Squad Member Onboarding
Bookmark this page so you can come back and find useful resources which can improve your experience with running.
It should be obvious but needs to be said...
If you have any of the key Covid-19 symptoms please cancel any booking and get yourself tested. We have not had one case traced back to the club so far and we'd like to keep it that way.
We are currently in National Lockdown (7 January 2021) so are not permitted to meet in groups of 3 or more.
We're doing our best to improve the experience for those who run alone but you'll also be invited to meet up for "Buddy Runs" if that's something you're comfortable to do.
Work your way through the sections below for full details.
The Cheltenham Running Club Member's Facebook group is a supportive and inspiring place to be.
You can inspire other walkers to get out and do their daily exercise by posting about your experience within this group.
The more you interact with the posts in this group the more inspiring member posts Facebook will put in your Newsfeed so go on, share the Loves, Likes and comments to support your fellow members.
Squad Facebook groups are where you'll find the club's most motivated members.
Within this group you'll find posts linking to educational resources, inspiring posts from members and invites to runs around Cheltenham and the Cotswolds (when we're allowed).
We want your buddy run experience to be as positive as possible and while we know you'll get on with anyone you meet, the comfortable running speed of each individual can have an impact on how well it goes.
Please follow the steps below to ensure you're given the best chance of running with people of similar speed.
1. Download and set up the RunKeeper App
Follow along with the video below to get the app set up with correct units etc.
If you have a running watch then please watch this to see what units we need your running in.
2. Complete your first run
Now you've programmed your first run in it's time to go out and run but please watch this video on how to perform an effective warm up first. A good warm up can make your runs so much easier.
3. Submit your run details
After recording your run please click here and submit your average speed so we can match you with others.
You'll soon have access to our comprehensive online course specifically made for runners.
This course contains a range of videos you can use to prevent injury, access your programme and transform your understanding of how to experience running.
I will refer you to certain lectures from the Facebook group and email but you're welcome to watch any lecture whenever suits.
Once you're in the course, I'd suggest bookmarking it so you can access quickly.
You'll soon receive log in details to access your running programme on the fitness app, GymCalc.
Once logged in follow along with the video below for an explanation of how to use your programme on a PC.
Watch this video to get your programme set up on your mobile device
Follow this video to set a shortcut from your home screen to GymCalc
Watch this video if you'd like to print out your programme.