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Couch to 5K Program 2018 Kicks off

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dublin Front Runners A.C.  are launching  their annual “Couch to 5K” programme on Saturday April 14th  to coincide with the Dublin Pride Run which will take place on Friday 22nd June. Our aim is to get you into shape so that you can participate in the Pride Run.

The Pride Run is a great social event and we hope to make the Couch to 5K training sessions an enjoyable and sociable experience, we’re calling all men and women to dust off the trainers and join us in the Phoenix Park.

Cost is €40 and that includes membership of the club till December 2018 and insurance to run with the club.

Even if you feel completely unfit and haven’t done much more than walk to the shop for years, don’t worry, you can do it – it just takes a bit of will and organization. Don’t forget that getting fit is not just about training regularly – it’s also an attitude of mind. Every bit counts so why not leave the car at home, go for a swim, or pull that rusty old bike from the garage and use it.

Your first priority is to get fit is to train. This can be as simple as taking a half hour stroll at least three times a week. Get used to being on your feet for that length of time, and then try to walk a bit faster. If you can walk for 30 minutes and still feel ready for more, you’re ready to get started on our training schedule.

Structured Programme:

The programme starts on Saturday 14th  April @10am in the Phoenix Park, the meeting point is the Papal Cross Car park.

The Couch to 5K programme training schedule is designed to get you off the couch and run a 5K. The programme takes 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week for 9 weeks. and whether you’re just getting started or, are an experienced runner who needs a push, the Couch to 5K plan makes working out simple, social, and fun. In just two months you’ll notice the difference and you’ll be running 5k (3 miles) on a regular basis.

Dublin Front Runners will facilitate three weekly session on Saturday mornings at 10am and on Monday’s and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Phoenix Park.

You’ll start each session with a brisk walk, and then walk/run, for about 20 or 30 minutes. That’s the amount of moderate exercise recommended for optimal fitness. We’ll give you all the tools you need to get motivated, get connected with others and chart your progress as you move towards your goal of completing a 5K.

You’ll need to complete two training sessions per week in your own time, and we’ll provide a plan that is quite easy to follow, you should be in great shape for the Pride Run!

This is a social programme and you’ll be amazed at the support and encouragement you’ll receive from the group. Running is genuinely easier when you have a trainer and peer support. You’ll be flying round the park in no time.

Our sessions take 30 minutes each. So if you’re busy in work or, at home they would easily fit into a lunch break.
If you would like to register your interest in the programme please contact Sandra and Patrick via trainingdublinfrontrunners@gmail.com, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have and hope to see you soon. Also follow our Facebook page.

Before starting a training plan a full medical check-up is recommended. Dublin Front Runners A.C. cannot accept responsibilities for any injury or, damage suffered as a result of participating in any exercise regime advertised on this website.


April 14, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Dublin Front Runners


Papal Cross car park
53.3568206, -6.32591486 + Google Map