Train for a 5k in 6 weeksThe Coffee Run; beginners running group

The Coffee Run is a social beginners running group based in Hackney E9.

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Coffee runners completing the 5k Parkrun on Hackney Marshes. All finished in under 35 mins after just 6 weeks training.

We meet twice a week for 6 weeks.

In just 6 weeks local Hackney Personal Trainer Carole O’Leary will train you from complete beginner to finishing a timed 5k race.
The programme offers a gradual progression, with two organised runs a week and a third as homework to be completed before the following week’s sessions.

Carole will take you through strength training exercises and stretches to improve your posture, tone and flexibility.
Sessions finish with the group heading off to a local coffee shop (hence the name ‘Coffee Run’) giving participants a chance to relax and socialise with their co-runners. Making it a great way to lose weight, get fit and meet new people in your area.
At the end of the 6 week 5k training programme the group meets at Hackney Marshes to complete a timed 5k Parkrun.

“A wonderful way to keep fit in the open air,meet new friends & get to sample all the delightful coffee shops in the area” Lynn 64

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Imogen & Lucy atfer completing their first 5k Parkrun

“I’ve really enjoyed the course, I felt I improved a lot, great sense of achievement and lovely encouraging atmosphere.” Lucy 32

“I thought I might be too old to start running but being part of the group made all the difference & I’ve just run my first 5km in 32.04 minutes without stopping!!” Imogen 48

Parkruns are free timed 5k races held every Saturday across the country, managed by volunteers.

Having completed the 5k you will be a registered Parkrun member with a logged time on your Parkrun profile. Which you can then aim to beat if you decide to continue running and partake in another Parkrun, or move on to the intimidate coffee run group to really improve on your time!

To book your place or find out more contact Carole on 07595 733150 or email