Couch to 5k week 3 – and plans for week 4

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  Such determination and effort from over 90 participants in week 3 of the Couch to 5k course with Poplar Running Club! It's amazing to see you all progress, 'dig in', and still #runmileswithsmiles!!  Well done everyone, and don't forget that Paula is available if you'd like a little company on those 'homework' nights - see our Facebook page for details:  Couch to 5k (with Poplar Running Club). Welcome to new members - you will need to repeat tonights run twice more over the coming week allowing a days rest between runs to allow repair and recovery following the couch to 5k plan Week 4 will be led by Lee Dawson, Helen Sara Johnson and Kimberley Angell assisted by an army of welcoming Poplar Running Club volunteers.  Venue will be the same (Buckingham Drive Loughborough LE11 4TE)…
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Couch to 5k week 2 review and plan for week 3

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Another amazing turnout for week 2 of the Couch to 5k course as we headed out to run/walk circuits of Charnwood Water.  Well done all - there was plenty of determination and enthusiasm - hills were conquered and no-one fell into the drink! Week 3 will see a change of venue as nights are drawing in - we will meet at Jubilee Park, Buckingham Drive, Thorpe Acre, Loughborough LE11 4TE (next to the bus stop), and will be running on well lit footpaths and roads (see map below).   There is plenty of parking available on Buckingham Drive and surrounding streets, but please park with consideration for local residents and car share where possible.  Additional car parking at Morrison's Supermarket/Gorse Covert Community Centre LE11 5RX (see map).  It is a 2 minute…
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Couch to 5k – week 1 review and plans for week 2!

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A massive well done to everyone who joined our first ever couch to 5km session. 92 wonderful people turned up, we hope you all make it back for next week! Essential information Homework - you need to get out two more times before next week - here's details of the homework and suggested apps and podcasts to support you:homework, apps and podcasts (word doc) A guide to buying shoes: choosing beginner running shoes guide (word doc) The full plan, if you missed it:couch to 5k plan(pdf) And in case you missed it... here are the registration forms to print, fill in and bring with you. registration form part 1 Run-England-reg-form-part-2-nov-13 Plan for next week - Wednesday 21st September at 18:30 prompt! We will meet again at the same place, the…
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