Couch to 5K – the best way to start running?

For beginners who want to start running and need a helping hand, we've have had some great experience with the Couch to 5k app. Try it today.

Charlie Bravery

At Virtual Runner we want to encourage as many runners to get up and start running, no matter what the distance. In the past we have had some great experience with the Couch to 5k app, winner of past awards for one of the best Healthcare and Fitness Apps on the market.

It takes you just 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week, for nine weeks, and you’ll be ready to finish your first 5K (3.1-mile) race!

Some of the app features for you are:

  • Training plan designed by trainers
  • Choose from 4 different motivating virtual coaches—Johnny Dead, Constance, Billie or Sergeant Block
  • Hear human audio cues to guide you through each workout
  • Listen to your favourite playlists with in-app music player
  • Calculate your distance & pace and map your routes with FREE GPS support*
  • Log your workouts and share your progress on Facebook

Taking on the challenge of Couch to 5K can help boost your confidence and self-belief, as you prove to yourself that you can set yourself a target and achieve a goal.

Running regularly can also be a great stress reliever and has even been shown to combat depression.

Using this app can take you through our medal system and you can start ticking off some of the great achievements running brings.  You can enter the London 5K  on our website, you must run 5K between 1st and 30th April 2020, it’s to help support the London marathoners.

It’s a great app and one that makes sure you’re training right. Runners world the UK’s largest running website said, “The popular Couch to 5K app helps new runners avoid injury from doing too much, too soon.”

If you achieve the 5K, it is important to continue running, there are many ways to keep on running. You can try running podcasts, try out your local park run or try adding something new to your routine like other activities.

Get more information about the Couch to 5K app here:

Good Luck!! We’d love to hear how you get on, on our free Facebook group.