Derby Joggers (part of Jog Derbyshire) offer 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 - one is completed as a group led by Jog Derbyshire leaders, who are also Livewell volunteers and have been through the course themselves - the other two are carried out independently.
The next courses will start in July 2019. Each group also provides friendly running sessions (offered all year round) as a progression route for those that graduate or for people with some jogging experience:
Derby Joggers Alvaston with Norman Todd
Couch to 5k course starts on Mon 15 July at 6pm
Run and C25k (date tbc) Tues at 10am (meet by the community building at Alvaston Park)
Derby Joggers Springwood with Mark Wightman
Run and C25k (date to tbc) Thurs at 6pm from Springwood Leisure Centre (meet in reception)
Derby Joggers Mackworth with Lee Blurton
Run and C25k (date tbc) Sat at 8am from Mackworth Youth and Community Centre
To book a place on one or more session, please get in touch with the jog leader directly.