Running is for everyone. Not just stick-thin Lycra-clad speedsters who are only interested in PBs and podiums. Our three local running groups – Rye Runners, Tenterden Runners and Curious Runners, Ashford – welcome runners of all abilities and aspirations to our friendly, supportive and fully coached sessions. No matter what your goals, pace or experience, you will never be left out, left unchallenged or left behind.
Our aim is to help everyone find a passion for running and create a lifetime habit that will pay dividends to their physical and mental wellbeing. While some of our regular attendees are talented competitors, others wouldn’t dream of toeing the line of a race, and come along for fitness, fun and friendship.
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR GROUP SESSIONS ARE TEMPORARILY ON HOLD, DUE TO THE UK ATHLETICS DIRECTIVE TO CEASE ALL RUNNING GROUP ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. WE CAN'T WAIT TO RESUME OUR SESSIONS, BUT WILL OF COURSE ABIDE BY THE OFFICIAL GUIDELINES.
We devise sessions that are fun, challenging and enjoyable – but all the while, we’re applying the latest coaching science to help elevate your running.
The way they are structured means that everyone gets to work at their own level, enabling us to accommodate runners of very different speeds/abilities.
People often ask ‘how far do you run?’ but there’s no definitive answer, because we don’t base our sessions on distance. In the course of the hour, we might cover anywhere between 3 and 6 miles, but it is never in the form of a continuous steady run.
Instead, we focus on ‘quality’ training like intervals, speedwork, hills or tempo efforts, along with some drills and exercises to improve technique, strength and efficiency. Sounds scary? It’s not! It’s a lot more fun than plodding out mile after mile and a great way to elevate your fitness.
We offer Learn to Run courses twice a year with Rye Runners and Tenterden Runners - and because we want to get more people discovering the physical, mental and social benefits of running, we fund them and offer them for free, other than a £10 registration fee.
OUR GROUP SESSIONS
Three coached sessions per week, devised to suit runners of all abilities. Fun, challenging and effective – with varied routes and terrain.More Details
A brand new weekly running group based at the Curious Brewery in Ashford. Come and try our fun and varied coached sessions, devised to suit runners of all abilities - and join us for a beer afterwards!More Details
LEARN TO RUN COURSE
A free 10-week course for complete beginners and rusty returners. Find your running feet at your own pace in a fun, friendly group environment.More Details
On my own, I failed the Couch to 5K, but thanks to Rye Runners I managed the London Landmarks Half Marathon at the weekend. I will be eternally grateful!Janet Warren
The coaches are amazing. Not only has my fitness improved, but so has my self-belief that I can achieve more than I ever dreamed I could.Lesley Lambeth
A year ago, I swore that I would never, ever run five miles. But you got me there. Feels good! Many thanks.Anne Catt