Couch to 5k

A FREE Couch to 5k Programme for the University

About our Couch to 5k

Our free Couch to 5k programme is a running plan for complete beginners. Lasting 10 weeks and ending with a 5k event. 

Led by our qualified run leader, the programme is comprised of three runs a week with a rest day in-between each. Two of the runs are a group activity, and one run is self-directed. We run two programmes a year, in semester one and semester two.

Our next programme starts Wednesday 4th May - Sessions run Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes at 12:30pm.

How does the programme work?

Our Couch to 5K programme works because it starts with a combination of running and walking, progressively building up your stamina over a period of weeks. The first week involves running for just a single minute at a time, making the programme feel as achievable as possible.

If you have any health concerns about establishing a new exercise regime like the Couch to 5K programme, make an appointment with your GP to discuss it with them before you begin.

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Last edited: 13/04/2022 16:18:00