Beginners’ sessions

Ever fancied running, but don’t know where to start? Join our next Couch to 5k (dates yet to be announced for 2024/25).

Our Couch to 5K programme is usually held in the spring and early summer every year. The last course helped more than 30 people achieve their aim of going from zero to completing a 5k run in just 10 weeks. The sessions are held in a safe environment, led by UKA qualified coaches and leaders in running fitness, and are specifically aimed at beginners or people who want to return to running after a break. 




Previously, we held the sessions at the sports area at Imberhorne  Upper School, Imberhorne Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 1QY. Sessions start at 7.30 pm and last about 45 minutes, except for the first session, which will start at 7pm. Some of the later sessions will also include running on local roads and paths.


The course begins with a short meeting to introduce the coaches, tell you what to expect, and answer any questions you may have. As well as the weekly sessions you will have an easy to follow training plan which will require you to do an additional two days training per week – but don’t worry, we will also provide support via your very own C25k Facebook page and weekly emails from the course leader. This is a no pressure, fun training programme.
 The cost of the last ten week course was just £20, which also included a year’s membership to the club, providing continued support to help you keep on running. We will announce rates for the next course when the dates are decided. 

What do people say?

”Everyone was really friendly, inclusive and encouraging whatever your ability.”

”The C25k has been brilliant and I have enjoyed every minute of it. All the club members have made us so welcome, whatever our standards. “

“I just loved doing this course.”

Applications are currently closed

Places are limited to 50, and will be filled on a first come first served basis. To apply, download the club application form from the link below. Please complete this in full and return to:

Please do not make any payment until we have confirmed your place – usually within 48 hours of receipt.

We look forward to meeting you!