Hi ,
It looks like you're using an ad blocker.



The revenue generated from the adverts on the site is a critical part of our funding - and it's because of these ads that I can offer the site for free. But using the site for free AND blocking the ads doesn't feel like a great thing to do, which is why this box is so large and inconvenient. Some sites will completely block your access, but I'm not doing that - I'm appealing to your good nature instead. Did you know that you can allow ads for specific sites, whilst still blocking them on others?

Thanks,
Ian Williams aka Fetch

You Can Do This!

Becoming a runner is about building up a bit at a time. Go at it like a lunatic and you risk getting hurt or disillusioned.

With a bit of sense, most people can start running without too much hassle. If you've got high blood pressure, a heart condition, diabetes, asthma, or anything remotely scary, have a chat with your GP.

It's good to have a plan that will make sure you put the right amount of effort in. Your mind and body need time to adjust to the idea of being a runner.

Our plan follows the NHS Choices Couch to 5k system, so you'll start off with some achievable goals. In week one, you'll be running for just one minute at a time.

Join our group for support, encouragement and advice from our friendly community of runners. Expect a gentle pester each week to make sure you're doing your homework!

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