Congratulations to the all our Health Associates Couch 2 5km participants. For 6 weeks our dedicated runners completed a comprehensive running program designed to not only help people run 5km but to help them run it strong. The program included 4 sessions from strength/hills, pilates, track and endurance. Participants were encouraged to attend at least 3 times per week.
At the beginning of the program our runners were put through a time trial to get a benchmark. Over the course of the 6 weeks we saw people improve their time by over 3 min. At the start of the program we had a few walkers and by the end everyone ran the whole way!!
Participants ranged from mums and dads, seniors and teenagers. A personal highlight would be two sisters Maddi and Ashley. One in primary school and the other in high school. The early mornings were very hard. Waking up at 5.30am to be at the track for a 6am start was very challenging but they did it and they were super stars. Maddi was so excited when she did a personal best in a school running event. She could see that her hard work was paying off.
What makes the Health Associates C25K unique is that it is a not-for-profit program designed to engage community members into safe and effective exercise. Our coaches range from former-professional athletes, allied health professionals and busy, working parents who get the challenge faced by so many. It is comprehensive offering a complete suite of training options to support you to perform at your best and to run injury free.
If you would like to join the next program registrations are now open. Click the link to find our more and register before it sells out!