Couch to 5K

Ever thought about running but didn’t know where to start? well come along to our next couch 2 5km course and we will get you up and running….literally!! Our courses are ran by qualified (and friendly) run leaders and last 8 weeks, we will support you every step of the way. We set off from the Rugby Club on Haslams Lane at 6.15pm and the cost is £20. The next course will start 15th May, hope to see you there!

I never thought I’d be able to run any sort of distance and nervously joined the couch25k. Running in a group with the support of Derwent Runners made it so much more enjoyable. I have discovered a love of running and am now aiming to enter a 10k this summer and become an official Derwent Runner. Apr 1, 2016


I did the couch to 5km. Thouroughly enjoyed it, got my fitness and stamina back and it’s improving weekly, lost a bit of weight from it too, and the best of it is, I’ve carried it on to the Tuesday night 4 mile group which I’m hoping to continue.

Richard M

Couch to 5k Application Form

Please complete in full & send prior to your first session.
Please bring your £20.00 joining fee to the first session.

Do you suffer from any of the following:
High Blood PressureAsthmaDiabetesHeart ProblemsJoint ProblemsBack PainPrevious InjuriesAny Condition requiring medication

I hereby confirm that i participate in the Derwent Runners beginners group completely at my own risk and state that I do not hold the organisers responsible for any injury loss or accident incurred.

I accept that i may be running on the highways, pavements and roads and agree to take full responsibility for following the Highway Code when running.

I confirm that I do not know of any medical or physical reason why I should not participate in the group. If I am unsure of my suitability I will gain permission from my doctor. If i develop any new relevant medical or physical condtion I will inform the organisers of the group.

It couldn’t be easier to get running!

Join our popular Couch to 5k course. Small groups with UK Athletics qualified Run Leaders. Help keep you motivated, make friends and have a gentle introduction to our Running Club.

Surprise yourself!!

The next 8 week course will start on Tuesday 15th May 2018 at 6:15 pm.

Please Email for More Info, latest course dates & payment. To join us please complete the Consent & Medical form.

We are a members club and the Couch to 5k is run by qualified volunteers – all funds go back into the club in order to offer free training to our members in order to maintain & improve Derwent Runners. Thankyou.