This week saw the start of the couch to 5k sessions set up through work, it’s a 9 week programme details of which can be found here). There are 2 trained coaches who are leading the sessions along with 3 other volunteers assisting, one of which is myself. We are running these 4 times a week over lunch time and after work in the hope more people are able to attend at least 2 or 3 sessions a week. Although we are only on week 1 and therefore its very early days, I must say this is going great so far – it’s brilliant to see so many people want to give this a go. We have a mixed group from those who have never run before to those who used to go out regularly but have had a break from running / exercise and would like to get back into it. I really think this is a great way to get people out of the office in their lunch breaks and start exercising, I have had nothing but positive feedback from those taking part and I am really looking forward to watching the team improve over the 9 weeks. This is a great initiative to get people moving and I really hope it may encourage more people to go to parkrun regularly after the program has been completed. If anyone wants to start running I would suggest giving this a go and if you can pair up with someone or do it as part of a group then I would encourage you to do that as it will really help to keep you motivated and you can spur each other on.