Preston Harriers launching Avenham Park couch to 5k

Posted on - 2nd September, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Parks, Preston News, Recreation, What's On in Preston
Heidi, Dave and Maureen from the Harriers will lead the running sessions Pic: Preston Harriers

A new couch to 5k group is getting going in early October.


Preston Harriers are putting on the nine week of sessions to help people reach the 5k distance.


UK Athletics running coach Dale Wallis and run leaders Heidi and Maureen Kirkby will support people with the Monday night sessions which take place around Avenham and Miller Park at 6.30pm from Monday 9 October.

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Dale said: “It is well known that running at any speed will get your heart pumping and running regularly will increase your fitness. It will also give your mood a boost and help you feel energised.

“It is fine to repeat weeks…As long as you keep on moving you’ll find the more you can do, the more you’ll want to keep it up.”

The group and coaching is free although after three weeks people are asked to join the Preston Harriers at an annual cost of £17 giving them membership to the club with other benefits.

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Anyone interested in signing up for the Harriers Couch to 5k can do so by contacting Heidi on 07739115627 or Maureen on 07773710425

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