Couch to 5k
NEW COURSES STARTING MONDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
Mondays 6pm - Lickey End Recreation Ground
Wednesdays 6pm - Sanders Park, Bromsgrove meet at the Bandstand
Thursdays 6pm - Catshill Meadow.
Only £1.00 per session
Want to ditch the couch and start running? Join one of the popular Couch to 5k running courses!
They’re designed for absolute beginners, so whether you’ve never run before, or if you want to get back into being more active, Couch to 5K is an easy way of getting fitter and more healthy.
Starting with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina, over a nine week professionally-coached course you will become able and confident to run five kilometres.
Couch to 5k is supported by the NHS and uses a series of downloadable podcasts that structure each run with music and coaching to develop running technique, speed and stamina progressively over time, as well as a special smartphone app.
Many graduates from local Couch to 5k groups go on to join local running groups - including parkrun - and continue a new healthier lifestyle. We have helped to develop several Couch to 5k coaches with Run England support.
Regular brisk exercise can help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, boost your mood and keep your weight under control.
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The free Couch to 5k app and podcasts are available from the NHS here.
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