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Couch to 5k set to return in January

Active Sefton has announced that its hugely successful Couch to 5k programme will be returning in 2018.

 Taking place every Monday and Wednesday, from 6-7pm, at Litherland Sports Park, the classes will run for 10 weeks from January 8.

 The free sessions are perfect training for those looking to prepare for a summer running event and will help attendees slowly build up to running 5K at their own pace. Classes are drop in, drop out but it is recommended that runners take part in as many as possible.

The sessions are all held under floodlights making them a great way to take up running in the winter months when evenings are darker.

 At the end of the programme all runners will be invited to take part in the Crosby Park Run on Saturday, March 17.

 Running has many health benefits, including improved heart and lungs; and when combined with a healthy diet can result in weight loss. A more active life style is also known to improve mental health and can act as a great stress reliever.

 Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Taking part in Active Sefton’s Couch to 5k is a great way to get fit, especially if you’ve over indulged during the festive holidays.

 “As well helping to get you in shape, the programme is also a great way to meet new people and make links with the local community. Good luck to everybody who decides to take part, and most importantly have fun!”

 For more information about Couch to 5k, contact Active Sefton on 0151 934 2340 or email active.sports@sefton.gov.uk

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