We are delighted to offer a range of running programmes that will suit lots of different abilities.

All of our small group running sessions comply with Government guidelines and England Athletics.

They are limited to twelve participants and will adhere to social distancing guidelines, as well as actively encourage regular hand washing. They are professionally led and coached by our Physical Activity and Well Being Officer, Rachel Nicholls who is a UKA England Athletics Leader in Running Fitness.

Couch to 5km

Our Couch to 5km programme is aimed at complete beginners, so if you’ve got to week five on the NHS Couch to 5km programme and felt like it’s been too much of a jump, or even haven’t tried running before then this programme is perfect for you.

It’s 12 weeks long and aims to gradually build you up to running for 40 mins. The programme is tailored to your own level of ability too so you can progress at your own pace. 

The course costs just £30. Early bird discount of 20% if booked before 31 December 2021.   

Our next course dates

Monday 10 January, 9-10am from Lower Broadheath Primary.

Tuesday 11 January 2022, 6.30-7.30pm, Malvern Vale.   

Thursday 13 January, 12.30-1.30pm, MHDC offices.

Number of places:

Minimum number of places - 5 people

Maximum number of places - 12 people

Run Further (5-10km) trail

Our Run Further programme is aimed at people who have completed their Couch to 5km programme and are interested in learning how to run off road as well as develop their stamina to build up to 10km. 

It’s 10 weeks long and aims to gradually build you up to running for 60 mins. You can already run for 40 mins non-stop and it doesn’t matter if you don’t have any experience of running off road as we will show the techniques and tips to help build your confidence of running off road. The programme is tailored to your own level of ability too so you can progress at your own pace.

Our next course dates

Tuesday 11 January, 5.15-5.45pm, via Zoom (£20)

Number of places:

Minimum number of places - 4 people

Maximum number of places - 8 people

Introduction to trail running 

Our introduction to trail running programme is aimed at people who are able to run non-stop for 40 mins and are interested in learning how to run off road.  Come and find out how to master the techniques to running on trails (off road). Every week we will look at a different technique, all whilst helping you to enjoy running chatty off road. It’s a 6 week course and the programme is tailored to your own level of ability too so you can progress at your own pace.

The course costs £20.

Our next course dates

TBC in 2022

Number of places:

Minimum number of places - 4

Maximum number of places - 8

How to book

Booking is essential. To check availability and book your place please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please find out if there are available places first. You will then be sent a booking form to complete and return. 

For all of our courses, your place will be confirmed as soon as we receive your competed booking form and payment.