0-5k Beginners Courses

New Beginners’ Course April 2018

If you’ve ever wanted to take up running, get fit, find a new hobby or just meet new people, then we may have just the thing for you.  Newent Runners are running a new 0-5k beginners’ course starting on Weds 15th April 2018.

See this page for further information.

Newent Runners 0-5k Graduation June 2016
The graduates, leaders and mentors from our 2017 course
0-5k Beginners Courses Social Events

0-5k Graduation June 2017

We had cause for a celebration this week, when our latest group of 0-5k runners completed their 5k run to graduate.  Considering they did it on the hottest June day for 40 years, they did particularly well!

Newent Runners 0-5k Graduation June 2016
Our latest group of graduates

There was a great turnout of club members to run with the group and cheer them on, then we all retreated to the shade of the Sports Bar afterwards for a well deserved cold drink and celebration, plus of course one of Liza’s delicious cakes!

Newent Runners 0-5k Graduation June 2016
Helen and Kerry

Many thanks to Helen and Kerry, who did a fantastic job of running this course – despite a broken ankle immediately before it started!!  Thanks also go to all the mentors who helped out on sessions and homework runs, and all the club members involved.  Click on the pictures below to see more – I couldn’t get shots of you all receiving your certificates as you’re just too fast already!!

0-5k Social Events

9th March: 0-5k Graduation

We will be meeting in the Sports Bar after training on 9th March to celebrate the latest completion of the 0-5k course.  Please come along to support the new runners and perhaps welcome some new members!


August 2014 Report

by Chris Barber

It has been a very quiet month, events wise, for Newent Runners, with holidays , cycling adventures, and an emphasis on training to prepare for races in September and October.
Five members took part in the inaugural Severn Bridge half marathon, which was mainly based around Thornbury. John Featherstone was the pick of the Newent contingent, finishing within the top 200, with a time of 1 hour 35 minutes. Philip Rowe (   1 hr 50  ) Ruth Mowday (  1hr 51 )  Adrian Fishpool ( 1 hr 53 ) and Wayne Holford ( 1hr 54 ) were the other finishers.  All of them were full of praise for the event which afforded great views over the estuary, and a chance to run along a piece of iconic British construction.
Jonathan Miles entered the Oxford  triathlon. Though new to the sport, Jon has made great progress, working particularly hard on his swimming. Jon finished 60th out of 129 finishers with a time of 1 hour 29, for the 400 metre swim, 20 kilometre bike and 5 kilometre run.
The following Newent Runners have achieved PB’s in the towns park run, this month. Liza Barber, Simon Barker, John Featherstone, Mandy Whittington, Yvonne Featherstone, Maggie Pettit, Matthew Cole and Russ Dyer.
Newent Runners are launching a 0-5k initiative, for those who are completely new to running, or are thinking of returning after a long lay off. The sessions will take place on a Wednesday night at Newent sports centre. Two qualified and registered leaders in running fitness will be in charge of the hour long training, and the course will last for eight weeks. Please see the clubs website, or the Newent Runners facebook page for details.