Join Us for Beginner’s Week and Discover the Power of Running with CRC

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Our next Beginners Intake is Starting From the 21st of September!

“ANYONE CAN RUN” but some don’t realise how fun and pain free it can be until they seek help with it. 

During Beginner’s Week we’ll show you how to pace yourself so you don’t burn out too fast or cause injury.

We’ll support you with online education, coaching advice, inspirational stories and a bunch of new friends who want you to succeed. Join in small group club runs which help you prioritise your runs, gain coach guidance and member support. 

Our Events!

How to Crush 5k of Non-Stop Running

Monday 21st September: 1pm

Are you struggling to build up your distance of running non-stop?

In this presentation you’ll learn the strategies we implement with members of our online Couch to 5k Squad.

How to tackle hills

How to stop burning lungs

How to stop cramping lower legs or jelly thighs

We’ll cover it all and answer your questions too!

How To Set Running Challenge

Monday 21st September: 6.30pm

Did you know the benefits of running happen between your runs?

Most people set out for runs without a realistic target to aim for. Others set their sights too low and repeat the same old lap of the block but struggle to make progress.

In this workshop we’ll show you how to learn from every run so that you can motivate yourself with realistic challenges which make improvements impossible to ignore.

How To Stop Lungs Burns

Wednesday 23rd September: 1pm

Burning lungs is the number one obstacle to non-stop running but in this workshop you’ll set up the app which will teach you the speed you need to be running at and tell you the speed you are running at.

We’ll also explain how to tackle hills, head winds and all other factors which will effect your ability to keep running with comfortable breathing.

How To Stop Lower Legs Seizing Up

Wednesday 23rd September: 6.30pm

Once you’ve stopped your lungs from burning there will come a time when the muscles around your lower leg can become tight and eventually cause pain around your ankle or foot.

Book this workshop with Club Physiotherapist, Katie Foster, and Head Coach, Conor Graham, as they talk to you through strategies for preventing the tightness and addressing lower leg pains.

Areas addressed include: 

-tight shins (shin splints)

-pain in the outside of your ankle

-achilles tendon pain

-arch pains under the foot

Book a Call to Get Involved!

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic we have made multiple changes to how we deliver education and personal advice with running.

Included in our Beginner's Week Events we offer the chance to attend small group club runs where you'll run with 4 people of a similar speed to you.

To ensure you are in a the right group for these club runs and understand how we as a running club have adapted to be Coronavirus compliant, we would love to speak to you over the phone.

Arrange a time to suit you below!


Enjoying Running and Progressing Fast!

Enjoying running much more than expected and really surprised how quickly I have been able to run longer distances over 5k. Looking forward to getting up to 10k.

Yasmin Dudley

I never thought I would say that running can be fun, but it really can be

I joined CRC as a wannabe runner on the Couch to 5k squad. Being part of a running community has been a massive support to me. I go out with other runners of a similar ability and we develop together, encouraging, motivating and supporting each other.

We're quite a sociable bunch!

It's made the difference between me looking for excuses to not go out for a run and actually looking forward to it. Conor (Head Coach at CRC) is good at helping to keep us all moving forward and working on injury prevention, recovery and training.

I never thought I would say that running can be fun, but it really can be, Go ahead join us.

Andy Pritchard

"improving my speed and endurance in a careful and gradual way..."

I highly recommend Conor's training squads. I've been a keen occasional runner for a few years, and had run a few 10ks and half marathons.

This year I was determined to get some structure in my training and see what I could achieve at the Cheltenham Half with a proper training plan. I hadn't done much training in the months before joining Conor's programme and was pretty unfit.

I've found the structure of the training plan to be excellent in improving my speed and endurance in a careful and gradual way over several months, without risking the injuries I've had in the past when I've suddenly increased mileages.

The combination of the interval runs with their lung-busting fast kilometers, good paced tempo runs and sensibly paced long runs has transformed my fitness. The improvement in performance has been really good too - I'm running 18ks at a faster pace than I ran a 5k at the start of the programme, and have beaten my 10k pb from several years ago.

What I find amazing is that I now think of going out for a 10k as a short run! Being part of a squad really helps with motivation too, when you might otherwise find an excuse not to go out for that long run in the British rain or holiday heat, and Conor's support and advice has been great as well.

I'm looking forward to the Cheltenham Half, and continuing to get much more out of my running.

Simon MacDonald

Truly a Great Club to be a Part of

I started January 2017 with my son, its the best thing we did. I am very grateful to Conor and the members for all their help and support. Truly a great club to be a part of.

Tina Sawle

Joined Couch to 5k in Lockdown!

I joined CRC in lockdown 3 as I set myself the challenge of completing Couch to 5k! With the support of Conor and my fellow C25K squad members, the useful Zoom calls and training videos I did it! I'm now in the Summer Squad working my way towards 10K and love the support and encouragement of running with others now we can! Everyone in the club is super supportive and the comments you get in the Facebook group really help to motivate you. Who would have thought I would be running 3 times a week and why did I leave it until my 50s to do so!!!

Louise Tarling