UPTON residents are being encouraged to lace up their running shoes and get active with a new ‘Couch to 5k’ programme.
The running group is aimed at complete beginners of all ages and will be held at Upton Riverboats Children’s Centre on Tuesday, September 25 from 10am to 11am.
There will also be another course starting on Wednesday at Malvern Town Football Club, on Langland Avenue, from 10am to 11am.
At a cost of £20 per person, the ten to 12-week programmes have been set up by Malvern Hills District Council with the aim of encouraging residents to lead a healthier lifestyle by building confidence and stamina as well as helping to lose weight and meet new friends.
Participants will run together every week with the support of group leaders and will be asked to complete two homework runs.
By the end of the 12 weeks, participants will be able to successfully run their first Park Run together and will receive a medal at the finish line.
Rachel Vann, physical activity and well-being officer for Malvern Hills District Council, said: “Our successful Couch to 5k programme is a great chance for people who might not have done any running before to build confidence and improve their health in a social and supportive environment.”
There are only 12 places available for each course with a minimum number of eight people for the course to run.
Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01684 862475 to check availability.
Visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/couch-to-5km for more.