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.
Dorchester Riot, starting Thursday 9th January, £5. 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.
*Wild Card* - Run Talk Run Weymouth takes place every Thursday. Learn more and join.
Verwood Runners - TBC.
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.
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