The CoSARC "Couch To 5k"


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The CoSARC "Couch To 5k"



  • Always wanted to be a runner, but don’t know how to start?

  • Worried about the upcoming excess of Christmas calories?

  • Don’t know what to ask Santa for this year?

  • Fear not! Help is at hand.

City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club (CoSARC) are running a nine week ‘Couch to 5K’ course starting 8 January 2020 culminating with a 5km run at Salisbury parkrun on 14 March 2020.

Suitable for everyone regardless of fitness, size or shape including those new or returning to running. You will be led by England Athletics Qualified Run Leaders and will gradually build running stamina, confidence and endurance in a safe, supportive and sociable environment.

Cost is £20 for the 9 week course. Should you choose to join the club, £20 will be deducted from your membership fee.

Places are limited to ensure participants receive the quality and support required.

Minimum age 18 years

Entry and further details below

Further details

  • Each session will be led by two England Athletics Qualified Run Leaders

  • Consistent 'main' Leader throughout the 9 weeks

  • Each week builds upon the last and compliments the next

  • Tips & advice from experienced run leaders to compliment your fitness progression

  • Each session is 'tailed' by an experienced run leader (You will never be left behind)

  • Each session lasts no longer than 1 hour

  • Hi-viz bib provided each week

  • Course is every Wednesday at 1830 for 9 weeks from the foyer at 5 Rivers Leisure Centre

  • One run per week, each Wednesday, for 9 weeks - very doable for beginners

  • Course culminates in an optional 5km run at Salisbury parkrun on 14 March 2020

Do I need to bring anything?

  • Trainers (and dress appropriately for the conditions)

  • A bottle of water is advised

  • Lot's of enthusiasm

  • A torch is recommended but not essential

Where do we meet?

  • 1830 in the foyer at Five Rivers Leisure Centre (see map below)

  • The meeting area will be sign posted

  • First week will require a form to be completed (emergency details etc)

For any further queries, please email us at:

Meeting Location