I never thought I'd be able to write this, but I've run 5k in under 30 minutes - 29 minutes and 51 seconds to be precise! I graduated on the 21st July this year. It seems to have taken a long time to get this far, but it really is a question of chiselling away at the seconds. My next goal is to run 10k before the New Year - maybe I'll try and do that on Christmas Eve and that would be my present to myself from Santa.
Before C25K I hadn't done any sport for over 30 years. I'm simply amazed at how brilliant this programme is, and so thankful to my sister for having suggested it to me. Good luck to all you who are going through it right now. Keep it up however hard it is at the moment, because it really brings you so many benefits - not least of all happiness and confidence. Happy running!