New Beginners course ‘From Couch to 5k’ starts 20th of April

BR at the West Bay beachOnly four days before this year’s London Marathon, Bridport Runners will start their 5th Beginners Group ‘From couch to 5k’. Whether you are a complete beginner, want to get back into running or see this as an opportunity to get fit and have fun – the six weeks’ course is tailored to meet all these needs and get anyone fit to run 5 kilometres (approx. 3 miles) without stopping. The new class begins Wednesday, 20th of April, 5:45 pm at the Bridport Football Club car park, opposite the Bridport Leisure Centre. It will take place every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 pm until the end of May, making the most of the lighter days and giving people the opportunity to get fit for summer. Costs of this course are £12 which will be refunded if the participant chooses to join Bridport Runners afterwards.

The course is also an invitation for all previous participants of the Beginners Group who feel like they need a bit of a refresher. Since beginning this program in October 2013, Bridport Runners have welcomed more than 50 local people of all ages and abilities. Most of them have continued running, whether on their own or with friends or even in races over 10k and half-marathon distances. So it’s only a question of time until the first former ‘From couch to 5k’ beginner will run the London Marathon …

If you want to take part, please contact Brian Shelley or Clive Whaley, the qualified leaders for this course. Their contacts can be found here or just turn up at the Football Club car park, 5:45 pm on 20 April.