Welcome to the award winning Run Like a Girl, a friendly and supportive beginners running group for ladies only. Everyone has to start somewhere and we know all too well how daunting a process that can be. With plenty of encouragement and guidance, we can help you on your running journey.
Sessions are held in Leamington Spa, Warwick, Stratford Upon Avon & Coventry. We offer courses for complete beginners, based on the 'Couch to 5km' programme. We also cater for more experienced runners who'd like to improve their running pace and performance. Thanks for stopping by, why not have a look around and get in touch if you have any questions.
This is an 8 week progressive course, taking our new runners through a structured plan which steadily increases the amount of time running, with regular walking intervals in between. These sessions are always supported by at least two Running Leaders, one of whom is a tail runner, ensuring that no one is left behind.
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RUN30 - Starts 7:30, Tuesday 4th September, Leamington Spa. Booking essential.
RUN60 - Starts 7:30pm, Thursday 11th October, Warwick Gates. Booking essential.
As a rough guideline, Improvers should either be able to run/walk for 30 minutes or comfortably run at least 5km. These sessions focus on improving pace and stamina. With a nice mix of timed runs, longer distances and a variety of speed drills, these sessions will challenge our runners and improve their overall performance. Improvers meet on the following days:
Tuesday 7:30pm - St Nicholas Park, Warwick Wednesday 10:30am - St Nicholas Park, Warwick Thursday 7:30pm - Victoria Park, Leamington Spa
Please note that there will be NO sessions in Leamington and Warwick weeks commencing 13th, 20th and 27th August. When we return to training week commencing 3rd September, we will be at our winter training spaces as follows:
Tuesday 7:30pm Pump Room Gardens, Leamington
Wednesday 10:30am St Nicholas Park, Warwick
Thursday 7:30pm Warwick Gates Park
Run Like a Girl...
People always ask us how the name came about and the answer requires a bit of a thought process...
It's not that we're a bunch of feminists trying to take over the world with our girly ways.. although that does sound quite fun. You see, women when challenged, display a ferocity and gritty determination which is really only found in those who didn't realise it was there in the first place. That in itself, is reason enough to encourage others to step outside of their comfort zone and explore their potential, regardless of gender.
Throw into the mix, the era of #ThisGirlCan add a sense of humour.. combine together and there you have it, Run Like a Girl (catch up if you can!). It's fun, sassy and does what it says on the tin.