Couch to 5km in 8 Weeks (16 sessions)
Each year we run 1 or 2 specific courses for anyone new to running or wishing to return to running
The next course starts on: Tuesday 7 May 2019 (max 20 places)
The course is designed for people who have not run before or have not run for a number of years and need to start from scratch. The course is a run/walk program building up to 30 minutes running after 8 weeks.
Format and Requirements
There will be run leaders or coaches & a first aider at every session plus runners from the main group who are there to support beginners and answer any questions.
You will need trainers on the first day but we will offer advice and guidance on getting the correct shoes during the course. Please ask any questions you have and we will be happy to share our knowledge and experience or find you someone who could help if we are unsure.
Beginners will be able to attend 2 sessions a week, one on Tuesday and one on Thursday and are expected to do one additional run (run/walk) each week.
The Price for the 8 week/16 session course is £26, payable on attendance at first session. We have a limit of 20 places available.
What does the course involve?
The schedule is set in advance so all beginners know what is entailed, see below
This is what some of our last group had to say:
“The course was fab. Obviously at the beginning I didn't think I would be able to manage it but I did.”
“Fantastic course - so pleased I did it. Motivated from day 1 thanks to everyone at the club who continued to join us and encourage every week. Would certainly recommend meeting up with other beginners from the course for the weekend run - all in it together then and able to support each other each week.... and compare aches, pains and running gear! Also we enjoyed finding new places to run each week.”
“Now when I go on holiday I can join in with the people who run along the seafront in the morning. Signed up for my first 10k and Great North Run! “
“The health benefits are also fantastic, I don't use my inhaler anymore, my energy levels are much higher and my body shape has changed so much that the daily comments people now make about how much weight I have lost is what keeps me going back for more! Running is also a great way to relieve stress and clear your mind!”
If you are interested but cannot make the next course just let us know & we will add your name to the waiting list