Blackburn’s Couch to 5k Group Moves to St Bede’s RC High School from 31st October 2016
5kGroupRun, the community group which delivers free beginner power walking, jogging and running sessions in Blackburn, is moving to a permanent new home at the end of October.
The move, to St Bede’s RC High School, on Green Lane, is a partnership with the school which aims to introduce Couch to 5k sessions to pupils and parents, deliver new qualifications to Run Leaders and volunteers along with providing improved facilities such as lighting, secure car parking, signage, meeting rooms, toilets and showers.
Rick Wilson, founder of 5kGroupRun says “We are delighted to enter into such a positive partnership with St Bede’s, who have really gone the extra mile to make us feel welcome. We will continue to support local people to adopt healthier lifestyles, and the new improved facilities will really make a difference.”
Chris Bentley, Assistant Headteacher says "This is a fantastic opportunity for our school to continue to develop further its community aspect. We fully support the excellent work Rick and his team of volunteers are undertaking and as a school we recognise the importance of exercise as part of any successful health well being programme."
The multiple award winning Couch to 5K sessions in Blackburn are the largest in the UK, and possibly the world, with hundreds of people attending each session three times per week. The Couch to 5K plan, which is designed to get you off the couch and gradually work you up to running 5K or for half an hour, in just nine weeks, has successfully been completed by 3,800 local people since August 2013.
Next 5km Social Runs, 5km to 10km & 10km to 10 mile Running Plans start on Monday Oct 31st 2016 and every Mon and Thurs at 7pm – ends on Thursday Dec 15th 2016
Next Couch to 5K Plan starts on Jan 7th 2017. Every Saturday at 9am and every Mon and Thursday at 7pm – ends on Sat 11th March 2017
Join our FREE NHS approved Couch to 5K plan which is designed to get you off the couch and gradually work you up to running 5K, or for half an hour, in just nine weeks. There is no cost to attend, its completely free and ALWAYS will be!
Anyone Can Do It!
This multiple award winning Couch to 5K sessions in Blackburn, Lancashire are the largest in the UK, and possibly the world, with hundreds of people attending the sessions three times per week.
The Couch to 5K plan is designed to get you off the couch and gradually work you up to running 5K or for half an hour, in just nine weeks. We know its difficult to start the Couch to 5K plan on your own, and we also know that if you start the plan with others, then you have a far greater chance of completing it.
That's why we have come together to offer you an opportunity to embark on your Couch to 5K journey alongside other people. You also have the additional support of our volunteer mentors who attend each session and, most importantly, have all successfully completed the plan themselves.
FIRST PLAN OF 2017
7th January to 11th March (inclusive)
The ethos of the 5kGroupRun team is generosity, support, encouragement, collaboration, action and commitment; if you come down to visit us it can be seen in many different ways. When we are asked to explain what we mean by this, we think that it is far more meaningful to show what it is by offering you some of our success stories - read them here!
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