These sessions are designed to provide people with the confidence to try out running in a safe and unintimidating environment.  The schedule is based loosely on a ‘couch to 5k’ programme where you will build up gradually to the potential of running most or all of a 5k distance.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • Improve their mental health and wellbeing through the physical activity of running
  • Be able to have the confidence to run 5 kilometres
  • Feel able to go out and join local run groups or participate in a local parkrun* if desired

Course structure

Weekly sessions for up to 12 weeks

Aimed at

Anyone who would like to improve their mental health and wellbeing by giving running a go!

*parkrun is the premier organiser of free weekly timed 5k events in the UK and throughout the world.  Open to everyone, parkrun provides and encouraging and welcoming atmosphere for runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities.  Find out more from