Couch to 5k

We have trained hundreds of people, aged from 13 to 70, achieve their goal of going from couch to 5k.

Our beginners course is aimed at the total beginner or those returning to running after a long time away.

All proceeds of the course are donated to the Hospice of St Francis.

Unlike most couch to 5k courses we also include fun games to help with fitness, as well as build up the amount of time running. The course is over 10 weeks, and we gradually increase the time we run for. The emphasis is on supporting each other and having fun. To allow us to reach our goal over this short space of time we set two homework runs a week, including for half term, to help you get to 5k at the end of the course.

Next Beginners Courses:

Tuesdays from 16th April* 9.15am – 10.15am

*no sessions in half term w/c 27th May

10 weeks of coached sessions, cost – £60*, which is donated to the Hospice of St Francis.

*if you have concerns about payment, please speak to us in confidence

Please note that there is a one-off registration fee for first time Jog-onners of £15 – this includes a free branded t-shirt and access to Jog On Chat, the closed supportive Facebook community of Jog-onners.

Runs take place in and around Berkhamsted and Ashridge, we post details of each run, along with homework runs, on our Facebook page.


We also offer a Virtual Couch to 5k Course, for those who can’t make our ‘live’ sessions – find out more here.

beginner runners after parkrun
beginners doing drills