Larkrun Beginners

“I would recommend this to anyone interested in starting to run, you will meet lots of new friends!”

Annie, Larkrunner 2013

Larkfield Athletic Club runs two groups for over 18’s

Beginners Group

A progressive week-by-week programme designed to take you to 5K in 12 weeks.

Intermediates Group

This 6 week programme looks to take you from 5k to 10k.

The Beginners Group starts in January and July each year and the Intermediate Group follows the conclusion of each Beginners Group.

Each group is limited to 30 and we do ask that you join the Club to participate in the Intermediates Group. The Beginners Group is however free.

So, whether you just want to get fit, back into shape or have a personal goal these groups will help you meet like-minded people and set your own targets with the help of coaches who will look to support those aims and help you have a bit of fun achieving them.

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What runners are saying

“The beginners group was friendly and welcoming . We started our program run/walking and gradually progressed to continuous slow jog. I was really surprised to find that by about week 8 I was able to cut out the walking. I would recommend this to anyone interested in starting to run and you will also meet lots of new friends” Annie.

For anyone considering taking up running for the 1st time, or even returning after a break, the ‘Couch to 5k in 12 weeks’ run by Larkfield Athletic Club is a must! I personally found the course absolutely brilliant. Having never run in my life before and deciding to give it a try in my mid 40’s I am a prime example of ‘It is never too late to start running!’ Abi, Alison and Anthony who supervised the course were supportive, encouraging and thoroughly inspiring throughout the entire duration of the 12 weeks, answering everyone’s questions and making sure everyone was progressing at a pace that suited them.  Now training for my 1st marathon in April 2015, and more importantly believing I can actually complete it, is all down to the dedication to promote running as a life changing activity from the club/course supervisors-something for which I am eternally grateful.  Larkfield athletic Club is an extremely friendly, welcoming group of people and I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone who is even slightly inquisitive about running/cycling/general fitness (with plenty of social aspects too!) to come along and see for themselves.” Emma.