Running’s easy right? You put on a pair of trainers and off you go? Well there’s no doubting it’s one of the easier forms of exercise, but lots of people feel daunted by their first run. How far can I go? Will I hurt afterwards? Will anyone laugh at me? What if I’m too slow?
Well, first and foremost, don’t be put off. Running helps increase your general health and weight loss. Many find it a great way of clearing the head too, especially when running outdoors as it helps with improved mental well being.
In February and September 2016, we ran 8 week couch to 5k courses, with a total of 19 runners achieving their first 5 km run at the Stretford Parkrun. Our most recent cohort are pictured having finished their Parkrun in October.
Most are still running with our club and doing even greater distances, and we will be running a new course again in starting on 4th February with your first 5km being at the Stretford Park Run on 25th March. There will be an informal introductory meeting on 28th January to meet your fellow runners and coaches before the training begins. A new course will start in September 2017.
We use an App to help you throughout the week and keep you on track. We’ll also show you how to warm up, general running techniques, how to stretch and cool down, as well as getting you round the beauty of Longford Park.
You can find out more about the global phenomena that is C25K here. For more details visit our Manchester Frontrunners Facebook page and if interested in our next course then please contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org