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Cheltenham's Inclusive Running and Walking Club


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This is the week when we have new people come and try gentle walking and jogging sessions with us in deciding whether they’d like to start our next Couch to 5k Programme on the 25th of October.  Walkers Week was a huge success despite the weather as over 60 new walkers came to try sessions Continue reading…

Welcome to Beginner’s Week!

The September Social in aid of Maggie’s Charity and bringing walking and running members together was a fantastic success.  We raised over £500 and the club is absolutely buzzing!  Click here to see some great images on our Facebook page… Walkers Week: 27 September – 3rd October We have over 30 new walkers coming to Continue reading…

Welcome to Walkers Week

New Member Intake Weeks Starting on the 27th of September Our final member intake of 2021 starts in just 2 weeks! Walkers Week 27 September to 3rd October: https://cheltenhamrunning.co.uk/walkers-week-interest/ Beginners Week 4-10th October: https://cheltenhamrunning.co.uk/beginners-week-interest/ Runners Week 11-18th October: https://cheltenhamrunning.co.uk/new-runner-intake/ Referral Rewards £10 credit for every friend who joins our Annual membership £20 credit if they join a the Continue reading…

Welcome to Week 15 of the 16 Week Cheltenham Running Club Programme!

Resources to Solve Your Sleep Problems and Boost Your Mental Health If you struggle with insomnia and other sleep issues, you may already be well aware of the impacts on your mental health. After a night of tossing and turning, you’re not likely to feel like yourself. Feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress may seem more Continue reading…

Solve Your Sleep Problems and Boost Your Mental Health

Richard has been inspiring club members since joining in 2015 and after a lengthy fight with cancer has now returned to club sessions.
Take a minute to read his story for a true picture of what a motivated individual can overcome with help and support.

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Richard Dixon’s Experience with Maggies plus Cheltenham Running and Walking Club

Cheltenham 10k and Half Marathon Success Sunday’s event starting and finishing at the race course was a great success.  Loads of members took part and everyone finished.  Click the images below to enlarge.  September Social Update There are now just 7 spaces left for our Kayaking event on the River Wye.  Members are welcome to Continue reading…

Welcome to Week 14 of the 16 Week Cheltenham Running Club Programme!

“Truly a Great Club to be a Part of”

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I started January 2017 with my son, its the best thing we did. I am very grateful to Conor and the members for all their help and support. Truly a great club to be a part of.

Tina Sawle

“Great walking group”

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Great walking group with scope for all ages and levels of fitness, good communication and support from the organizers

Keith Billington - Walker and Walking Group Leader

“So glad I joined”

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Following a move to Cheltenham 18 months ago, I wanted to make new friendships, get fitter and explore the local area.

The walking club ticks all these boxes, everyone is so friendly, I’m feeling fitter and I’ve found some new and interesting places to walk and talk!

So glad I joined. Jean

Jean Woodward
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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.

Linda Shere-Massey

“Joined Couch to 5k in Lockdown!”

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I joined CRC in lockdown 3 as I set myself the challenge of completing Couch to 5k! With the support of Conor and my fellow C25K squad members, the useful Zoom calls and training videos I did it! I'm now in the Summer Squad working my way towards 10K and love the support and encouragement of running with others now we can! Everyone in the club is super supportive and the comments you get in the Facebook group really help to motivate you. Who would have thought I would be running 3 times a week and why did I leave it until my 50s to do so!!!

Louise Tarling

“New Member Success”

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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.

Yasmin Dudley

“The People Are Lovely”

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The people I have met are really lovely. Everyone is so friendly and it doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are, there is something for all abilities. The group is well run and a wonderful way to incorporate exercise and being sociable.

Tanya Robson

“Trepidation Be Gone”

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I started with some trepidation as a couch potato in Jan 2017 and by the end of March I had done my first Park Run (5km).

I continued running throughout 2017 as a stress buster and the club coach, Conor Graham, helped me with my technique and stamina.

Now at the beginning of 2018 I am working towards my first Half Marathon. Completely unbelievable and I would have given up a long time ago without Cheltenham Running Club.

Highly recommended.

Andy Sawers

“Graduated from Couch to 5k Group to Non-stop Runner in Week 2!”

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I joined the clubs C25K programme as someone who had never been running. In a matter of weeks was running in the 8kph non-stop group with some great new friends! The club is excellent for self improvement & socialising

Craig Somerville

“Couch to 5k Success”

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Learning about pacing and intervals has completely changed the way I run. I know it is important to run the best way for me and to not compare my journey to anyone else's. I would like to thank Conor and the members of the club for their continued support, I couldn't do this without you!!

Emily Woods - Couch to 5k and Straight to Half Marathon

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