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Beginners

Ladies-only Couch-To-5k Course

Our ladies-only couch-to-5k running course is aimed at complete beginners wishing to learn how to confidently run 5 km at their own pace.

Our 2022 course starts on 12 May with group sessions every Thursday evening for 8 weeks until 30 June.

Run by experienced coaches, all sessions will take place in Richmond Park at 7pm.

What can I expect?

Expect to meet other like-minded ladies of all ages, shapes and sizes who have a common interest in learning how to run!

The course will consist of a group training session on Thursdays, with additional self-guided sessions through the week.

We want this to be fun and sociable for everyone, with no pressure to achieve times or to run faster than you’re able to.

By the end of the 8 weeks, you will be able to confidently run 5 km (3.1 miles) at your own pace. And hopefully have made some great friends on the way.

What kit or equipment will I need?

You don’t need to invest in any fancy or expensive equipment. All you’ll need is a pair of decent trainers and a sports bra.

Do wear something you will be comfortable running in such as leggings, shorts or tracksuit trousers, and a t-shirt or vest top.

And definitely be prepared to get hot and sweaty!

I've never run before - is this course for me?

Absolutely! Our course is tailored exclusively for complete beginners. You do not need to have had any prior running experience.

All you need is the commitment to attend the group training sessions on Thursday and to do your additional self-guided sessions through the week.

Our experienced coaches will be on hand to support you throughout the course.

Where do we meet?

We’ll meet at 7pm, every Thursday from 12 May to 30 June, at the Ranelagh Harriers clubhouse, located at 133 Petersham Road, Richmond TW10 7AA (see Google Map below).

Note: There is absolutely no parking at the clubhouse or the Dysart Arms. If you must drive, kindly note that parking is limited around the local streets, so we would really encourage you to cycle, walk or take public transport (65 and 371 bus routes).

Are there changing rooms?

Our clubhouse offers full changing facilities and you will be able to leave your bags, jackets and other belongings there.

We also have a safe where you can lock away any valuables and cycle racks to lock up your bike.

I've got a few questions - who do I contact?

If you have any further questions, simply email ranelaghbeginners@gmail.com and we’ll get straight back to you.

Sounds great! How much does it cost and where do I sign up?

There’s a nominal charge of £10 per person for the entire course. You can sign up instantly by filling in this short Google Form @ https://bit.ly/RanelaghBeginners

Details of how to make your electronic payment will be on this form. Once you have submitted the form and made payment, we will email you to confirm your place.

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Surrey cross country league standings

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Ladies Div 17/15league table
Men Div 18/9league table
Ladies Div U159/16league table
Men Div U15/U1716/18league table

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