A POPULAR Couch to 5k running course is due to start in Skipton later this summer.

The free ten week plan for adults based at Aireville Park will get underway on Thursday, August 8 and finish with a celebratory Park Run on October 12.

Aimed at all, including those who like the idea of running, but find it a bit scary, it will involve three evening sessions a week of walking and running, and slowly building up.

A qualified coach will be on hand to offer guidance to beginners.

A spokesperson said: "It is a chance to train with other like-minded beginners for mutual support and encouragement and to have fun."

For more information or to sign up, email: C25kskiptonac@gmail.com