Can I get a graduate badge?

I set off for my Week 7 Run 1 today (25mins) with my Run Keeper App going as well.

If you've seen my blog, I managed to keep going to 5k in 39.51.

Can I now get my graduate badge as by following the programme I have gone from running in 60second bursts to continiously running 5k in only 6.33 weeks!!! This is quite an achievement for me as I'm 40 years old and weigh 17st!

So, do I get my shiny new badge now, or do I need to wait until I've done enough runs to say I'm at the point of Week 9 R3?

Sincere thanks to everyone who has helped me on the way. It's amazing to think that on Week 4 I was really not expecting to be able to run Week 5 R3 (20 mins) and I've just doubled that!!!


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  • Very well done on your achievement so early on; you must be very proud :) but usually most only feel like true graduates when we have followed and completed the programme to the stage of W9R3 and that is when we apply for the "badge".

    Some are running for 30 mins at this point, and may have been doing so for a few runs, and others are at 5k at this point but the common theme is doing all the runs stated in the programme however long it takes.

    At the end of the day though its down to you.

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