Taunton Couch To 5k
Next start date is Thursday 5th May at 18:30. Fill out your details on the form below
Starting from the very basics over 9 weeks you'll gain strength and focus to run a 5k, which is just over 3 miles. We've seen hundreds of beginners since 2014 and were the first running club in Taunton to offer the couch to 5k program.
How do I join?
Fill out the membership form on the right and tick the Couch to 5k option. Make sure you read the club rules first, they're there for everyone's safety, including your own. Membership is free and needed so we can contact you and let you know joining instructions for the course.
What are the benefits?
Runners often find a feeling a sense of achievement and have much more energy, helping you feel ready to take on the day. Fitness is a great way to get out and meet other people too.
What can I expect?
3 day a week program where you can attend upto 2 of those sessions with coaching here at Taunton Running Club.
We'll take you through the basics of moving, breathing, strength and stretching
Follow along on an App - keep track of progress
Once you have graduated, you'll be able to run in partner events such as Parkrun, which like our program is free. There's also the opportunity to run and represent Taunton Running Club in our famous kit!
What do I need to wear?
Trainers, socks, shorts or running leggings, t-shirt, windproof top (for when it's raining), hi-viz.
Sports Direct in town or online do a good range of Karimor clothing, which is great for beginners. Try and avoid any cotton clothing, as this tends to hold onto any moisture and will soon rub during the run.
Our Kitshop also sells breathable t-shirts and vests if you want to look the part.