Join our 5-month Training Squad in preparation for Cheltenham's Half and other Autumn events.
Watch to see the guidance and support you can expect as a Cheltenham Half Marathon Squad Member.
Your programme of education, guidance and support will progress your fitness towards Cheltenham's most popular Half Marathon.
All distances and speeds will be personalised to your situation regardless of holidays, ability and other events. Target 10k or any other events in the lead up to September 30th.
You'll be invited to meet your running coach and discuss your goals, obstacles and programme as soon as your registration is accepted.
Your session plans can be synchronised to Squad members who run with Cheltenham Running Club. This means you'll all be running the same distances each weekend for easy discussion in the closed Facebook group.
Your programme, coach, squad members and educational resources are all available wherever you have an internet connection. Guidance and support is just a click away.
If you're working your way through a Couch to 5k Plan then we can help ensure you're running 5k before this programme starts on the 22nd of April.
Progressing from 5k to Half Marathon ready in 5 months is achievable but a structured programme is required to ensure your progress is sustainable.
If you've been running 5-10k in training but yet to run a half marathon then you'll know there's a long way to go.
Your programme will first get you up to a fast 10k in time for a July event. Building speed over this distance will mean less time pounding the pavements in Phase 2 when you build up to half distance.
As someone adept at keeping distances high you're likely look to beat a previous best.
Your programme will make the most of your great base fitness by pushing your speeds and intensity.
This will lead your body to buffer the burning and enable you to implement effective technique coaching cues.
Going from Couch to Half Marathon in less than 5-months is not something we advise but if you're already running regularly as part of a structured walk jog programme or play a sport which requires you to run then there's a very good chance we can have you running for 21k non-stop by the end of September.
Call our Head Coach, Conor, if you're yet to run 5k but deciding whether 5-months in this squad could have you ready.
Call - 07580 481 454
If you can pull it off then this could be one of the best years of your life. It'll take a lot of time and effort but you'll make friends, learn more than you ever thought there was to learn about running and feel the improvements in your health, moods and fitness.
If you're already running 5 to 10k then you're right where you need to be for progressing towards your first Half Marathon. Our first target will be a 10k time you're really happy with. For some this will mean building distance gradually and for others it'll be about getting better speeds from your training sessions.
Join this squad and a series of personal best 10k times is on the cards between May and July. From July we'll start increasing distances beyond 10k. You'll still have 13 weeks and only another 8-11k left to build up depending on your situation.
I'm making this all sound easy but thousands enter half marathons only to under prepare or over-train themselves to a terrible experience. If you've ever run out of energy on a run then you know what it feels like. Imagine having to walk the last 5k of your Half because you were under-prepared or simply got your pacing wrong on the day.
As a Cheltenham Half Marathon Squad member you'll be welcome to book race strategy consultations where we look over your previous run stats and discuss exactly how you're going to achieve a race result you're proud of.
If you've run half marathons before and you're you've made it this far down the page then you're obviously aware there is a better time inside you.
Our first job will be to find where the hidden potential lies when compared to previous race build ups:
There are so many things which can go wrong in training and on race day but with your own running coach, a personalised programme and other squad members cheering you on you can have a summer of personal bests.
Step 1 - Programme Set up
Your programme will take into account each event you want to peak for and combine it with your current running ability to ensure every single session has an exact purpose.
Step 2 - Online Education
We'll suggest the video content you should learn from to ensure your body is durable enough to progress throughout the programme.
Step 3 - Unlimited Support and Programme Updates
Life will get in the way at times but we'll update your programme and even go off piste when circumstances require. Holidays, work and family will make it hard to run at times but you'll know which sessions are expendable and which can be postponed.
Each workshop is broken into clips you can watch on any internet enabled device. Perfect to watch while doing some light stretching, riding public transport or even getting dinner prepared. If you want a great summer of running then you need to stay injury free.
If you've every suffered from back pain then you know it's not an obstacle you want in training.
Learn which pains are good, which you can stretch out, which need icing and which need a referral.
6 Injury Prevention Lectures you can access for life
A personalised programme based on your ability, holidays and goals
Plan your ideal week and more with your own Running Coach
Your programme will start on the 2nd of July and ends on the 1st of October
No, the programme, guidance and support you need to train for the half is all available online and over the phone.
If you decide the arrangement is not for you simply email us before your programme is ready and we'll open your place to someone else.
Our Annual and Standard memberships do not include a programme, educational workshops, Facebook support group or any scheduled time with a coach.
You'll be referred to our Physiotherapist, Katie Foster, to discuss whether you should attempt to race and how the programme should be adapted.
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