Beginners and Improvers Courses

Running clubs aren’t just for the very speedy, or experienced athletes – Newent Runners welcome people of all abilities.  If you would like to start running but aren’t sure how, one of our 0-5k courses is an ideal place to start.  If you’ve been running for a while and would like to improve, why not try our improvers’ course?

Beginners – 0-5k

Newent Runners have successfully run a number of 0-5k courses, with attendees varying from those that have never run, to some that used to run but haven’t in years.  Many of our “graduates” have stayed with the club, some now enjoy regular social runs and parkruns, some others have done events, half marathons and even ultra-marathons!  This course starts from the very beginning, with no running or athletic experience required – visit this page, or our Facebook group for details of our next course starting later in 2017.

0-5k graduation 2016

The graduates from our November 2016 0-5k course

Improvers – 5-10k

This course is principally designed for people who already run small distances twice a week or more, ideal if you’ve just completed a 0-5k course and would like to go further.  It is an improvers’ course rather than a beginners course, so you should already be able to run 5k in under an hour – if you’re unsure if it’s right for you, please contact or ask in our Facebook group.

Date: 1st February 2017

Time: Meet at 18:15 for an 18:20 start, sessions will last about an hour

Place: Meet at the Astroturf at Newent Community School

Duration: 10 weeks

Cost: Free

Homework sessions will be suggested, and participants are welcome to join in our “Monday Shuffle” social runs to complete the homework with club members.  These social runs meet in the Newent Community School car park on Monday evenings at 18:25 for an 18:30 start.

If you have any questions, please e-mail or get in touch via our Contact page.