On Tuesday 15th January Born to Run were delighted to welcome 120 new members to our club as they take on the couch to 5k programme. It was a phenomenal turn out and we wish them all the best over the coming weeks hoping they will enjoy themselves, achieve their fitness goals, make friends and remain with us long after the programme finishes.
The Born to Run couch to 5k programme is a slowly progressive one where we begin with our mentors taking the participants through our walk/run routine that begins with predominantly walking interspersed with very brief periods of jogging. The jogging periods increase slightly over the course of the programme until our participants can comfortable run for a full 5k (3 miles aprox).
Although our mentors do not profess to be experts or trained coaches, they all have been through the BTR Couch to 5k previously and are delighted to be able to share their experience with our newest members.
BTR is 9 years old this year and 545 people have successfully completed the couch to 5k and many going on to 10k, half-marathon, marathon and beyond. Remember if you are looking for a healthy start to 2019 and you think our club can help you it’s not too late to join us on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30pm from the Aqua Dome car park.