Couch to 5k course starts this month

Published on: 20 Dec 2017

A MEN-ONLY Couch to 5k course starts this month, run by James Baker and Matthew Mundy from the Stanbridge Fliers.

The first session of the eight-week SportsPound course takes place at Mangotsfield School running track on January 18 (7.15pm).

It is free to anyone who is over 14, lives or works in South Glos and is currently doing 30 mins or less of exercise a week (which doesn’t include walking or commuting by bike). 

You can access vouchers at the SportsPound website.

Ian Browne, who took part in a similar course early in 2017, said: “Having, like most people, paid regular gym fees for places I didn’t go to often or enjoy at all, I thought this was a good way of being taught how to run properly and I liked the idea of achieving a goal in seven weeks.  Perhaps one advantage of a men’s group is you realise you’re not alone.  I half expected to find a group of semi pro athletes vying to outdo each other but it’s just ordinary local blokes knowing they need to take care of themselves.”

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