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Try C25k in Dorset

The perfect way to start a new decade

New year. New decade. New you? Couch to 5k is the perfect way to get set for a healthy 2020. It's the 9-week course that enables you to go from nothing to running 5km - no sweat! Don't think you could do it? After quitting smoking, Lisa did; Kirstie too. Owen read about c25k and thought - 'hey, I should try that'.

You can complete it on your own using the app or in a group. There are a whole host of places and groups to join this January. Here are the c25k courses we know of starting in Dorset in the New Year.


Flying Feet, starting 8th January, £28. Learn more.


Bournemouth Joggers, ladies-only group, starting Monday 6th January, £10. Learn more.
Littledown Harriers, starting Tuesday 14th Jan, free! Learn more.


Dorchester Riot, starting Thursday 9th January, £5. Learn more.


Run Far Training, starting Sunday 5th Jan, £20. Learn more.
Running Free - 13th Jan, Free! Learn more.
Poole Joggers - 16th January, £20. Learn more.

Poole Park C25k - 30th March, £20. Learn more.

*Wild Card* - Run Talk Run Poole Park. So this isn't a c25k course, but could just the thing to get started with running. Want to run and connect with a group of friendly people to support your mental and physical health? That's what Run Talk Run is all about, and there's a new group starting in Poole. Learn more.

Moors Valley Country Park

C25k Group starting Wednesday 8th January, £9. Learn more.
Beginners Running Course, 11th Jan, £36. Learn more.
Buggy c25k, starting 1st May. Learn more.


Weymouth St Pauls Harriers, Monday 6th Jan. Learn more.
Egdon Heath Harriers, January start date TBC. Learn more.

*Wild Card* - Run Talk Run Weymouth takes place every Thursday. Learn more and join. 


Verwood Runners - TBC.

Try parkrun

Completing c25k is just the start of your new running habit. parkrun is the ideal way to continue taking steps. You don't have to run! If you aren't yet able to run the full 5km, walk for some or all of it. We have ten parkruns to choose from in Dorset.

Are we missing any? Send us an email to let us know. 


Need some support and coaching to get started? Register with us today to access our free advice and coaching for any adult in Dorset.


How does this work?

The tailored approach LiveWell Dorset uses to come up with solutions to the things that are stopping us achieving our goals, is based upon work done by University College London developing the COM-B model of behaviour change. In this model, all behaviour is influenced by understanding a person’s capability to change, their opportunity to change and their motivation to change. By understanding which of these is the biggest barrier to change, we can tailor support accordingly. This model of behaviour change is at the centre of the support we offer, online and in person.

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