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Done it - week 9 run 3 in the bag!


After postponing from this morning I finally did my final (C25K) run.

It was my first ever run in the evening after work, which was weird and my first under 11 minutes a mile and to top it all my first mile was 9:59!

I think that being excited about finishing and running at the wrong end of the day messed up my pacing a bit and I didn't run as far as in my first 2 week 9 runs as when Laura said stop I was more than ready too and it was a bit of a struggle to carry on until I had done 3 miles (32 minutes), but I did it.

Now I am going to take a 3 day rest before trying the Stepping Stone podcast, and I'm ordering a C25K running top to celebrate.

To all those who are struggling, particularly with their knees, take heart, I have spent nearly as many weeks resting with injuries as I have doing the runs, but weeks 8 & 9 have just flown by.

I've a lot to thank the NHS for, and this just adds to the list. I just hope that this excellent work continues before someone screws it up by trying to make money out of it


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Well done Matt, fabulous achievement! Hope you've messaged John (JR21) for your nice green graduate badge :D

Good luck with your post C25K plan too :)


Matt, it's an amazing feeling isn't it, we'll done you buddy, I graduated on Saturday and still feel on top of the world, well don, your a runner now


Well done on completing the C25K programme. It's a great feeling, knowing that now you're a runner and can build on this base.


Congratulations matt! Looking forward to seeing that shiny badge next to your name, you deserve it!!!! Enjoy the rest and enjoy your new running shirt!!!


Brilliant, you've done it! Isn't it a great feeling?!


Fantastic - well done, and a great speed too!

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