Couch to 5K

Are you looking to get fit but are finding it hard to motivate yourself? 

Feeling like you want to do something about your fitness and well-being?

Or are you coming back from injury?

Why not try running!

Our Couch25k programme is suitable for complete beginners or for people returning to running after an injury or a long break. The programme starts with very short intervals of running and walking, and gradually builds up running distances over the course of 9 weeks, until you are able to run 5km continuously.  All the sessions are coached by a qualified Run Leader, who will help you to develop your running fitness and stamina week on week, within a supportive and encouraging environment.

Latest Update: Congratulations to all those who completed our January 2019 Programme!

Our new Couch25K Programme starting on 17th July 2019 is now fully booked! If you would like to register your interest for a future Couch25k programme, please contact Anne, Run Leader:


Read some feedback from participants of our recent Couch25k Programme:

Jenny said ‘Joining Rivera Racers Couch to 5k has not only improved my fitness, it’s helped me to enjoy running! I had never run before but because it was a slow and supported introduction I felt able to progress further each week, with the encouragement of the Run Leaders’

Gem said: ‘As someone who has recently C25K I wouldn’t have any hesitation in recommending the programme to get into running and more importantly recommending Riviera Racers to lead and support you on your journey. If you’re sat on the couch thinking ‘ should I, shouldn’t I?’ then you should absolutely give it a try like I did. They truly are an inclusive running club and anyone thinking ‘can you really run 5k at the end?’, you absolutely will!’

We run a friendly and supportive club, and always welcome new members, so please don’t be scared to come down and give it a go!  The first two sessions are free to try out. After that, the cost is just £30 annual membership of the club, which will enable you to complete the Couch25k programme and continue running regularly with the club during our weekly Monday and Wednesday training sessions, plus additional weekend trail and social runs! 

It could change your life completely!


4 thoughts on “Couch to 5K”

  1. Hi Stacey

    #Couch to 5k is still taking entries and will be held this Wednesday night at 7pm from The Wighton, Newton Road, Edginswell! See you there hopefully! Thanks, Dan

  2. Hello,
    I was wondering if you are doing Couch to 5k on any other nights now? And also, how long does the session last?
    Many thanks,

  3. Hi Michele,
    We only run the beginners / Couch25k sessions on Wednesday nights at 7pm. Session usually lasts until about 8.30pm.
    Best wishes, Anne @ Riviera Racers

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