Running for beginners
New to running? Want to run your first 5k but don't know where to start, or just want get into running in the company of like-minded people?
Abingdon AC is here to help!
We run a variety of beginner programmes throughout the year. Including a free couch to 5k group on a Saturday morning alongside Abingdon parkrun and a new members group that meets at Tilsley Park on a Tuesday evening.
The groups are all run by volunteers who are members of the club. They all have the Leadership in Running Fitness qualification issued by England Athletics.
Couch to 5k
Note: Our run leaders are qualified as Leaders in Running Fitness level 1 (LiRF) and are insured for children 12 and over. Younger children are welcome to join the course but they must stay with their parent or guardian.
Joining the club
If you have completed a couch to 5k course or have started running by yourself, you may be thinking about the next step. Joining a running club is a great way to meet new people and will help keep you motivated. As a club we also take part in many local races including road races, trail races and cross country. The club also has a thriving track and field element. So if you've ever fancied trying a bit of long jump or javelin, you can! Find out about our club or go straight to the membership page.
A series of FAQs to help new club members.
Visit our advice page for a collection of guidance and advice from some of our coaches and links to other support online.
Got a question?
Use the contact form on this page ask us a question.