Moving on Up ….

Redway Runners have a number of courses aimed at runners who want to move to their next milestone distance (10k, half-marathon or marathon). We have developed structured training programmes to help you achieve your goals.

These are:

  • 5k to 10K
  • 10K to Half marathon
  • Half to Full Marathon

Next Courses:

Moving On Up to 10K, Autumn 2022.

This course is for runners who have recently completed a 5K distance, with the aim to complete an Autumn 2022 10K.  We have two groups starting in September – one on Monday 19 September and the other on Wednesday 21 September.

We will be following the training plan and our team will be leading weekly sessions to support you and help develop as a runner, in a friendly and supportive group environment. Other training activities can be undertaken alone, within the group or within the Club structure.

You will have your own Facebook group and we’ll provide you with weekly updates, support, advice and hopefully a bit of fun, along the way.

There are only limited spaces available so book now to avoid disappointment.

To book this course log in to your Redway Runners Love Admin account, then go to ‘Events’ at the top and find the event, ‘Moving On Up to 10K September 2022’ select and book a place.

You can sign in to your Redway Runners Love Admin account at: https://app.loveadmin.com/Login/2BA4A302403BD3AEE99421B64A7583FC.htm

Who are my run leads?

This course will be led on Mondays by Gareth S and Wednesdays by Glenn D

F&Q:

I want to register two places on the course?
Both people need to register in their own name, so we know who we have on our courses,  Please don’t register for both courses.

 

How far will I have to run?
The sessions are usually measured over time rather than distance and the session length will change as the weeks progress. You will always be given notice of the change in sessions.

 

How far should I be able to run at the start of the course?
You will need to be able to run 5K distance at the start of this course.

You will work at your own pace and we will build up the distance. All runs will operate with a loop back process so nobody will be left behind. The only pace requirement is imposed by the 15min/mile from most events.

Please note that you need to make sure that you are clear of any medical condition that would make running dangerous for you.  If in doubt, please ask your GP before signing up.

What is involved in the course?
The course will be introducing running skills through Interval, Hill and Fartlek sessions, through supported weekly coached sessions, as well as developing running endurance.

Within the plan, we will be encouraging Yoga, Pilates and Core Training sessions.

 

Still not sure?  This is what Mary said about the Move On Up to Marathon course:

I started training with the Move Up To Marathon group in 2019. All I wanted to do was complete a marathon – the clue was in the name, but then Covid hit, we were only a couple of months into the training program. But, we persevered and trained together when the rules allowed or supported each other through Facebook and Strava to ensure we were all ok. It felt like we trained for a whole year (which is what we almost did). 

The support we got from Sean, Peter and Dee has been amazing, and the fact that they stuck with us from January to September 2019 when we finally got to take part in a virtual marathon was brilliant. Since joining the group I have now gone on to complete 5 marathons, and still regularly join the group for intervals and long runs. I am a much stronger and fitter runner, and enjoy long runs – in fact I think a half marathon isn’t far enough….. 

The best thing about the group though is that you are training in a safe environment where risk of injury is low as you build up slowly, with like-minded people, and all with the same end goal – to complete a marathon and at your own pace. You are supported no matter what your pace is, and the camaraderie from other runners & the run leads within the group is brilliant. Whilst you may think that you will never be able to run a marathon with the support of the group you really can.’

Some questions answered

At the end what can I hope for?
We will be aiming for you to tackle a 10K race in November or December.  We suggest the Milton Keynes Mo Run 10K which will take place towards the end of November.

 

What do I need?
A pair of running trainers, comfortable running kit and a drink. If the weather is bad you will need appropriate clothing to keep you warm/dry afterwards.