Running for Adults
Complete Beginner - for beginner runners...
Can’t run for a bus?! I am not a runner... Ever heard or said these expressions and wished they didn't apply to you? Taking up running can seem a daunting prospect, especially if you feel unfit or out of shape. There are so many reasons people do and why people don't run, why not change that today and book onto our complete beginners running course..!
This Run course is open to all that have ‘never put on a pair of running shoes before’ and / or those that have ever wanted to run but for one reason or another, just haven’t…! We start with a mix of running and walking, to gradually build up your fitness and stamina. Week one involves running for just a minute at a time, creating realistic expectations and making the challenge feel achievable right from the start.
Allow us to lead you through our 10 week bespoke ‘beginners’ running programme, and become a runner… – ‘get active, stay active’…
0 – 5K CHALLENGE - for those with a base level of fitness and those returning to running...
There are so many reasons people do and why people don't run, why not change that today and book onto our 0 – 5k challenge..!
Along with so many health benefits, taking up regular running really boosts your mood and can help keep weight under control… It’s a win-win situation!
Our plan involves 3 runs a week with varying schemes and challenges to keep your motivation on a high. All too often when trying to get into an exercise, we can overdo it, feel defeated and give up when we’re just getting started. Our 0-5k challenge works because it starts with a mix of running and walking, working within a group for added motivation, feedback and enjoyment, gradually building up your fitness and stamina.
This RUN course is open to those with a base level of fitness and those who have ‘not run for a while’ and need to get back into the swing of it!. RUN School Adult create realistic expectations and making your challenge feel achievable right from the start.
Come join us for our ‘0 - 5k’ running challenge! – get active, stay active
Improver RUN - for those that have completed 5k and are looking for the next challenge!...
Have you just completed your first 5k? Well done!!!! Don’t give up now or you will be back where you started in a short time!
Our improver course will help keep up your motivation and enjoyment that you have found in running, and enable you to work towards your next goal, but still within a supportive ‘group’ environment. You will improve your running stamina and breath control, improve your distance, improve your strength, improve your speed and of course this run challenge will aid towards weight loss.
On our Improver RUN challenge we will aim to run towards 10k… a classic distance that covers all the bases - it's far enough to push you to the limit without being completely knackered, however, it’s short enough to be fairly doable - even if you are new to it. You will surprise yourself!!
Being able to run 10k opens so many doors within running, and may even leave you wanting to enter some organised local events or trail runs.
Our improvers RUN challenge requires a good level of fitness. It combines a mix of speed and endurance, and boy does it feel good when you reach your first 10k!!!
Buggy RUN - for those with small children that want to be able to run with their buggy!
Coming soon…! please register your interest by email for further details.
What to Wear
You need a pair of running shoes. Shop around and find sales staff with some technical knowledge. A decent pair of running shoes can cost around £30 to £40, and running socks can also reduce your risk of blisters.
In terms of clothing, you don't really need technical gear. You just need something loose and comfortable in a breathable material, like cotton. If you keep running regularly after completing our Couch to 5K challenge, some specialist clothing would be a good investment.
Women will need a sports bra, which is sturdier than a regular bra and provides additional support. Normal bras reduce breast movement by around 30%, but a good sports bra achieves closer to 55%.
Eating and Drinking
It’s important to have energy for your run, but don’t overdo it. You should avoid having a large meal within two hours of your run. You need blood to be in your muscles, not your digestive system. However, a light snack, such as a banana, before running is fine.
As for water, provided you are drinking enough throughout the day, this should not be problem. Some people like to have a water bottle with them while running. If you’re thirsty, drink – just not too much.
If you have any health concerns about beginning an exercise regime such as RUN School Adult Couch to 5K, make an appointment to see your GP and discuss it with them first.
What are the benefits of becoming a runner?
There are plenty of benefits from getting into running. For starters, it’s an easy way of improving your physical health. Running regularly will improve the health of your heart and lungs. It can also help you lose weight, especially if combined with a healthy diet.
There are also mental benefits of running. Taking on the challenge of Couch to 5K can help boost your confidence and self-belief, as you prove that you can set yourself a target and achieve a goal. Running regularly can also be a great stress reliever and has even been shown to combat depression.
Running as part of a team or with friends is an excellent social activity and really good fun!!