Couch to 5K

Category: Healthy living


Couch to 5K is designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just nine weeks. The plan involves three runs a week with a rest day in between and a different running schedule each week. Produced with the BBC, the app builds you up gradually with a mix of running and walking.


Who is it suitable for?

Couch to 5K is for people new to running, people who want to get back into running, or people who simply want to be more active.

How does it work?

Couch to 5K features a choice of celebrity trainers who tell you when to run and when to walk.

It displays a countdown timer so you can see how long you’ve got left of each run

You can track your progress over the nine week programme and rate your runs.

The app gives tips and advice for new runners, as well real life success stories.

How do I access it?

Couch to 5K is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.