Our first ‘Couch to 5k’ of 2023 was completed on March 26th.  Well done to the ‘graduates’ who have now signed up to be full club members – we look forward to running with you.

“What a morning! I certainly couldn’t have achieved anything like this without all of you.  A massive thanks to you all.  You made me feel so welcome from the start.  All of the support from all of the club members has been just incredible. 

Run Leaders, what can I say: You are my heroes. You made it HAPPEN.  Thank you is not enough.

It’s been an amazing journey from those first shaky steps to our first 5k. Can’t quiet believe we did it.  Fantastic support from the club leaders and members.  Always a top welcome and a top brew and biccies at the end.  Brilliant.  Thank you so much everyone. 

Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit.

Probably the biggest challenge a new runner faces is not knowing how or where to start. Often when trying to get into exercise, we can overdo it, feel defeated and give up when we’re just getting started.

Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina.
Week 1 involves running for just a minute at a time, creating realistic expectations and making the challenge feel achievable right from the start.

Couch to 5K is for everyone. Whether you’ve never run before or you just want to get more active, Couch to 5K is an easy way of getting fitter and healthier. Our run leaders will be with you every step of the way following our tailored plan week by week to help you achieve your goal.

What we offer:

9 sessions led by our experienced Run Leaders. Showing you how to do basic warm-up and cool down stretches. The walk/run with weekly increases. A final complete 5k run with presentation afterwards and a certificate!

When? Every Sunday morning 09:20 from 22nd January 2022
Interested? Feel free to contact us for more information or simply complete the form below. Registration closes Wednesday 18th January. Limited number of places!

What our members say:

“When I needed to lose some weight and get fitter I turned to Mossley Running Clubs ‘Couch 2 5k’. It was great! Week by week adding more running in and starting to increase the time and distance was perfect for me and the rest of the group. We met up on Mondays in our own time to make sure we stayed on track with the program and really enjoyed each other’s company and support. Before we realised it 5k was within our reach and for the final session all the club runners joined our route for some extra encouragement. Ten of us started and ten of us completed the challenge. Six years later, the ladies I met that cold winter night walk / running are now friends; some have stuck to social running and others have done several marathons!! Whatever you want to achieve, the Couch 2 5k is a fantastic – just put on your running shoes, comfy clothing and off you go! The club members are all there to support and encourage you on your journey”.

How to enroll:

  • Complete the form below with your details.
  • Our club treasurer will be in contact to arrange payment (£10)
  • We will then send you final confirmation