Welcome to our running group
About our group
If you're looking to start running, or have been a runner in the past and would like to get back to it, this is the programme for you.
Our 2019 Couch to 5km (C25K) programme will be starting on April 30th at 6.30 at Hunts Farm Sports Centre, Timsbury.
In 10 weeks we aim to get you from alternating running and walking for 20 minutes to being able to run 5km! You will get a technical T-shirt and course completion certificate at the end.
Course leaders and programme
The Romsey Couch to 5k course has been set up by Romsey Road Runners and is run by England Athletics LiRF certified session leaders to guide, support and encourage the group.
We will follow a tried and tested C25K training programme designed to take you from non-runner to 5k runner in ten weeks. The first session starts with alternating 60 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes, gradually increasing the running element over the ten weeks.
Each session includes a guided warm up at the start and cool down at the end.
Our final session will be at 9.00 on a Saturday at a parkrun (exact location to be confirmed) to celebrate your achievement.
To cover the cost of the venue hire, T-shirt and contribute to session leader training we ask you for a £30 contribution.
A few tips
Please factor in the need to run twice a week on your own or with friends in addition to the Tuesday guided sessions to get the most out of the programme. Everyone taking part will be given instructions on how to do this at the first session.
We strongly encourage you to sign up for all ten sessions at the outset. This will help you stay motivated and maintain the focus and determination necessary to complete the course.
Please come wearing trainers and a t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms/ shorts/ leggings and bring a jacket in case of bad weather. It's also a good idea to bring some water to drink after the session.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
How to book
To book your place please click on 'View our group runs' at the bottom of this page, which will take you to the our group runs page - currently there is only one. Click the 'View run' button to go through to the booking page, where you can book onto the course by selecting the Tuesday 30th April session and clicking book now. You will be taken to the booking confirmation page, where you are asked a few general questions regarding your fitness.
After you go through the confirmation process and your payment is complete, you will recieve an email with details of all our sessions. If you have any problems booking onto the course please email email@example.com.