Get Me Started course

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 is designed for those who really have not run before. The course lasts for 8 weeks:

* formerly "Absolute Beginners" or "Couch to 5km"

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for anyone who wants to take up running but never quite had the fitness, confidence or motivation to do it.

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

It is not suitable for those who can already run for stretches of 10 minutes or more or for anyone who has run 5km or more in the past twelve months.

About the course

Our England Athletics trained Leaders in Running Fitness lead groups on the course and will guide, advise, help and encourage you through the course.

There are two sessions each week:

Each session will start with warm ups and then follow structured jog/walking sessions.

The Saturday Parkrun session is designed to introduce you to the wonderful atmosphere of running as part of the parkrun community and to give you an opportunity to track your progress over the 9 weeks. Don’t worry, we will still follow our walk/run programme together! Parkrun is not a race.

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

What you need to do during the course

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

Availablity and course fees

Each course has a maximum of 30 places available so please sign up as soon as you can if you are interested.

2019 course fee is £49 which includes the cost of the course, annual membership to Farnham Runners and affiliation to England Athletics.

Who to contact

Contact Helen Bracey (emai:, tel: 07868 616374) if you would like further information.

Further courses and training information