Want to Crush Cheltenham's Half Marathon?

We're opening a super advanced intake for runners who'd like to start training early for Cheltenham's Half and other Autumn events. 

Watch to see the guidance and support you can expect as a Cheltenham Half Marathon Squad Member.

PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST/BEST HALF MARATHON

Starting on the 23rd of April, this 23 week programme of education, guidance and support will allow you to have a steady progression of fitness towards Cheltenham's most popular Half Marathon. 

1.
FOLLOW YOUR PERSONALISED HALF MARATHON PROGRAMME

All distances and speeds will be personalised to your situation regardless of holidays, ability and other events. Target 10k or any other events in the lead up to September 30th.

2.
MEET YOUR PERSONAL RUNNING COACH

You'll be invited to meet your running coach and discuss your goals, obstacles and programme as soon as your registration is accepted. 

3.
TRAIN IN TIME WITH OTHER SQUAD MEMBERS

Your session plans can be synchronised to Squad members who run with Cheltenham Running Club. This means you'll all be running the same distances each weekend for easy discussion in the closed Facebook group.  

4.
EVERYTHING IS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Your programme, coach, squad members and educational resources are all available wherever you have an internet connection. Guidance and support is just a click away.

Learn to Prevent Injury 

Access our Video Course that will teach you how to prevent and fix common running injuries. 
Foot and Lower Leg Pain

Duration:  36minutes 

Stop your calves from cramping, your shins from aching and those stabbing pains in your feet. 

How to Use your Glutes 

Duration: 42minuntes

Unlock the most underutilised muscles in your body to prevent injury and run faster.

How to Prevent Back Pain

Duration: 35minutes

If you've every suffered from back pain then you know it's not an obstacle you want in training.

Identify and Fix Runners Knee

Duration: 37minutes

Do your knees hurt after you run or when you walk up the stairs? This presentation can make it stop. 

How to Use your Feet for Running

Duration: 23minutes

​Go deep into the use of footwear and how to land effectively to prevent problems around your entire body. 

How to Assess Your Pains 

Duration: 32minutes 

Learn which pains are good, which you can stretch out, which need icing and which need a referral. 

About the Coach

In 2016 the Cheltenham Half Marathon Squad got over 20 members over the line in a time they're still proud of today. Many of were running their first ever Half Marathon and others achieved personal bests thanks to the structured programme, guidance and support of our Head Coach. 

Conor Graham, is a full time fitness professional living in Cheltenham with his wife, Georgina and children Tyler and Ivy. He has been coaching runners and those striving to get fit since 2001 when he started his first fitness company STS Fitness. 

Last year was great but that was our first ever training squad. We've run 7 squads since and they're just getting stronger each time.”

Get a time you're proud of

Follow your programme, watch the educational lectures and we guarantee you'll achieve a time you're excited to tell your friends. If you're not happy with your race just send us a message and we'll refund your money, no questions asked.

Finish Cheltenham's Half in a Great Time

6 Injury Prevention Lectures you can access for life

A personalised programme based on your ability, holidays and goals

Plan your ideal week and more with your own Running Coach

What People are Saying...

Is this Right for You?

WHO THIS IS FOR

  • First time Half Marathon runners
  • Those who'd like to finish faster than in previous years
  • Anyone who's failed to get to the start line due to injury
  • People who want more structure and support 

WHO THIS IS NOT FOR

  • People who struggle to follow a plan
  • Anyone who is unable to run for more than 2 hours per week
  • Anyone who thinks they can start training a week or two from the race
  • People who will be unable to do any running through the holidays

FAQ

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

When does my programme start?

Do I have to live near Cheltenham?

How much does it cost?

How can I get a refund?

Why should I join this instead of a standard club membership?

What if I'm injured while training for the event?

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