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Download our poster to promote the next plan!

Poster If you can download, print and display our poster to promote the start of our next plans it would be massively appreciated. Download our poster Best wishes, Rick.Continue readingDownload our poster to promote the next plan!

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Leaders and Volunteers – Apply now for our April 2019 plan!

Blackburn Couch to 5K Leaders and Volunteers 6th April 2019 to 6th June 2019 Couch to 5K (C25K) Group Coordinators John Clucas Rick Wilson Group 1 – C25K Neil Rutherford Sharon Higham Neil Beswick Michelle Pearce Diane Bonnick Group 2 – C25K Craig Douglas Tom Douglas Volunteer required Volunteer required Volunteer required Group 3 –…Continue readingLeaders and Volunteers – Apply now for our April 2019 plan!

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Nickie’s Story

Nickie O’Hara Once upon a time I was a champion sprinter. The day before the England trials I got knocked over by a car and during my recovery period I discovered boys and smoking; my running career was all but over. Fast forward 26 years, three children, two grandchildren and a huge weight gain later……Continue readingNickie’s Story

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Why doing more exercise won’t help you burn more calories

Forget the idea that to lose weight you just need to work off more calories than you consume. The truth is far weirder A SIMPLE calculation lies at the heart of a lot of mainstream weight loss advice. If calories out exceed calories in, you will lose weight. It is why both exercise and diet…Continue readingWhy doing more exercise won’t help you burn more calories

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Avoiding Injury

We can avoid injury if we listen and be sensible Two rest days per week minimum  One long run per week ONLY – a long run is classified as the further you’ve run or anything over 6 miles (as a starter) – increase by only 1 mile per week to let legs adapt Rest day…Continue readingAvoiding Injury

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Welcome to Blackburn Couch to 5K

FREE Couch to 5K Sessions in Blackburn Join our FREE NHS approved Couch to 5K plan which is designed to get you off the couch and gradually work you up to running 5K, or for half an hour, in just nine weeks. There is no cost to attend, its completely free and ALWAYS will be!…Continue readingWelcome to Blackburn Couch to 5K