Club’s 5k scheme aimed at novice runners

Can you go from Couch to 5k?
Can you go from Couch to 5k?

Skegness & District Running Club are planning to host a second Couch to 5k event, following the success of their first challenge.

The scheme aims to turn novice runners into athletes able to run a 5k distance - or beyond - following a series of taster sessions.

The club held their first Couch to 5k series in mid-April, a free event for those not used to the sport.

The club, which has members based in Skegness, Boston, Horncastle and Spilsby, hel their first sessions in Spilsby, with an average of 30 new runners from a mixture of ages go from running for one minute to more than 30.

“I feel healthier, I’ve lost weight and I’ve made new friends, all in nine weeks, ” said Sarah Burton, who travelled from Boston to take part.

Cathy Farmer, from Spilsby, said: “I can’t thank the club enough, you got me doing something I never thought I could do, I would recommend it to anyone.”

The course has also given Skegness & District Running Club more than a dozen new members as these new runners look to graduate to local autumn 10K road races.

The Couch to 5K training was so successful that the club will be hosting another nine-week course in the near future.

Anyone interested in taking part or finding out more information can visit