Our FREE Move More RunTogether programmes are aimed at people who have never run before, or need support to get started or continue on their running journey
Our programmes are not about speed! We are here to help and support you at the start of your journey and we don’t mind if you walk, jog or run. The idea is to get you used to running in a fun and supportive environment and by the end of the period be able to run or run/walk either 20 minutes or 5K.
The sessions will progress gradually to give your body time to get used to running and you should only aim to run, or run-walk, at a pace which is comfortable for you (conversational running) and not focus on speed or distance initially. Pushing your body to run faster than is necessary when you’re starting out will only increase your risk of injury.
You do not have to be fit and athletic when you start on our programmes all you need is the ability and motivation to get outdoors and put one foot in front of the other.
It may help, if in the lead up to starting our sessions, you take regular brisk walks of 10-20mins, 3 x per week – but if you don’t manage to do this, don’t worry, you’re still welcome as long as you wear a pair of trainers and a smile!
RUNTOGETHER GET ME STARTED
A FREE 8-week programme starting from being a complete beginner, taking you to being able to run or run-walk for 20 minutes continuously.
Group runs take place on Thursdays at 18:00, from 16 September – 4 November 2021. Meeting point is La Fregate Cafe.
COUCH TO 5K
A FREE 9-week programme aimed at beginners, taking you to being able to run or run-walk 5k.
Group runs take place on Wednesdays at 13:00, from 15 September – 10 November 2021. Meeting point is La Fregate Cafe.
COUCH TO 5K – RUNNING COURSE
It’s important you follow the Get Me Started and Couch to 5K running schedules outside of our weekly group sessions, to progress and get the most out of our group sessions to complete the programme safely. We also recommend you do some regular yoga, stretching or cross training between scheduled run days – but remember it’s also important to have rest days too!
All our groups are led by Move More Jersey volunteers who are qualified as British Athletic Leaders in Running Fitness.
If you’re new to running take a look at our tips for beginners below:
TIPS FOR BEGINNERS
IMPORTANT: If you have a health condition, or take medication that may affect your ability to participate in our running programme, we recommend that you see your GP for a medical check-up before starting out.
WE LOOK FORWAD TO RUNNING WITH YOU!