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roseabiPartner
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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 you can download one here: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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 Mummycav's November 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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I did it!!! This is my first post to celebrate my final C25K run...but certainly not my last run ever, its just the beginning! So happy and proud of myself, thanks to all the useful posts and advice on here - I wouldn't have made it without you!

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roseabiPartner in reply to VeganSpringGreens

First badge of November!! 😊😊😊

Huge congratulations to you, running superstar!!!!! I have awarded you your badge, and look forward to reading more about your progress xxx

Didn't realise we could get a profile badge, I completed w9r3 last week!

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roseabiPartner in reply to fedupoffeelingtired

Congratulations!!!!

I have awarded you your badge, but please note you will NOT see it on your profile page because it is specific to the Couch to 5K community. You will see it next to your name when you post or reply here xxx

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PenguinrunGraduate

Graduated - Yahooo, I've complete W9R3 and feeling good. Will definitely keep running. Thanks for the help and support on here and from the app. Couldn't have done without Sarah Millican!!

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roseabiPartner in reply to Penguinrun

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

Have a look at Mummycav's Consolidation Club for tips and chat about what to do next healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

I did it! Although, I’m still sub 5k - seem to only do 4K in the 30 mins. Any tips on picking up the pace?

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nowsterGraduate in reply to ParamedicAdam

My top tip is not to worry about the pace for the moment. Consolidate doing the 30 minute runs for a few weeks, then start increasing your run durations using something like The Magic Plan on the Bridge to 10K forum. Pace will pick up naturally as a side effect of you running "long". It may take several months to happen, but it is the safest way of doing it.

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roseabiPartner in reply to ParamedicAdam

Congratulations, superstar! There's your badge xxx

I agree with what nowster said, and we have a little post-consolidation plan to help you increase your distance gently over time healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Green-BeachGraduate

Please can I have my graduation badge, thanks

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Green-Beach

There it is - congratulations!!!

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SilkySeanGraduate

I posted previously to say that as a lapsed C25K graduate ( all be it on a treadmill) I was encouraged to start again while slow shuffling with my wife, who always resisted the pleas to join me. This morning we completed the program ! Strangely she said it was the hardest one yet but then requested to keep going an extra 30 seconds. She is already looking forward to more running progress but in the immediate future would like to get up to the actual distance of 5k. Onwards and upwards πŸ˜€

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roseabiPartner in reply to SilkySean

Congratulations both!! xxx

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RunDoneGraduate

Here to claim my badge, Week 3 Run 3 completed today. Also to say 'thank you' to all those on thd forum who helped along the way. Couldn't have done it without the advice, that's for sure!

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roseabiPartner in reply to RunDone

Week 9 Run 3 I'm sure you mean! 😊😊 Massive congratulations, running superstar 🀩 There's your badge xxx

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SilkySeanGraduate in reply to roseabi

Cheers mi dears!

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Kerry_78Graduate

Hi, I've just completed the challenge tonight! Never thought I could run for a whole 30 mins!! Could I have my badge please?

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roseabiPartner in reply to Kerry_78

You sure can!! Congratulations, runner 🍰πŸ₯‡πŸ’•

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Suze7Graduate

I did my final run yesterday; 30Mins, 4.5k. I am amazed at how RELATIVELY easy it felt. I still have the usual twinging ankles despite lots of ankle strength work but I do actually now believe I can run and I find a real sense of achievement in it (even though the pleasure is still slightly out of reach!).

This method has amazed me. Everyone says it but, if I can do it, anyone can. The forum here has also been so important to keep motivated and on track. It is brilliant.

I am delighted and would recommend this to anyone learning to run.

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roseabiPartner in reply to Suze7

Well done you complete superstar!!! There's your badge, happy running xxx

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SisterMoonGraduate

This is my first time posting. I completed my final run yesterday and wanted to say thank you to the Couch to 5K community for inspiring and motivating me every step of the way. I couldn’t have done it without you.

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roseabiPartner in reply to SisterMoon

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

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SweigumGraduate

C25K complete!

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roseabiPartner in reply to Sweigum

Congratulations!!! There's your badge xxx

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DebsypGraduate

C25k complete! Yay I done it. May I have my badge please?

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roseabiPartner in reply to Debsyp

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

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DebsypGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you. Greatly received x

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NESTRGraduate

Completed W9R3 today! Thanks for this great forum and all the helpful advise. I would have never been able to get this far without the support I found here!

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roseabiPartner in reply to NESTR

Woohoo - superstar!!!!!! It's a pleasure to help C25K-ers 😊😊😊

And there's your badge!

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Sdoog40Graduate

I did it! I completed the couch to 5k tonight! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Sdoog40

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

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yasriGraduate

Finally I achieved 5k last week. And not only that I also finished Haarlem Urban Trail 5k. It gives me boost of confidence. Thank you for the workable plan and support of the community.

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roseabiPartner in reply to yasri

Congratulations! There's your badge xxx

Completed w9run3 yesterday 😁 supper proud of myself!

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roseabiPartner in reply to notdesignedtorun

Designed to run after all! 😊😊😊 Congratulations, runner - there's your badge xxx

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Lashes1Graduate

C25K completed - a true coucher to 5k. Cannot believe that I managed it, I’m not fast but I’ve done it! Managed the 5k in about 40mins on my last run too. Next chapter is consolidating the 30min runs for the next few weeks. See what the new year brings. A shiny badge would be great πŸ‘πŸΌ

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roseabiPartner in reply to Lashes1

Exciting!!! Congratulations, runner - there's your badge xxx

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Lashes1Graduate

Wonderful thanks so much πŸ‘πŸΌ

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TAstarGraduate

Graduated on Sunday, took a bit longer than 9 weeks as I hurt my knees, but as Sarah Millican told me, I'm a runner now.

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roseabiPartner in reply to TAstar

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

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StellarstarGraduate

Yes I'm dead pleased I've managed to finish couch to 5k and I intend to keep on going. Thank you.

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nowsterGraduate

Hmm. The only time I've heard "That's the badger" used before is in a certain card game.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_(...

eg. web.archive.org/web/2003052...

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pdbabuGraduate

Completed my program last weekend 😁πŸ₯³ achieved something which never thought would be easy. thanks for all the support and proper guidance. here to claim my badge πŸ˜€

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roseabiPartner in reply to pdbabu

That's wonderful to read!!! Congratulations, superstar, and there's your badge xxx

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pdbabuGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you :)

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JasonjarrowGraduate

Well having been sceptical that someone that’s avoided exercise for many years now post Covid tiredness and lack of energy I decided it was time I started to look after myself a bit better so started couch to 5k never would I have believed I’d complete week 9 run 3 and now want to push on and keep going if I can do it anyone can !

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roseabiPartner in reply to Jasonjarrow

You are amazing - congratulations runner!!!!! There's your badge xxx

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JasonjarrowGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you :)

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SweatyTulipGraduate

I did it too! Thank you for all the support. So proud!

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to SweatyTulip

Huge congratulations runner!!!! There's your badge xxx

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Pingu80Graduate

Completed couch to 5k this morning!

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Pingu80

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

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Pingu80Graduate in reply to roseabi

Where is the badge exactly?

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roseabiPartner in reply to Pingu80

It's the word 'Graduate' next to your name when you post or reply on the Couch to 5K community - here's a screenshot xx

Pingu80's graduate badge
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RunWillieGraduate

roseabi I’ve managed to lose my graduate badge. I’m still very proud of completing C25K! Any chance of getting it back if you have time. Sorry to be a pain 😍

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roseabiPartner in reply to RunWillie

No problem at all - sorry your badge fell off! It happens sometimes πŸ˜‚ There it is, safe and sound. Keep on being a running superhero!! xxx

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RunWillieGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you! roseabi

You’re the running super hero😍

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NeveseaGraduate

C25k complete and I’m super proud of myself. Working towards actually hitting 5k now and keeping on running.

Runner just completed the c25k.
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roseabiPartner in reply to Nevesea

Fabulous work!!!! Massive congratulations, and there's your badge xxx

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NeveseaGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you πŸ™‚

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Janec1956Graduate

Hi roseabi. I did it, I'm so proud and elated. It's been a very long time since I achieved something just for meπŸ€—So happy that I found this forum. The help from everyone has been invaluable. I am still reading posts from 4 years ago, always something new to read and learn from.

My new journey begins and I'm excited to find out where it will take me.

Can I please have a GRADUATE badge? Thankyou. 😊

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roseabiPartner in reply to Janec1956

How lovely it is to read this!!! A huge WOOHOO WELL DONE!!!!!!!! to you, and all the best for your new career as a runner!

And there's your badge xxx

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Janec1956Graduate

Thank you so much 😚

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Rabbit561Graduate

Please can I have my badge. Completed the programme today 😊

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roseabiPartner in reply to Rabbit561

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

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Headspace1stGraduate

Hi there, I’ve just completed the C25k Programme this morning, and would be thrilled if you would award my graduation badge 😊 many thanks

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roseabiPartner in reply to Headspace1st

I'm thrilled to award it to you - congratulations runner!! There's your badge xxx

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you so much, proud to have it! 😁

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Jumanji79Graduate

Yay! Completed just before storm arwen hit us

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roseabiPartner in reply to Jumanji79

JUMANJI!!! 😊😊😊 Huge congratulations, there's your badge xxx

Completed the programme this morning. Big thank you to the admins and all the great and supportive folk in this group.

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roseabiPartner in reply to Brian_Goodall

It's a pleasure - congratulations, runner!!! There's your badge xxx

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PurplefionaGraduate

I’m done ! I finished it ! Can barely believe it. But I did. Now the real work starts. X

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roseabiPartner in reply to Purplefiona

Believe!!! Congratulations, superstar - there's your badge xxx

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VoidsurferGraduate

I graduated on the 21st. Finally ordered myself some actual running gear, after my first run in the pouring rain this week!

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roseabiPartner in reply to Voidsurfer

Congratulations for graduating and for getting running gear - nothing can stop you now!!! And there's your badge xxx

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LongsocksGraduate

Hi roseabi, pleased to say I’m looking forward to consolidating having completed W9R3 of C25K yesterday : ) I am truly grateful to those of you who manage this superb and inspirational forum.

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roseabiPartner in reply to Longsocks

It's a pleasure! Congratulations, runner, and there's your badge xxx

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DC25KGraduate

I did it! Can’t quite believe I did but am really proud of my achievement! Brilliantly structured programme.

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roseabiPartner in reply to DC25K

Congratulations runner! I see my colleague has already awarded you your badge xxx

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DC25KGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you roseabi!

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