The beginners group couch to 5K is a 10 week programme for either complete beginners or those returning to running after a long gap.  By the end of the programme you will be able to run 5k.

Each weekly session is held on a Tuesday at 6.30pm.  We limit the number of people taking part to ensure you get full support and encouragement – each programme has around 25 participants and is led by at least one Dragons Running Club run leader and supported by other club members. In addition, you will need to repeat each session twice in your own time.

Dragons is a small and friendly Sale-based running club. We are  registered with England Athletics and our qualified run leaders have  an England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness licence.

You don’t need any previous running experience – just enthusiasm and a pair of running shoes!

For further information/to express an interest in joining the programme email

I would recommend your Coach to 5k to anyone. Never in a million days did I think I would achieve it, but the constant positive encouragement, advice and reassurance you gave was what  kept me going. Now I cannot believe I run three times a week.”

(Winter 2019 programme participant)