Sticky: Introductions!

Just starting out with Get Running? Chat about the basics of running, what clothes to wear, where to run... anything you like!
Mr Nibbler
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Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:38 pm
Location: Cambridgeshire and Surrey

Re: Sticky: Introductions!

Post by Mr Nibbler » Tue May 09, 2017 9:56 am

Robin here, living in the UK fairly close to Cambridge, but working a fair distance away in Lincolnshire and approaching my 60th birthday next month. Overweight and unfit but in a job where we have organised PT twice a week. Five years ago I embarked on the C25K program and loved it - my only competition was myself. Sadly W7R3 I hit a root on a path in poor light and tore a cartilage which put me out of action for ages. This new job and enforced physical activity has prompted me to start again: my aim is to take part in Parkruns near my home without completely disgracing myself.
Nice to be back folks.

Rachiepoo
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Joined: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:50 pm

Re: Sticky: Introductions!

Post by Rachiepoo » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:55 pm

Hi, I'm Rachel. Still in my first week, but really enjoying it (never thought I would say that). AI recently lost a lot of weight, but wanted to actually set myself a fitness challenge, so I've signed up to do a 5K and we'll see how it goes. I hope I'll keep running after I've finished.

Geoff-UK
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Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:32 am

Re: Sticky: Introductions!

Post by Geoff-UK » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:38 am

Hello!

Well my name is Geoff, I'm another UK runner here. Quite weird to say that!

I have had a lot of change in my life lately. Sadly, my marriage has broken down, I got made redundant from my job, and I've had to move to a different county - all in the space of a few months. As far as I'm concerned, 2017 can do one :)

However, from all this lies an opportunity which I would like to grasp with both hands - that is, to become the best version of me I've ever been. I've never been particularly fit, and so as part of this I would like to complete an exercise programme. Then I saw this app, and thought I'd give it a go. I love it, having just completed week 3, run 3. I feel myself getting just a little stronger every time and genuinely look forward to the next run. I also feel great once I've completed it.

Good to know there are others from the UK on here too, maybe we should set up a little UK running club!!

Kat
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Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:23 pm

Re: Sticky: Introductions!

Post by Kat » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:39 pm

Hi all :),
I'm Kat, 33 from the West Midlands, UK.
Haven't run in over two years and was recommended this app by a friend to get started again. I'm on day 2 and loving it so fingers crossed it'll get me back on track!

I will keep you all updated on my progress :D

Geoff-UK
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Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:32 am

Re: Sticky: Introductions!

Post by Geoff-UK » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:06 pm

Kat wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:39 pm
Hi all :),
I'm Kat, 33 from the West Midlands, UK.
Haven't run in over two years and was recommended this app by a friend to get started again. I'm on day 2 and loving it so fingers crossed it'll get me back on track!

I will keep you all updated on my progress :D
Great work, I just finished week 9 after also having a break of a couple of years. Good luck, yes do keep us posted on how it is going - not many seem to post here!

Timbo
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Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:00 pm

Re: Sticky: Introductions!

Post by Timbo » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:06 pm

Hi everyone, my name is Tim. I am 58. Last September I was 18.7 stone and now with my Fitbit I am 16.0 stone heading for 15 by sept. I go the gum 4 nights a week and have started running at work in my dinner break. Today was week 1 day 1 on this app. I live I west Sussex .UK.

Monique8
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Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:36 pm

Re: Sticky: Introductions!

Post by Monique8 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:21 pm

Hi I’m monique

I just started my second week. It was really good with the app. I am enjoying it thus far. I’m hoping I’m going to lose a few lbs and be healthy in the process . I’m not a runner but this is a great start.... because I really hate running but want to give this a try. So far so good .

Monique8
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Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:36 pm

Re: Sticky: Introductions!

Post by Monique8 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:21 pm

Hi I’m monique

I just started my second week. It was really good with the app. I am enjoying it thus far. I’m hoping I’m going to lose a few lbs and be healthy in the process . I’m not a runner but this is a great start.... because I really hate running but want to give this a try. So far so good .

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