Couch to 5K

Cobra Couch to 5k (c25K)

Course for 2020….COMPLETED

Course for 2021….TBC

How does couch to 5k work?

Cobra Running and Triathlon Club are pleased to announce that the NEXT Couch to 5k will be starting once again in early 2020.  The first session taking place at 6.30pm outside Halesowen Leisure Centre.

Whether you are returning back to running or a complete novice, this 10 week course is ideal for you!  At the end of the 10 weeks you will have the chance to complete a local park run with fellow club members.

Probably the biggest challenge a new runner faces is not knowing how or where to start. Often when trying to get into exercise, we can overdo it, feel defeated and give up when we’re just getting started.
Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina.
Week 1 involves running for just a little section at a time, creating realistic expectations and making the challenge feel achievable right from the start.

Who is couch to 5k for?

Couch to 5K is for everyone. Whether you’ve never run before or if you just want to get more active, Couch to 5K is an easy way of getting fitter and healthier.

What are the benefits?

There are plenty of benefits from getting into running. For starters, it’s an easy way of improving your physical health. Running requires little equipment, but a good pair of running shoes that suit your foot type may help improve comfort.
Running regularly will improve the health of your heart and lungs. It can also help you lose weight, especially if combined with a healthy diet.
There are also mental benefits of running. Taking on the challenge of Couch to 5K can help boost your confidence and self-belief, as you prove to yourself that you can set yourself a target and achieve a goal.
Running regularly can also be a great stress reliever!

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