Category Archives: Beginners

Nicky Southam tells us about her Desk to 5 k experience!

Desk To 5k – 2017

‘I don’t do running’ has been a mantra I’ve lived my life by rather successfully for many years until 6 months ago, when I felt a very alien urge to go out running. Naturally I ignored it for a while, besides I didn’t own any trainers, yet the urge kept coming back. When the OS Runners club were on the balcony one lunchtime, the lovely smiling face of Egbe enticed me in and I signed up for the 11 week Desk To 5k challenge. I was keen, I bought some trainers, an OS Runners top and filled out the membership form. Goal set: to run 5km without stopping.

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Desk to 5K – 2017

OS Runners organised a beginner runners course starting in 2014.  Jules Buck-Rogers was the first person to complete the course.  You can read her story in our monthly At The Finish Line profile.  Over time the beginner runs became more formalised by using the popular NHS Couch to 5k programme and adapting it to fit into a workplace environment.

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