Highfields launches ‘Couch to 5k’ charity fitness drive


A fundraising fitness drive has been launched by Highfields, with the aim of getting people healthy whilst raising money for charity.

The ‘Couch to 5k’ drive is open to all students, parents, staff and the wider community to raise funds for the city’s Compton Hospice.

Training sessions are taking place every Wednesday evening at 6.30pm on the Hamble, in Hamble Road, Penn. Sessions last around 45 minutes.

The training programme will culminate with a 5km run on a date to be confirmed in July, which will take place at Highfields or around West Park.

Mr C Brickwood, Head of PE, said: “The sessions are open to all levels of fitness and all running abilities from novice to advanced. This is an ideal opportunity for you to exercise with your family whilst supporting a great local charity.

“All you need to participate is a pair of trainers and some comfortable sports clothes. A thin waterproof is desirable as the club will run in all weathers.

“Sponsorship forms will be made available to allow you to get as much support for your hard work as possible.

“We have already held our first session and it was a great success. We did not really know what the turnout would be like but, as my watch struck 6.30pm, we had just over 30 people from the wider Highfields community join us. There was a fantastic atmosphere, with a range of abilities and everyone went away having enjoyed the session.

“We would love to see even more people at the next session!”


Posted on June 8, 2017 .