Try us out in Runner’s Week
You can book small group club runs and free online webinars from the 28th of September
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.
- motivate you to be there for your new friends who rely on you to keep them going when the runs get tough
- keep you safe when the sun goes down early
- take the pressure off with pre-organised runs and varied speed groups led by a Qualified Coach
- getting injury prevention advice from a Qualified Physiotherapist
Our Next Runner Intake Starts on the 28th of September!
Runner's Week Events!
Small Group Club Runs
Our Small Group Club Runs are limited to six per group and staggered start times to avoid over-crowding.
Click on the tile which reflects your speed for a 30 minute run and book a space.
Wednesday 30th at 1pm:
Are you struggling to build up your running distances due to legs which feel like lead?
In this presentation you'll learn the theory behind running programmes which prepare runners to tackle first time 10ks, Half Marathons and beyond.
Learning to grow your "gas tank" will lead to more energy being stored so you can run further.
Wednesday 30th at 8pm:
Do you find yourself having to take regular breaks from running due to knee pain?
Most knee pain comes on slowly for runners and while some time off running can help in the short term, the root cause is not running.
Book in to this workshop with Club Physio Katie Maddocks to learn about the various causes of knee pain and what activities you can do to proactively beat it for good.
Friday 12th at 12pm:
Are you struggling to run at the speeds you'd like?
In this presentation you'll learn the theory behind running programmes which prepare runners to break personal best times for the distances they've run many times before.
Add additional gears to your transmission so you can win every sprint finish and deal with the higher intensities of running.
Unsure which Group to Run with?
Book a Runner's Week Coach Call to discuss your running and the best group for your ability.
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.
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.
I joined the summer squad after chatting to CRC members and being inspired!
I found the training videos, Facebook group and training plan great for keeping up motivation, plus socialising on training nights, to remind myself of individual & shared goals!
I’m glad I joined the Summer squad and have enjoyed the experience.
Being in a squad means getting a training programme to work with; but for me the most important part is giving and receiving encouragement, support and advice.
I used to run in my younger years when I was in the RAF and tried again about 6 years ago with another running club but unfortunately did not enjoy it and gave up. Having had a recommendation from a previous work colleague and friend, Tina Sawle, I joined Cheltenham Running Club in January 2019.
Age is not a barrier, nor is fitness level. I am now 57 years old and having started on the Couch to 5km programme, I successfully completed the Cheltenham Parkrun in June 2019. That was it, I was hooked and I joined the Summer Training Squad to continue my journey.
I suffered a knee injury which set me back a little and I missed the Cheltenham Challenge 10km in August. However, with the support of physio, advice from Conor and other members of the Club, I was able to build up strength and get going again. I am amazed at how much I have improved from those early days when I thought I would never run 1km without stopping never mind 10km!
I have now gained confidence and recently completed my first official 10km in the Worcester City event on 15th September.
The members of the club are so friendly and supportive, I couldn’t have done it without them.
One of the Best Clubs in Cheltenham
It is a very good club for those beginning to run whatever age you are. There is a very friendly atmosphere to encourage people to reach their goal. This is one of the best running clubs in Cheltenham.