Athletics Northern Ireland Partners with Decathlon for 5k+ Programme

25 November 2019

Athletics Northern Ireland Partners with Decathlon for 5k+ Programme

Athletics Northern Ireland are delighted to announce our partnership with Decathlon Belfast to launch the new Athletics Northern Ireland 5k+ Programme.

The 5k+ programme is a continuation from our C25k training programmes, which aims to enable runners to complete a 10k and join in regular club training sessions. This will give runners structured training environment to prepare individuals to join a club setting.

As a pilot scheme for the new programme, Athletics Northern Ireland will be hosting a Decathlon 10k Challenge, based at the Belfast store.

The programme will be on Monday and Thursday evenings, starting on Thursday 9th January 2020 and the course will be across 12 weeks, accumulating at the TQ10k 2020.

Each session will take start at 6.30pm, with Thursday nights starting from the Belfast Decathlon store, where runners will be provided with food and drinks after their training session. Monday nights’ sessions will also start at 6.30pm, with the venue still to be confirmed (this will be in the local area).

Runners will benefit from the 12 week training programme organised by Athletics Northern Ireland’s Accredited Coaches, as well as receiving Decathlon product testing opportunities and a Technical t-shirt. Other benefits of the programme will be educational workshops in the Decathlon store including talks on nutrition, running footwear and physical preparation and entry into the TQ10k 2020.

Runners have to be able to comfortably run a 5k, either through having completed a C25k programme or by regularly completing Park Runs, or alternative running schemes.

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