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Daily Prompt: Person of the Year – Josh Clark – designer of the c25k running programme


I needed a bit of a push to get me going again, so went over to the NHS c25k support website

It was so inspiring reading about other people’s running successes, that I stopped in the middle of reading a new runner’s blog (who had just completed the big scary week 5 run) and went upstairs, put my running kit on, got outside for a warmup walk and then did a 32 minute run.  The first one for a week.  It was pretty slow, but not as difficult as the last one.

Anyway, one of the other things I’d been reading before I went out running was The Daily Prompt
and the prompt was – who would you make Person of the Year?   For me, the biggest change this year has been doing regular (relatively speaking) exercise, and it really got going with the NHS Couch to 5K programme, which is, as far as I know, based on Josh Clark’s programme.

When I went off on a hunt to find out his name, I came across this page, based on an interview with him about the programme, which was very interesting – not least that he designed it with his mum in mind, who was then 50.  No wonder it works so well for us oldies!  Though I do rather wish he’d called it c230, couch to 30 minutes, instead of couch to 5k, as 5k is a long, long way for many beginners, not to mention not-so-beginners like myself.

Well, two weeks and a couple of days until my 5k Race for Life, so I’d better get practising again.

Race for Life t-shirt

T-shirt is ready, but what about the legs?


Author: Hedwigia

Gardener, wildlife geek, and very slow runner.

6 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Person of the Year – Josh Clark – designer of the c25k running programme

  1. Smashing blog, I wouldn’t be running if it hadn’t been for C25K, didn’t find their web site until I’d been running for about 8 months but wouldn’t be without it and all my running friends I’ve made since joining so he would get my vote too. All the best for your 5K Race For Life, you’ll do it no bother at all.

    • Thanks! It may all depend on the weather on the day! If it’s really hot, I may walk some of it. But I’d really like to run it ‘properly’. 🙂

  2. Hang on in there with the training. There really are good days and bad days on the road and often for no apparent reason.

    • I just seem to have had a bad couple of weeks, as far as running is concerned! Time now to pick myself up, dust myself off, and get going again – and go to bed a bit earlier – being over-tired certainly doesn’t help! Thanks for the support, it does help. Night, night! 🙂

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