Couch to 5k – Running for Beginners

New Year, New You! 

Looking to start running, but don’t know where to begin? Manchester Frontrunners are here to help…

Starting from the 6th February, we will be launching our couch to 5K series, running over 7 weeks, and finishing with running the Longford Park park run in the latter part of April. The course will start with a walk / jog programme, and builds up to 3 mile runs. The course is ideal for those looking getting into running, but also those looking to return from injury. You’ll run with us each Saturday at Chorlton water park, and then do 2 further runs each week in your own time. There is a free app to help you along the way.

Michael Goldie, together with other members of the club will be running the course. If you are interested, or if any of our members have friends or family who are intererested, do let them know, and let one of the committee know so we can ascertain potential numbers. e.mail for more information.

Ideally, we are looking for people who would then join MFR at the end as well, and building our longer term membership of the club, and as part of our role in the LGBT community.
This is a great opportunity to get into running, we look forward to hearing from you!



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  1. Hi,

    I’m thinking of coming along for the Cough to 5k run coaching sessions. Could you let me know the details and any fees etc and if there are still places.

    Many thanks,

    Phil Vardon

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    • Hi Phil

      Apologise for the delay in replying.

      It’s Michael here your Couch to 2 5k coach.

      I hope you’re all well and looking forward to getting started! Please join the Facebook page if you can.

      Just a quick summary of what we are planning to do with the introduction next Saturday at the Lead Station, Chorlton @ 11:30am.

      A chance to myself, Nick and James. To go through the 8 week running programme. It works with 3 sessions a week.

      We will show you the C25K phone app that you ideally need to download which covers the duration of the programme. It’s free.

      Don’t worry if you don’t have android or smart phone. You will be provided with the details.

      So we will run together as a group each Saturday and 2 other occasions in your own time.

      However for extra support and encouragement we are now offering to run another group session on a Thursday night, 7pm at the Sugden supports centre with our lovely female co-chair Nina!

      Yes 2 group supported sessions a week, come on we can do this!!!

      If you could let me know if you are able to make the 30th that would be great. If not I’ll see you on Longford Park at 9:45am for a 10:00am start Saturday 6th February.


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  2. Hi I’m a hairdresser so I work Saturdays but would love to get involved, can you let me know if you ever introduce a Sunday or during the week course Thank you my email is

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    • Hi Michelle, we also run on Thursday evenings starting at 7pm at Sugden Sports Centre. There’s a monthly Women’s Wednesday run starting at the same location, also at 7pm.

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  3. I would like to do this, is there one this coming February? Thanks

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    • Hi Ben, Yes very likely. Keep looking back here for details 🙂

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