Bridport Runners will start their 8th beginners’ course ‘From Couch to 5k’ at the end of September. This six weeks’ training course will get every participant fit to run 5 kilometres (about 3 miles) without stopping – whether they had any or no experience in running before. Once again, the training program will be run by qualified coaches from Bridport Runners and will cost only £12. The beginners will meet every Wednesday, starting 20th of September, from 5:45 to 7:00 pm at the Bridport Football Club car park. The other dates are September 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th. To take part, anyone interested can contact Bridport Runners’ Chair Brian (tel. 01308 459942) beforehand or just turn up to the first training on the evening of September 20th.
Bridport Runners are confident that this latest edition of their popular course will once again bear some extra-ordinary runners over time as previous classes have shown: Runners like Ruth, Jess and Tony for example who have started running just a couple of years ago and now … compete in 10k, half-marathon and even ultra-marathon races. Another fine example is Gill who has gone from couch to 5k to becoming a qualified Leader in Running Fitness within a year and is now herself helping others to run for fun and fitness.
For those who are not sure yet whether running is really for them, they can come and try it themselves in a workshop as part of the Bridport Mind Festival on Saturday, 7th of October, which will be organised by Bridport Runners.