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Beginners Programme

Our Beginners Programme is designed for those who cannot currently run 5K without stopping. This programme is suitable for anyone who is either new to running or returning to running after a break and wants to be able to run 5k with ease and enjoyment!

The Beginners 0-to-5K Programme is limited to 20 places per term and places are allocated via an official waitlist. Please register for the waitlist below. Once you have registered, our Beginners Leader will contact you to confirm your place on the list and the next available course. 

You will need to be a full member (£30/£20 concessions) to participate in the Beginners course, but please wait until your place and start date is confirmed by Laurie before paying any fees.

Getting you to 5K

This 8-week programme is specifically designed to get you running a 5K distance without stopping. It is similar to the NHS Couch-to-5K programme, but with our own enhancements. The course is inclusive and our volunteer leaders support runners of all paces, but we usually start at a gentle 12 minute to 14 minute mile while we work out your needs.

When and where?

Tuesday evenings from 7pm at Talacre Centre for a 7:15 sharp start

What if I can already run 5K?

If you can already run 5km, then please do not sign up to the beginners waitlist - join us for one of our standard Tuesday Runs instead.

What happens after 8 weeks?

All graduates from the Beginners course will be offered a place on our Improvers course to help you build the confidence to get beyond 5k and run 10K comfortably. 

Register for beginners now!