Ten weeks – that’s all it takes to get running

Beginners, along with Chairman Jacquie Browne, present Linda Tyler and Craig Tate-Grimes with gifts after completing their 2021 Get Me Started course

In September, fifteen novice or returning runners embarked on Farnham Runners ‘Get me Started‘ course run by coach, Linda Tyler and leader Craig Tate-Grimes, with help from leaders Phil Haines, Julia Tagg, Linz Bamford and Jacquie Browne.

The course involved twice weekly sessions; Wednesday evenings from the club on the Bourne Green and on Saturday mornings at the Alice Holt or Rushmoor parkruns. Over the 10 week course, the group steadily increased the time they ran. By the last club session, they were all able to run for thirty minutes without stopping and at the Alice Holt parkrun, most ran the 5K challenging course.

Since the end of the course the group have attended track sessions, Wednesday club runs and parkruns. They have also provided volunteering support for the Bourne Woods cross country.

The next Get Me Started course will start in April 2022.