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During the COVID-19 crisis, Bourn-Running is adhering to the Government and England Athletics advice and may cancel or resume classes at short notice.  Resources can be found below for the couch to 5k course, including warm up and cool down routines. Any questions can be emailed to Alison Davies at  Bourn Running logo magenta

Bourn-Running is an initiative working in partnership with the Rowheath Pavilion Church to provide opportunities for people to improve their physical fitness and sense of well-being through running.

Couch to 5k

For adult beginners with little or no experience of running and who want to improve their overall fitness levels in a friendly and supportive environment. The next 10-week courses are available as follows: 

Wednesday mornings (term-time) at 10:45-11:45am
Sunday mornings (term-time) at 9:30-10:30am



Suitable for adults who can run 5k without stopping! These sessions are coached by Alison Davies (CiRF) and focus on running form and technique as well as increasing current fitness. Our improver groups range from runners who have just completed the Couch to 5K course to more experienced runners with specific goals (such as achieving specific distances and/or improving their times at a particular distance).  Again, the main aim of these sessions is to have fun and feel good about your running! 
Sessions are:
Wednesdays (term-time) at 9:30am
Sundays (term-time) at 8:30am


Walking Group

Due to Covid19, we currently do not have capacity to operate our walking group.

!!Online Resources

The Couch to 5k schedule covers 10 weeks. Before you begin, it is advised that you read the guidance first (links below) as the links provide important things that you might want to consider before commencing the course. 
Please seek medical advice before running for the first time if you have any medical conditions or have recently had a baby.

Bourn-Running guidance [Link]  
The couch to 5k schedule [Link]
Dynamic warm up exercises [Link]
Cool down (static) stretches [Link]
If you want to know more about the sessions offered by Bourn-Running, including individual bespoke coaching in running fitness, please contact Alison Davies at:


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Run – Revive – Thrive

At the heart of Bourn-Running is the aim to make running an enjoyable experience that can offer the potential to transform peoples’ lives both physically and mentally. Any time and space that is devoted to a physical activity like running can improve health and physical fitness, as well as improving mood and self-confidence. It is hoped that the courses on offer will leave people thriving, not just surviving!



Bourn-Running Coach Profile

Alison Davies is a qualified Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) through the England Athletics Association. She has been a keen road runner for many years, and is a member of the Bournville Harriers. She has two daughters, two guinea pigs, and she doubts that you can ever own enough trainers…