About Cheltenham Running Club
Our Goal is to Support, Connect and Educate New and Experienced Runners
Get in Touch with our Head Coach to discuss How Our Club Can Help You
Meet the Team
Head Coach: Conor Graham
Having moved to Cheltenham from New Zealand in 2012, Conor founded Cheltenham Running Club as a means of helping more people to improve health and fitness than ever possible in his personal training business.
His background in strength and conditioning paved the way for a new culture where training comes first and racing shows results.
Conor is a Run England Coach in Running Fitness as well as a Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach & Level 3 Personal Trainer. He has been a self employed Fitness Professional since July 2001.
Phone 07580 481454
Head Physiotherapist: Katie Maddocks
Kate Foster specialises in rehabilitating and preventing running injuries through a combination of manual therapy, massage and acupuncture.
Weekly meetings with the club's head coach mean programmes are optimised and members are well cared for.
Katie has presented a vast range of educational workshops to save members money on Physiotherapy.
Phone 07580 481454
Head Nutritionist: Georgina Graham
Georgina helps our members fuel themselves better for running and day to day life. Members benefit from higher energy levels, weight loss and putting a stop to intestinal discomfort.
She achieves this through a process of identifying which foods are causing negative symptoms and replacing them with other which provide equivalent or better nutritional value and taste.
George runs group nutrition programmes on Monday nights and Friday afternoons which help members improve energy levels, manage their weight and much more.
Support is always available with meal ideas, recipes, and consultations provided in person and via phone or email.
Phone 07765 869670
Yoga Instructor: Sarah Vallance
Sarah joined CRC in January 2016 in our very first Couch to 5k group. She was also an attendee at the very first Yoga for Runners class in 2016 which ignited a passion for yoga.
Yoga helped her with her training for half marathons and also through injuries. But the benefits filtered into other areas of her life as well, so in 2019 she decided to complete her yoga teacher training.
Now teaching in Cheltenham, Sarah is passionate about making yoga accessible for everyone - regardless of age, fitness and ability. As well as teaching our Monday night Yoga for Runners, she also teaches chair yoga classes at a local care home alongside weekly classes suitable for all levels.
The Management Committee
New Member Success
I began running with CRC about 6 weeks ago and it has been one of the best things that i did. I have made some great friends and feel supported 100% by head coach Conor. The club is sociable and welcoming for new members.
You can Transform into a Runner!
Very friendly. You don’t need to be a runner to join , as with the support of the coach and your running friends, you can be transformed into a runner. Want to walk instead? No problem join the walking group. Age isn’t a barrier either. I joined when I was well into my 60’s. Conor designs a personal training plan for you. He’s always contactable for advice .
Off Road 10k Success
I joined CRC to find a structure to my running. I wanted to improve my 10k time, the first race, after starting training, I knocked 3 minutes off the old time and the second race was 2 minutes quicker again. All comes down to coaching with Conor.