Squad Member Onboarding
Bookmark this page so you can come back and find useful resources which can improve your experience as a squad member.
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.
The Cheltenham Running Club Member's Facebook group is a supportive and inspiring place to be.
You can inspire other runners 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.
1. Find the Weekly Session Details and Routes
We update the following page on our site every week so members know what to expect when they attend a club run.
2. Booking Club Runs
We use the Signup.com app so members can not only book themselves on but see who of their friends will be there too.
You're also welcome to attend walks which you can book here...
It's worth saving these links to your phone's home screen so you can access them quickly.
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, make the most of your programme and transform your understanding of how to improve your running.
You'll be referred to certain lectures from the WhatsApp 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.
Your running programme will be ready soon after the official start date of your membership.
The speeds, distances and other variables are based on you ability right before the plan starts so we'll ask you submit details like time trial, target dates and recent long run stats in the week before your programme begins.
When your programme is ready you'll receive an email with log in details to access your programme on the fitness application, 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.
You are going to have challenges and setbacks throughout your membership but the sooner we discuss then the more likely we can minimise their effects.
Book a coach call for things like:
- any accident or injury so we can discuss what to do about your running and whether there are other exercises you can do instead
- illness or covid isolation so we can discuss what to focus on while off running and what the plan will be when you're ready to walk
- any new events, busy work periods or holidays which could effect your ability to carry out the runs from your plan.
Starting each running event with a plan, based on what we know you can achieve will help you achieve more than we thought was possible.
On this call we'll look over your recent run data and the details of the route before deciding on a target speed for the first half of the race. Still to this speed and you'll be far more likely to achieve an overall time and experience which you're proud of.