March 6


How to Crush the Couch to 5k

By Conor Graham

March 6, 2018

Avoid Running Plataeus, beginners, beginners running, cardiovascular exercise, Cheltenham, Cheltenham Running, Injury Prevention, muscle soreness

If you or anyone else you know has failed to complete the NHS or any other Couch to 5k Plan then you're not alone...

In fact practically every one of our successful Couch to 5k members failed the NHS Couch to 5k before they found us. 

Watch this video to learn why so many people fail the NHS Couch to 5k and what we're doing to ensure they can run 5k non-stop by the end of ours. 


The original Couch to 5k plan used in most apps is not designed for the modern day sedentary individual. Thousands fail to keep up with the leaps in non-stop running time let alone get near the 30 minute 5k.

Watch this video to learn more reasons people fail as well as the required process to ensure you can progress without burning lungs or injured legs. 


Learn why the lack of guidance on pacing leads to burning lungs, aching legs and demoralised runners. So why is the original Couch to 5k programme outdated? It was designed for people transitioning from team and racquet sports into running. These people we used to running fast then having a walk.

Learn about our Couch to 5k Training Squad arrangement which includes unlimited Coach Guidance and member support through a closed Facebook group.


Watch to learn how Cheltenham Running Club prevents running injuries for it's members through a Strength & Conditioning Programme.

Watch to learn about our Couch to 5k Programme which includes small jumps in running duration, less complication and actually gets you running 5k instead of just 30 minutes of non-stop running as in the NHS Couch to 5k.


Conor Graham

About the author

Conor is the Head Coach and Founder of Cheltenham Running and Walking Club.

His experience as a Strength & Conditioning Coach, Triathlete and Personal Trainer ensure members are educated on best practice in regards to training progression while also nurtured through the early stages of fitness development.

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