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!


Spring 2018 update: unfortunately we are unlikely to run a C25k programme this spring. There a loads of other local groups that run regular C25k programmes however – or you can DIY using an online app, here’s one from the BBC

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 costs £16, and if you graduate and wish to continue as a fully fledged member of Newcastle Frontrunners (which we hope you will!) this goes towards your membership fee.


Whilst we might not be running a C25k programme soon, feel free to double check with us. For more information please get in touch now via our contact page.