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This is a running plan designed to get complete beginners from couch potato to running 5k (or 30 minutes) in nine weeks.
It is:
- Achievable - starting with a mix of running and walking and building up slowly
- Virtually free - all you need is a decent pair of trainers and an MP3 player (a regular mobile phone will do)
- Easy - a motivating 'personal trainer' tells you exactly when to stop and start.
The plan sets three runs per week with a day of rest between each run.

NHS Couch to 5K NHS Choices

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.2, 830 Ratings

This is a running plan designed to get complete beginners from couch potato to running 5k (or 30 minutes) in nine weeks.
It is:
- Achievable - starting with a mix of running and walking and building up slowly
- Virtually free - all you need is a decent pair of trainers and an MP3 player (a regular mobile phone will do)
- Easy - a motivating 'personal trainer' tells you exactly when to stop and start.
The plan sets three runs per week with a day of rest between each run.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
830 Ratings

830 Ratings

Anita Enomlas ,

You’re never too old!!

I am 56 and I haven’t ran since I was at school. I think this is a brilliant app. I am on week 4 and determined to stick with it! Laura is great and also gives good advice.

Astrantiger ,

None of these will download

Tried to download load these running apps, but none will download. Presumably no longer available?

Pates14 ,

Healthy,Stronger Me👍😃

So I’m on week 6...listening to Laura’s voice/instruction is calming when your pounding the roads.Music not so good🤷‍♀️
I agree with others that we need a 5k-10K run too!

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