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Cheltenham's Inclusive Running and Walking Club


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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!

Cheltenham’s Half Marathon, 10k and Community Mile! With the big race on this Sunday Cheltenham is going to be a busy place. We’ll have loads of members competing and supporting so please come down and cheer on those in club colours if you can.  Jump into the member’s event on Facebook to find out when Continue reading…

Welcome to Week 13 of the 16 Week Cheltenham Running Club Programme!

Today I can reveal some big news items which will be making a big impact in the coming weeks. Cheltenham Running and Walking Club Cheltenham Running Club will soon be renamed Cheltenham Running and Walking Club. Our walking community have absolutely stepped up over the last month and are making significant contributions to the club’s Continue reading…

Welcome to Week 10 of the 16 Week Cheltenham Running Club Programme!

“You can Transform into a Runner!”

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Very friendly. You don’t need to be a runner to join , as with the support of the coach and your running friends, you can be transformed into a runner. Want to walk instead? No problem join the walking group. Age isn’t a barrier either. I joined when I was well into my 60’s. Conor designs a personal training plan for you. He’s always contactable for advice .

Mary Irwin

“One of the best decisions I've made after struggling with anxiety and depression”

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Joining the group was one of the best decisions I've made after struggling with anxiety and depression over the last couple years.

I've been so lucky through the walking group to meet people who I now regard as some of my closest friends who I couldn't be without. It's great to get out and meet new people. It's one thing I really look forward to every week after work!

I'm no longer ashamed or embarrassed about my red face after exercise which was a major stumbling block for me when exercising with others!

Mel Higgins

“"a cohesive, supportive group feel"”

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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.

Marie Harris

“A Social Couch to 5k Programme with Loads of Guidance”

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I am currently doing the couch to 5k, I love the social side of it, having others to motivate me and also getting all the Information every week about any problems I have, and what the week plan is.

Paula Aitchison

“I never thought I would say that running can be fun, but it really can be”

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I joined CRC as a wannabe runner on the Couch to 5k squad. Being part of a running community has been a massive support to me. I go out with other runners of a similar ability and we develop together, encouraging, motivating and supporting each other.

We're quite a sociable bunch!

It's made the difference between me looking for excuses to not go out for a run and actually looking forward to it. Conor (Head Coach at CRC) is good at helping to keep us all moving forward and working on injury prevention, recovery and training.

I never thought I would say that running can be fun, but it really can be, Go ahead join us.

Andy Pritchard

“"improving my speed and endurance in a careful and gradual way..."”

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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.

Simon MacDonald

“Friendly club with a really proactive leadership”

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Great friendly club with a really proactive leadership, I would definitely recommend them to anyone either starting a fitness regime or wanting to continue at a higher level

Keith Billingon - Walker

“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

“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

“Transforming Belief and Ability”

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I have gone from being not able to run to the end of my road & thinking running is not for me, to believing in myself thanks to Conor & the fabulous members of the CRC...

Sherryl Jennings - Couch to 5k Squad and Beginner Transformation Student

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