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Beginners Running Group

By SarahWhelan 14 Feb 2020

A welcoming group following an 9 week programme to guide you from beginner to 5k hero!



Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you’ve never done it before. 

Join us on this tried and tested, popular programme which is designed for beginners to gradually build running ability, so you can run 5k without stopping.

The aim of this program is to get you exercising by completing 3 runs per week with rest days in between. It works by building up your stamina and fitness through interval training, where you run for so many minutes, and then recover by walking, then you run again, and so on. 

At the end of the 9 weeks we plan to head down to our local Parkrun and complete 5k together, as a group!

Find out more about Parkrun Here!






Running Group Info:

  • Led by qualified Sports Centre staff
  • Sessions are FREE 
  • Every Wednesday afternoon 1:30-2:30pm
  • Starts Wednesday 4th March
  • Meet outside the QMU sport centre
  • Beginners welcome

For more information or to register your interest email: couchto5k@qmu.ac.uk



Please bring/wear appropriate running gear and trainers

Couch to 5k is a FREE App from NHS



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