Cotteridge Park Couch to 5K - FREE Beginners Walk/Run Group

cropped run logoTaking up running can be a daunting project, especially if you have never run before or feel out of shape.

Our beginners programme is designed to get just about anyone off the couch and gradually progress to running 5km (or for 30 minutes) in just 9 weeks.

All ages and all abilities can join in – so bring all the family.  Head torches provided!

Join our fully led “Couch to 5km” sessions all supported by a qualified, experienced, friendly run leader.

Tuesdays from 1st December at 6.30pm- meet at the car park on Franklin Road

NEW - Pre-Schoolers Forest School - Tuesdays 11.30

IMAG0056 Ranger Dean from Birmingham City Council is running a weekly Forest School session for pre-school age children and their carers.

Bugs, mud, leaves, trees and plants – come suitably dressed!


Meet at the Forest School – behind the Millennium Wood

GreenFit Baby - Tuesdays 9.30am

20140304_095630GreenFit Baby is at 9.30am on Tuesdays – a great way to get some fresh air, a little exercise & meet other parents & carers.   We meet at the Car Park entrance at 9.30am.




Tai Chi & Walking Group Thursdays from 10.00am FREE


Thursday is the day for gentle exercise in Cotteridge Park.  You don’t have to get hot and sweaty to get fitter.  Improve your breathing, balance and state of mind by joining the Walking or Tai Chi groups.

The Walking Group meets at the car park entrance at 10am.  Friendly people to walk & chat with.

Tai Chi starts at 10.30 and is a form of gentle exercise that combines deep breathing & relaxation techniques with slow, graceful movements.These sessions are suitable for beginners, just wear comfortable clothes & shoes. If you want to know more about Tai Chi. click here to read Bridget’s Blog.

Meet at the basketball court

If you want to know if tai chi is for you check out the videos from some of the regulars by clicking here

And if it’s too cold or wet for you click here for a video of a session you can join in with

Donations for Cotteridge Park

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Click here to donate securely

The Friends of Cotteridge Park always needs more donors & donations. You can donate securely to Friends of Cotteridge Park via PayPal either as a one-off or you can set up a regular monthly donation.

If you are a UK tax payer you can make your donation go further by filling in and returning a FoCP – Gift Aid declaration – HMRC model form

Donations are used to pay for activities in the park and CoCoMAD.

Sunday Volunteers

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Volunteers are always needed for a variety of tasks on Sundays from 10.15-11.15(ish).  Everything from weeding and planting to dead hedging and tree felling.  Followed by hot drinks & cake – what more could you ask for?

And you get to relax in the sun in a wheelbarrow

Meet at the Orchard