Wish you could run 5k? 

We show you exactly how do get there in a way that's easy on your lungs and your legs. 

Don’t start a couch-to-5k app again and give up after a few weeks. Come join us as we show you how to start running, and most importantly, enjoy running! 
 
Starts 4th March 2024 : Join us in Sandymount (Dublin) OR 100% online. 

 

Designed and led by Mary Jennings, our Beginners Programme will have you running for 30 minutes with a smile. 

Beginners Running

7 weeks, in person (Sandymount) &/or online

Starting date: 4th March 2024

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"I’m so glad I found Forget The Gym. I never thought I’d be able to run but I was proved wrong. I’ll never look back."

"I’m so glad I found Forget The Gym. I never thought I’d be able to run but I was proved wrong. I’ll never look back."

How does it work?

Over 7 weeks Mary will introduce you to running, build your confidence, strength, endurance and enjoyment of running. Covering good technique, breathing tips, clothing questions and all the practicalities, you will be guided week by week from 1 minute running on Day 1 right up to 30 minutes running non stop.

Is it right for me?

This programme is suitable for complete beginners or those returning to running post injury, post natal, or indeed after just a long break! If you can run about 10 minutes or more, you would be better joining our more advanced running membership. 

Is it super-competitive?

No! As per all our coaching, there is no competition between our runners. We are all there to support and encourage others in their running goals. We all have different challenges and responsibilities these days, and it's great to have others on our side. There is enough stress and anxiety out there, we want to make running something that will take your mind off your worries and help you get some headspace. 

How does it work?

Over 7 weeks Mary and Aoife will introduce you to running, build your confidence, strength, endurance and enjoyment of running.

Covering good technique, breathing tips, clothing questions and all the practicalities, you will be guided week by week from 1 minute running on Day 1 right up to 30 minutes running non stop.

Is it right for me?

This programme is suitable for complete beginners or those returning to running post injury, post natal, or indeed after just a long break! If you can run about 10 minutes or more, you would be better joining our more advanced running membership. 

Is it super-competitive?

No! As per all our coaching, there is no competition between our runners. We are all there to support and encourage others in their running goals. We all have different challenges and responsibilities these days, and it's great to have others on our side. There is enough stress and anxiety out there, we want to make running something that will take your mind off your worries and help you get some headspace. 

Why run with us? 

Mary has been coaching new runners for more than 15 years and her best selling Get Running book has all the training plans and tips you need to get started

Mary also has developed a whole series of beginners video based training programme with The Irish Times and has a regular running column in the newspaper.

Running Resources

Why run with us? 

Mary has been coaching runners for more than 15 years and her Get Running book has all the training plans and tips you need to get started. You can also head straight to our blog for more tips. 

Mary also has developed an 8 week beginners video based training programme with The Irish Times and has a regular running column in the newspaper.

Running Resources

Sign up now for Spring 2024. 

Don't wait any longer to become a runner. Start now

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