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roseabiAdministrator
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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 Instructor57's September 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.

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chasinghens profile image
chasinghensGraduate

Hooray I did the C25k...have totally caught the running bug....ev2n if I'm only jogging!πŸ˜€

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to chasinghens

Superstar!!! There's your badge, congratulations xxx

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Robin_GochGraduate

πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽŠ So happy that I managed to finish week 9 run 3 tonight! Thanks for all your support here, it's been very helpful. I'm not the fastest runner, so didn't quite manage 5k in 30 minutes - but running the whole 5k will be my next target! I have found the app and the weekly 3-run plan really useful, and I think I could struggle to continue without that routine, so I'll definitely have a look at the 'What Next' post. Thanks! 😁

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Robin_Goch

Brilliant, that's so lovely to read! Massive congratulations, and there's your shiny badge xxx

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Runningcat15Graduate

Wow did it and loved it Looking forward to the next 3 weeks of consolidation runs. Thanks for all the advice and support on here. It’s brilliant πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Runningcat15

You're brilliant!! Congratulations, runner, there's your badge xxx

Completed my W9R3 today!!!!!I’m so glad I started running. I’m going to continue running every alternate days for the rest of my life😬

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to PurplePuppy20

Congratulations, superstar!!!! There's your badge xxx

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Ellio39Graduate

Hooray πŸ™πŸŽ‰ Im not fast but I ran for 30 minutes this morning πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ So proud of me and my dog 🐾

The face of achievement ❀️
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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Ellio39

Massive congratulations to you and your dog!!!! There's your badge xxx

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to roseabi

And there it definitely is! Sorry, looks like I was so excited I forgot to add it! πŸ˜‚

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Ellio39Graduate in reply to roseabi

Brilliant 🀩 Thanks so much πŸ€—

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SweatgirlGraduate

Completed my C25K on Monday. yay!! πŸ˜€ Not quite 5K in 30 mins, more like 33-35 mins but so happy to have achieved this. Going to keep trying to do three 5K runs per week to keep up the routine and have downloaded the Nike running club app to help track my time and distance.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Sweatgirl

Woohoo well done!!! Looking forward to reading about how the new routine is shaping up!

Congratulations, and there is your badge xxx

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TzushkaGraduate

Programme completed last night, out in the dark with the wild boars munching! (And with Laura, for the support :) Heading straight into the consolidation club, and I hope my willpower will build up along with my resistance. (Looks like speed will have to wait.) Thank you all for the amazing job you're doing!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tzushka

Wild boars and Laura? Awesome!!!

There is your badge, congratulations 😍😍😍

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to roseabi

Congratulations, superstar runner!! There's your badge xxx

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OrkneyWillowGraduate

So chuffed. I completed my C25k yesterday. Managed to run for 30.13 mins and ran 4km. πŸ˜€

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to OrkneyWillow

Congratulations, superstar!!! There's your badge xxx

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Ako89Graduate

Just graduated an hour ago! I can't believe it! This community is so great and helpful. Thank you all so much.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Ako89

Believe!!! πŸ˜ƒ Huge congratulations, here's your badge xxx

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WiltedredGraduate

Completed yesterday and feeling good!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Wiltedred

Awesome work - congratulations!!! There's your badge xxx

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LateStartGraduate

Just back from completing W9R3 in the morning haze before the heat sets in. What a gorgeous day to graduate! Only doing 4.2k in 30 mins but 3 months ago I would never have believed it possible

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to LateStart

That's amazing news!! Huge congratulations, and there's your badge xxx

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sundaypapersGraduate

I've graduated twice. Do I get two badges?

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to sundaypapers

Congratulations!

You can only have one badge, and there it is!! xxx

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DruannaGraduate

Hi ,I am here to collect my graduation badge please.Just completed week 9 run 3.

Well chuffed with myself 😁

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Druanna

Congratulations, superstar!! There's your badge xxx

Druanna profile image
DruannaGraduate

Thank you ☺️

Me and my partner stopped 5K a couple of times in W9. Each time getting back from our vacation, we start the program again from W1. We’re getting to W3 this time. Our goal is that one day we could complete the whole 5K.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Berosie

To graduate from the C25K programme you need only complete all the runs. Once you have done the third 30 minute run of Week 9 you can have your graduate badge!

Good luck and have fun!! xxx

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PatrysGraduate

Wow finally completed the C25k program and what a long, yet amazing journey it was. I am so greatful for the podcasts that coached me and kept me motivated. I'm looking forward to continuing and seeing what's next. Would also definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to start running. 😁

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Patrys

Congratulations, runner! There's your badge xxx

Good luck with your future running career - check out our Consolidation Club post for chat and tips: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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cle123Graduate

Finally completed it. May have took longer than 9 weeks but so happy. Now to keep going

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to cle123

Well done, superstar!!!! There's your shiny badge xxx

Have a look at our Consolidation Club post for chat and tips: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

I’ve done it - am so thrilled. Can I have a graduation badge please? 😁

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Allthegearnoidea

Absolutely! Congratulations, superstar!!! There's your badge xxx

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Mck8Graduate

Finished my last run yesterday can’t believe I graduated and I can say I am a runner πŸ₯° thank you c25k

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Instructor57Moderator in reply to Mck8

Wooo hoo , Congratulations runner ! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Here is your shiny new badge 😬Take a look at the consolidation club here.

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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doggytailGraduate

Thank you for all your encouragement, I never thought I would run at my age and now can run for 30 mins yippee

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Instructor57Moderator in reply to doggytail

Congratulations, that's Awesome!Here is your shiny new badge , freshly polished πŸ˜¬πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Maybe take a look at the consolidation club next

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Mum2glamGraduate

Woo Hoo! I completed my couch to 5k on Tuesday and it was the best feeling knowing that I accomplished what I set out to do. Thank you so much for getting me fitter and healthier

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Mum2glam

Congratulations superstar!!! Welcome to a healthier, fitter you! 😊😊😊

There is your badge xxx

Completed my third 30min run this morning. Really pleased with myself, I ran further on the last one too! Can I have my graduate badge please? Can’t wait to keep up the running and improving.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Crossstitchblue

Huge congratulations, runner!!! There is your badge xxx

Do have a look at the links in the post - there's loads of ideas about where to take your running career next!

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Silverblue3Graduate

I completed W9R3 on Saturday, and since then I’ve continued with two 30 minute runs! πŸŽ‰

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Silverblue3

Wow, well done!! There's your badge, congratulations 😍

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CeolgeolGraduate

Completed W9R3 this morning - actually ran for 33mins make sure I got to 5K! Got my first 5K race on Sunday...

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Ceolgeol

Congratulations, superstar!! There's your badge. Good luck and have fun on Sunday!!!! xxx

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LeledangeGraduate

Hi lovely I’ve graduated! Can I get my badge pplleeease πŸ™ˆπŸ₯°πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Leledange

Absolutely! There it is - congratulations!!!! xxx

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Dabby-dotGraduate

Hi Roseabi!Completed my C25K this morning! Was running with my Mum (Delly-dot) who’s already a graduate and would love to have a badge next to my name!

Thank you x

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Dabby-dot

Woohoo!! Congratulations!!!! There's your badge xxx

When I saw the email I wondered if you were a relation of Delly-dot 😊😊😊

W9R3 done!! This is actually my second graduation but didn’t request my badge the right way 1st time about 1yr ago. Long break then worked back up fromW1R1. Determined to keep going this time!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to SailingThrough

Well done!!!

You must have got it right before because you already have a badge - it's the word 'Graduate' next to your name on your comment here. If you can't see it perhaps you are using the HealthUnlocked app? If so, please log in via your web browser, and then you should be able to see your badge.

xxx

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smca80Graduate

Hello! I'm so happy I completed C25k this morning! I used to jog/run regularly, completing several 5k and 10k events, until a few years ago injuries and niggles would set me back and I decided running might not be for me anymore.

This summer I restarted regular swimming and along with walking, I built my fitness back up again. I was actually out for a walk one day when I realised I was wearing 'running gear' so thought I'd try out run/walking and I managed fine, no niggles. That's when I decided to give the C25K a go, with no big ambitions such as entering 5k or 10k, just to see how my body responded.

I have followed the guidance on here to go SLOW and am pleasantly surprised I have graduated without my usual injuries returning! Very very happy!

I also enjoyed several runs while on holiday in Tighnabruaich and also Dumfries & Galloway, a lovely way to explore the local areas. And it didn't feel like a chore to continue the programme while on holiday.

Looking forward to continuing on this journey of fitness!

Colour photo of church surrounded by fields. Penpont, Dumfries & Galloway
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roseabiAdministrator in reply to smca80

Lovely! My mum used to live in Kirkcudbright, a beautiful part of the world!!

And massive congratulations to you, I'm so glad the programme has you up and running again😍😍 There's your badge xxx

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GrandadPGraduate

Wow, I can’t believe I’ve done it! I have never been sporty or run before and at 72 never thought I’d be able to run that far. I started in June and really enjoyed doing C25K with Laura. I repeated many of the runs but now at last I’ve completed W9R3. Thanks so much for the programme, I have definitely got the running bug and will continue. My advice to anyone considering doing C25K is to do it! And to stick with it, it’s definitely worth it.

Thanks again.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to GrandadP

That's so fabulous, well done Superstar!!! There's your badge xxx

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dataquestGraduate

Yay! I did it! Completed my week 9, run 3 this morning! It has been great reading everyone's posts and I love everyone is so supportive of each other here! I am looking forward to continuing to build on the past couple of months' work. I am still not at 5K, but hoping to inch towards it, now that I know I can run for 30 minutes at a stretch. Slow and steady does it for me :)

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to dataquest

Congratulations, runner!!! There is your badge xxx

Check out our Consolidation Club post for tips and chat about postgraduate running healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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CrittermadGraduate

Hello! Can I claim my badge please

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Crittermad

Well done again!

You already have your badge, you will need to log into HealthUnlocked in a web browser to see it next to your name on your posts and replies. Xxx

Hooray I graduated this morning at last .Please can I have my badge .Thankyou πŸ˜†

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Blue_trainers

You certainly can, and there it is! Congratulations, superstar!!!! xxx

I finally graduated yesterday on my lunchtime run! I’m feeling proud and grateful! Now to consolidate and complete the London Marathon run/walk! πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ™

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to ElephantRunner

Woohoo, you are awesome!!! Congratulations, there's your badge xxx

Is that the actual London Marathon??? Good luck and have fun!!!!!!

Thank you so much, I feel like proper runner now 😎Thank you to everyone who have advised me along the way!

Yes I am doing the virtual London Marathon for the ABTA charity β€˜Lifeline’ which helps people who work/worked in the travel industry with financial issues. The travel industry have been badly affected and there have been many job losses.

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to ElephantRunner

Great stuff 😍😍😍

I can’t quite believe it - but I’ve done it!! πŸ˜€ Never really quite believed that I could jog for 30mins but Laura did… next step is consolidation club - thank you for the links and support! 😊

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to SteadyShuffler

Believe! 😍 Congratulations, runner - there is your badge xxx

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Shandy1Graduate

Graduation day!!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Shandy1

Congratulations superstar!!!! There's your badge xxx

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RunningverseGraduate

Would love the badge please- completed today with my daughter πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Runningverse

Congratulations, superstar!!!! There's your badge xxx

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dolphin67Graduate

graduated today finally 😁

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to dolphin67

Congratulations, runner!!!! There's your badge xxx

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dolphin67Graduate in reply to roseabi

thank you

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MaCherie112Graduate

Hello just completed my graduation run!!! Week 9 Run 3 in the bag! πŸ₯³

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to MaCherie112

Awesome!!! Congratulations, runner, and there's your badge xxx

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MaCherie112Graduate in reply to roseabi

That’s amazing! Thank you!

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Shandy1Graduate

Week 9 all completed 😊

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Shandy1

You have your Graduate badge - can you see it? It is the word 'Graduate' next to your name on your posts and comments 😊😊😊

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doonhamer74Graduate

I'm very pleased to report that I did it! healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to doonhamer74

Woohoooo!! Congratulations, superstar!!!!!!!!!!! There's your badge xxx

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DobbsterGraduate

Dabadabadoo!!! Did it, I’m so happy to have achieved all those runs, though rather astonished to realise how few actual running hours that amounts to. Ah well, this is just the beginning. The app is fab and this site is so encouraging. I’ve dipped in and out without posting but appreciate all the stories, random and otherwise, along with the amazing support. Thanks everyone!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Dobbster

Well done you complete superstar!!!!!!! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ Congratulations, and there's your badge xxx

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PagsoGraduate

Graduated yesterday!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Pagso

Congratulations, runner!!!! There's your badge xxx

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