This 12 week programme is aimed at people who feel that running is something they have wanted to try but never quite managed.

The sessions take complete beginners through the stages of learning from walking to jogging to running.
We look at correct technique and running form, how to minimise the risk of injury, how to find your optimal rhythm and most economical running style.

We’ll meet once a week on Saturday and you’ll have a programme of runs and supporting strength moves to work with over the week.


How fit do I have to be?

The course for complete beginners to running. It's a very gentle start as we focus first on technique and building strength. Then over time we work on endurance. 

How long are the sessions?

Each session lasts an hour. Don't worry you won't be running for an hour. This includes a full warm up, we work on technique and strength exercises, then the main run which builds slowly through the programme, finally we cool down and stretch. 

How to join the group

Call me on 07813104384 or drop me an email.

When is the course held?

The next course starts on Saturday January 11th 2019 at 11am.

How much?

The first session is free. Come along and see if it's the sort of thing you are looking for, then if you want to sign up, the cost is £75 for the 12-week programme.

Where are the classes?

We meet by the benches outside the Le Delice Cafe in Lloyd Park, then train on Aveling Field. Map below



1 session a week for 12 weeks with weekly run & strength programme

With one thing and another, I'm afraid Walker 2 Runner is still suspended.

We will be back though so drop me a line or give me a call and I'll add you to the mailing list and you'll be updated as soon as we're back, up, and running. We do hope to restart the programme in September 2022.

Take care everyone.

Tel: 07813104384  |  forestfitnessuk@gmail.com 


"I have wanted to run for over 30 years. I have read numerous magazines and tried alone on countless occasions. I was lucky enough to hear about Mike through another mum. After the first session I was surprised to find ,I had run, (slow jog in my case) with rests for 20mins. By the end of the 12 week course I could slow jog, whilst others ran, for 40 consecutive minutes. Mike works with what you bring to the table. I didn't bring much, but went away with quite a lot. He is kind, patient, encouraging, teaches 'everybody' on an individual basis as he observes what you are doing and advises the individual on what to do to improve performance. You never feel left out or feel 'rubbish' Further, he is able to answer any questions on nutrition and fitness with responses that make sense. I recommend Mike without reservation" - Enitan Akinde

"Taking part in the Walker to Runner 3 month programme was the best thing I did all year. I couldn't run for a minute at the beginning but at the end of the course I could run for 40 minutes. Michael's consistent encouragement and professionalism was brilliant. He is an excellent trainer. I loved this course." - Rochelle Scholar


"The course challenged us and helped us develop into independent runners – if someone had told me, at the age of 47 and who had not run any distance for more than 10 years, that I would be running for 40 minutes covering 8 kilometres in three months time – I would not have believed them." - Mark Pearson