RMPAC C25K October 2019 (9 Week Course)
02 October 2019
Once again the Royal Manor of Portland Athletics Club (RMPAC) will be running a 9 week Couch to 5K (C25K) course.
The course is designed to introduce you to jogging, through a gradual progressive training schedule. You will start of walk, jogging and after 9 weeks will be able to jog 5K (3.1 miles).
Here are a few Q & A's
Q: Where and what time?
A: All C25K sessions will start from the YMCA Reforne, Portland on a Wednesday night at 19:30.
Q: How fit do I have to be?
A: This course is aimed at the complete beginner with no running experience. As a guide ideally you will need to be able to walk for 30 minutes without stopping and we suggest that prior to the course you do get out walking 2 or 3 times a week as preparation. Don’t worry about the running, as long as you can walk you will be fine with the gradual progression to running.
Q: How much time does it take?
A: The Wednesday night meeting will last no longer than 60 minutes. In addition to this the coaching schedule asks you to run twice more each week in your own time. Each session ranges from 20 minutes up to 40 minutes.
Q: What does it cost?
A: The course will cost £20.00
Q: What do I get for my money?
A: A huge sense of achievment, meet some great people and hopefully have a bit of fun along the way. The course will be led by a qualified coach. You will get a full training schedule, meet every Wednesday for a coaching session, online assistance and also membership to RMPAC. Once you complete the course you are encouraged to join in with the regular training sessions on a Tuesday evening.
Q: Will it be hard?
A: The course takes you through the process at a pace that you can cope with and, unlike so many training programs, it doesn’t leave you feeling exhausted at the end of each session. In fact, the 5K training program could be called a walking and jogging program, as it allows you to vary the pace to suit your fitness levels. There will be odd times that it may appear hard, but at the end of each session the feeling of satisfaction will be the thing that you will remember.
Q: Is C25K for me?
A: Couch to 5K is for everyone. Whether you’ve never run before, or if you want to get back into being more active, Couch to 5K is an easy way of getting fitter and healthier. If you have any health concerns about beginning an exercise regime such as Couch to 5K, make an appointment to see your GP first and discuss it with them first.
Q: What are the benefits?
A: There are plenty of benefits from getting into running. For starters, it’s an easy way of improving your physical health. Running regularly will improve the health of your heart and lungs. It can also help you lose weight, especially if combined with a healthy diet. There is evidence it may help increase bone density in some people, which can help protect against bone diseases such as osteoporosis. There are also mental benefits of running. Taking on the challenge of Couch to 5K can help boost your confidence and self-belief, as you prove that you can set yourself a target and achieve a goal. Running regularly can also be a great stress reliever and has even been shown to combat depression. You will meet new people and make friends. Training as part of a group if much more successful than going it alone, remember you will have a qualified coach with you all the way and you will be surrounded by other people just like you all reaching for the same goal. We could go on with this list but come along and find out for yourselves.
Q: What gear do I need?
A: As good pair of running trainers, loose comfortable clothing, various thin layers are ideal as you may get a bit hot, waterproof jacket (its its bound to rain at least once) hat, gloves and a high vis vest or jacket when the nights get darker.
If you are unsure look at out RMPAC C25K page on facebook and look at all the comments and feed back on there or do not hesitate to email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration open from: 19:15:00