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Looking to get fit this year? Join your local Couch to 5k!

January has come upon us quick and fast and the top New Year’s Resolution for many people is to shed a few pounds.

Whether it’s your aim to get fit, have fun, or just shrug off those winter cobwebs –  these Couch to 5k events around the county are the perfect way to do it.


Portlaoise Athletic Club are starting their Couch to 5k 10 week programme on Wednesday, January 10.

The training takes place at the running track beside Portlaoise College weekly on Wednesday nights.

It costs €30 for the 10 week programme and ends with the ‘Streets of Portlaoise’ on St Patrick’s Day, March 17.


Training takes place every Monday and Wednesday night in Graiguecullen GAA and begins on Monday, January 8.

It costs €2 to attend per night.

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.