Couch to 5K
Want to ditch the couch and start running?
The 9 week course is 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.
Below you can see details of our FREE sessions starting in April 2023.
This programme is for new runners from the age of 12 upwards, please note children will need to have a guardian running with them at all times.
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STARTING 24th APRIL 2023
MONDAYS - LICKEY END REC - 6PM
THURSDAYS - CATSHILL MEADOWS - 9.30AM
You can mix and match which session you attend each week or attend the same session consistently, its up to you.
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.
The free Couch to 5k app and podcasts are available from the NHS here.
Many graduates from local Couch to 5k groups go on to join local running groups - including Parkrun - and continue a new healthier lifestyle.
You can find out about your local parkrun and sign up here.... home | Arrow Valley parkrun | Arrow Valley parkrun
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.
* Please note, this course is designed to get you to run a 5k. If you have a walking preference please visit the Worcestershire Health Walks website.
Or why not look up our Bromsgrove Health Walks
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