At a properly convened General Meeting on Monday 7 February 2022, the adoption of the revised Constitution was approved by unanimous vote of all of the 50+ members present, both in the room and via Zoom.Therefore the change of name to Cheltenham Running and Walking Club is now official.We now have a range of new Continue reading…
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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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
“Quote from a Founding Member”
I have run with CRC since day one. The attention given to the needs of runners of all abilities is spot on. Concerned not just with running but also looking after the body, be it stretching, warming up, or injury prevention - to mention a few. Conor is welcoming to everybody and encourages a team spirit and friendly club. Many friendships have been formed with runners from couch to marathon and beyond.
“Joined Couch to 5k in Lockdown!”
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!!!
“Trepidation Be Gone”
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.
“Friendly People and a Good Atmosphere”
Great club, supportive and inclusive. Very good for beginner runners. Friendly people and a good atmosphere on training sessions. Would recommend to all
“New Member Success”
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.
“Big Improvements After Just 6 Weeks”
I’ve been running with CRC for 6 weeks and love the mix of people that come along. There are different running groups for different abilities and a good mix of training sessions and runs. I’m seeing a big improvement in my general fitness and enjoying my running again.
“Great walking group”
Great walking group with scope for all ages and levels of fitness, good communication and support from the organizers
“"improving my speed and endurance in a careful and gradual way..."”
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.
“Friendly club with a really proactive leadership”
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
“I joined the summer squad after chatting to CRC members and being inspired!”
I found the training videos, Facebook group and training plan great for keeping up motivation, plus socialising on training nights, to remind myself of individual & shared goals!
I’m glad I joined the Summer squad and have enjoyed the experience.
Being in a squad means getting a training programme to work with; but for me the most important part is giving and receiving encouragement, support and advice.