Portishead Running Club see Couch to 5K graduates impress

Portishead Running Club's Couch to 5K graduates in action

Portishead Running Club's Couch to 5K graduates in action - Credit: Matt Palmer

Parkrunners at Clevedon’s Salthouse Fields were joined by 46 participants in Portishead Running Club’s Couch to 5K for their Graduation run on Saturday.

The parkrun was the culmination of 10 weeks of training which started on a freezing session in early January, with all participants supported and encouraged by volunteer runners from Portishead RC.

Their hard work saw them transform from running for just one minute at a time in January to confidently completing the 5K run on Saturday, as the blossoming spring flowers of Salthouse Fields were complemented by a sea of orange vests and many smiles at the finish line topped off a glorious sunny morning.

Most of those who completed the programme are now joining the club and embarking on a series of sessions to take their running to the next level and the ability to complete the 10K distance in the next 12 weeks.

If you would like to join Portishead Running Club, to participate in this programme or just to train and socialise with runners from the club,  see Portishead Running Club’s Facebook page or email portisheadrunclub@gmail.com. 

The club offers runners of all abilities opportunities to run and socialise in a friendly and supportive environment.