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The Cheltenham Running Club Blog


Keep Up to Date with All That's Going on in Cheltenham and the Achievements of Our Members 

Welcome to the hub of high profile testimonials, and achievements within our club.

Recent Posts

Walkers Week has just ended and what a week it’s been! Over sixty new walkers came to try walks with us in what has been typical April showers weather…in May.  Great numbers have shown up for walks at lunchtime and evenings on Tuesday and Thursday at the Race Course and Royal Oak in Prestbury.  Then over 25 walkers Read more…

Most of us know that we can speed up recovery by cooling our muscles after exercise but the logistics of this process can be uncomfortable (think cold showers or baths) or simply inconvenient (like strapping cold packs to our fatigued muscles). Hydraform have created a product which make the process convenient and comfortable so I trialled Read more…

Each year the clocks change and we move to locations which give us better access to the off road trails around Cheltenham Race Course.Running and walking off road is great for our stability and athleticism plus it means we don’t have to wait to cross roads or dodge so many pedestrians.Tuesday lunchtime and evening sessions Read more…

Join our Next Couch to 5k Squad You can get started right away by choosing a Couch to 5k Squad membership.  Click Here and Join Now

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Mark Smith from BBC Gloucestershire Radio talks with our Head Coach about the growth in popularity in running and walking as well as the challenges faced.  Conor hints at some key strategies for overcoming such obstacles and how Cheltenham Running Club plans to continue helping walkers and runners by matching them up with buddies of similar Read more…

Random Posts from the Past

If you or anyone else you know has failed to complete the NHS or any other Couch to 5k Plan then you’re not alone…In fact practically every one of our successful Couch to 5k members failed the NHS Couch to 5k before they found us. Watch this video to learn why so many people fail the Read more…

Do you struggle to achieve decent runs on a regular basis? Maybe your overall progress has stalled due to injury or illness. Watch this video to learn how you can gain consistent progress through strength training. 

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Watch this inspirational and informative talk from Peter Baylis to pick up the beginner tips you need to keep running. 

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We interviewed club member, Jill about why she joined Cheltenham Running Club. She explained what she learned and how having a coach has helped improve her running ability. Plus the benefits of having a friendly group of members in the club and a running coach there to cheer her on. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: Read more…

Head Coach, Conor Graham, interviewed club members on how they find training squads help them prepare for running events, through creating targets and a programme to achieve the end goal. Along with Coach Conor’s encouragement and expert running knowledge to overcome setbacks and go for gold! <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: Read more…

Cheltenham Running Club member Kerry Smith and Cheltenham Running Coach Conor Graham discuss Kerry’s progress since Running the London Marathon, joining Cheltenham Running Club and running Cheltenham’s Half Marathon. Kerry goes in depth about the culture of Cheltenham Running Club in this video. 

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Watch this interview with three of our successful Cheltenham Half Marathon Squad members.  Carolyn, Zakia and Nicky absolutely smashed their first Half Marathon after joining our first Cheltenham Half Marathon training Squad. Each year we take on a new group of members looking to beat a previous time or run their first half marathon. Read more…

If you’re running in a Speed Group with Cheltenham Running Club you may find yourself in a speed group which simply feels too slow to provide the workout you want. The solution is NEVER to gradually run faster without any communication of your decision to do so. This is the most common cause of disharmony Read more…

We all want to run at a speed which feels great, right from the start of our run but the speed which feels great isn’t always the best for your run… Read this post to learn how sticking with your group’s target speed will help you progress faster with less injuries and more support from Read more…

Running when the temperature soars can be uncomfortable and down right dangerous if you’re not prepared. Learn what you can do to ensure your running in hot conditions provides extra benefits without causing dehydration or heat stroke.

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Two key messages shone through to me as I sat and listened to former Olympian and world renowned sports scientist Greg Whyte and sports nutritionist and Ironman triathlete Asker Jeukendrup at the Cheltenham Science Festival talk. Follow a Programme Increase your Strength Hit all aspects of running fitness There was a fair bit of talk about fueling Read more…

Would you like to run Cheltenham’s Half Marathon? Watch this complete presentation on all things to consider when preparing to run through the streets of Cheltenham this year.

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