Running group for beginners.
Fancy getting fit but not really the sporty type?
Juice has teamed up with Run Together (formerly Run England) to provide Couch to 5K, an eleven week running course for people who want to be more active. It’s perfect if you’re new to running – it is all about starting slowly and building up gradually – anyone can start couch to 5k – you don’t need to be fit.
What is Couch to 5K?
Couch to 5K is a running course developed to help absolute beginners get into running
How does Couch to 5K work?
Probably the biggest challenge a novice runner faces is not knowing how or where to start. Often when trying to get into exercise, we can overdo it, feel defeated and give up when we’re just getting started. Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking, to gradually build up your fitness and stamina. Week one involves running for just a minute at a time, creating realistic expectations and making the challenge feel achievable right from the start
Who is Couch to 5K for?
Couch to 5K is for everyone. Whether you’ve never run before, or if you want to get back into being more active, Couch to 5K is an easy way of getting fitter and healthier. You don’t need any fancy gear, just a comfy pair of running shoes!
Please note by booking on to the Couch to 5K session on Thursday 21st September 2017 you will also be enrolling on the following dates:
Thursday 21st September
Thursday 28th September
Thursday 5th October
Thursday 12th October
Thursday 19th October
Thursday 26th October
Thursday 2nd November
Thursday 9th November
Thursday 16th November
Thursday 23rd November
Thursday 30th November
The aim of this course is to complete the Juice Park Run on Saturday 9th December.
Would recommend to anyone who wants to get started with running but lacks motivation or doesn't know where to start, as I did at the beginning of this course. Sammy is very encouraging and keeps everyone motivated and moving even if the weather conditions are less than perfect! First park run now completed :DCatherine Anderson - Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:57
I've really enjoyed taking part in the Couch to 5k run by Sammy and am looking forward to my first park run this weekend. Although I'm fairly fit and active I've never been able to run before due to problems with my achilles however gradually building up each week seems to have sorted this and I'm amazed at the goals we've acheived with relative ease and just how much I've enjoyed it. Sammy is really supportive and encouraging and its been so nice meeting lots of couchers from other departments. I'd love to carry on in a similar environment to train for a 10k then who knows....Fiona Maisey - Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:08
Highly recommended for anyone wanting to take up running or just generally improve their fitness. A great session for whatever your level of ability. Very rewarding when you complete a 5k Parkrun at the end.Richard Davis - Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:19
I decided I wanted to get fitter and thought I'd give this course a go. I was petrified - I thought I couldn't run. How wrong I was; Sammy who led the course was amazing, so encouraging and always positive, even when I was whinging. I am incredibly grateful to Sammy and now try to run once a week! I'd recommend this to everyone.Rebecca Freeman - Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:10