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Cheltenham's Inclusive Running and Walking Club


We can Help you Prevent Injury, Improve Fitness and make Friends, No Matter What Your Ability 

 

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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…

Welcome to Beginner’s Week!

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…

Welcome to Walkers Week

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!

“All club runs have been great, even that first club run”

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Fantastic running club. All club runs have been great, even that first one, when I arrived I realised how supportive and friendly it was. Looking forward to another year of club runs, excellent coaching and future club social events!

Pippa Dixon

“Couch to 5k Success”

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Learning about pacing and intervals has completely changed the way I run. I know it is important to run the best way for me and to not compare my journey to anyone else's. I would like to thank Conor and the members of the club for their continued support, I couldn't do this without you!!

Emily Woods - Couch to 5k and Straight to Half Marathon

“Quote from a Founding Member”

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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.

Danielle Clarke

“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

“"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

“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

“The People Are Lovely”

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The people I have met are really lovely. Everyone is so friendly and it doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are, there is something for all abilities. The group is well run and a wonderful way to incorporate exercise and being sociable.

Tanya Robson

“So glad I joined”

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Following a move to Cheltenham 18 months ago, I wanted to make new friendships, get fitter and explore the local area.

The walking club ticks all these boxes, everyone is so friendly, I’m feeling fitter and I’ve found some new and interesting places to walk and talk!

So glad I joined. Jean

Jean Woodward

“Enjoying Running and Progressing Fast!”

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Enjoying running much more than expected and really surprised how quickly I have been able to run longer distances over 5k. Looking forward to getting up to 10k.

Yasmin Dudley

“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

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