Devizes Running Club is encouraging people to sign up for its new beginners course.

The group will meet each Tuesday outside Devizes Leisure Centre at 6.30pm and anyone can join by the deadline of January 21.

The sessions cost £3.50 on a pay-as-you-go basis or people can pre-pay £31 for all ten sessions.

Club captain Damion Godwin said: “We were bowled over by the response to the last course we ran in autumn and already there has been plenty of interest in the January course.”

The group is supported through a private Facebook group, which Mr Godwin said helps to keep the spirit high by mutual encouragement and sharing of tips and news.

Mr Godwin said the beginners course will enable couch potatoes to run 5km in ten weeks For more information, text ‘SOFA TO 5K’ to 07772 403947 or search for the ‘Get Running Devizes’ group on Facebook.