Get Me Started course

Runner tying laces of running shoe

If you have ever wanted to start running but lacked the confidence or motivation then this is the course for you.

Farnham Runners are proud to promote running fitness at every level. We enjoy the fitness and fun that running gives us and each year we run courses to help to introduce others to running and to our club.

Our Get Me Started course, designed by England Athletics, is suitable for those new to running as well as runners coming back from injury, illness or a period of inactivity.

2020 Get Me Started course beginners group at Alice Holt Forest 2020 Get Me Started course beginners group doing warm-up exercises

Availablity and course fees

The course has a maximum of 12 places available so please sign up as soon as you can if you are interested.

The course fee include the cost of the course, annual membership to Farnham Runners and affiliation to England Athletics until the end of April 2021 and a Farnham Runners technical running t-shirt.

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for anyone who wants to take up running, or runners coming back from injury, illness or a period of inactivity. Our qualified coach and leaders will help to promote the confidence, motivation and fitness needed to complete the course..

In order to qualify to join the course you must already be comfortable walking for 30 minutes or more.

About the course

Our England Athletics trained Coach and Leaders in Running Fitness lead the ten week course and will guide, advise, help and encourage you. Volunteers from the club, including runners who have completed the course in the past will also be on hand to encourage this year’s beginners..

There will be two sessions each week:

Each session will start with a warm-up and then follow structured, progressive, run/walking sessions, ending with cool-down stretches.

The Saturday sessions are designed to introduce you to the wonderful atmosphere of running as part of the parkrun community. Due to Covid-19, parkrun does not take place in its normal form; however you will be encouraged to register for parkrun, we will complete the Alice Holt parkrun course each week and you will be able to submit your results. This will give you the opportunity to track your progress over the period of the course. We will still follow our walk/run programme..

The sessions are designed to be friendly, inclusive and encouraging and all are very welcome.

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What you need to do during the course

During the course, you should ideally run 3 times a week, i.e. at the Wednesday and Saturday sessions and a “homework” session of your choice.

Who to contact

Contact Linda Tyler ( if you would like further information.