Founder of Couch to 5k Reveals he 'Hated' Runn... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K

113,491 members β€’ 145,756 posts

Founder of Couch to 5k Reveals he 'Hated' Running | This Morning

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
β€’22 Replies

There was a nice interview with Josh Clark, inventor of the Couch to 5K programme, on This Morning today!

Thank you to sparky66 and Imc50 for telling me - it was very interesting, and available on YouTube 😊😊😊

youtu.be/SvS-bCi57XM

22 Replies
oldest β€’ newest
CBDB
CBDBGraduate

Gosh, he is relaxed, isn’t he! I bet he does yoga as well! πŸ˜€

A shame that they did not mention our fabulous HU community that supports C25k.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to CBDB

We'll be quietly anonymous and know that we're doing a blindingly good job CBDB πŸ₯³

CBDB
CBDBGraduate in reply to Imc50

πŸ‘πŸ½

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Very interesting interview with Josh Clark, inventor of C25K, he mentioned Parkrun, Josh and Paul Sinton-Hewitt, founder of Parkrun are the heroes of the last 25 years for getting people to start running, thanks for the link roseabi, I did not see the program this morning as I was a walk around my normal 5K running route at that time.

linda9389
linda9389Ambassador

''No pain, no pain' - wish I'd heard that before I started C25K

sparky66
sparky66Graduate

Glad you managed to catch his interview ☺️

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Thanks , I will check that interview out. UTS tried to introduce me to running in 2004, but all I got was tendinitis (sorted out by a Turkish masseur on holiday). So in 2018 someone recommended c25k. Bingo - addicted to running and parkrun - and I have lots of vrbs as a result of HU. Thanks everyone, it was a life changer.

John_W
John_WAmbassador

Thanks for posting Abi!

This should be required viewing for anxious beginners or doubters. One to add to the library!

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate

What a wonderful interview and a lovely guy- he invented it for his Mum - Aww!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Well, what a lovely bloke!! I wonder if he’s ever heard of HU?? I feel a little connection to him ☺️

nowster
nowsterGraduate

I listened to the Eddie Izzard interview over the last two outings. He says he doesn't do running for enjoyment. He does it because it's the natural thing to do.

(No run today for me, just a walk: knee still sore.)

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to nowster

get better soon xx

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate

Aaaw...what a lovely man πŸ₯°

I agree that this should be required viewing before anyone starts the programme! 🐌🐒🐌🐒☺️

Can it be a pinned post?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to LottieMW

It is pinned!

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to roseabi

Yay! πŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to LottieMW

Are you able to see the pinned posts?

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to roseabi

Yes...my original post was before it went up...☺️

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to LottieMW

It's been pinned since I first posted it, so I just wanted to check you could see it!

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to roseabi

πŸ‘

I’m definitely flailing around and gasping for breath, (week 3) but if I went any slower I’d be walking πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Istillhaterunning

As per Curlygurly2's suggestion on your post, I think you should check in with your doctor. But also, walking is a fabulous exercise and there's no reason why a person can't do C25K by alternating gentle and brisk walking intervals. But it could well be that some tweaking of your medication will help get you running - if that's what you really want to do! Alternatively there are plenty of workouts that can help you get fit without running, have a look at the Strength & Flex community posts healthunlocked.com/strength...

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate

Thanks for sharing the link. I just love that he never wanted to monetise the programme, and that, years down the line, it remains meaningful to him because it was a gift to others. What a difference it’s made to so many lives! Amazing.

You may also like...