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April Badge Requests here! Holy smoke you did it!!! Forget the Easter eggs we’ve got something worth much much more!!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Roll up, roll up....we’ve been counting and the elves have been polishing in anticipation...all our new graduates deserve something to wear with pride so here is where you can collect your virtual badge for all to see... IannodaTruffe and myself have the pleasure of pinning on your badges this month...

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

★ 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.

★ 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 Imc50 and his April CONSOLIDATION CLUB just for new graduates like you! Doors are always open - pop in and say hi!! healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

★ 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...

★ 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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★ 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.

238 Replies
MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate

Congratulations to all new graduates! The fun starts here 😀👍

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to MikeJones68

You know it MikeJones68 😉

aberlady
aberladyGraduate

Hi , I completed today. Could I request my graduate badge? Thank you

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to aberlady

Well done aberlady , that’s a fantastic achievement, enjoy showing your badge off!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

aberlady
aberladyGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you 😊 I will 🤣

Suemcg
SuemcgGraduate

Finished today. Even speeded up at the end a bit! Feeling amazing and proud. Graduate badge would be nice thanks.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Suemcg

Fantastic Suemcg ...sounds like you finished in style!! Enjoy the feeling 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Helena-S
Helena-SGraduate

W9r3 done. Very impressed with myself! Congratulations to everyone who completes today too 👏

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Helena-S

Yay!!! Well done Helena-S , we’re impressed with you too!! It’s a lovely sunny but very cold day here in Yorkshire, I hope it is where you are too...perfect graduating conditions!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

ah22IJ
ah22IJGraduate

I did it!!! 🥳🥳It was a snail's pace so nowhere near 5K. Have enjoyed reading everyone's comments and the motivation that you've all given me. Thanks to everyone and good luck to you on your running journey. Happy Easter 🐣

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to ah22IJ

Yay!!! Snails pace is perfect Oldfloss would be very proud of you!!! Distance doesn’t matter at this stage..or any stage really, what matters is that you enjoy your new found ability...consolidate your running now and who knows how far or fast you might go?! Congratulations 🥳

ah22IJ
ah22IJGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you x

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to ah22IJ

Happy Easter 🐣

Annthepan
AnnthepanGraduate

Yay! I've just completed week 9 run 3 much to my surprise and am looking forward to the onward journey. And yes a badge would be great, thanks x

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Annthepan

Congratulations Annthepan, we’re looking forward to watching your running journey blossom into something special too...your shiny new badge is firmly in place 😁 x

Surfergirl50
Surfergirl50Graduate

I’ve done it! I’ve completed C25K and I’m feeling on top of the world!!! 🌟💫✨

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Surfergirl50

Yay!!! We’re super proud of you, well done!!! Your shiny badge is pinned on safe and secure 😉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

brains_t
brains_tGraduate

Completed it today and feeling good

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to brains_t

Congratulations brains_t all your hard work has paid off 🥳👏🏻👏🏻

Oxwichbay
OxwichbayGraduate

Hello and a Happy Easter to you 😊 I completed the challenge this morning and would love to receive my badge when you have a moment. Thank you so much 💓

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Oxwichbay

Happy Easter to you too Oxwichbay and what a happy Easter it is for you?!! All that hard work has paid off and you have a nice shiny badge next to your name to prove it...congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Oxwichbay
OxwichbayGraduate in reply to Mummycav

A very proud moment. Thank you so very much 🥰

Imc50
Imc50Moderator

Omg Bev the duck is soooooo cool and definitely the essence of easter running, he it she just needs a nice pair of trainers 🤓, enjoy those badge postings, my last two months were crazy-hectic-busy 🤪

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Imc50

Thank you Imc50 ...I absolutely love ducklings 🐥❤️ And I love the graduate badge job too, it was crazy hectic during the first lockdown we had sooooooo many new graduates I was never away!! I love being on the forum, feel like I haven’t been around enough lately so I’ll make up for it now...what a great feeling graduation is? I love sharing other people’s joy!! x

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Mummycav

It's good to have you back firing on all cylinders 👍🙂

LastBlaster
LastBlasterGraduate

Done and dusted and over the moon! Finished less than an hour ago and still basking in smiles!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to LastBlaster

Whoop whoop!!! Congratulations LastBlaster..that’s an amazing achievement right there & your badge is very well deserved...we’re all super proud of you 👏🏻 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

LastBlaster
LastBlasterGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you. So delighted and still smiling. It'll be here all day 😊

Surfergirl50
Surfergirl50Graduate in reply to LastBlaster

Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻🏆

Rosec25k
Rosec25kGraduate

I love the duckling!! looks so happy - makes you smile!!😀

Hi completed my C25k this week can I get my badge thank you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to StringsandKeys

Oh, it's me again, but this time to hand you your hard won graduation badge.

Many congratulations...........it looks great!!

StringsandKeys
StringsandKeysGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you is it an attachment? Sorry not hugely technical !!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to StringsandKeys

It is on the screen next to your name. Only visible on the forum if you log in via a browser, rather than the app.

Thank you I’ll try another way to view. That’s great!

Dahlia65
Dahlia65Graduate

Yes I’ve graduated to the final run of week 9 😃 🥳 slow jogging and not 5 k yet but still motivated and will continue to jog

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Dahlia65

Congratulations again and look after that hard won little grey smudge.

Goals1
Goals1Graduate

Luv a badge😀

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Goals1

Well done Goals1 ...just checked out your graduation post...click on the link above for ‘what’s next’ and the consolidation club...your badge suits you by the way 😜

Monkeiishnaa
MonkeiishnaaGraduate

Just completed week 9 run 3 today. Would love a badge. Thank you 🙏

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Monkeiishnaa

Congratulations Monkeiishnaa...your badge is firmly in place...well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

MissingSA
MissingSAGraduate

Hi, completed the course today. Absolutely stoked! Would love a badge🤗

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to MissingSA

Congratulations MissingSA...I don’t know what ‘stoked’ means but I can only assume it’s good?!!! Lol...Wear your badge with pride 👏🏻👏🏻😜

MissingSA
MissingSAGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Ha ha ha thank you ever so much!! Stoked means euphoric so yes 🤣very very good!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to MissingSA

Yay!! I’m nicking ‘stoked!!!’ x

MissingSA
MissingSAGraduate in reply to Mummycav

😂

Kes101
Kes101Graduate

Hi I completed W9R3 yesterday morning and would love to have a virtual Graduation badge please. Thanks 🙏🏃‍♀️🤣🎉🐣🌈

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

It’s yours Kes101 !!! Well deserved

LunaRabbit
LunaRabbitGraduate

Really happy to have completed my C25K, not posted before but regularly look at the posts. It took 3 weeks longer as I repeated runs to make sure I was ready to move on to the next step. Very happy to have achieved my goals. Thanks to this great group.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to LunaRabbit

Yay! Well done LunaRabbit , doesn’t matter how long it’s taken you’ve smashed it now and your well deserved badge is securely in place! Don’t forget to check out the consolidation club ☺️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Huts
HutsGraduate

Hi, I completed my Week 9 Run 3 today

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Huts

........and look, you have a badge.

Congratulations!!!!

JMMi
JMMiGraduate

Yeah I did it!! Xx

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to JMMi

Congratulations, you already have your badge.

Island7
Island7Graduate

Hi, I completed my C25K program last Friday. Excited to see where it will lead me from here! Could I request my badge please?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Island7

Welcome to the forum and many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Mars56
Mars56Graduate

Hi I completed the final run yesterday, so pleased and proud a few days after my 65th Birthday, could I have a graduation badge please? Here’s to a much fitter retirement 🙌

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Mars56

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Completed couch to 5k last night in a snow shower. It has been great so far - congratulations to all graduates 🎓 x

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Notsoquickchick

Ooo, well done Notsoquickchick ...the weather can’t seem to make its mind up at the moment!!! You were very determined to become a graduate braving those temperatures and snow showers!! You’re very well deserved badge is now firmly in place for you to show off...congratulations 😁😁

Notsoquickchick
NotsoquickchickGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you Mummycav am looking forward to consolidating next. X

SamC74
SamC74Graduate

I graduated this morning! Never thought I would get there! Now what 🤔 Should I do the consolidation runs 3 times a week for 30 minutes? Any advice welcomed!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to SamC74

Hi SamC74 ...congratulations to you!!! Yes, def consolidate your running...look at the pinned posts, I’m sure Imc50 will welcome you with open arms and you’ll be able to chat there with other new graduates about all things running...also, this makes for an interesting read too healthunlocked.com/couchto5... IannodaTruffe has a head full of priceless knowledge...enjoy showing off your new badge 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

SamC74
SamC74Graduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you so much! Excited to keep running and with such supportive fellow runners 😊

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to SamC74

And we’re glad to be running along side you x ☺️

ElBr92
ElBr92Graduate

I finished my last run on Saturday and looking forward to consolidating over the next few weeks. A badge would be a lovely addition!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to ElBr92

The icing on the cake ElBr92 .....and proof that all your hard work has paid off. Congratulations and very well done, we’re super proud of you and Imc50 is waiting with the consolidation club to continue your journey 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Bodolly
BodollyGraduate

Hi there, W9 R3 completed this morning. I'd love the graduation certificate please. thanks for the forum and support, it has helped get here for sure!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Bodolly

Welcome to the forum and many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

To get your Graduate Certificate please follow the link in the post above.

Keep running, keep smiling.

Hello!! Me please!!! So pleased, proud and feeling fantastic! Thank you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Scrumpybumble

You did the work, so the badge is yours by right.

Looks great.

Congratulations.

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

Scrumpybumble
ScrumpybumbleGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you! I really can’t tell you how much the running and the support and advice has changed my life. My brother is doing it now too and feels the same. It’s brilliant!

Yodamummy
YodamummyGraduate

I completed c25k on Monday, could I have a graduate badge pretty please? ☺️

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Yodamummy

After such a nice request how could I refuse you.

The badge is yours. Keep it polished......

Congratulations.

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

Yodamummy
YodamummyGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Whoop whoop! I’ve at last graduated in something 😂 thanks so much! 😘

Miss_Petal
Miss_PetalGraduate

So happy and proud to say that I have completed my Wk9 R3 today!!! 🥳 I am not fit or healthy but I was determined to complete the program and really feel it has helped me physically and mentally being outdoors doing this. Advice and encouragement from people on here have really helped me persevere and looking forward to carrying on now. A graduation badge would be greatly appreciated please?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Miss_Petal

You may not be fit and healthy but you are probably more so than before you started.Congratulations.

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

RB26
RB26Graduate

Hello I graduated this evening! Please may I have my badge? Ahhh so exciting! 😁😁😁 Thank you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to RB26

It is a great achievement and I am delighted to award you your hard won badge.

Congratulations.

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

RB26
RB26Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Ahhh thank you! I'm so excited that I now have graduate next to my name. The little things eh! Haha

joeyg76
joeyg76Graduate

Hi, I just completed the program and feeling a wee bit pleased with myself today 😁. Can I request my graduate badge please?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to joeyg76

Smug and pink...........the signs of a runner.Congratulations.

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

Hi, I graduated this morning. Please may I have a badge? Thanks

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to DanceMonkey63

You can........and you have.........and it looks great.

Congratulations.

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

Bodolly
BodollyGraduate

Hi graduated yesterday! Can I have my badge please! Thanks so much for the forum and the posts, very inspiring. Cheers !

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Bodolly

.......... and you have a badge!

hoggle1
hoggle1Graduate

Finished W9R3 today :)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to hoggle1

That's all you have to do to be decorated with the glorious C25K forum little grey smudge........ look after it.Congratulations.

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

branders1974
branders1974Graduate

Morning! Just completed, can't quite believe it! Am beaming 😁 The sun even shone for me 🌄

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to branders1974

Fantastic branders1974 ...beaming as bright as the sun!! Congratulations, you’ll need your sunglasses to look at your badge it’s that shiny...well done you!! 👏🏻👏🏻

branders1974
branders1974Graduate in reply to Mummycav

Oh ace! Thank you!! 😁

newbie-nick
newbie-nickGraduate

Cripes, Moriarty, I've done it! As a shuffling newbie a mere matter of weeks ago to running 30 mins continuously is something I did wonder about completing, but here I am freshly run, freshly bathed and ready to face the next stage... after some consolidation runs!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to newbie-nick

Fantastic newbie-nick ..those first few runs are daunting aren’t they...but they’re a distant memory now as you move onto the next stage of your running journey & we’re all cheering you on...congratulations Imc50 is waiting for you with this months consolidation club 👏🏻👏🏻 Enjoy showing your shiny badge off 😁

newbie-nick
newbie-nickGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thanks. I one of so many that have either completed C25K, or have started it and not finished for whatever reason, or one of the millions who have started running since lockdown. I am now a fully-fledged member of the band of runners.My legs are happy, my body seems slimmer if not lighter and I have an ever brighter disposition - and for a displaced Scot that is saying something!!

I salute each and every runner and send my most sincere thanks to all those involved in bringing C25K to us, a grateful public.

nowster
nowsterGraduate in reply to newbie-nick

Is that a Goon Show reference? You silly, twisted boy, you! 🤣

newbie-nick
newbie-nickGraduate in reply to nowster

Errr, Eccles! I wish I could afford a piece of paper with the time written on it.

nowster
nowsterGraduate in reply to newbie-nick

It's all in the mind, you know.

newbie-nick
newbie-nickGraduate in reply to nowster

We could move on to, 'He's not the Messiah; he's a very naughty boy'. Appropriate for this time of year.

nowster
nowsterGraduate in reply to newbie-nick

Do I have to stand in a cardboard box and sing Jerusalem?

newbie-nick
newbie-nickGraduate in reply to nowster

Only if you really, really want to. In the meantime, I am off to scale the twin peaks of the Killamanjaro.I must away and do some work...

QuadroVEINia
QuadroVEINiaGraduate

Hi, please may I request a graduation badge. I completed my final run this morning. Thank you.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to QuadroVEINia

Badge securely in place QuadroVEINia ...congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

I completed the graduation run today. While completing C25K was always my aim. I must admit it seemed an almost impossible target when I was doing the 60 sec runs all those weeks ago.

Chesterlove
ChesterloveGraduate

Hi, I graduated today. Is this the place to request my virtual badge?

Graduation Photo
Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Chesterlove

Yesssss!!!! Badge pinned securely in place 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

I’d like a badge please 😁

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Fatheadcymru73

Ok then!! If you’ve done all that hard work....a badge is def yours 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

QSJL
QSJLGraduate

I’ve just completed w9 run3 and I couldn’t be more proud of myself! 🏃🏼‍♀️What a fabulous feeling! Can I request my badge? 😁

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to QSJL

Woo hoo!!! We’re absolutely proud of you too!!! What a fantastic feeling graduation is??? Show off your badge with pride 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

CanIrun21
CanIrun21Graduate

Completed week 9 today, can I request my graduation badge please. A great feeling and this site has been such a support. I am 37 and have never ran in my life so am delighted, On week 9 run 2 I ran 4.9km and was hoping to make 5k today but I was actually slower today, just didn't have it in my legs and took off too fast at the beginning. I've downloaded the 5k to 10k app and it looks very manageable to will see how I go.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to CanIrun21

Hey CanIrun21 ...you’ve graduated no matter how far or fast?!! Running for 30 minutes is really the aim of the game at this stage and then, if you want to you can work on distance and time etc....I’m sure , of you want to, you will do 5k in 30 mins but if you don’t then who cares???? It’s something you can work towards after you’ve consolidated your runs...enjoy your new found ability with no pressure for now Imc50 is waiting for you with his consolidation club...Well done you 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Hi I’ve completed today could I get a badge please ? 👍🏻

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Fatheadcymru73

Fantastic...well done you..badge fastened on tightly 👏🏻👏🏻

Hi. I finished Couch to 5k tonight.

Cheers

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Captain_Autumn

Well done Captain_Autumn ...your shiny new badge is on 😉👏🏻👏🏻

Squishy16
Squishy16Graduate

Feeling really pleased, I completed week 9 yesterday!!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Squishy16

Yay!! Well done Squishy16 ...shiny badge is yours 👏🏻👏🏻

I ran W9R3 yesterday, may I have my badge please?

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Skyblueandblack

You certainly can Skyblueandblack ...well done 👏🏻👏🏻

mind1st
mind1stGraduate

Hi I finished this morning and I'm buzzing. Please can I have a badge to go with my cheesy grin?!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to mind1st

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

pinkglen
pinkglenGraduate

I completed my final run this morning. Can I request a graduation badge? Can’t wait for the next stage. Thank you for all the support.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to pinkglen

I have great pleasure in awarding you our finest quality, hard won little grey smudge.........it looks great.

Many congratulations.

COUCOU37
COUCOU37Graduate

Hi,Just completed W9r3 yesterday🏃‍♂️.

Hopefully, this is just the beginning as this adventure is so motivating.

Thanks for this forum and all the advice that kept me reading and challenging myself.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to COUCOU37

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

The badge is all yours.

Keep running, keep smiling.

Please may I have my shiny graduate 'badge'. I completed week 9 run 3 last Wednesday. I'm still surprised that I finally managed it and I'm keen to try and continue running although it definitely doesn't come naturally or easy! Thanks to all those who have posted informative & encouraging posts on this forum; they have really helped and made me feel like I'm not alone in facing the challenges of running. 🏃‍♀️😊

Tanooki
TanookiGraduate

I’ve just finished my final run of week 9, yay! May I have a graduate badge please 🥳🥳so so happy! The c25k really does work!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Tanooki

It not only works as a nine week programme it can also change the rest of your life.Congratulations.

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

Tig40
Tig40Graduate

Wk 9 run 3 completed this morning. Wouldn’t have believed it possible a couple of months ago. I even decided to push on for 5k and did 5.07 in 39.11. Looking forwards to consolidating my runs now. Congratulations to everyone else and can I have a badge please?😀

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Tig40

A great achievement .

Congratulations.

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

Badrun
BadrunGraduate

Yes please to a badge !

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Badrun

The badge awarding department informs me that we have a duplicate badge request in contravention of rule 17b, subsection 9. Our investigation team will do their best to establish the veracity of these dubious looking claims and there should be an action taken within a 72 hour timescale.

Badrun
BadrunGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

😂😂 sorry. ! Thank you

Badrun
BadrunGraduate

Could I have a badge please. This program has been amazing. Feel inspired

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Badrun

Congratulations.

Badge awarded!!!!!;;

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

Jed01
Jed01Graduate

over the moon I’ve graduated & my last run was also hopefully the first of many leaving the treadmill behind & running outdoors.Still can’t believe I can run 🎉

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Jed01

Believe it. You can do so much as long as you follow a sensible progressive training plan to get you there.Congratulations.

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

zqlpm
zqlpmGraduate

Graduated today through the wind and snow! Here for the badge 🥳

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to zqlpm

Yay!!! Well done for braving the elements today zqlpm its been coming down this afternoon where I am too!!! Your badge is securely in place 👏🏻👏🏻

Chippy1
Chippy1Graduate

Hi, amazingly I finished my 9 weeks, yesterday. It has been brilliant. Please can I have my graduation badge. Thanks for all the encouragement.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Chippy1

Whoop whoop!! Well done on your AMAZING achievement! You def deserve a badge to show off!! Well done you!

Loumcc83
Loumcc83Graduate

Completed! Would love my badge. 🥳

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Loumcc83

Excellent...what a great start to the week!! You’ve def earned your badge well done 👏🏻

ckp82
ckp82Graduate

I did it 🥳 on the last run I carried on running until I had achieved a full 5k

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to ckp82

Wow!! Well done ckp82 ...having that bit left in the tank to get you up to 5k is great...I bet you get wonderful afterwards?! It’s all about consolidation now, running for 30 mins for the next few weeks just cement all your hard work and then who knows how far you’ll be running?!! Congratulations 🥳👏🏻

ckp82
ckp82Graduate in reply to Mummycav

It felt great! Looking forward to the 10k challenge now 🙂

BeccaMay
BeccaMayGraduate

Hi! So chuffed that I’ve completed couch to 5k, hard to believe I could barely run for a minute just 9 weeks ago! Surprised myself even more at how much I love it. I’d love a graduate badge if you have time 😊

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to BeccaMay

Always time to put the icing on the cake!! You’ve done some really hard work there BeccaMay its even better when you enjoy the journey, you’ve come such a long way!!! I hope you have a great big beaming smile on your face to go with your new badge 😁😁😁😁 Congratulations 🥳 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

SugarT
SugarTGraduate

Hello! Chuffed to say I’ve completed my last run today! 🏃🏻‍♀️🥳 Not at 5k yet, but I can work on that now I can run for longer than 20 seconds without stopping 😁 xx

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to SugarT

Yay! Well done SugarT ...yes, yes you can run for more than 20 seconds, a lot more! I hope your new shiny badge makes your smile that little bit bigger too! Don’t forget it’s consolidation time now so head over here healthunlocked.com/couchto5... and join Imc50 with other new graduates to talk about all things running....Congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉

Sammyyy
SammyyyGraduate

Hi, I completed the Couch to 5K in the snow today! Am utterly amazed, and so grateful for this wonderful app that helped it all happen!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Sammyyy

It is a life changer for many.

Congratulations.

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

Sarahlou43
Sarahlou43Graduate

Graduated today 😁 feeling on top of the world. Would love a graduation badge if at all possible. Well done April graduates. Amazing isn't it

Winners Cup with congratulations
Sarahlou43
Sarahlou43Graduate

I just graduated today. Feeling on top of the world. Well done all April graduates. Amazing isn't it

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Sarahlou43

Whoop whoop...another April graduate with an award winning feeling under their running belt!! It truly is an amazing achievement...shiny badge firmly in place for you Sarahlou43 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

ele123
ele123Graduate

Hi, I graduated on Saturday and would love to have my badge. Thank you 😊😊😊

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to ele123

Woo hoo! Well done ele123 ...that’s super news! You have a shiny badge now too, well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

BluntJones78
BluntJones78Graduate

Week 9, run 3 completed today 😊 can I request my graduate badge please? Thank you ☺️

Final pic on 5k app
Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to BluntJones78

Fantastic BluntJones78, congratulations! A shiny badge is yours to keep 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😉

Don’t forget to check out the guide to post c25k here healthunlocked.com/couchto5... full of useful tips and advice

inverd
inverdGraduate

I've done it! I must confess I was despairing if I could get there but MIchael johnson's voice certainly helped.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to inverd

Ohhhh...Mr Smooth to the rescue!! You’ve done it...yes, he has spurred you on but it’s all your hard work and determination that has got you there...& for that reason, you deserve a nice shiny badge...congratulations and very well done 👏🏻 Don’t forget to have a read here healthunlocked.com/couchto5... for tips and advice...happy running 😄

daffodil65
daffodil65Graduate

Thanks to this fantastic programme and following the advice here I graduated 2 weeks ago. Consolidating with 2 30min runs each week. Still at 3.5k but happy with enjoying the running. Hurrah! Not bad for a 65 year old who’d never run before! Have I requested my badge please (if I don’t already have it)?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to daffodil65

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner..............and graduate badge wearer.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Goldilocks82
Goldilocks82Graduate

Hi, I'm very happy to report that W9R3 is complete. Can I have my badge, pretty please?

😆😆

Oh no, what do I do now! 😬 Gonna just keep running until I figure that out! xx

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Goldilocks82

Many congratulations on earning that badge......look after it!!

What you do now is check out this guide to post C25k running healthunlocked.com/couchto5... it is full of tips.

RiversideVer
RiversideVerGraduate

Hi graduated today 😁 -from not being convinced I could progress from wk 1! The Japanese slow running method really works for me and means I actually enjoy running!!!!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to RiversideVer

Fantastic RiversideVer, whatever works for you is just the ticket!! Running slowly means you can take in your surroundings ☺️...your badge is securely fastened on! Don’t forget to check out what next here healthunlocked.com/couchto5... and the consolidation club too...well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

brozwn
brozwnGraduate

Hi I managed to finish today after starting in January would it be okay to ask for a graduation badge please 😃

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to brozwn

Is it okay??? Is it okay???? Of course it’s ok!! You’ve worked hard for your badge so it’s well deserved 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Congratulations brozwn

brozwn
brozwnGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you!!! 🎉

free_runner
free_runnerGraduate

Hi! I finally completed the program today. Feel really proud of myself. Please can I request a graduate badge?

Graduate trophy screen
Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to free_runner

Yay!!! And so you should be very proud of yourself, we’re proud of you too!!! Congratulations! Don’t forget to have a read here healthunlocked.com/couchto5... go and show off your shiny badge x

Morning! I’ve just completed the program!!! Wooooooooo 🎊🏃🏻‍♀️💗

Completed couch to 5k screen
Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Running_like_pheobe

Wooooooooo!!!! Congratulations Running_like_pheobe ...that’s a great way to start the day! You have a new shiny badge to prove it and reward you for all your hard work!! Have a read here healthunlocked.com/couchto5... and don’t forget to check in with this months consolidation club, well done

vixp
vixpGraduate

Hi, I ran week 9 run3 this morning and graduated. Please may I have my badge? 😀

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to vixp

Certainly vixp ...it’s the law!! All your hard work requires recognition in the form of a nice shiny badge!! Wear it with pride...congratulations fellow runner ....when you get a chance have a read herehealthunlocked.com/couchto5... and also, check in with Imc50 and his other new graduates with his consolidation club...happy running 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

KOKODizzy1
KOKODizzy1Graduate

So chuffed to have been able to graduate 😁 Could I have a badge, please? 🎖️

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to KOKODizzy1

Yay!!! Congratulations KOKODizzy1 ..your badge is firmly secured...well done you!! Don’t forget to check out the ‘what next’ post here healthunlocked.com/couchto5... running

KOKODizzy1
KOKODizzy1Graduate in reply to Mummycav

Thanks, Mummycav. Still smiling - sooooo pleased to have got this far 😊 🎖️

I did W9R3 this morning- in the sunshine with frost on the ground. Felt great. I’d feel very proud to sport a virtual badge :) Thank you to all the moderators - your comments on people’s posts have been great to read.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to lavertonrunner

Yay!!! That’s a great way to end the week!!! I had a great run yesterday with the sunshine and ground frost too..a strange mix!! Your badge is yours for all to see, enjoy showing it off!! Have a great weekend...don’t forget to check in here healthunlocked.com/couchto5... and check in with this months consolidation club where you can share your journey with other new graduates...congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

DavidW955
DavidW955Graduate

Hi, I completed today. Can’t believe it! Can I claim my graduate badge. Thank you!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to DavidW955

Hey DavidW955 ...you’d better believe it, you’ve got a badge now to prove it!!! All your hard work has paid off!! Congratulations 🥳 excellent work! Don’t forget to check in with this months consolidation club where you can talk to other new graduates about all things running...have a great weekend 👏🏻👏🏻

Sewnso
SewnsoGraduate

Hi I completed today please could I request my graduates badge. Not a great one today only 2.63 miles, Wednesday was 2.7 so nearly at 5K, I might achieve it if I lived somewhere flat 😆

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Sewnso

Hi Sewnso ...congratulations, your badge is securely in place...doesn’t matter on your distance at this stage, what we want is for you to be running comfortably for 30 minutes , you can work on distance, pace etc if you want to when you’ve been consolidating all your hard work for the next few weeks... check in with Imc50 here healthunlocked.com/couchto5... where you can talk about all things running. Remember, even though today’s run didn’t feel all that great, you still did it and you can bag the mileage and stamina...put it behind you, you’ve graduated now so the running world is your oyster!! Have a great weekend 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Lollywally
LollywallyGraduate

I completed my final run this morning, please may I request my badge. Thank you

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Lollywally

A new shiny badge is all yours Lollywally ...congratulations. Check out the consolidation club here healthunlocked.com/couchto5... and also healthunlocked.com/couchto5... this makes for a good read...have a great weekend ....well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Football_mum
Football_mumGraduate

Hello! I completed this morning - woohoo. 🎉Please may I have a graduate badge to mark my achievement. Thank you.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Football_mum

Woo hoo Football_mum , excellent work!! You now have a badge to show off for all your hard work, well done you!! Don’t forget to check in with this months consolidation club and this makes for interesting reading when you have time healthunlocked.com/couchto5... running, keep smiling 😉

LizzyMB
LizzyMBGraduate

Hi I’ve just completed week 9 run 3 - can I request a graduate badge please ? 😀

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to LizzyMB

Your well deserved badge is yours to keep, congratulations 🥳 ....enjoy your new found ability, don’t forget to check in with Imc50 and his consolidation club and have a read here healthunlocked.com/couchto5... running 😉

Finally did it. Really pleased. Did repeat runs around weeks 4 - 5. Have stayed a non vaper since starting. Managed 4k in 30 mins :)

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Jaynenottarzan

Yay!! Fantastic Jaynenottarzan ...on all counts this is brilliant!! I repeated week 4 soooooo many times, I felt like a hamster on a wheel! Then I found this forum and the wonderful people on here have me the confidence to move on...& that I really would get to the end...and now, almost 4 years later, here I am!! And here you are, a new graduate!! It’s my pleasure to pin on your badge, excellent work 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Don’t forget to check in with Imc50 and his consolidation club here healthunlocked.com/couchto5... a lovely weekend 🔆

Graduated end of March but only just done this!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to neverthoughtpossible

Congratulations!! Never too late for a badge 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

C25K-newbie
C25K-newbieGraduate

Week 9 finished, please can I claim my graduate badge. I am so happy to have got here

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to C25K-newbie

And we’re happy to see you here!! You’ve worked hard for your badge so I’ll pin it on extra right so you don’t lose it!! Congratulations 🥳👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

RiverExe
RiverExeGraduate

Completed Cto5K yesterday! Will read through suggestions as to what to do next. 💫

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to RiverExe

Fantastic RiverExe ..congratulations!! Yes, follow the links above and you won’t go wrong 😉 well done you! 🥳

RiverExe
RiverExeGraduate

I’ve completed C to 5 K. Please may I request a virtual badge!

Redpenguins
RedpenguinsGraduate

Hello completed Week 9 on Wednesday - so pleased with myself but for some reason really hated that particular run😱Struggled to get into a rhythm and my usual hill early on felt really hard. Please could I have my graduate 👩‍🎓 badges? Thank you very much

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Redpenguins

Hmmm, sometimes runs are like that, but you did it & your well deserved badge is firmly in place...bag the mileage and the stamina, (which, if you’re starting runs with a hill I have to say you’ve more than me!!!) and move on....follow the links above for tips and advice and you can join in the conversations about all things running with Imc50 & his gang 👏🏻👏🏻 Extra kudos for carrying on when the run felt hard 😉

Redpenguins
RedpenguinsGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you so much for my badge. Went out this morning in the sunshine for my first consolidation run and it was much better - I went at my fastest ever pace in the middle, and now feel great and am looking forward to the next one. Thank you so much for the encouragement - it really does make a difference 😀

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Redpenguins

You are more than welcome Redpenguins ...I’m glad you had a better run today..& what a difference the sunshine makes?!! I was out earlier on and I could feel the sun on my skin, it felt lovely and gave me a little spring in my step! Don’t worry if you have the odd run that leaves you feeling a bit despondent, we all have them I promise, but the key is to always try and take something positive from it & no matter how it goes, you have always run that little bit further 😉

Fit-at-50
Fit-at-50Graduate

Hello, I did it! I’m now a C25K graduate 👩‍🎓😁 sooo proud, please may I have the badge 🙏 thank you very much

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Fit-at-50

Yay!!! Well done and massive congratulations to you Fit-at-50 ...excellent work, now go show off that badge!! 😉

Myra_myron
Myra_myronGraduate

Hello! I graduated yesterday! 🤗. Still cannot wipe the smile off my face! Would I be able to get the virtual badge please?

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Myra_myron

Oooo, I think I need my sunglasses 🕶 your smile is beaming!! Congratulations new runner, what a great end to the week?! Congratulations 🥳

Catdal123
Catdal123Graduate

Hello 👋 I graduated today 😀 🏃‍♀️ can I request my graduation badge please 🙏😊

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Catdal123

Congratulations Catdal123 ...what a lovely sunny day to graduate!! Well done, enjoy showing off your shiny badge 👏🏻👏🏻

Paul25k
Paul25kGraduate

Hi! Just to let you know, I completed the Couch to 5k plan earlier this week. If I could have a badge that woukd be great! Some how it feels like I've really earned it!! 😂 Thank you 😊

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Paul25k

You certainly have Paul25k !!! Your badge is securely in place...you’ve worked hard so enjoy showing it off...congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Paul25k
Paul25kGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you so much 😊

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Paul25k

☺️

LolaBobs
LolaBobsGraduate

Hey I graduated today :). How do I get my badge please 😁

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to LolaBobs

Right here LolaBobs ..it’s on...tightly!! Well done you, great achievement and excellent work...congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Ayano21
Ayano21Graduate

Finished my last run today and I'm absolutely amazed that I can run for 30minutes straight! I didnt think it would be possible when I first started, so just wanted to say thank you to this lovely community that kept inspiring me onwards!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Ayano21

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

tyler_tiler
tyler_tilerGraduate

Hi, completed yesterday, slow and steady with a sprint at the end. Feeling so much stronger since I started the programme. Will take a look at consolidation programmes, think it helps me to have the structure of regular sessions.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to tyler_tiler

Welcome to the forum and many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

NannyOgg46
NannyOgg46Graduate

Hi there. Super surprised at myself but I graduated today and would love a badge. Thanks for all the support in the community ☺️

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to NannyOgg46

Well done, you put in the effort and now you can reap the rewards.

Congratulations.

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

Yay I’ve done it completed week 9 run 3, feeling good and proud of myself 😊🥳

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Runforfitness

Proud, pink and smug............the signs of a runner.. . ..... with a badge!!!!!!!

Congratulations.

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

Wendywoo1610
Wendywoo1610Graduate

Graduated today with the sun shining and a smile on my face 😃 Could I request a badge please ? Thanks

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Wendywoo1610

The badge is all yours.

Congratulations.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Hi, completed week 9 run 3 today 👍

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to Makearunforit

Yay...good job...all your hard work deserves a shiny badge so I’ve pinned one on for you...congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 don’t forget to follow the links above for some advice and tips and you can chat about all things running checking in with the consolidation club

amaham
amahamGraduate

Completed week 9 run 3 on Friday. This was my third attempt so delighted I made it to the end. I am really enjoying it this time so will definitely keep it up 😁

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to amaham

Yay! Well done amaham ...3rd time lucky 👏🏻 I have no doubt that getting there this time will be all the motivation you need to keep at it...don’t forget to follow the links above, you’ll also get some inspiration there that will help along with useful tips and advice...congratulations 🥳

amaham
amahamGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you so much, very much appreciated 😊

Mummycav
MummycavModerator in reply to amaham

and very well deserved 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Hoping this is the right place to request a badge. I completed my last run yesterday! Got a way to go before I reach 5k but am thrilled to be able to run for 30 mins after 19 years of not running anywhere!! Thank you for running the forum - it’s really helped!

Hi, I did W9R3 on Saturday morning, so I'd love a graduate badge. Under 5K, but I'm delighted to be running regularly and looking forward to continuing.

Hi, I've done it! Just completed W9R3 over the moon ! yay

Hi guys, I completed my final C25K run today. Thoroughly enjoyed it. A graduation badge would be great please 😃

Finally got here! Thank you

Just finished W9R3! Would love a graduate badge 🙏 cannot believe I’ve managed it from puffing and panting after 60 seconds to this, buzzing!!!

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