Get running with Couch to 5K

Wreake Runners are, once again, offering the chance for complete beginners to participate in this 10 week programme.
Taking up running can seem like a daunting prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. We will help you gradually work up towards running 5K in just 10 weeks. Probably the biggest challenge a new runner faces is not knowing how or where to start. Often when trying to get into exercise, we can overdo it, feel defeated and give up when we’re just getting started.
Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina. Week 1 involves running for just a minute at a time, creating realistic expectations and making the challenge feel achievable right from the start. Each week we will gradually increase the running time, culminating on week 10 by running for 30 minutes to achieve the 5K goal.
If you have any health concerns about beginning an exercise regime, make an appointment to see your GP and discuss it with them first. There are plenty of benefits from getting into running, including improving the health of your heart and lungs. It can also help you lose weight, especially if combined with a healthy diet. Taking on the challenge of Couch to 5K can help boost your confidence and self-belief, as you prove to yourself that you can set yourself a target and achieve a goal.
This programme will commence on Monday 3rd September at 6.45pm on the Industrial Estate in East Goscote (Outside the Green Thumb offices LE7 3XA) where several club
members will run along with you to help and support. No need to book, just turn up.
On completion of the programme, you will be encouraged to continue your running by joining Wreake Runners and run with us on our regular club nights if you so wish. (NB Don’t worry if you have to miss the first week, we realise this may be short notice for some). The cost is just £15, but should you wish to join the club afterwards, it will go towards the annual membership fee of only £35.
For further information email [email protected]