Start to Run

Do you need to get yourself more active?

Are you interested in starting running?

La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre are currently recruiting participants for an upcoming program

  • Investigate the effectiveness of a popular running program – Couch 2 5K
  • Evaluate what barriers might prevent people from completing the program
To be eligible to participate in the program, you need to:
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Not currently completing more than 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity of any form per week
  • Not currently suffering from any long term pain in your lower limbs
What will the program involve?
  • Attend an initial screening session at La Trobe University Bundoora
  • Complete a 9 week running program – Couch 2 – 5K
  • Wear a small state of the art accelerometer on your shoe – measuring how far and how fast you run
  • Attend a final session after completing the running program at La Trobe University Bundoora


Contact: Matt Francis



Chief Investigator: Dr Christian Barton