Try us out in Runner’s Week
Feel what it's like to be a member of Cheltenham Running Club
Runner’s Week is a chance for regular runners and those returning to the sport, to learn what's like to run with Cheltenham Running Club.
Book a Runner's Week Coach Call to:
- discuss your goals and how they fit in with the club's programme
- sort out any injuries have been holding you back
- get booked in for 2-3 club runs with runners of similar ability
- join our members only Facebook group so you can see what the club is like online
- join a WhatsApp group where members around your speed can arrange buddy runs
Our Next Runner Intake Starts on the 24th of May!
Click the button below and book a call so we can get you into the right group for your ability.
"a cohesive, supportive group feel"
The Summer Training Squad Facebook group has been a really useful support. It’s encouraging seeing the different runs that members have posted and everyone supporting each other to congratulate after a completed run and also boost each other when the runs haven’t gone quite so well.
Conor follows up either online, by phone or in person at club runs when people have found a run difficult and he adapts individual programs when necessary.
Even though people have different individual programs due to their chosen targeted events there is still a cohesive, supportive group feel. Definitely a way of keeping people motivated to improve through the support of a friendly running community.
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.
"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.
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.
Back from 2 years out of Running to Crush the Cheltenham Half Marathon
I wanted to get back into running after a break of 2 years. I set myself the Cheltenham half marathon in Oct as my target. The club got me going again and they are so welcoming and inclusive. Conor gives great advice. I thoroughly recommend the club and am constantly telling friends about it.