5-Week Cross Country Running Programme

Want to loose some of that inevitable Christmas weight gain? Want to develop your core & lower body strength? Want to become a better & more motivated runner? Want a drug-free, legal high?

Then join our 5-week Cross Country Running Programme. The final (optional) goal being Dash For The Splash, a10K off-road race taking place on Wimbledon Common on 16th February 2014. Our trainer, Dorchie Cockerell, is one of the race organisers, so we'd love to see lots of HA fitness trained bodies there. It's going to be wet, muddy & lots of fun!

When & Where Will The Training Take Place?

Our 5-week programme is designed to get you ready to race by 16th February. We're testing interest levels at the moment, so if these times don't suit, please get in touch.

(FULLY BOOKED) Saturday Group:  7.15am to 8.45am, Wimbledon Common.
11 Jan, 18 Jan, 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb.

(CANCELLED) Wednesday Group: 9.45am to 11.15am, Wimbledon Common.
8 Jan, 15 Jan. 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb.

(NEW DATES) Sunday Group: 8.00am to 9.30am, Wimbledon Common.
12 Jan, 19 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 9 Feb.

If you can't make one week, you're welcome to join the other group (ie if you usually come on a Sunday you can join the Saturday session instead) or drop-in to one our regular Fit In The Park sessions.

Who Can Join The Running Programme?

Anyone who'd like to be transformed into an all weather, all terrain runner. If you think you might be too unfit (or too fit!) email us with your level & we can chat over the training with you. If you've come to any of our regular classes, you'll know that we love to train, motivate & encourage people of all levels & abilities.

If you'd like to take part in the training but don't want to do the race, that's also fine with us!

What's Involved In The Training?

Each 90-minute session will involve a warm up, training drills, strength training, a cool down & stretches. You'll get to run on different surfaces & gradients, & will go to parts of the Common you may not know even existed! You'll be motivated to work really hard & will also be given loads of practical advice & support.

How Much Is The Training Programme?

Just £45 for 5 week's of training (each session lasts 90 minutes), a running programme & email support (plus the chance to meet some great new running buddies!). You can join the Saturday or Wednesday group (or come to both at no extra cost!). You'll also get lots of encouragement on the day of the race!

Why not buy our Running Programme as a gift for someone? Get in touch about our gift vouchers. A great present idea with a difference!

What About The Race?

Taking part in the Dash For The Splash 10K race is optional but we really recommend you do! It costs £12 to enter & full details can be found here.

Who Is Taking The Training Course?

Our lovely trainer, Claire Grima (pictured above). She runs cross country for the Surrey league. She was the 3rd British woman in the Amsterdam marathon this year & 1st in her age group. In the London Marathon 2011, she was the 10th non-elite women. This year she was the 13th non-elite. I could go on, but you get my drift, Claire's pretty good at running! Don't let that put you off though, she's really experienced at training people of all ages, levels & abilities.

What Next?

Book your place online via paypal (see below) or get in touch if you prefer another method of payment.

Then tell us whether you'd like to train on a Sunday or Saturday & how experienced a runner you are.

We'll be planning the sessions around who is coming, so please book your place by 1st January 2014. Places are limited, so don't hang around!