WOULD you like to run a parkrun but lack the confidence to complete a 5km course?

If so, fear not because Weymouth Parkrun has launched a scheme to help reluctant runners who wish to build up their fitness/

The parkrun has launched a buddy running scheme on the back of the national Couch to 5k scheme designed to get anyone off the couch and running.

Every week a member of the Weymouth parkrun buddy team (which consists of Mags Almond, Fiona Pawsey, Karl Lantree and Lynda Lantree) will run/walk the 5K parkrun to help members of the community who want to give parkrun a go.

Fiona said: "We will encourage them to build up their fitness with a view ultimately to being able to run the whole of the 5K parkrun."

The friendly group of volunteers will be wearing pink hi-vis to mark them out as buddy runners.

Fiona said: "We are there to help and encourage anyone who wants to try to build up and improve their running.

"The scheme works on a two to four minute run with a one minute walk and no-one is left behind."

Anyone who wishes to make use of the buddies should meet them at the volunteer table behind the go karts at Lodmoor Country Park.

Weymouth Parkrun takes place at 9 am every Saturday, make sure you get there by 8.45 am to be ready to run for 9am.

Anyone who hasn't joined parkrun before should register at parkrun.org.uk/register and print off their barcode.

You can also contact Fiona Pawsey or Mags Almond through the Weymouth parkrun page or at weymouthhelpers@parkrun.com