With the onset of winter and it’s short daylight hours amid ongoing Covid pandemic disruptions we know that our collective mental health is under a lot of pressure.
We also know that running AND community can help.
Our Early Milestones programme has been developed with that thought in mind. We wanted to create something that helped people improve their running and also provided support in these strange, difficult, chaotic, anxiety provoking and difficult times.
There are two elements to the programme, working hand in hand.
First – Podcast coaching sessions, recorded by Steve Hobbs while he runs himself, where 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 but perhaps most importantly it offers companionship.
Second, that companionship extends into membership of a dedicated WhatsApp group which gives you the opportunity to ask questions and to share your experiences with other members of the programme.
This approach has been so successful that we have now created The Milestone Pursuit Running Club, a unique community of runners of all abilities who share a common goal, to keep moving. The club is supported by two podcast coaching sessions per week and a WhatsApp chat that is all about supporting one another.
So, 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 companionship through some difficult months ahead? There is something in this for everyone.
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);
Interested? Each programme runs for 8 weeks from the first Monday of the month with the next one starting on December 7th
There are 4 options for you 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.
The Milestone Pursuit Running Club – for those that want ongoing support, structured sessions and to be part of an inclusive and welcoming community
And the best bit? All of this costs just £7.50 (plus VAT) per month. Bargain!
To sign-up, all you need to do is click here or on the Patreon logo 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.