Josh Clark, the inventor of the Couch to 5K running plan used by millions of people around the world, came up with the plan when he was trying to get over a break-up. Photo: Josh ClarkJosh Clark, the inventor of the Couch to 5K running plan used by millions of people around the world, came up with the plan when he was trying to get over a break-up. Photo: Josh Clark
Josh Clark, the inventor of the Couch to 5K running plan used by millions of people around the world, came up with the plan when he was trying to get over a break-up. Photo: Josh Clark

Run, walk, repeat: the simple plan millions have used to start exercising, and lose weight, and my experience of C25K

  • It’s something almost anyone can do if they want to get active: use a mix of running and walking on alternate days to go from nothing to running 5km nonstop
  • Nine-week plan Couch to 5K was created 23 years ago by a lapsed New York runner who had an epiphany. I gave it a try. After six months, I was running 8km

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Josh Clark, the inventor of the Couch to 5K running plan used by millions of people around the world, came up with the plan when he was trying to get over a break-up. Photo: Josh ClarkJosh Clark, the inventor of the Couch to 5K running plan used by millions of people around the world, came up with the plan when he was trying to get over a break-up. Photo: Josh Clark
Josh Clark, the inventor of the Couch to 5K running plan used by millions of people around the world, came up with the plan when he was trying to get over a break-up. Photo: Josh Clark
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