Couch-to-5K Returns on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings at 7pm

Good to be home: Eoin McSweeney, Scartaglin shows his delight and his medal after finishing one of his Couch to 5K challenges. ©Photograph: John Reidy

One of the Castleisland based An Ríocht Athletic Club’s most enduring and successful training programmes will be up and ‘running’ again from 7pm on the coming Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

It’s all part of the preparation for the now annual Autumn 5k Road Race / Walk series of three events over as many weeks.

The successful Couch to 5k series makes its always welcome return on the coming week from Tuesday July 2nd at 7pm at the magnificent Castleisland stadium.

Eight-Week Supervised Programme

Participants will undergo an eight-week, supervised training programme at just €2 per session.
They will train to complete a 5k run and take part in the club’s 5k series over late August and early September.

The Couch to 5K series has attracted hundreds of new-to-running participants since its introduction back in the autumn of 2012.

It has kick-started a healthy outlook and a fitness regime and made friends for many of the participants over that time.

A Gradual Progress

The sessions are structured by gentle encouragement and a gradual progress through a well tried and trusted formula.

A bit of walking a bit of jogging and back to walking and a series of complimentary warming up and cooling down exercises gets people of all abilities in the groove from the very first session.

The build up through the eight week training programme is all aimed at helping you to complete the ‘5K Autumn Series’ alongside the people you have set out and ‘graduated’ with.

Walkers and Families Welcome

All abilities are catered for in the course of the programme and walkers and families and children are also encouraged and invited to join in the programme at their own levels.

In fact, participants are encouraged to bring their children as there is ample space for them to play on the green space within the surrounds of the track and always in view.

Lots of Parking Spaces

The almost two month training programme is conducted on the tartan track within the stadium and its surroundings are well lit and supervised and with more than adequate car parking spaces.

For more information you’re invited to to ring: 066 71 42199.

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