Our new Magic Mile course is similar to the popular Couch to 5K but specially designed for group running to get to your first mile or improving your pace!
We decided to focus our main sessions on interval running because it provides the quickest results and also means a session suitable for all levels. Complete beginners would focus on simply running the interval duration and after just a few sessions their cardiovascular system would adapt and improve so they would recover quickly in time for the next interval.
More experienced runners were encouraged to max out, to push the interval so hard that it forced their bodies to adapt, become leaner, stronger and get used to running at their maximum speed.
The Couch to 5K plan is a brilliant plan, but in reality as a group it becomes problematic. People miss sessions because of shifts, holidays, illness, injury or just “life” in general. Or it gets to the 20 minute solid run and some people simply don’t feel ready for it. Our Magic Mile course focuses on the same principles as the Couch to 5K but it’s looser plan means if you miss a session it won’t matter too much, but our members are encouraged to try and fit in an extra run (or two) each week. If you can already run a mile then it’s all about pushing your max pace to see improvements over the 4 weeks of sessions.
The course is free for all paid members, for none members you get 2 weeks free. If you decide to sign up for membership after completion of the course you just pay the difference for your membership fee currently £20 per year which includes a free club tshirt or vest.
In 12 months time you’ll be glad you started today!