Welcome to the "Croups off the Couch" programme, with the help of Cardiff's longest running Running Club and our friendly qualified Leaders in Running Fitness we can use our experience and expertise to help take you through the Couch to 5K programme, supporting you all the way - you'll have company and support during all 3 sessions per week.

Have you reached that 5K goal but struggling to make the next step, well, we can help you with that as well with our new 5K+ programme. So, whether you're a complete newbie, want to start running again after a break/injury, or you need that little bit of help to take the next step up we are here for you.

What to expect …..

You will be met at the start of each session by our friendly & experienced Leaders, they will guide you through the session and support you all the way. They will answer any questions you have and point you in the right direction. The course follows a 9 week programme which has already been mapped out in order to get you to your goal.

You’ll be able to make your journey to your goal with people who share your ambition and having company is always easier than on your own. 

What do I do next?

Turn up at the advertised time and venue, our Leaders will be waiting for you. Introduce yourself to them and they will explain what you will be doing during that session.

All participants take part at their own risk.
Declaration : I accept that the organisers shall not be responsible for any loss, damage, action costs or expenses which may arise in consequence of my participation in this programme.

Please complete the ICE contact form here.

Join the Croups off the Couch facebook page here, useful for weekly session updates and to get to know your fellow runners. 

Couch to 5k - next course starts April 2020 (9 weeks finishing with parkrun at the end of June)
Monday 6.00pm Llandaf Rugby Club, Western Avenue CF23 5QX
Thursday 6.00pm Llandaff Rugby Club
Saturday 9.45am Cardiff parkrun start area, adjacent to Tesco Extra, Western Avenue

5K+ - next course started on 1 July 2019 (9 weeks finishing with Cardiff 10K on 1 September 2019)

Monday 6.45pm Llandaf Rugby Club
Thursday 6.45pm Llandaff Rugby Club
Saturday 8.45am Cardiff parkrun start area

Age Restrictions

Les Croupiers Running Club is an athletics club for adults; we do not have an under-18s section.  Our Couch to 5k and 5k+ courses are primarily aimed at adults.

In line with UK Athletics and IAAF rules* on the maximum distances that children should run, we would request any child completing the Couch to 5k course is over 11 years old, and for the 5k+ course, over 15 years old. 

Children under 18s can participate in club activities, so long as

  • they are accompanied by an adult, who must undertake to supervise and take responsibility for them at all times, and
  • they are within the UKA/IAAF age/distance rules

 * see rule 141 of the UKA & IAAF Rule Book 2016-2018, http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/competitions/rules/

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All queries can be addressed to croupsoffthecouch@gmail.com