Couch To Trail 5k

Would you like to try trail running?

Do you want to get fitter and healthier while having fun on the trails?


Join our couch to 5k trail running programme and make a change to your lifestyle today. We have just started a C25K course, and the next one will start in January.

What Do You Get?

  • Weekly meet up run with the couch to 5k crew and a professional BTR coach, steadily improving your fitness and distance capabilities.

  • Meet ups will be every Tuesday at 18.00 - 18.30 starting on the 4th of January at Clifton Downs.

  • Make friends with your coach and other participants to boost your confidence.

  • 8 week training plan to follow the weekly meet up. Expect to do two more sessions on your own each week. 

  • Email support from BTR head Coach Joe Wenman

  • Discount code for free gait analysis and 15% off running shoes and anything else you need from Cotswold Outdoor & Runners Need in Bristol City Centre.

  • Bristol Trail Runners running t shirt.

  • 1 month of free BTR premium membership after couch to 5k graduation (read about Bristol Trail Runners here).

  • Become part of Bristols most adventurous running community.

What Are The Benefits Of Trail Running? 

  • Trail running is one of the best cardiovascular exercises, improving the health of your heart and lungs.

  • Trail running is fun! You meet amazing people and take part in incredible events.

  • Trail running burns a lot of calories, promoting weight loss and maintenance of a healthy weight.

  • Trail running helps to build strong bones, as it is a weight bearing exercise.

  • Trail running strengthens and tones your legs and glutes.

  • Numerous studies have shown that running increases both lifespan, and quality of life.

  • Running helps you focus during the day and sleep better at night. 

  • There are many more, but I am running out of page space!

Next Course Details:

  • ​The next course starts on the 4th of January. We will meet at 18.00-18.30 every Tuesday, so the following dates: 4th Jan, 11th Jan, 18th Jan, 25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb, 15th Feb, 22nd Feb.

  • On the 26th of February, all graduates will be invited to take part in the Ashton Court Parkrun. (Parkruns are 5km and free every week).

  • Early bird tickets cost £60 per person (must purchase before the 15th of December). After that, tickets will cost £80 per person.