Just finished W9R3 not only did I do the 30 minutes but I had mapped my route beforehand so knew where I had to run to do 5K so I kept going and completed 5K in 35 minutes 15 seconds according to my Nike+ lady. I wouldn't have believed that someone who has not run for 30 odd years could end up running 30 minutes 3 times a week. This really works a really good program C25K with Laura and the forum here to encourage me to keep going.
After Week 6 R 2 I had my knee problem so had to stop, let that recover, get over the cold virus, go to Sweatshop for gait analysis and nice new trainers. Then after 5 weeks out I set out on the program again restarting at W5.
W6 R3 was my brick wall when I stopped a few minutes short of the 25 minutes, which seemed to be a total mental block that pulled me up. But with encouragement from this forum I got going again and finished today thank you to you all for your support.
I will get my graduation badge before Christmas which is good, also to all those more mature runners out there it is my birthday a few days after Christmas and I will be 62 years young. So if I can do it anyone can. I will now keep up the running, with the aim of bringing my time for the 5 K closer to 30 minutes. I may even try one of the local Park runs.
To all those new starters or those that are part way through the program keep going, remember it is a mental challenge as well as physical but the reward in completing the program is well worth the effort and everyone on here is running beside you when you are out there pounding the streets.