January 2021 Graduation Badges! 🀩 Request you... - Couch to 5K

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January 2021 Graduation Badges! 🀩 Request your badge here!!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Hello RUNNER!

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 Ianoddatruffe's January CONSOLIDATION CLUB just for new graduates like you! Doors are always open - pop in and say hi!! healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

β˜… Be sure to check out our 'WHAT NEXT?' post, for loads of other great ideas about how to build upon your amazing achievement healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

β˜… And now that you are a runner, why not try our twelve week consolidation and strength training plan to help reduce the possibility of injury - and maximise your running ability!! healthunlocked.com/strength...

Happy running!

Your Admin Team xx

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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 HealthUnlocked app.

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RunningJ123
RunningJ123Graduate

Hi! I graduated this morning... Could I have my badge, please... Thank you so much! I love the mug pic too... Beautiful 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to RunningJ123

Congratulations and Happy New Year!!!! Our first Graduate of 2021 😊😊😊

There is your badge, and do check out Iannodatruffe's Consolidation Club post! healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Happy New Year, Abi.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to IannodaTruffe

Happy New Year, Tim!! xxx

Grumpypete
GrumpypeteGraduate

I graduated in November but did not know about the certificate. Gosh. A gong at my age. HNY.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Grumpypete

Lol - why not! HNY to you too xxx

Hello, I have graduated today πŸ™‚ this is gonna be a wonderful year for my running journey. Thanks in advance πŸ™‚

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Crystaltips32

It is! Congratulations, runner!!!

YellowBee2
YellowBee2Graduate

After having so much anxiety, I finally completed week 9, run 3 - officially a graduate runner ☺️ please can I get a graduate badge? Happy running 2021!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to YellowBee2

Congratulations, superstar runner!!!

applec
applecGraduate

Hi, I completed the programme this morning, please can I request my badge, thanks so much.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to applec

Congratulations, runner!!!!

DaveyD71
DaveyD71Graduate

Please may I have a lovely badge? I graduated this morning and am (literally!) overjoyed!!! Had smoked for 35 years, quit and am now running again - SO chuffed!!!!! :)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to DaveyD71

That's amazing!!! Huge congratulations - here is your badge!!!!!!

DaveyD71
DaveyD71Graduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you SO much!!!!! :) ❀️❀️❀️

Rmann
RmannGraduate

Hi, I graduated on the 4th November 2020 and run 3 times a week thanks to the couch to 5k and really love a badge or a mug as this would really make me happy.Ps doing the couch to 5k is fantastic achievement for anyone. 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Rmann

Congratulations, runner!!!!

I have awarded you your badge, but please note it is a virtual badge that appears next to your name when you post or comment in this forum. There are actual badges available to purchase - details here: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Rmann
RmannGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thankyou 😊

Hidden
Hidden

Hi Finished C25K today... sorry, I just posted my Graduate request on the wrong thread. πŸ™„Be great to have Graduate next to my name.

Thank you πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’ž

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Hidden

No problem! Well done you complete superstar!!!!!!!!!!!

HLS22
HLS22Graduate

Hello! I graduated on 23rd December 2020, but can't seem to find thread for that, so cheekily adding myself here!

πŸ˜€

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to HLS22

Congratulations, runner!!!!!!!!

Hiya,

I was wondering if I could request a graduation badge too. I ask because of 2 issues...

1. I used another C25K app because the NHS app is not compatible with my phone and thus I could not use the NHS app. Nevertheless the app I used is called C25K too and actually has identically the same intervals.

2. I stopped with the app after Week 6 Run 2, because I did not feel up to running the whole time without walking breaks. I went 'solo' and ran from that point on for 30 minutes with 2 walking breaks in it.

But then suddenly one day (last Sunday) I felt good and I could run 30 minutes straight with no walking breaks in between. This must have been at about week 8/9 should I have kept following the app. I repeated this another 2 times (Tuesday and today), making it 3 runs in a row of 30 minutes straight, of which the last one was just half an hour ago.

Hence I was wondering if I can be considerd a graduate now too? I can send a link to my Garmin profile where you can see the runs if necessary.

Thanks in advance, Evy

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to BlackScorpion

Hi!

Congratulations for running for 30 minutes non-stop, that is an amazing achievement!!

I would not normally award a graduate badge to someone who had not graduated a C25K programme, but in your case I think it is more than fair to do so! You could not use the app on your phone, and by the looks of it you used a plan that was much more difficult than the NHS one!!

So it is with great pleasure that I hereby award you your Graduate Badge!!!!

I hope you will continue to post here in the forum, and please do check out our Consolidation Club post to start chatting about where you would like to go next with your running career: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

BlackScorpion
BlackScorpionGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you so so much 😘 And no worries, I will definately keep posting here. I have to annoy someone with my running stories! Thank you again!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to BlackScorpion

Ha ha - excellent!! xxx

PaynesGrey
PaynesGreyGraduate

Hello! I just graduated about half an hour ago. Could I have my badge please?! πŸ˜€

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to PaynesGrey

Woohoo! Fabulous!!!!

Congratulations, runner xx

Hello 😊 I completed the last run this evening. Feeling amazing!!. Please may I have a badge? Thank you.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Keepgoing3030

Congratulations, superstar!!!

Valerunner
ValerunnerGraduate

I’ve done it! Thanks to this amazing app! Not quite 5k, (4.24) but it feels great! Can I have my badge please?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Valerunner

Certainly! Congratulations, runner!!!

Valerunner
ValerunnerGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you! xx

Run4cake
Run4cakeGraduate

Hi. I graduated on Friday. Can I have my badge please?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Run4cake

Yes you can, you awesome runner!! Congratulations!!!!

Run4cake
Run4cakeGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thanks! So happy, really looking forward to the next run, not sure what has happened to me πŸ˜„

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Run4cake

😍😍😍

Chrissy2810
Chrissy2810Graduate

I started the C25K after having had Covid, so the first week I could barely breathe running for 2 minutes. Yesterday I completed W9R3, and I can’t believe I can run for 30 minutes. I am not quite at the 5K mark yet but working up to this in the coming weeks. I would love to have my graduation badge. Thanks fir this great app it’s really helped.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Chrissy2810

That's amazing!!!!!!!!!!! Massive congratulations, runner!!!

Elsee11
Elsee11Graduate

Hi, I graduated in December, please could I have my badge? Thank you! :)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Elsee11

Absolutely! Congratulations, runner!!!

Elsee11
Elsee11Graduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you πŸ˜€

Purple-03
Purple-03Graduate

Hi, I graduated today! Please can I have my badge.So chuffed and have really enjoyed the last two months.

The C25k app has been wonderful and this forum really helpful for hints and tips so a huge thank you from me πŸ˜€

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Purple-03

It's a pleasure! Awesome work, and congratulations, runner!!!

Yellowsunset
YellowsunsetGraduate

Hi, can I have my badge?! Just completed today!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Yellowsunset

You most certainly can! Congratulations, runner!!!

Hi! I have successfully finished my last run of the week 9! I never believed I could do it but dare I say it worked out better than expected! C25K really works, no doubt about it! Please may I have my badge?Now I think I need more help from the forum to keep me going and motivated for my future runs. I can’t stop now!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Neednewtrainers

Brilliant!!! Congratulations runner XXX

Check out the posts linked above, and do keep posting in the forum for support and advice!!

CatTheSecond
CatTheSecondGraduate

Hello, I’d like my badge please - graduated yesterday after ten weeks and I still can’t quite believe that I can run for 30 minutes, this programme is amazing! Thank you for the links above, I will join the consolidation club.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to CatTheSecond

Fabulous - and YOU are amazing! Congratulations, runner!!!

Zip54
Zip54Graduate

Hi, I graduated today 😊 Can I have a badge please.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Zip54

Absolutely! Congratulations, runner!!!

Check out the Consolidation Club post for ideas and chat about where to take your running next: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Zip54
Zip54Graduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you - wearing it with pride 😊

Maw56
Maw56Graduate

I completed and requested badge back in September but don’t seem to have received it. Am I still able to claim it?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Maw56

You have your badge - it is the word 'Graduate' next to your name on your posts and comments here in this forum. If you cannot see it perhaps you are using the HealthUnlocked app? If so, you will need to log in via your web browser in order to see your badge. xx

purple_ums
purple_umsGraduate

Just did my graduation run and broke 5k at a snail pace of 48mins but πŸŽ‰ πŸ₯³ x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to purple_ums

Superstar!! Congratulations, runner!!!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to roseabi

... and check out Iannodatruffe's Consolidation Club for next steps! healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

purple_ums
purple_umsGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thanks roseabi x

Wlgirl
WlgirlGraduate

Hi! I graduated last month so would love a badge please!Thanks πŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Wlgirl

There you go - congratulations!!!

How are you getting on?

Wlgirl
WlgirlGraduate in reply to roseabi

Ok, it’s still early days so it’s tough to get through so I just delude myself by thinking just five minutes more then, wow, halfway there then five more minute spiel begins again πŸ˜‚x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Wlgirl

Sounds very familiar! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

BeaBowBea
BeaBowBeaGraduate

Would love my graduation badge - many thanks!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to BeaBowBea

Congratulations, superstar!!!

I graduate at some stupid hour tomorrow morning (probably 6:30). So proud of myself πŸ˜ƒ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to FishingForSweets

Justly proud! Huge congratulations, runner!!!!

Markeaton68
Markeaton68Graduate

Hi there. I graduated at lunch today. Please can I have a badge or better still aπŸ₯‡ πŸ˜‚. Thank you.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Markeaton68

Wish I could give you a πŸ₯‡, but here's your badge anyway! Congratulations!!!

coolfemme
coolfemmeGraduate

Just completed Week 9 today, thank you for all your help. Please may I have a graduate badge?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to coolfemme

Certainly! Congratulations, runner!!!

Runnerbeanfr
RunnerbeanfrGraduate

Newly graduated. Please may I have a badge? Thanks.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Runnerbeanfr

There you go, awesome one - congratulations!!!

Frenc
FrencGraduate

Hello. I graduated this morning! Got very wet but loved it. Please can I have my badge - thank you!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Frenc

A celebratory virtual hot chocolate for you - and your Graduate badge!!!! Congratulations, runner!!!!!!!!!!!!

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to roseabi

Many many thanks roseabi! Oooh hot chocolate, go on then πŸ€£πŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Frenc

😊😊😊

Hello roseabi,I just ran wk 9 run 3 and I feel fantastic to have completed this programme. I have tried a couple of times over the last few years but this time I finally realised that I can can go slowly! That's thanks to this group so thank you.

πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Grandmarunning

Brilliant!!!! Massive congratulations, runner xxx

Yes please I graduated in November 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Speedydonzalez

You already have your badge - it is the word 'Graduate' next to your name on your posts and comments here in this forum. If you cannot see it perhaps you are using the HealthUnlocked app? If so, you will need to log in via your web browser in order to see your badge. xx

Speedydonzalez
SpeedydonzalezGraduate in reply to roseabi

Apologies, I see it now, many thanks.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Speedydonzalez

No worries - congratulations!!!! xxx

I completed couch 25k on 6th December and have kept up the 30 minutes 3 times a week since. I kept going for another 9 minutes last weekend too. πŸ˜πŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Got2keepgoing

That's amazing! Congratulations, runner!!!!

Doris8
Doris8Graduate

I worked up to to run 5km using myself over the last few years( a late starter after breast cancer and now 64 and ok) using Garmin for times etc. Do I have to graduate on the C25K to get to be a β€˜Graduate’ next to my name , and just find your sight my chance when was looking for information on another illness. I am now going to do the consolidation runs slowly to build up my stamina. X

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Doris8

Technically the badge is not appropriate as you are not a 'Graduate', but you have done something amazing there! I think in the circumstances, and because you are running 5k, it would be helpful for you to join in discussions on this forum with a badge. So there it is - congratulations, runner!!!!

Doris8
Doris8Graduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you roseabi. Xx

Doris8
Doris8Graduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you roseabix

zaqi
zaqiGraduate

Dear admin team - please can I have my graduate badge? Completed yesterday & reached 4.18km. Had to repeat a couple of weeks and runs, but here I am. Thank you!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to zaqi

Congratulations runner!!!

It looks as though one of my colleagues has already awarded you your badge - can you see it?

zaqi
zaqiGraduate in reply to roseabi

Yes - I see it now. Thank you!

HexGirl
HexGirlGraduate

Heya! :) I graduated today! :D So happy! Pretty please can I have my badge? :) A belated Happy New Year to you! :)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to HexGirl

Tadaaaa!!! Congratulations, runner!

Thank you - Happy New Year back xxx

Goodspeed
GoodspeedGraduate

Could I please request mine. I have just completed couch to 5k. Many thanks 😁

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Goodspeed

Superstar!!! Congratulations xxx

Goodspeed
GoodspeedGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you 😊

Hello, I've just finished the fantastic C25K programme, and I'd love a shiny graduate badge please πŸ™Œ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Sunshinejumping

You are amazing!!! Congratulations, runner!!!!!!

Sunshinejumping
SunshinejumpingGraduate in reply to roseabi

Ooooh, thank you, lovely to see Graduate next to my name πŸ˜€

Lindsey1097
Lindsey1097Graduate

Good afternoon! I am so excited to report that I graduated this morning. Could I please have my badge pinning on🀩

Thank you so muchπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Lindsey1097

Pinning it now - congratulations, runner!!!!

Lindsey1097
Lindsey1097Graduate in reply to roseabi

Yeeeyyyyy!! Thank you😊😊

Karen59er
Karen59erGraduate

Hello lovely people - proud to report that I graduated today - I'm super proud of myself but also pretty exhausted and wondering how I am going to keep this up, but really hoping I can. Also incredibly grateful for all the support from this forum which has definitely kept me going and I could not have done it without you - so huge thanks - I feel so happy and good to be alive in these bleak times πŸ₯³πŸ˜Š

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Karen59er

That's so wonderful!! Well done, and there is your badge!!!

Keep up your running regularly, and you will become fitter and stronger, never fear!!! A couple of times a week is fine, and should leave you with a bit more energy.

Have a look through the posts linked above for ideas about what to do next, and enjoy! xxx

Karen59er
Karen59erGraduate in reply to roseabi

thank you! So proudπŸ˜ƒ

Lindsey1097
Lindsey1097Graduate in reply to Karen59er

Well doneπŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸŽŠ

Mark1875
Mark1875Graduate

Hi , I’m very proud to report that I graduated this morning. Thanks for your support- this program is amazing , I can’t believe what I have achieved πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Mark1875

YOU are amazing!!!!! It's a pleasure to give the support. Congratulations, runner, there is your badge xxx

S444
S444Graduate

Evening I graduated yesterday please could I have my badge, many thanks πŸ˜€

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to S444

Morning! 😊 There's your badge - congratulations, runner!!!!

56P57
56P57Graduate

Hi can I request my graduation badge feeling super proud of myself πŸ˜€

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to 56P57

Congratulations, superstar runner!!!

StrictlyC25K
StrictlyC25KGraduate

Evening!! I graduated earlier this month, would love a badge! πŸ˜ƒ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to StrictlyC25K

Awesome work! Congratulations, runner!!!

ennkaybea
ennkaybeaGraduate

Hello! I started at week 3 of C25K since I'd been running without a proper plan before, and now I've both gotten through week 9 and a couple weeks of consolidation runs runs and am proud of myself for sticking to 3 runs a week for nine whole weeks! Would love a badge to mark the achievement :)

This program's been great for helping me stave off the seasonal-affective winter blues & this community's great - thank you all.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to ennkaybea

Well done, superstar!!! There is your badge!

ennkaybea
ennkaybeaGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you kindly!

FXSTC
FXSTCGraduate

H! I graduated this morning with a huge smile on my face, what a feeling..πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€. Can I request my badge please.....

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to FXSTC

Happy days! Well done, superstar!! There is your badge xxx

Lucky55555
Lucky55555Graduate

I have graduated please could I have my badge xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Lucky55555

There you go! Congratulations, runner!!!

Hello - I finished C25k just now - may I have a badge, please? Thank you!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to tandrageegirl

Absolutely! Congratulations, runner!!!

tandrageegirl
tandrageegirlGraduate in reply to roseabi

Woop woop! Thank you!

NusiaFab
NusiaFabGraduate

Hello rosabi, I've graduated this morning, may i have a badge please?😁

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to NusiaFab

Certainly!! Congratulations, runner!!!

NusiaFab
NusiaFabGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you roseabi!πŸ˜„

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Well done!

Nearly-there
Nearly-thereGraduate

HiPlease may I request my graduation badge, just completed my last run today

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Nearly-there

There it is! Congratulations, runner!!!

swissfish
swissfishGraduate

I've now finished all 3 runs for Week9 so I've successfully completed the Couch to 5k programme! I feel I have earned the badge - many thanks in advance.

John

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to swissfish

Woohoo! Congratulations, runner!!!!! There is your badge xx

Hi, I graduated in November and thought I'd requested my graduation badge but I never got it. Please could I have it? Thank you!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Avoidinghills

You do have your badge - it is the word 'Graduate' next to your name on your posts and comments here in this forum. If you cannot see it perhaps you are using the HealthUnlocked app? If so, you will need to log in via your web browser in order to see your badge. xx

Avoidinghills
AvoidinghillsGraduate in reply to roseabi

ah there we go!! Thanks so much.

suljes38
suljes38Graduate

Graduated this morning! I'd love the badge please 🌟

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to suljes38

Congratulations, superstar!!!

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