Couch To 5K 2021

What is a Couch To 5K?

A Couch To 5K is a training programme designed to help beginners, less experienced and less confident runners to start their running journey and reach the 5 kilometre distance without walking.


It's achievable, it's fun and by the end of it, with CRC, you'll have a bunch of new friends whilst being able to run that 5K distance!

Why join our Couch To 5K club?

1. Get Started

Often the hardest part about running, especially for new runners, is getting started. A Couch To 5K plan makes getting going easy, offering  appropriate training sessions for people of any age or ability. Staying on track? Well, that's where CRC will help you even more, along with helpful information on diet and nutrition, stretching, rest and kit.

2. Get Healthy

The NHS Live Well website is full of the benefits of running - from blood pressure and heart disease to obesity and mental well being. Couch To 5K training is a great way to make big changes to your physical & mental health, your lifestyle, your body, your social life and the way you feel.

3. Easy

Getting fit & into shape with a CT5K programme as part of CRC is so much easier. Not only do you have the social benefits, but when you take the thought process out of training & leave that to us, it can make your fitness routine so much easier to stick to & enjoy. Just turn up & we'll take care of the rest. This makes keeping your training on track, maintaining consistency, sticking to your goals &  staying in shape so much easier.

Why Clifton Running Club?

​CRC is so much more than just your average running club! If only we had enough fingers to count the number of times people have said that their current app or run/walk split plan just isn't giving them the drive, support, determination, motivation or follow-through that they need.


Continual team-support, motivation, enjoyment, varied training techniques and coaching advice are all key to staying on track and successfully reaching your targets - and those are harder to come by on your own.

From the trainer-led sessions, the fun team environment at sessions and the social community at the club, right through to the continual support and professional fitness advice, the positive and can-do coaches, plus the opportunity for 1-to-1 personal training, yoga, track sessions, social events and core classes... CRC has built an excellent community, a varied session diary and a support network designed for newcomers to both succeed and flourish both in their fitness goals & socially.

With the CRC Couch To 5K classes, you can expect more! All sessions are instructor-led and bring together various beginner level abilities to train together in supervised sessions with various forms of mixed ability running training that most beginners wouldn't even know to use. These sessions will help you to achieve more than you thought possible within a rapid time-frame!

The CRC community was created to offer a super-friendly and welcoming environment, so you can join in with social activities outside of training too. CRC members also enjoy membership discounts with a variety of Bristol businesses, including local running shops.

Finally, when you're eating 5Ks for breakfast (which you will be) and your confidence is flying high (which it will be)..... you can just move straight on to join in with the regular CRC Originals classes.

Join CRC & let's make 2021 your best year yet..... TOGETHER!!



If you'd like to try a free taster session, just click the links below to call, message or e-mail and quote the code "CT5KTASTER". You can join whenever suits you, as the classes are ongoing every week of the year helping you to progress whenever you feel ready.


Or use the 'Contact Us' page


Join CRC, get fit, make friends & make it happen!

Contact Us

Contact us via the website HERE or email:

You can join whenever, classes are ongoing every week throughout the year.

Try a FREE taster session

E-mail and quote the code "CT5KTASTER":

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