The Spirit of the Chasers
The awesome bunch of people above are from the Winter 2018 cohort of Team 10k, our ten-week programme designed to help those who want to learn more about running and become confident enough to tackle a 10k event with enthusiasm.
Perhaps you're a regular parkrunner who's interested in running farther, or maybe you started running during lockdown and could use some help taking it to the next level. Perhaps you're just a bit intimidated by thought of joining a running club. If so, we've designed this programme with you in mind. All we ask is that you bring enthusiasm, commitment, and trust in the process.
The club's three key values are that we are 'ambitious, sociable and inclusive' and these are at the core of Team 10k. Our training will build gradually over ten weeks, following a programme designed to get you running strongly and enjoying it more than you have before. At each session you'll be guided by the club's support crew and taken through a warm-up, running techniques, some running, a cool-down and stretching. There will be two pieces of homework each week, so whether you choose to join the run/walk group, or the continuous run group you can expect to have three runs in your diary each week, with the highlight being Wednesday with the team. This year we're incorporating Monday Social run (6km and 8km distances) and a target parkrun once a month at Dulwich, so some of the homework will have the added benefit of a lot of company.
More than 300 people have gone through the programme over the past few years and it's free to members - to get involved, join the club (click here if you aren’t already a member), sign up to the event page (here) and look out for the latest info on the Team 10k group on Facebook. Because consistency is key to running success, you'll need to be available for at least 5 of the 10 weeks and this will give you the best preparation for the graduation 10k at the end of the programme. We usually meet outside the Millennium Arena in Battersea Park for a 7:15pm start. When we're at Battersea you can leave your bags inside the changing rooms at a cost of £3.60 (plus you'll need an old pound coin or token you can buy with a new pound coin).
Our next cohort will start on the 16th March at 7:15pm in Battersea Park.
If you have any questions or concerns at all regarding any aspect of the Team 10k programme, please contact Cathryn Rees at email@example.com.