Winchester Get Running

Press Release: 19/01/2017

c25k running group

A new Winchester ‘Couch to 5k’ running session at River Park Leisure Centre will start on Thursday 16 February 2017 at 6:30pm for 10 weeks. The session is led by a motivating instructor and is designed to help beginners get into running - taking into account all the issues that people face when starting out.

The benefits of running can include: improved physical health, improvements to the lungs and heart, weight loss (when combined with a healthy diet), boost to confidence and reduced stress.

The cost is £20 for 10 weeks, which is payable at the start. No running experience or fitness level required - all you need is a pair of trainers and good sense of humour!

Cllr Frank Pearson, WCC portfolio holder for Environment and Wellbeing said:

This is an ideal opportunity for people who want to get started to join a group of like-minded people. This looks like a fun way to get fit!

If you are looking for a more challenging run, the intermediate Winchester Blues and Running Shoes takes place every Thursday at 6:30pm, also from River Park Leisure Centre . They are a friendly non-competitive group ideal for anyone who enjoys getting out with other runners of all abilities. They run in all weathers around varied routes in Winchester with the faster runners challenging themselves across a longer distance and slower runners covering about 3 miles.

The cost is £2 per session.

If you are interested in either of these groups please visit or contact Chloe Davanna, Active Lifestyles Assistant at Winchester City Council on or 01962 848 493