How do you progress with RunVerity

At RunVerity we have 9 coached running sessions a week, we have a Pre-Beginner's Course, a Beginner's Course as well as mixed ability coached running sessions every day. 

RunVerity's sessions offer support and encouragement, having an expert coach's perspective can make all the difference between success and failure in achieving your goal.  Sometimes when left to your own devices runners can get caught up in hitting a certain amount of miles each week and doing too much too fast; generic training plans downloaded from the internet don't take into account other factors that may be affecting your performance. Having a running coach who tells you when to run fast and when to take things easy keeps RunVerity members from overdoing it and getting burnt out, how to avoid overtraining and how to train you for peak fitness on race day. Having a coach at RunVerity helps you to know how much recovery time to take after a hard workout or race as well as knowing your race goals.

Having a coach helps you develop running skills and techniques, these are vital in your development as a runner, regardless of your distance.  Learning how to keep your running form when you are fatigued in a race takes practise and patience.  As you progress with RunVerity you get stronger and fitter and you find yourself running more.  As you improve you ask yourself what else can I do, could I go further or faster.

This support and encouragement from other RunVerity members builds self confidence in your ability, it gives you the confidence to sign up to races because your team mates are doing it as well.  This confidnce enables you to go out and run on your own because the techniques you learn makes you look like a runner.

Having a coach helps keep you motivated,  knowing that someone cares about your time can help keep you going when the race or session gets tough. Sometimes a hill or speed session seems impossible but knowing that your coach believes in you can help you push your pace that little bit further.

A coached session at RunVerity helps you to do all of the little things that we sometimes skip over. When the session is planned to include running form drills and stretching it is easier to do in a group than when you are on your own. Runners usually forgot about all of the little things that in turn make a huge impact on your running and injury prevention, having a coach whose job it is to think about these things makes being a runner that little bit easier.

Want to do something to be proud of this year?

The majority of RV members have completed the beginner's running course and now I am happy to say are training for goals that they never thought would be possible when they first started out on their journey or run a minute walk a minute.  We have regulars at local parkruns, members who meet up at the weekend for a training run and now a great team who are training together for their first spring marathon.

If you would like to do something to be proud of this year then sign up to the RunVerity Beginner's running course, the next one starts on 27th February in Whiteley at 7.45pm.  The course is progressive, we start off with a run/walk programme and you are coached on how to run so that you stay motivated and injury free.  The course costs £64 for the 8 weeks and includes online support, coaching advice, training plans and articles to help you progress.

Many miles were run this weekend, parkrun, marathon training plus Romsey 5

Lots of RV runners ran this weekend, parkruns on Saturday morning as well as early risers running their marathon training miles even before the sun rose.

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A a huge turnout again for the RV team as we headed off to Romsey to take part in the flat 5 mile route around Broadlands.  A great event and lots of smiles and PB's along the way.

RV member's at the start of the run :)

RV member's at the start of the run :)

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Stubbington 10k

We had over 60 RV members run Stubbington 10k this year, it is such a brilliantly organised local event and is always our January Race of the Month.  The weather was perfect and the results from every RV member was fantastic, too many PB's to mention and a first for many who have completed the RV beginner's course late last year.  Well done everyone, the speed training sessions are paying off

A few of us at the start of Stubbington 10k 2018

A few of us at the start of Stubbington 10k 2018


Huge congratulations to Claire on completing the Dopey Challenge–a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon on consecutive days over this last weekend.  Such a huge achievement, Claire said "Major thanks  to Verity, in May I couldn't run a mile, now I’ve completed a 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon over four days back to back and it’s all down to this club"

And congratulations to Hannah who also completed a challenge on Sunday, she ran 17.6 miles; a marathon training run with a medal 🏅4x 4.4 mile laps of Hayling Billy completed, well done

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