Couch to 5K Free Training Programme

Get Fit and Have Fun

Please note that our latest batch of Couch to 5K runners “graduated” at Leazes parkrun on Saturday, 9th March 2024. No date has yet been set for the next one, but it will be in 2025.

This Claremont Road Runners training course is based on the NHS Couch to 5K programme which has been proven to work for thousands of new runners.  The aim of the course is to take you from a complete beginner to being able to run a 5K parkrun without stopping.  The course lasts 9 to 10 weeks.   It provides:

  • Added motivation through running with others
  • Advice, guidance and support from experienced coaches and run leaders
  • Three sessions per week – 2 as a group each Monday and Wednesday, and 1 as “homework”

Although we follow the NHS programme, we have the flexibility to change the sessions to suit the progress of the group.

Many of the “graduates” from our previous courses have gone on to be full members of the club. Some have even represented Claremont in relay and cross-country races!