New Couch 2 5k starting in Magherafelt

The current c2k group in total, with coach Francis Purvis in the middle
The current c2k group in total, with coach Francis Purvis in the middle

Always wanted to run but never felt you could? Want to get fit with other people who feel the same? The new Couch 2 5k starting locally could be just what you need. It lasts nine weeks, costs £35 and will have you running five kilometres by the end.

According to one of the organisers, Cookstown woman Helen Steenson: “The c25k has been running since October 2014 and has seen many of people achieving their goal. It not only is beneficial to your physical health but also your mental health, it’s a great environment to meet people and build friendships”.

It’s at Meadowbank Magherafelt on Mondays at 7pm and Fridays at 6.30pm and at Mid Ulster Sports Arena, Cookstown on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.45pm. For more information call 07597595831 and check out Facebook.com/train2run10kandbeyond for registration nights.