed this month! 🙂

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Beginner416

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

That badge looks wonderful.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Beginner416
Beginner416Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you so much!!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Beginner416

Yay!!! Congratulations Beginner416 ...that feeling will stay with you forever I’m sure! I remember punching the air when I finished, I couldn’t believe it!!! We’re all happy for you to 😉

Beginner416
Beginner416Graduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you!!

Runforurlife
RunforurlifeGraduate

Hello! I ran W9R3 today and graduated!! Can I join the shiny graduate badge club please 😀 woohoo!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Runforurlife

Shiny badge membership confirmed!!! Yay!! congratulations 🥳 woo hoo indeed!!!

Lmh1981
Lmh1981Graduate

Also completed W9R3 yesterday- so proud and would love a badge please!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Lmh1981

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Your badge looks great.

Keep running, keep smiling.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Lmh1981

Well done Lmh1981 ...we’re proud too 😉 ..your badge looks very nice 👏🏻

StoneDragon
StoneDragonGraduate

Hey Mummycav - happy lockdown 2.0 and Guy Fawkes day 🎆🎇 - I finally managed my graduation run. I'd love my graduate 'badge' please 🎓👍✔

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to StoneDragon

One badge duly awarded.

Many congratulations on your achievement.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to StoneDragon

Yay...happy lockdown and bonfire night to you too!!! And HAPPY NEW BADGE DAY too!!! It’s so shiny I might need my shades!! Well done StoneDragon 💪🏻👏🏻

NAD9
NAD9Graduate

Completed W9R3 on Sunday - thanks in anticipation of a graduate badge!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to NAD9

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

One hard earned badge glistening alongside your name.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to NAD9

Congratulations NAD9 you’ve worked hard for your badge so it’s well deserved...well done 👏🏻

AtalantaA
AtalantaAGraduate

Hello!

Blasted my way through W9R3 last night and am beyong chuffed with myself. Super proud to be requesting the graduate badge

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to AtalantaA

And we’re proud of you on your fantastic achievement...well done AtalantaA 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

RedheadedOne
RedheadedOneGraduate

I graduated the program on 13 October after not being able to run for 6 years due to disc issues and would love to have a shiny badge, please!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to RedheadedOne

Oh my!!! You definitely deserve a shiny badge...back pain is horrendous, I am so glad you’ve overcome it...fantastic achievement 👏🏻

RedheadedOne
RedheadedOneGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you! <3

GRADUATE badge pretty pls? C25K completed and doing consolidation runs now.... woo hoo, look at me!😊

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to NewYorkRocks99

Whoop whoop!!! Brilliant...Just look at you...you are a proper runner!!! Yay!!!! Shiny badge pinned on...x

NewYorkRocks99
NewYorkRocks99Graduate in reply to Mummycav

Off to run now and just noticed I have my graduate badge. Inspiration for my morning consolidation run. Thanks 😊🎉

mg1011
mg1011Graduate

Hi, so I completed W9R3 today. So happy.

Can I have a badge please 🥇

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to mg1011

You certainly can mg1011 ...congratulations to you!!

Peter44
Peter44Graduate

Hi, i'd like my graduation badge thankd, as have now completed my last 30 min run in week 9, many thanks. 😀

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Peter44

Congratulations, here’s your well deserved badge! Well done to you 😍

Peter44
Peter44Graduate in reply to Mummycav

Many thanks.

W9R3 complete! Doing a little dance 💃. Can I get a shiny graduation badge please 😁👩‍🎓🎓

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Trying2bfitter

Well done.

It is a great achievement and will change your future health prospects if you keep it up....... which of course you will......

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Trying2bfitter

Yay! Well done Trying2bfitter ...when I’m getting a bit tired on my runs I imagine myself dancing...I can stay on the dance floor all night so that must mean I can run for a long time right??!!

Well done you! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Triphazard
TriphazardGraduate

Hi there

I actually completed my graduation run 😃on 21 October but I forgot to request my badge. Please may I have one now?

Thanks

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Triphazard

One hard won badge duly awarded......... congratulations!!!

Triphazard
TriphazardGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Fab thanks. Awarded whilst I was out on a sunny country run 🏃‍♀️😃

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Triphazard

Yay! Well done Triphazard...well deserved 👍🏼👏🏻

Triphazard
TriphazardGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you. It’s been unexpectedly fun. So pleased to have a viable alternative to the gym for these lockdown periods. Just struggling with the evenings drawing in and I’m not an early bird 😂

Buster52
Buster52Graduate

Hi I ran my final run of the set today. Can't quite believe it but can I have my badge please. :-)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Buster52

Sure can.

Many congratulations.

Buster52
Buster52Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you very much.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Buster52

Whoop whoop! Well done Buster52 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

jirmette
jirmetteGraduate

Just back from my graduation run, feeling very chuffed :). Please can I have a badge also?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to jirmette

If you have done the runs, the badge is yours.

Many congratulations on your achievement.

jirmette
jirmetteGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you, I love it! :)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to jirmette

Yay, well done jirmette ...nice badge too 😉

Glorybound
GloryboundGraduate

I finished week 9 yesterday. Super proud! The whole program has been amazing. I was a confirmed run hater but at 50 was starting to be concerned that I couldn’t keep up with my children anymore, the youngest one being only 10, and decided I needed free flexible exercise.

Doing the first 20 minute run was the best feeling, that was when I realised I would definitely finish.

2 things though, I have a permanently sore right ankle. Might that be a shoe thing? And I am still dog tired, going to bed tired, after every run. Will that improve?

Looking forward to building up to 5k.....very slowly!

Thankyou very much xxx

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Glorybound

I am sure that this will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made...there’s nothing better than playing with the kids so that is a great motivator...

As for your ankles, I can only assume that it could possibly be your shoes...have you ever had a gait analysis? Not the easiest thing to be able to do at the current time with the way things are but properly fitted shoes will definitely help as it’s all about how you land...

As your stamina improves, which it definitely has done and will continue to do, you should find that the tiredness will get less and less....is it only since you’ve been running that you’re tired?

I have pinned your badge on for all to see...happy running Glorybound hope I’ve helped a little bit

Dix74
Dix74Graduate

That’s me guys over the line yesterday

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Dix74

Brilliant! Congratulations Dix74 ...your badge is securely fastened on 😉

jimytwo2
jimytwo2Graduate

Hi I ran week 9 run 3 today ! Thanks to the app and fellow runners on here 🤩

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to jimytwo2

Fantastic jimytwo2 ...congratulations and happy running to you and keep posting 😉

Rob940
Rob940Graduate

Completed my C25K today. Fantastic feeling please Miss can I have a shiny please please

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Rob940

You certainly can have a shiny badge Rob940 ...it really is a good feeling isn’t it!? I remember punching the air after running for an unbelievable 30 mins! Those first few runs are hard aren’t they but then, something just clicks and you just know you’re going to succeed...well done to

I finished C25K several weeks ago, didn’t realise consolidation programme existed so made up my own and have now just to finished week 2 juju magic plan. Thanks

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Beatthestreet

Wow, well done Beatthestreet , you’re flying! Shiny badge is yours 😉👏🏻

itselenax
itselenaxGraduate

Good morning! I graduated yesterday morning, may I please have that lovely shiny badge? :)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to itselenax

Yay! Well done itselenax ...there’s a shiny badge here with your name on! 😉👏🏻👏🏻

itselenax
itselenaxGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Yay! Thank you very much!! :)

Alanass
AlanassGraduate

Ran W9R3 of C25K and graduated yesterday, so so proud!! Wouldn't have done it without the support and tips from this group, thank you! Would LOVE to have a badge please :)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Alanass

Yay! Well done Alanass ...we’re proud of you too...all your hard work has paid off..& I agree, this forum is full of support and inspiration...we’re all here for each other and get a warm happy feeling when we see a new badge 😉...congratulations

Toolguy2112
Toolguy2112Graduate

Hi, I ran W9R3 on Friday 6th Nov and graduated 🎓. I'd love a shiny badge please x

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Toolguy2112

Yay! Well done Toolguy2112 ..excellent achievement...shiny badge pinned on 😊

Hey, I completed w9 r3 this morning! Super proud of my wife and I 😁😁😁 can I have my badge please? Thanks!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to cantrunbutwillrun

Yay!!! Well done to both of you!! Lovely that you did it together 👏🏻👏🏻🥳

cantrunbutwillrun
cantrunbutwillrunGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you! My badge looks good 😁

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to cantrunbutwillrun

sure does!

I am a graduate. As of last Wednesday actually. Can I have my shiny badge please?

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Runforpleasure

Shiny badge is yours!! Congratulations and well done, all your hard work has paid off...you can show it off with pride 😉👏🏻👏🏻

1Ramsden
1RamsdenGraduate

Hello,

I've been advised to reply to this link to request my C25K Graduate Badge. I graduated 🎓 last week Wednesday 😁

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to 1Ramsden

Fantastic..yes, you’ve come to the right place...it’s been here waiting for you!! Congratulations 1Ramsden ...really well done 👏🏻

1Ramsden
1RamsdenGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you, I look forward to seeing it! 😁

Gill1234
Gill1234Couch to 5K

I have done week 9 run 3. Can I have my badge please. 😁

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Gill1234

It’s all yours Gill1234 ..well done on your excellent achievement 👏🏻👏🏻

Splashpixie
SplashpixieGraduate

Am I in the right post for a shiny pin please... graduated yesterday 👏👏👏🌈🏃🏼‍♀️

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Splashpixie

You certainly are Splashpixie ...there’s one right here with your name on it!!! Wear it with pride...congratulations 👏🏻🥳

Pepperaholic
PepperaholicGraduate

Hi I ran W9R3 today and graduated!! 🎓

Would love to get the badge please? ❤️

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Pepperaholic

The badge is all yours and you have crossed the finish line...........or should I say the start line........the fun starts now!!!

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

YorkshireTom
YorkshireTomGraduate

Hello there! Finished my last run of week 9 today (in the lovely drizzle!), super proud and this forum has helped so much!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to YorkshireTom

Woo hoo YorkshireTom ..that’s fantastic! It’s was a bit drizzly up here this aft...I love drizzle though don’t you? Your shiny badge is the brightest part of today! Well done 👏🏻👏🏻

YorkshireTom
YorkshireTomGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Cheers!!! Haha it was quite refreshing I must say. Thank you so much, means a lot :)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to YorkshireTom

☺️

V505
V505Graduate

Finished W9 R3 this evening! So proud of myself for sticking with the programme. Would love to get a graduate badge please! 😄

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to V505

Yay!!! Well done V505....we’re proud of you too!!! Your graduate badge is firmly pinned on!!

Hi, I graduated this morning, with the help of Sarah Millican - am chuffed to bits !!

May I have my badge - I shall wear it with pride XX

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Callthe_midwife

Woo hoo!!! Well done Callthe_midwife...Sarah has helped many many graduates, she’s fab!! They all are...

I can feel your pride from here!! Congratulations 🥳

Callthe_midwife
Callthe_midwifeGraduate in reply to Callthe_midwife

thank you for my badge I love it

Ace advice

shuffleido
shuffleidoGraduate

I've just completed Week 9 Run 3, please may I have a 🎓 graduation badge?

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to shuffleido

Yay!!! Another shiny badge in place...looks good too!! Congratulations 🥳

shuffleido
shuffleidoGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you so much .

Raisemeup
RaisemeupGraduate

Hello, I Graduated yesterday, 11 November 2020, Can I have my badge please to Graduate me into the new world of running, feels like a baptism 😉. Thank you. 🙋

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Raisemeup

Hahaha....you certainly can have your badge Raisemeup ....the running world is your oyster!! Don’t forget to check in with the consolidation club...loads of tips and chit chat about all things running on there...congratulations, you have been baptised!! 😉

B1GK9
B1GK9Graduate

Hello there

Today is the day I completed W9R3. It would be a great pleasure if I could get my badge please. :)

Thank you.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to B1GK9

Yay!!! Congratulations to you 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

HippychickJJ
HippychickJJGraduate

Completed today!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to HippychickJJ

Very well done HippychickJJ 👏🏻👏🏻

GrimJard
GrimJardGraduate

Hi, I just completed my W9R3, can I have a badge to go with the massive grin plastered across my face please?

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to GrimJard

Lol...you certainly can GrimJard ...I hope that grin stays on your face!! You can show your badge off now too 😉...congratulations, what a great feeling 🥳

GrimJard
GrimJardGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thanks!

Mboutin
MboutinGraduate

Please Miss can I have a badge pleaase?

Ive just finished w9r3 and would love one of your shiny new badges if you have any left

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Mboutin

There’s one right here with your name on it, it’s been waiting for you to cross the line 😉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Congratulations 🥳

Mboutin
MboutinGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you

Alvor
AlvorGraduate

Hi

That’s me complete today, I’d love my graduation badge please

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Alvor

Well done Alvor...your graduation badge is shining bright!!

Alvor
AlvorGraduate in reply to Alvor

🎉🎉 Thank you 🎉🎉

Shadowrunner
ShadowrunnerGraduate

completed this morning . just need to get 5k time down now. Can i have a shiny nadge please :-)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Shadowrunner

Yay! Well done Shadowrunner...consolidation runs for a bit now and then’s the time to work on pace and time...enjoy wearing your shiny new badge 😉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Woo hoo! I graduated today and feel very pleased I did it - thanks for all of your support 🎉👏🏻🎓

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to LittleMissie

Yay!!! Congratulations LittleMissie ...all your hard work deserves a nice shiny badge 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😍

Thank you Mummycav 🥳

Cherie65
Cherie65Graduate

I completed Week 9, Run 3 today (slowly!). Please may I have one of your beautiful shiney new badges? Thank you :)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Cherie65

Yay!! Congratulations Cherie65...slow is good 😉👏🏻🥳 you have certainly earned your new shiny badge...well done

Cherie65
Cherie65Graduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you!

Please can I request my graduation badge for completing week9 run 3, thank you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to ShufflingShepherdess

My pleasure to award you your badge.

Many congratulations.

Thanks a lot!

Hello I've completed my run 3 of week 9. Please can I claim my graduate badge? Thank you

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Keeprunningrunning

One new badge for one new graduate.

Many congratulations.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Keeprunningrunning

Brilliant!! Your badge looks perfect 😉

Ms_LJ
Ms_LJGraduate

Hi, a new Graduate here! Just completed and had my little mini celebration in the middle of the street! Woohoo! I’m so proud of myself. I’ve never done anything like this before! 🥳

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Ms_LJ

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Ms_LJ

Yay!!! Well done Ms_LJ ...you should be very proud of yourself!! We’re very proud of you too!! Congratulations 🥳

lilac_97
lilac_97Graduate

Hi, I completed C25k a couple months ago (30min run) and completed 5k a couple weeks ago! Would love a badge

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to lilac_97

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to lilac_97

Well done lilac_97...I wondered who’s this spare badge belonged to!! Looks good on you!! 👏🏻👏🏻

LazyVeggie
LazyVeggieGraduate

May I please have a graduation badge? Brilliant programme and forum - woo!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to LazyVeggie

You crossed that finish line so the badge is yours.

Look after it and enjoy your future running adventures.

LazyVeggie
LazyVeggieGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you for your guidance - has been invaluable!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to LazyVeggie

Congratulations LazyVeggie ...loving your badge, it looks fab!! Well done 🥳👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

LazyVeggie
LazyVeggieGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Ooooh it sure does!! Thank you so much!

ClarrieBlue
ClarrieBlueGraduate

Hello. I completed Week 9 Run 3 today. Can I have my badge please.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to ClarrieBlue

Very many congratulations on your graduation.

Keep running, keep smiling.

ClarrieBlue
ClarrieBlueGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you. Just done the very first run of the Ju Ju 10k course!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to ClarrieBlue

Have you read the advice in the guide to post C25k running about consolidation?

Fitandfifty
FitandfiftyGraduate

Hi, finally ran W9R3 today! What a feeling! I cannot believe what I’ve achieved. C25K is a brilliant app, would recommend it to anyone 😄

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Fitandfifty

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Fitandfifty

Woo hoo!!! Fantastic...well done Fitandfifty 👏🏻👏🏻

Ruthwuth
RuthwuthGraduate

Good morning. I did it! Ran my week9 third run today. Slow and steady but jogged all the way. Whoever thought it possible. I’d love a shiny badge please! Onwards to the consolidation runs... thanks Ruth

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Ruthwuth

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

One shiny badge awarded.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

DancakeP
DancakePGraduate

Hi, I completed W9 R3 yesterday, can I have a badge please? :-)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to DancakeP

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

One more life changed for good.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to DancakeP

Congratulations DancakeP 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Ruthwuth
RuthwuthGraduate

Hi, I completed week 9 run 3 this morning. It would be great to graduate and get a lovely badge! Ideas on the next steps always welcome. I’m a slow slow runner! Thank you , Ruth

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Ruthwuth

Well done Ruthwuth ...your badge looks fab!!

Ruthwuth
RuthwuthGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you Mummycav!

Cudrik
CudrikGraduate

Yes please, I would like a graduate badge 😃

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Cudrik

Congratulations.

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

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Cudrik

Congratulations Cudrik ...well deserved badge 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

GoNYGoNYGo
GoNYGoNYGoGraduate

I guess this is where someone goes for their graduation badge? I posted elsewhere but I ran for 30 minutes for the 3rd time today!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to GoNYGoNYGo

You found the right place.

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

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to GoNYGoNYGo

Super!! Your badge looks fab...congratulations 🥳💪🏻

Arrived
ArrivedGraduate

Helloooo, I completed W9R3 yesterday, so am now a proud graduate! :) Would love a shiny badge to seal my bliss! X

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Arrived

Yay!! Well done Arrived ...we’re very proud of you too!! You’re very welcome to have your well deserved shiny badge...congratulations 🥳👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Hi I'm so proud of myself I've just ran W9 R3 and graduated from C25K.

May I request a shiny badge please?

Thank you :)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Greenfingers_64

Yay!! Well done Greenfingers_64 ...and so you should be very proud of yourself, we’re proud of you too!! Your shiny badge is proof of your hard work and it looks great!! Congratulations 🥳

Bluetint
BluetintGraduate

I finished W9R3 one hour ago. May I have my badge, pretty please?

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Bluetint

Yay!! Good for you Bluetint ...you are now the wearer of a shiny new badge..congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻

Hi there, I completed week 9 run 3 last Friday. I'd love a graduate badge to remind me I finally got there! Thank you in advance!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to PaddleboardPrincess

Well done to you PaddleboardPrincess ...a shiny new badge is yours to keep 🥳👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Graduated last night 😁🎉 Could I get a badge please? Also how is everyone else progressing after graduation?

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to RunningSneakerhead

Congratulations RunningSneakerhead ...you certainly can have your badge...all your hard work has paid off 🥳 check out the consolidation club post where you can catch up with new graduates and talk about all things running 😉

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Snapdragon53
Snapdragon53Graduate

🎉🎉Just finished the third run of C25K week 9 cheered all the way by my fabulous trainer, Sanjeev Kohli, - Can hardly believe it... please may I be awarded my graduate badge?

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Snapdragon53

Yay!!! Many congratulations Snapdragon53 ...were cheering too!! Your badge is safe and secure 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Buddhagal
BuddhagalGraduate

How wonderful, what a great post to graduate to😁😁. Yes...I'd like a super duper shiny badge please. Fab sunny run in Malvern this morning...perfect. Absolutely great forum, cheers guys n gals... appreciated 👍👍🙋

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Buddhagal

Excellent stuff Buddhagal ...sounds like you really enjoyed your graduation run too!! Super super shiny badge is yours to keep!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💪🏻💪🏻

Parrula74
Parrula74Graduate

Hello!! I am over the moon!!! Just finished my week 9 run 3, I tried a bit harder and I did 34 minutes, and I ran 4.05km!!! My next challenge will be to get to the 5k and increase my pace!!! Thank you so much for the help in this forum, your support has been amazing. Social media does not have to be like twitter and mean people, this community is SO supportive. So proud of being part of it!!! THANK YOU!!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Parrula74

Woo hoo!!! Congratulations to you fellow runner!! Sounds like you’ve enjoyed the journey and you should be extremely proud of yourself, we’re proud of you!! Check out the consolidation club for tips on consolidating your runs before you move onto pastures new...in the meantime, enjoy showing off your beautiful new shiny badge....well done you!!

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate

Hi there, Hope I’m posting in the right place. I completed my graduation run this morning. (M did too but isn’t on the forum, so my badge will have to do us both.)

🙌 Still can’t believe it’s me doing this, writing this...

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to GailXrunning

Well it is!!! You’ve really done it!!! You’ve come to the right place....Congratulations to you both!!! You now have a shiny badge to prove it too!!! Fantastic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you!

M says to me ‘I bet you like the idea of the badge; just your sort of thing’. Too right! And I think he’s a tad jealous too.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to GailXrunning

Is he too shy to join us?? 😉

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate in reply to Mummycav

😉

Allison247
Allison247Graduate

I've done it.... running for a full 30 minutes!

Completed W9R3 yesterday morning and all 3 runs have been 2.5 miles.

I've already signed up for a virtual 5k on 6th Dec, so now I want to consolidate and push to run that extra half mile in the next two weeks.

I have also registered for the Brighton Marathon 10K next September, which I am very excited about.... bring on 2021!!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Allison247

Fantastic!!! Who’s have thought we’d be able to run for 30 mins when we took those first tentative steps to our first run??? But you’ve done it, enjoyed it and now your life has changed...for the better!!! Those are really good goals to have too..and yes, consolidate next...join the consolidation club where you can talk about all things running with new graduates just like you!! Well done, enjoy wearing your badge 😉

I managed to complete C25K last week! Pretty chuffed!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to StickyToffeePud

And so you should be StickyToffeePud ..your badge is securely on 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Buzzbeebh
BuzzbeebhGraduate

Hi, I’ve just graduated today.!! Can I have my badge pls? Thanks!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Buzzbeebh

Certainly...it’s been here all this time waiting for you...congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Buzzbeebh
BuzzbeebhGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thanks! 🙏🏼

St51
St51Graduate

Woo hoo wk 9 r 3 done, I have graduated! Can I have a shiny badge please?

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to St51

Yay!!! You certainly can!! Congratulations you runner you!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Rennur
RennurGraduate

Just ran Week 9 Run 3.I am so happy.

Thanks to all the support on this fantastic forum.

Oh, can I have my shiny graduate badge, please?

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Rennur

Well done Rennur, your hard work definitely deserves a nice shiny badge and I have one right here just for you!!! Congratulations 🥳

Rennur
RennurGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thanks Mummycav

Imoca
ImocaGraduate

C25K done. Sat in bath wearing a grin and not much else (cos that would be weird).. Please may I have a badge 🏃🍅🛁🏅🎉

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Imoca

🤣🤣🤣 yep...badge on...hope I didn’t stab you?! Lol....congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Couchpotat0
Couchpotat0Graduate

Nearly gave up a few weeks ago, but pushed through and graduated today! Please could I have a badge? 😊

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Couchpotat0

Absolutely...badge well and truly earned 👏🏻 Well done you

Fazwaz
FazwazGraduate

Hi just completed W9R3 can I have a badge please? Been chomping at the bit to write these words 😂

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Fazwaz

Woo hoo! Congratulations Fazwaz...we’re very proud of you

AdieB
AdieBGraduate

Hello there, I completed three 30 minute runs yesterday, Saturday 21st November. Still so pleased I can run like that. Please may I have a graduate badge?.😀

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to AdieB

Well done AdieB ...your hard work certainly deserves a shiny new badge, congratulations 🥳

AdieB
AdieBGraduate

Thank you very much @Mummycav and all the team, what a lovely community. 💕

JoHola
JoHolaGraduate

I am so proud and thrilled to write that I completed the c25k today! Wahoo. Could I have a shiny badge please? Thank you 😀

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to JoHola

Yay!!! Congratulations JoHola ...you certainly can have your well earned shiny badge 🥳😉

Twostepsback
TwostepsbackGraduate

Hi! Im so pleased to say i have completed the 9 weeks. But i am a,way off 5k in 30 mins, so that is my goal now. But a graduation badge would be such a boost! Thank you all on the forum for the posts, it is so encouraging to read of all the other successes.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Twostepsback

Woo hoo!!! Another happy graduate!! Do not worry yourself about the distance, the programme is to get you running for 30 mins, if you manage 5k in that time then that’s great , if you don’t, that’s also great, I’ve been running for 3 & a bit years now and I haven’t managed 5k in 30 mins, my fastest is 32 mins but even then I think my watch had a blip!!! But, guess what, I’m not bothered because I can run and I can run 5k & I can run 10k and everything in between...some runs are hard and some runs are easy....you can work on time etc after you’ve consolidated your runs but in the meantime welcome to the next part of your journey...now go and show off your shiny new badge 😉

I did W9R3 on Sunday and I'd love a shiny new badge please :-)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Avoidinghills

Congratulations Avoidinghills ...a shiny new badge is all yours to keep 🥳😉👏🏻👏🏻

Monicamoo
MonicamooGraduate

Hi, I’ve completed C25K! May I have the badge?

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Monicamoo

Yay!! Congratulations...you certainly can have a badge...a very shiny badge 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

pr0fess0r
pr0fess0rGraduate

Hi! I completed C25K last night, W(R3, would love a shiny new badge, thanks!🏆🎉

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to pr0fess0r

A shiny new badge is yours to keep pr0fess0r ...congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Jujo57
Jujo57Graduate

Hi, I completed W9 R3 last Sunday 22/11/20. I’m dead chuffed 😀

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Jujo57

And so you should be Jujo57 ...it’s an excellent achievement, congratulations 🎉👏🏻👏🏻

Sigh123
Sigh123Graduate

Graduated today! Can’t believe it!!!

May I have a badge please😁

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Sigh123

Yay!!!! Congratulations...there’s a badge here with your name on!! Well done you 👏🏻👏🏻

NotGreg
NotGregGraduate

Managed to finish W9 R3 yesterday. Not all plain sailing, minor foot injury in week 8 set me back a week or so. But, very happy to be running again after many many many years of being on the bench!! I've rediscovered that I was always a runner it was just parked whilst life got in the way. Onwards and upwards

👍

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to NotGreg

Good for you NotGreg , throughout the programme there are hard runs, but I’m sure they’re there to test us and build up the resilience that’s needed to push ourselves that little bit more when it’s required and you have done just that!! Your badge has been here waiting for you so it’s yours to keep, well done

Hallo. Today I completed my final run🍾 Bought my self a graduation present- a new pair of running 👟 👟😁 . I definitely want to continue but motivation will be the hardest thing. If there is a shiny badge to be had that would be great , thank you.Happy running🏃🏻‍♀️

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Marvellousmaysie

Super work Marvellousmaysie ...and what a great reward?! There’s nothing like a new pair of running shoes (who’d have thought it???!) I often find myself online with the good intention of shopping for bedding and other household stuff, you know, that kind of thing but then somehow, before I know it, I’m perusing the sports shops eyeing up new trainers or running gear!!!! I get so excited when it arrives!! You deserve your lovely reward and your new badge that is yours to keep and show off to all!! Congratulations 👏🏻 👏🏻

Marvellousmaysie
MarvellousmaysieGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you very much.💕

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Marvellousmaysie

You’re very welcome x

Ripple73
Ripple73Graduate

Hi I have finished couch to 5k too. Did my 6th 30min run yesterday! Unbelievable but can I have my graduation badge too please?

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Ripple73

Oh wow Ripple73 ...that’s fantastic work...your badge is securely pinned on...congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Ripple73
Ripple73Graduate

Thank you!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Ripple73

You’re very welcome 😉