Walk to Run
(starts Autumn 2021)
There's never been a better time to chuck on a pair of trainers and head out for a run. You're not never too old, or too young or too slow to start running. This new edition course is suitable if you are new to running, returning from injury, had time off running or post baby. So what makes it any different to all the other couch to 5k plans out there? We focus on easy running aiming to build a strong foundation, improve aerobic fitness coupled with specific strengthening needed to run stronger for longer and ENJOY running through a holistic approach.
Oh and you get a qualified UKA run coach and personal trainer guiding you every step of the way.
This course is for you if...
You want to start running but don't know where to start.
You've had a baby and want to get back to running safely.
You are returning from injury.
You've had some time out from running.
You don't want to run alone and would like to find running buddies.
You want to build fitness.
You want to improve mental wellbeing and get endorphins flowing.
You want to improve general health.
You want to meet people in the local area.
You'd like to enjoy running in a non-intimidating setting.
You're looking for a sport / hobby to fit in around busy lifestyles.
What's involved? It's an 6 week programme designed to improve fitness, get you running 5k and enjoy running.
The next course starts on Saturday 8 May - 19 June at 7.30am in Oxted. (No coached session on 22 May)
You get 6 coached sessions, these are approx 1 hour and consist of a warm up, strengthening, main walk/run intervals, cool down and stretching. You'll also get a suggested training plan to do during the week in your own time, technique advice, nutrition tips, ongoing support and a social circle of running buddies.
On completion of the programme you'll have the opportunity to run the 5K distance with the fabulous and friendly local running club Oxted Ladies Run Club.
I've had ladies complete the SHE ACTIVE running program who hated running at school, never considered themselves a runner until now who are still running strong and it's become a way of life. Here's what previous Walk to Run ladies have to say about the program:
Amanda is an excellent coach who helps you to enjoy running and instills confidence - I would recommend her to anyone starting running or restarting running after a break.