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Take the Couch to 5k challenge

by Laura Johnston

Are you looking to become more fit and active but don’t know where to start? Lose the couch potato lifestyle with the Couch to 5k challenge and build up your fitness levels to be able to run a distance of 5k in just nine weeks.

The programme involves a combination of walking and running to ‘train’ your body to run the full 5k by the end of the programme.

The programme is ideal for you if you’re a beginner at running, want to see the improvements you make in your fitness and explore Knowsley’s green spaces.

Interested? The programme, run in partnership with Knowsley Harriers running club, starts on Sunday 4 February 2018 at 10am at The Environment Centre, Stadt Moers Park, Pottery Lane, Whiston L35 3RG

The 45 minute sessions will then take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm at The Environment Centre, Halewood Park, Okell Drive, Halewood L26 7WG

If you want to take on the challenge and discover a more fit and healthier you, contact Chris on knowsleyc25k@gmx.co.uk or call the Stadt Moers Green Space Rangers on 0151 489 1239.