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Jogging Buddies - Couch to 5K

Jogging Buddies is a fun and affordable way of keeping fit and maintaining better health. All you need to get started is a pair of trainers, comfortable clothing and a positive attitude! Jogging Buddies

We run beginner’s classes in January & September each year. The class starts with a very gentle walk-jog to ensure newcomers are introduced gradually by our team of qualified Jog Leaders.

Jogging Buddies Couch to 5K programme launches week commencing 16th January!

The Couch to 5K programme is suitable for absolute beginners and doesn’t require any level of fitness. Each week you will work with our friendly qualified Jog Leaders who will encourage and support your running. In just 9 weeks you will be feeling fitter, healthier and able to run 5KM – you CAN do it!

First off, you may be asking, "exactly how many miles is a 5K?" A 5K is 3.1 miles. We're here to help you achieve your goal of beginning to run your first 5K. Too many people have been turned off of running simply by trying to start off too fast. Their body rebels and they wind up miserable, wondering why anyone would possibly want to run in the first place.

You should ease into your 5K training plan gradually. In fact, the beginners' programme is less of a running regime and more of a walking and jogging programme. The idea is to transform you from couch potato to runner, getting you to begin running a 5K or 3.1 miles and on a regular basis in just two months.

Jogging Buddies will be running the Couch to 5K programme , week commencing 16th January at the following groups:

Lagoon Jogging Buddies -Tuesday, 6.00pm: Lagoon Leisure Centre, 11 Christie Street, Paisley PA1 1NB

Foxbar Jogging Buddies -Tuesday, 6.30pm: Gleniffer High School, Amochrie Road, Paisley PA2 0AG

Ralston Jogging Buddies -Wednesday, 7.00pm: Ralston Sports Centre, Penilee Road, Paisley PA1 3AX

Erskine Jogging Buddies - Thursday, 6.30pm: Erskine Sports Centre, Kilpatrick Drive, Erskine PA8 7AF

Linwood Jogging Buddies - Saturday, 10.00am: ON-X Linwood, Brediland Road, Linwood PA3 3RA

Please note there will be no beginners couch to 5K programme at ElderslieJogging Buddies and St Mirren Jogging Buddies until the Spring.

Sessions are £3/week or free to Renfrewshire Leisure members. Can we ask all new members to register with jogscotland before attending the first session (registration is free). You can register online following this link

If you are interested in coming along to Jogging Buddies or would like more information please call us at the office on 0141 258 9923, email us at or message us on Facebook. You will be made very welcome!

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