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Couch to 5k launches in Blackburn again

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Published by Alice Sofield at 8:51am 12th January 2019

The Couch to 5k challenge has kicked off again in Blackburn this morning.

It's been running for five years now, with over 6,000 people going through it so far.

Now the next load of people are being called to step out of their comfort zone and into their running shoes.

John Clucas co-ordinates the Blackburn run. He says people need to start thinking seriously about getting active, to stay healthy. 

Blackburn with Darwen has a higher than average number of obese people. The Active Lives Survey says that across the UK, the figure is 23.3% - in Blackburn with Darwen, it's 27.6%.

The runs are organised every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

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