Couch to 5km!

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Update 29th August – 60 people have signed up, don’t be shy and come along, but please note the parking details below… please car share if you can or park nearby and walk.

Beginners! Interested in running, but haven’t yet found the confidence to join us? Come join our new free couch to 5km group.

Couch to 5k starts September 14th 2016
Couch to 5k starts September 14th 2016


Starts Wednesday, 14th September 2016
3M SPORTS GROUND, Leicester Road, Loughborough LE11 2AE (map and parking details below!)
• Are you looking to get into running?
• Don’t know how to take those first steps?

The Couch to 5K programme is aimed primarily at people who are currently inactive or who find taking exercise difficult, although we welcome anyone who wants to progress with their running.

Our free, 9 week programme focuses on building up physical activity in a gradual and healthy way, introducing you to regular jogging/walking sessions that do not push you so hard that you get injured, or put you off exercise altogether! It takes you through the process at a pace that you can cope with, without leaving you feeling exhausted at the end of each session, slowly building up so that after 9 weeks you’re ready to run 5K or 30 minutes nonstop.

Our qualified Leaders in Running Fitness assisted by friendly Poplar Running Club volunteers will lead the weekly sessions, and will also be available to advise, help and encourage participants during each session.
The programme will culminate with participants running their first ever 5k – a Parkrun route at Rushcliffe Country Park on Saturday 12th November 2016.

Invite your friends to join you on the journey – you’ll be amazed at how far you get within those 9 weeks. All you need is enthusiasm and a pair of comfy trainers!!

To join just turn up on Wednesday 14th September. It would help us if you could try to complete both of these forms in advance if you can.
Run England Club Form
Run England Second Form

Visit our Poplar Running Club C25K Facebook page which will keep you updated on venues and offer support, tips and advice

You may also be interested in the Run England site. Run England benefits include
• free eRunner newsletter with news and information
• tips and advice you can trust
• competitions and exclusive special offers
• £15 vouchers off trainers
• Discounted Run England T-shirts
• Free entry for competitions – including race draw entries to the London Marathon

The 3m sports ground is on the A6, as you head from Loughborough to Quorn, immediately after the entrance to the the crematorium. There’s parking available at the site, but it is limited and may be very busy given all the interest we have – please walk, cycle or car share if at all possible, or please park considerately on the nearby streets off Whaddon Drive, just a couple of minutes walk away on the opposite side to the cemetery.

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