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Complete Beginners Running Course

RunBetter Beginners Running Courses

RunBetter Complete Beginners 8-Week Running Course – Peterborough

8 x One Hour Sessions with UK Athletics Coach Tim Cook

Start Date: Monday 23 May 2022
Time: 17:45-18:45 for 8 weeks
The store will be open

Cost: £25.00 – for the full 8 week course, including free tea/coffee in store after each session

Location: Advance Performance

Peterborough Store

Max number of Participants: 12 (first come first served)

Join our complete beginners running course and start running today.

Have you ever wanted to run but thought that it just wasn’t for you or maybe you think that you’d love to begin running but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.

Our friendly beginners running course is for anyone new to running (or returners starting over) and is led by a fully qualified England Athletics Endurance Coach, based in our Peterborough store.

One of the biggest challenges a new runner faces is not knowing how or where to start.

Often when trying to get into exercise, we can overdo it, feel defeated and give up when we’re just getting started.

Our course is designed to help you overcome those hurdles and to take you from non-runner to being able to happily run 5k (3 miles) over an eight-week period.

The cost of the full 8-week course is just £25 and all attendees will receive a free water bottle. Plus a free coffee after each session.

The course will culminate with participants running 5k at Peterborough Parkrun.

Book your place and pay when you arrive for the first session.

This course will be based at Advance Performance Peterborough store

If you have problems with the start date, the latest it’s practical to join the course is Week 2 – the full course fee is payable.

Register your interest for the next course below

If we’re between courses, please use this form to let us know you’re interested.


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18 Tips for Winter Running Motivation

Winter running motivation

Our best tips for Winter running motivation

Staying motivated to get outside and exercise during cold winter months can be a bit of a challenge. We’ve put together a few tips to help get you out the door and keep you moving.

  • Write a social media post or tweet the morning or evening before you intend to go running.
    If you tell all your friends what you intend to do and how far you intend to go it will be a lot harder to get out of doing the intended run.
  • Keep your runs achievable, by just by getting out there you’re doing a brilliant job.
  • Monitor how well you are doing and how often you go out.
    Have a chart on your fridge or a app on your phone to highlight how well you are doing and how often you are going for a run.
  • Set your self a monthly target and count it down, for example 50 miles by the end of the month. Set yourself a reward when you hit it.
  • Treat yourself to some new kit that you like wearing and you feel great in. Kit that encourages you want to put it on and enjoy a run.
  • Find a running friend, maybe someone a little better than you. Someone who pushes you and will make you want to run. It’s also harder to break a running date.
  • Try to keep things new and interesting, try new routes or new classes at the gym, mix the pace of your runs up.
    If you don’t get out as often, cross training through the winter will still help your running.
  • Mark your diary, Outlook calendar or calendar at home with your workouts treat them as actual appointments you have to keep.
  • Make sure your running tunes are upbeat and motivational with regular changes to your playlist.
    Find songs that really motivate you and make you feel good, play these at the most difficult part of your run.
  • Sign up for a race. Having a race to work toward is a great goal and very motivational.
    There are some amazing races to challenge yourself with all year round.
  • Winter is a great time of year to run fast, conditions are cooler and run can be shorter. Hitting faster times is always a good motivator.
  • Use running to help you achieve other motivational targets.
    For example; losing weight or mood enhancement on dull days, running is a great ‘feel good’ activity generating endorphins.
  • Reward yourself. Leave something nice out to look forward to when you get home, hot chocolate, freshly made coffee or a tasty treat.
  • Take your dog out for a run, you won’t want to let them down if they have been waiting to go out.
    If you haven’t got a dog ask a friend or maybe an elderly neighbour whether they would like you to take their dog out for a energetic run?
  • Don’t let all your great work through the summer, go to waste; a strong winter of training will mean a great year ahead.
  • Travelling is a great motivator and we live in a beautiful country. Explore it when you run.
    If you can’t travel far, look around for new and interesting routes, a change of scenery can give you a boost.
  • Mix up the terrain. There are some great trail and x-country runs this time of year and the events are normally held in places that you may not know and are beautiful and inspirational to run round.
  • Join a running group. You don’t have to be a fast runner to enjoy the social, structured and safer runs a group environment can provide.
    Local club links are listed on our website, plus RunTogether highlight run groups near you, just pop in your postcode and find a group. Or why not join our Peterborough Track Sessions?

Tips for safe summer running

If you’ve questions, or need advice, our experienced team are always happy to answer questions via social media, or pop in-store.