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Couch to 5K Run at Kings Norton Park

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Kings Norton Park

Taking up running can seem like a daunting project especially if you have never run before, feel out of shape or unfit. Our beginner programme is designed to get just about anyone off the couch and gradually work them up to running 5km (or for 30 minutes) in just 9 weeks.

It is designed for absolute beginners using a mixture of walking and jogging to gradually build up fitness and stamina.

Beginning  Saturday 18th March—joining may only be possible weeks 1-3 but please come along and speak to the leader who will be happy to advise.

Meet by the Car Park on West Hill Road

Please note activities are subject to change

Big Dig Food Growing Event at Martineau Gardens

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Ready, steady …grow! Gardeners and would-be gardeners are being invited to kick-start their gardening year with fun green-fingered gardening activities at the Big Dig Food Growing Event (on national Big Dig Day), at Martineau Gardens on Saturday 22 April, from 2pm – 4pm. The Community Garden in Edgbaston, Birmingham is hosting the free event to encourage people to grow their own food, no matter how big or small their grow space is or how much or how little experience they have.

The event will include drop-in food growing workshops to inspire even the most reluctant gardeners to don their gardening gloves. Activities include hands-on vegetable growing techniques and seed bombing. There will be plant and compost sales plus tea and homemade cake will be on offer.

The event is part of the Big Dig Day – the biggest ever community gardening day. Details of other participating Birmingham gardens can be found at