Livewell's Couch to 5k 8-week course is a running plan for complete beginners that really works!

Livewell offers three sessions each week, led by an experienced advisor and supported by our volunteers who have been through the course themselves.  It starts with a mix of walking and running so you gradually build your fitness and stamina.

Our current groups started in May and will complete the Markeaton 5k Parkrun on 28 July 2018.

The next courses will start w/c 7 January 2019:

  • Mon 7 Jan 10am from Normanton Park
  • Tues 8 Jan 10.30am from Alvaston Park, meet at cafe
  • Thurs 10 Jan 6pm from Springwood Leisure Centre
  • Sat 12 Jan 8am from Mackworth Youth and Community Centre

For more information about the course, download our Couch to 5k information guide.
To book a place on one or more session, email

Jog Derbyshire Groups

Our Jog Derbyshire groups, led by our volunteers, are open to everyone and are perfect for Couch to 5k graduates and those who are a bit more confident with their running.  

Tuesday - Alvaston Park Joggers led by Norman meets at Alvaston Park at 10.30am
Thursday – Oakwood Joggers led by Mark meets at Springwood Leisure Centre at 6.00pm
Saturday – Mackworth Roadrunners led by Lee meets at Mackworth Youth & Community Centre at 8.00am 

Find out more about the Jog Derbyshire groups and register to join online or speak to one of the volunteer leaders or a Livewell Advisor.