advert for C25 k 2020



New to running or returning after a while?

RunnerCouch to 5k is a great way for anyone to start to run, why not make a plan now to help you look and feel amazing!

March 2020 update: we plan our first  C25k programme since 2017 this year – but the start date will be after Coronavirus is cleared and it is safe to meet. When we start we will support you on two of your 3 required runs per week.  The course will be free, but places are limited so email us to reserve a place. 

Read below for how our C25k is generally run…

Our latest C25k launched in September 2017 and we had 25 participants. The programme is aimed at all running abilities from beginners, those who haven’t done any for a while, to those who are maybe returning from injury – the C25K programme will work for you all. Meet the NFR team and your fellow C25k-ers at Gosforth Pool, and enjoy a chat, fruit and maybe cake afterwards.

The programme requires 3 sessions per week – the Wednesday and Sundays with us, and 1 on your own at a time of your choosing, culminating in a 5k.  There is a free smart phone app to help your training.  No special kit is required, just comfortable t-shirt/long-sleeved shirt, and shorts or leggings, and some sports shoes.

C25K graduates May-July 2017
C25K graduates May-July 2017 at their first 5k race.

The programme very gradually progresses you from jog/walking to the goal of running a full 5K (3.1 miles). This structured approach is tried and trusted by many sport coaches and health organisations including the NHS and has proven to work. So don’t be daunted by thoughts of not being good/fast/fit enough the NFR Coaches, Leaders, previous NFR C25K participants and all of our NFR club members are all here to support and encourage you all the way through.

The entire programme is free of charge.  When you “graduate” you can join and become a fully fledged member of Newcastle Frontrunners for £36 per year.


If you have further questions or want more information, feel free to double check anything with us via our contact page.