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Couch to 5K returns to help get you fit for autumn

Active Sefton has announced that its hugely successful Couch to 5K programme will be returning to Litherland and Southport from next week.

Taking place every Monday and Wednesday at Litherland Sports Park and Tuesday & Thursday at Hesketh Park, Southport, the coach-led crash courses aim to help you get back into shape or rediscover your love of running over a number of weeks

The Southport course lasts six weeks, starting September 10, and cost just £6 per person to enter, while the 10 week Litherland course, starting September 9, is priced at £10.

The sessions are perfect training for those looking to get fit, find a love of running or build up stamina. Classes are drop in, drop out but it is recommended that runners take part in as many as possible.

Both sessions will run from 6-7pm each evening.

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 and in shape

“As well helping to keep 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