Off the couch and on the run!

November 15, 2023

We are very proud of the 150 participants who completed the Couch to 5K, delivered in partnership with the Southern Health and Social Care Trust in Armagh and Lurgan!

Over an 8 week period, these participants made the brave move to get moving to improve their physical health and confidence to run! Last weekend, our runners put their training to the test at the Mall in Armagh and at the City Park parkrun Craigavon, with everyone passing with flying colours.

The concept of Couch to 5k is simple and suitable for recreational runners who need a little extra encouragement and advice on how to get back into or start running. Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina. The programme is suitable for all ages, no matter the level of competency.

Our Couch to 5K running programme provides the choice of either in-person or virtual training – giving you the freedom and flexibility to build up your fitness while working around your own schedule.

Details of the Couch to 5K programme starting January 2024 will be available soon at 

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