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During the COVID-19 crisis, Bourn-Running is unable to hold any classes until further notice. However, resources are provided below to help you complete your couch to 5k. BournRunning400
Bourn-Running is an initiative working in partnership with the Rowheath Pavilion Church that provides opportunities for people to improve their physical fitness and sense of well-being through running.

Once Bourn-running is able to resume running sessions, the following are available to the community during term time:

Couch to 5k

For adult beginners with little or no experience of running and who want to improve their overall fitness levels. 
The 10-week course is usually held on Friday mornings at 9:15am, and also on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm (Summer term only).

An introduction to Running

If the Couch to 5k seems too daunting right now, we offer a very gentle introduction to running. These half hour sessions are on Wednesday mornings at 8:30am.


A more intensive session aimed at increasing current fitness. Ideal for adults who have just completed the Couch to 5K course or who have been running a year or two and want to improve their running form as well as fitness. 
Sessions are at 9:30am and 7pm on Wednesdays (7:30pm during the summer term only).

Walking Group

We now offer the community the opportunity to join our new walking group on Wednesday mornings at 10:45am.

!!Couch to 5k Online Resources

The Couch to 5k schedule covers 10 weeks.
Before you begin, it is advised that you read the guidance first (links below) as the links provide important things that you might want to consider before commencing the course. 
Seek medical advice before running for the first time if you have any medical conditions or have recently had a baby.

Bourn-Running guidance [Link]  
The couch to 5k schedule [Link]
Dynamic warm up exercises [Link]
Cool down (static) stretches [Link]
If you want to know more about the sessions offered by Bourn-Running, including individual bespoke coaching in running fitness, please contact Alison Davies at:


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Run – Revive – Thrive

At the heart of Bourn-Running is the aim to make running an enjoyable experience that can offer the potential to transform peoples’ lives both physically and mentally. Any time and space that is devoted to a physical activity like running can improve health and physical fitness, as well as improving mood and self-confidence. It is hoped that the courses on offer will leave people thriving, not just surviving!



Bourn-Running Coach Profile

Alison Davies is a qualified Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) through the England Athletics Association. She has been a keen road runner for many years, and is a member of the Bournville Harriers. She has two daughters, two guinea pigs, and she doubts that you can ever own enough trainers…