If you are a Beginner attending our 10 week 0-5k course, then you should aim to attend club sessions twice a week to ensure you meet your goal. If you can only commit to one session, or need to miss a few, thats ok, we can set you some homework to keep up! As a member, you can come to club whenever you like, but running twice a week will help you reach your goals quicker and maintain your fitness. It also means double the running fun a week with clubmates and friends!
Your first session is FREE! After that, we charge a monthly fee of £18.99/month which gives you access to all clubs at any time. That's £4.38 a week and with 25 clubs across the south-east meeting 6 days out of 7, as a monthly member, you can attend ANY of our sessions, at ANY club. Anytime. For no extra cost! We also offer concession and junior memberships, check out our memberships page for more details. All of our monthly memberships, receive on joining a complimentary running accessory - your very own B2R running shirt! Not ready to commit yet? Then we do have a Pay As You Go membership option, for £5 per session. Payment is taken via Paypal, so you will need to have the app downloaded if you wish to use this option, but your Club Manager can help you if your not sure how to go about this.
We always recommend you check with your GP before you start exercising, but don't worry, lots of our runners feel this way before they start their running journey with B2R. We've helped thousands of people, just like you, to get running. The Beginners Course starts with very short, gentle runs, inside a playground or park space. We will increase these slowly each week, and before you know it, you'll be running 5k - yes, YOU!
It's just the beginning of your running journey! Your B2R Community is here to continue to support and motivate you. First off, we'll hold a graduation ceremony for your group, to celebrate your achievements. Then, you'll join our current members, where we will run a variety of 5k routes to put your new found running skills to good use and contunue to have fun, too!. There are also plenty of longer distance options should you be ready for the next step. Whatever you choose, we're right here for you.
We are a family-owned business, and have over 200 Team Leaders, all trained to ensure your safety and well-being when you run with us. They plan, risk assess and marshal our routes across each club. We've got plenty of running tips for beginner runners and seasoned runners to increase stamina and distance ran. We also employ Club Managers locally, and hire local venues to host our clubs. We firmly believe in giving back to our local community. We promise we'll always charge a modest price for an exceptional club experience.
Although B2R is primarily for adults, we want to encourage young runners. Under 18s will need to have their own membership, linked to an over 18 who is also a member of the club. Children are welcome under the supervision of a member who is over 18, who will be responsible for the safeguarding of the child at all times when running.
Try to arrive for your first run with us about 15 minutes before the start time, to introduce yourself to the Club Manager and members. We'll then take you to the 'Cone Zone' which is the Beginners' training area. You'll train here for a few weeks until you build up your fitness and confidence. You don't need any special running shoes or clothes, we recommend you wear comfortable clothes which are suitable for exercise, and a pair of trainers.
Yes! We have runners of all levels and abilities in our clubs and everyone is welcome. If you can already run a minimum of 5k, then you can come on down to any of our sessions to try us out for free. Just contact us first or join you relevant clubs Facebook page, so your club Manager can welcome you. Our clubs will always have a 5k or fun alternative and depending on the session, many of our clubs will also have groups running up to 10k on a club night, or groups training together to go even further!
At B2R we have a saying 'Start as a Team, Finish as a team'. Our Team Leaders are trained to keep the group running together at all times using various techniques. You will never run alone or get left behind. Everyone is rooting for each other to succeed, and we always finish together.
We start week one with 1min runs and 1.30min walks, all at your own pace in a safe, secure environment. As the weeks progress, the running increases and we head out on to the road together and before you know it, you will be running 5k! Each session lasts approximately around an hour. Your Club Manger will explain the membership sign up process should you feel Beginners2Runners is the club for you. No hard sell, no pressure, join if you feel we are a good fit for you.
At B2R we won’t lock you in to a contract, but ask for one full months’ notice. Should you be injured and unable to run we do offer a paused membership option of £5 per month for up to 3 months after which your membership can either be cancelled or reinstated at your request. You can manage your membership by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org