Couch to 5K at Tudor Grange Academy

Tudor Grange Academy Redditch received Sportivate funding to run one of the first school based Couch to 5k programmes in Redditch. The programme ran for 8 weeks and was open to all students, primarily targeting those that didn’t take an interest in more traditional school sports. The programme was completed by around 12 students from various year groups, led and encouraged by local Run Leader, Stuart Greenwood. Maths teacher Andrew Burgess also took part and received training from UK Athletics to allow him to facilitate future running clubs at the school.

In the Redditch advertiser he is quoted as saying “I thought it would be a really good idea to get some of the students and staff to take part in something together. It has been a great success and I am so proud of everyone for completing the 5k. The fastest time, achieved by Harley Penn was 23 minutes 49 seconds. Well done to all the participants”. To reward their hard work the students all received Couch to 5K t-shirts and certificates.