Start out running C25K

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 training@manchesterfrontrunners.org

MFR COUCH25K REGISTRATION FORM










MANCHESTER FRONTRUNNERS COUCH TO 5K RUNNING PROGRAM LIABILITY WAIVER/INFORMED CONSENT

"I have enrolled in the Manchester Frontrunners Couch to 5K running programme.

I hereby affirm that I am in good physical condition and do not suffer from any known disability or condition which would prevent or limit my participation in the Couch to 5K program."

"In consideration of my participation in the running program I hereby release Manchester Frontrunners from any claims, demands, and causes of
action as a result of my voluntary participation."

"I fully understand that I may injure myself as a result of my participation in the program and
I hereby release Manchester Frontrunners from any liability now or in the future for conditions that I may obtain.

These conditions may include, but are not limited to, heart attacks, muscle strains, muscle pulls, muscle tears, broken bones, shin splints, heat prostration, injuries to the knee, the back, to the foot or soreness that I may incur including death."

 I HEREBY AFFIRM THAT I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE STATEMENTS.