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Beginner Training Sessions

Our beginners 0-to-5K programme costs £10 and is designed for anyone new to running, or returning to running after a break. The aim of the programme is to initially get you to 5K and then gradually build your running fitness until you feel ready to progress to our main club runs and training sessions. As an added bonus, the £10 cost of our beginners course is redeemable against full membership if you decide to join.

Getting you to 5K

This 8 to 10 week programme is specifically designed to get you running a 5K distance without stopping. We start with some jogging alternating with walking. The programme is similar to the NHS Couch-to-5K programme, though with our own twist. As you progress through the programme, you gradually walk a little less and run a little more until you can continuously and happily run 5K! We usually have a maximum of about 20 beginners + volunteers as this enables us to meet the various needs of the group. Our running leader and volunteers will support you in running paces between 12 and 14 minute miles.

Getting you beyond 5K

Once you've completed the 5K beginners programme, we hope you will become a fully paid up member of our Mornington Chasers. If you do become a full member, we will also offer you a further 5 to 7 weeks support to build from 5K to 10K. This is not essential training, but lots of beginners graduates find it to be a helpful bridge between beginners and our regular Tuesday night club runs.

What if I can already run 5K?

If you can already run 5km, then please do not join the beginners course - join us for one of our standard Tuesday Runs instead. Our runs vary in pace and distance and there's usually something for everyone. If you're unsure, please just contact our beginner's running leader at beginners@chaser.me.uk

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