Couch 2 5k Launches in Rossendale!

09 September 2016

The Up and Active team are excited to offer the popular Couch to 5k exercise programme in Rossendale. 

The Couch to 5K plan is designed to get you off the couch and gradually work you up to running 5K in just nine weeks.

Probably the biggest challenge a novice runner faces is not knowing how or where to start. Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking, gradually building up your fitness and stamina slowly, therefore creating realistic expectations and making the challenge feel achievable from day one.

This challenge is for everyone, whether you’ve never run before or if you want to get back into being more active.

Now Starting on Monday 12 September there will be three 30 minute sessions a week - Monday and Wednesday at 6pm and Thursdays at 12.15pm at Marl Pits running track.  Participants can come to all three, or as many as they can make in the week.  

Participants can also download podcasts which follow the Couch 2 5k programme from here

To find out more, please call the Rossendale Up and Active team on 01706 221524 or email 

And every session is FREE. The only thing you will require is a pair of trainers!