Thank You

Over the past 18 months I have had several attempts to start C25K I have, at last, got in to the last week and I am now putting my name down for Richmond Park Run. Thank you Laura for your help and support. I have not run 3 miles since I used to play rugby in the 80s I am now 63 and I have found a new lease of life.

It has cost me, as I have gone from XXL to Medium and I have had to renew my wardrobe, but the self esteem I feel is priceless. I never thought I would run 1 mile let alone 3, I am now looking to get to 10k.

I have tried many programs to get where I am, some have cost and some have been free but by far the NHS Couch to 5K, with Laura, is the best and only one that worked for me.


Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

14 Replies

  • Fabulous post, well done! Hope you enjoy parkrun when you get there!

  • Many thanks for your kind words.

  • Best of luck with your continued running, cromwell! I also did a "re-start" in my 60's after a 25 year layoff....isn't it FUN?!!!!

  • I don't know if we are going into the second childhood but if we are bring it on.

  • Well done Cromwell! You will love the park run. :)

  • Many thanks AliB1

    It's funny but it is like passing your driving test. I am now runner and just want to do more.

  • Fabulous post, Cromwell!!! Good luck and enjoy that Park Run!!

  • Hi smhall

    Thank you, I can't believe I am getting so many good wishes from fellow runners from Britain and around the world.

    Your good wishes are much appreciated.

  • Well done in getting there. You could follow the Bridge to 10K plan that is in one of the blogs on here, or else devise your own plan of extending your longer run by no more than 10% each week. Every four or five weeks have an easier week by doing a shorter long run, if you see what I mean. That will allow your body to recover.

  • Thank you Caz9 I'll have a look at the Bridge to 10k

  • Shouting a very well done Cromwell from the U.S.A. :-) amazing blog!!!

  • Hi gdeann,

    Many thanks

    Last run tonight seems to have been the hardest of the whole program but still felt great after it.

    Now the challenge is to get faster.

    Good luck,


  • Good on you Cromwell! Keep on running :-)

  • Many thanks DeliaItaly,

    Just run the last run for w9 run3 felt good after but the run itself was a bit slow.

    Something to build on though for the future.

    Good luck


You may also like...