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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.

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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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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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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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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 Read more…

Welcome to Week 9 of the 14 Week Cheltenham Running Club Programme! The conditions are feeling much better suited to running so it’s vital we make the most of them.  There are now just 5 weeks till Cheltenham’s 10k and Half Marathon so you should be all over your training.  Our Couch to 5k runners Read more…

Strong winds can make running much tougher when you’re hoping to acheive a target speed. The down wind sections feel great but if you get carried away then you can find yourself really struggling as you run back into the wind. Running downwind may feel easy in regards to your lungs but the stress placed Read more…

Welcome to week 8 of the 14 Week Cheltenham Running Club Programme! Summer School Holidays have started and I’m away on holiday so I’ve actually recorded this on Thursday. The weather is looking milder which should make your outdoor exercise feel easier, especially if you took on the heat last week.  Last week I reminded Read more…

Every Summer we have members tell us its too hot to exercise so I’ve shot this quick clip explaining how you can make it more comfortable during the session but also in every day life.If you’ve had a bad experience exercising in the heat then you need to watch this video.If you think keeping indoors Read more…

Welcome to week 7 of the 14 week Cheltenham Running Club programme!It’s been a hot weekend and the next 7 days are due to be similar temperatures.If you’re at all worried about exercising outdoors then your most important responsibility this week is to stay hydrated.If you can keep hydrated then your natural cooling system will Read more…

Welcome to week 6 of our 14 week programme!This is the first week our runners meet at our new Summer venues and meeting times go back to something a lot closer to the pre-covid normal.Walkers can now meet at the same time instead of staggered 5 minutes apart. Watch the video below to see where you’ll 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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