Derby Joggers (part of Jog Derbyshire) offer FREE Couch to 5k 9-week courses designed for beginners to gradually build up their running ability so they can eventually run 5km without stopping. They are open to everyone, not just Livewell clients.
The plan involves three runs each week - you can choose to attend one group session and complete two other runs independently or attend two or all three groups! The groups are led by Jog Derbyshire leaders, who are also Livewell volunteers and have been through the course themselves.
Each group also provides friendly running sessions on the same day/time (offered all year round) as a progression route for graduates or for those with some jogging experience. Running trainers are essential to take part.
The next courses will start in April 2020. You can find out more and ask any questions at a Meet and Greet session at Derby Arena on Thursday 16 April at 6pm.
Derby Joggers Pride Park with Norman Todd
Couch to 5k course starts on Monday 20 April at 6pm
Run and C25k Mon at 6pm from Derby Arena, Pride Park (meet in foyer/Cafe 42)
Derby Joggers Oakwood with Andy Varney
Couch to 5k course starts on Thursday 23 April at 6pm
Run and C25k Thurs at 6pm from Springwood Leisure Centre (meet in reception)
Derby Joggers Pride Park with Julie Hodge
Couch to 5k course starts on Saturday 25 April at 8am
Run and C25k Sat at 8am from Derby Arena, Pride Park (meet in foyer/Cafe 42)