Wow! I've done it!
Week 7 completed and not only that but 5K completed for the first time albeit with a 7 minute warm up and an 8 minute warm down included.......but hey this feels like real progress since my early days.
Week 1 (mid June) took 6 attempts - 3 partials (4 walks then 5 then 6) before 3 completes - and at that time, being able to run for 25 minutes felt like it could be impossible. But I stuck with the programme and from that shakey start have managed each week 'first time out'. If you're starting out and having some doubts then persevere - it will come (and you may even start to look forward to your next session!)
My pace is improving with each run although I might hold back a little for Week 8 Run 1 which I am planning for Friday - an additional 3 minutes doesn't sound much but I'm determined to 'do the time' rather than fail by going out too hard; runs 2 and 3 should take care of that.
Week 8 here I come!