Volunteers Needed to Change Lives

Can you help?

There are a large number of Leader and Volunteer vacancies we need to fill before we can confirm that the next program will go ahead.

If you can help please complete the quick application form at this link.

When? The next program runs from 3rd April to 1st June 2023

Every Mon and Thursday at 6:50pm for a 7pm start.

Event Coordinators

  • Rick Wilson & John Clucas (First week and final week)
  • Craig Greenhalgh (Mon & Thu)

Couch to 5K (C25K)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Run/walk leaders are solely responsible for ensuring that cover is provided in their absence.  You will liaise with your co-run leaders and volunteers to ensure that the group runs each session. This is the responsibility of the role. In the event that you can’t organise cover, after you have exhausted all avenues, then the group coordinators should be notified.

Group 1 – C25K

  • Matthew Nuttall
  • David Nuttall
    • Michelle Heywood
    • Carole Griffin

Group 2 – C25K

  • Lea Mellody
  • Debbie Schofield
    • Hayley Naylor
    • Susan Davies
    • Erin Davies

Group 3 – C25K

  • Aeman Ali Afzal
  • Neil Rutherford
    • Adam Johnson
    • Jo Burtonwood (Mondays)
    • Terry Kennedy

Group 4 – C25K

  • James Lucas
  • Matthew Law
    • Carol Law
    • Abbie Schultz
    • Denise Cottam

Group 5 – C25K

  • Nicola Murphy
  • Graham Jordan
    • Amy Prescott
    • Chris Alldritt
    • Anne Murphy
    • Shama Malek
    • Abbie Maynard
    • Alison Jenkinson

Social Running

Social Run Group – 3 miles each session with stops.

This is a no pressure fun and very friendly group. It doesn’t matter what pace you run at in this group, you will be very well looked after by our incredible and very experienced run leaders and volunteers.

  • Nicola Preston
    • Pablo Denial
    • Judith Barnes

5K to 10K Progression

5K to 10K Progression – Build yourself up from running 5km to 10km.

This group will be of very mixed ability (nobody whatsoever will be too fast or too slow) and it caters for everybody. The only pre-requisite is that your starting point is that you are able to run for a 3 mile distance. It honestly doesn’t matter how fast or slow you can cover it. The leaders and volunteers have a similar mixed ability and are very experienced in not only progressing you to the 10K distance, but also in making sure that every session is fun, enjoyable and extremely rewarding!

  • Bev Aspden
    • Jason Brown
    • Diane Dudgeon
    • Denise Sykes
    • Christine Lucas
    • Alison Curran
    • Christine Lucas


All-inclusive Sport Walking group

  • Emma Allan
    • Jonathan Mallinson

Do you have time to help lead or volunteer at Blackburn Couch to 5K?

Apply now

If you can help please complete the quick application form at this link.