Are you interested in running but do not know how to get started?

Joining our beginners’ running group could not be easier and you will be in safe hands. It’s a great opportunity to get fit and make some new friends. Our leaders’ aims are to give you lots of support and encouragement to get you started and keep you motivated.

The next Beginners course will start on Friday 26th April 2019. Everyone aged from 17 to 70 is welcome to attend the sessions, which take place on Friday evenings at 6:15pm at Chippenham Sports Dome, Bristol Road. 


Since your first night will involve registration it would help greatly if you could print off and fill in the registration form for when you arrive on the night. The first night starts at 6.15pm.

How fit do I need to be?

Our sessions are aimed at total beginners, improvers and returning runners who want to make a ‘running come back’. You will be placed in one of three groups during our sessions, but you can move around freely should you feel want more or less effort.

Weekly newsletters

Each week you will receive a newsletter full of encouragement and advice through email or accessed via our Facebook group. Sign up for our newsletter here.

Take a look at our Autumn 2015 newsletters: Week 1&2, Week3, Week4Week8, Week9.

What happens if I can’t make a session?

Firstly, don’t worry. We understand everyone might not be able to make every week. The newsletters let you know what we did and you can get out another time in the week to complete the session.

What should I wear?

Be comfortable and be seen e.g. high vis clothing, tracksuit or shorts and a T-shirt. We strongly recommend you invest in a pair of running shoes (we can advise further on this matter) otherwise wear comfy trainers. Ladies should invest in a good sports bra. Also it’s worth remembering to bring some warmer clothes for after you have finished. We have shower and changing facilities should you require them.

What else should I bring?

The full nine week course costs £10 payable on the first week you attend, or you can pay as you go at £2 per week. We would also recommend that you bring along a drink as it is very important to keep hydrated.

Hopefully this answers your immediate queries. Please email if you have any further questions.