Are you getting tired of running alone?
Runners from all over Cheltenham are booking themselves in to experience club runs in small groups of people who are around the same speed.
Running alone can be great but it's easy to get stuck in a routine, running the same routes at the same speed, unable to progress as you'd like.
There are so many benefits to having a club on your side:
- Make new friends who can motivate you even when the runs get tough
- Feel safe when the sun goes down early
- Pre-organised runs and varied speed groups led by a Qualified Coach
- Achieve goals thanks to our personal programmes
- Keep you injury free and breaking personal best race times.
Try some runs with us in runners week, starting 28th of September!
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Our most motivated members take up extra Coach Guidance, Online Education and Member Support.
Follow a personalised running programme
All distances and speeds will be personalised to account for target events, busy work pariods and holidays. Whether you join us with club run attendance included or as an online membership, we'll work with you to make sure your programme fits like a glove.
Everything is available online
Your programme, coach, squad members and educational resources are all available wherever you have an internet connection.
Benefit from a closed Facebook group where your Coach and fellow Winter Squad members share tips and support one another. Guidance, education and support is just a click away!
Learn to prevent
Injury Prevention Lectures you can access anywhere, anytime for life!
Created by our Head Coach and Qualified Physiotherapist so you're in safe hands.
Set goals and take steps to
Crush your 10k or Half Marathon times in the most pain free and fun ways possible.
You'll see quantifiable results from the very first week of your club membership.
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Back from 2 years out of Running to Crush the Cheltenham Half Marathon
I wanted to get back into running after a break of 2 years. I set myself the Cheltenham half marathon in Oct as my target. The club got me going again and they are so welcoming and inclusive. Conor gives great advice. I thoroughly recommend the club and am constantly telling friends about it.
The Summer Training Squad Facebook group has been a really useful support. It’s encouraging seeing the different runs that members have posted and everyone supporting each other to congratulate after a completed run and also boost each other when the runs haven’t gone quite so well. Conor follows up either online, by phone or in person at club runs when people have found a run difficult and he adapts individual programs when necessary. Even though people have different individual programs due to their chosen targeted events there is still a cohesive supportive group feel. Definitely a way of keeping people motivated to improve through the support of a friendly running community.
I used to run in my younger years when I was in the RAF and tried again about 6 years ago with another running club but unfortunately did not enjoy it and gave up. Having had a recommendation from a previous work colleague and friend, Tina Sawle, I joined Cheltenham Running Club in January 2019.Age is not a barrier, nor is fitness level. I am now 57 years old and having started on the Couch to 5km programme, I successfully completed the Cheltenham Parkrun in June 2019. That was it, I was hooked and I joined the Summer Training Squad to continue my journey.I suffered a knee injury which set me back a little and I missed the Cheltenham Challenge 10km in August. However, with the support of physio, advice from Conor and other members of the Club, I was able to build up strength and get going again. I am amazed at how much I have improved from those early days when I thought I would never run 1km without stopping never mind 10km!I have now gained confidence and recently completed my first official 10km in the Worcester City event on 15th September.The members of the club are so friendly and supportive, I couldn’t have done it without them.
After completing the CRC Couch to 5K, which was a great 10 weeks, I wanted my next challenge and found the Summer Challenge being 10km in September. At the start we welcomed new members at every level, then the fun continued as a routine Tuesday’s intervals, Thursday run and our long run completed on Sundays. During this period I have not only made new friends but also been inspired to enter other challenges. I have now twice beaten my 5k PB and now Running 8km non stop. I am not only feeling better, fitter, but friends and family have noticed the change in myself. Thank you to Conor and his team of trainers and the others at CRC
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.
One of the Best Clubs in Cheltenham
It is a very good club for those beginning to run whatever age you are. There is a very friendly atmosphere to encourage people to reach their goal. This is one of the best running clubs in Cheltenham.