A bit like couch to 5k but with more support, Early Milestones is an 8 week coaching programme delivered by podcast. It is designed for people either new to running or looking for affordable support as they develop. Programmes are designed to help you reach 5k or to improve your 5k or 10k performance.
We developed the programme because people wanted qualified advice to help them improve their running as part of a like-minded community. There are two elements to it, working hand in hand
1 – Podcast coaching sessions, recorded by Steve Hobbs while he runs himself. You simply download the recording and listen to it on the run as if he is there with you – an approach so successful that it featured in The Guardian. Each recording includes hints and tips on the psychology of running as well as the physical aspects..
2- A dedicated WhatsApp community which gives you the opportunity to ask questions of your coach and to share your experiences with other members of the programme.
There are 3 stages to choose from;
Stage 1 – Building up to 5k – for those new to running and looking to build up to 5k
Stage 2 – Getting faster at 5k – for those that can run 5k and now want to be able to run it faster or more comfortably.
Stage 3 – Moving up to 10k – for those that can run 5k and now want to run further.
There are many reasons why you might want to join this programme.
Perhaps you have done couch-to-5k and now want to progress to a longer distance, or to be able to run 5k or 10k faster or more comfortably? Perhaps you want affordable coach led support? Perhaps you want to part of a community? There is something for everyone.
This approach has been so successful that we have now created The Milestone Pursuit Running Club, a unique community of graduates from the Early Milestones programme who share a common goal, to keep moving. The club is supported by two podcast coaching sessions per week and a supportive and encouraging WhatsApp chat.
And the best bit? All of this costs just £7.50 (plus VAT) per month.
Interested? Each programme runs for 8 weeks and we will be starting proggrammes every Monday until the end of January. To sign-up, all you need to do is click here or on the Patreon button below and register for the Early Milestones package. Then just follow the instructions you’ll be sent, and you’re off and running, it’s really that easy.
Here’s what others have to say about it;
“It beats any other couch to 5k. I’m glad I found Early Milestones and I honestly wish I had found it sooner”
“It is like going running with a friend who matches your pace exactly and the WhatsApp group is the game changer, adds accountability and support too”
“A brilliant and affordable way to access a running coach plus peer support.”
“You have genuinely changed the way I run.”
“Another great and motivational session, I don’t think you would do these sessions otherwise by yourself.”
“Life changing. During the last 8 weeks I’ve pushed myself way beyond what I thought I could do and enjoyed almost every session!“
“Feedback from Steve and my fellow participants in the WhatsApp group was really motivating…..a sort of virtual running club.”
“Steve introduced me to aspects of running such as mindfulness and strength training which as a novice I hadn’t even thought of.”
Or of course, you can try the approach for yourself with one of our freely available sessions (which range in suitability from experienced athletes to beginners);