Beginner’s Course

Starting Tuesday 9 January 2024

Our 2024 Beginner’s Course online entries are now open: Click here

We are starting an eight week beginners’ course from Tuesday 9 January to 27 February – 7.00pm – 8.00pm.
  • Graduation 5k event on Saturday 2 March 
  • Cost £30.00
  • Meet at Beversbrook Sports Facility (Beversbrook Road, Calne SN11 9FL)

A little about the course

Running (forgive the pun!) for 8 weeks, the start date for the next course is Tuesday 9 January 2024. This is the tenth anniversary of Calne Running Club’s beginner’s course and we have seen hundreds of people complete their first 5k after taking part.

Our all inclusive, 8 week course is delivered by our very own UK Athletics coaches, Denise and Simon Nott, and is open to everybody. However, it is aimed at people who have never run before and want to give it a go or those who are returning back after injury. We see a whole variety of reasons for people joining the course from those wanting to lose weight, those who want a focus to get fitter, or those who just want to get to their first 5k! It also has a huge benefit not just to physical well being, but to mental health as well due to the feel good factor that exercise can bring.

The course has been incredibly well received in the past and has been described as “life changing, if not life saving” in some cases. We ensure that the course is fun and engaging and through the duration of the programme you will become fully engaged with our friendly family of members who will offer encouragement and support, many of whom will be from our previous courses so will know what it’s like. You are guaranteed to make new friends and possibly even catch the running bug!

Where to go….
Calne Running Club is based at Beversbrook Sports Facility and the beginner’s course will also be run from this venue; Beversbrook Sports Facility, Beversbrook Lane, Calne, SN11 9FL.

Ample free parking is available at Beversbrook Sports Facility.

Entry Fees
The course will cost just over £3 per week and we ask for this payment up front (£30 payment) to cut down on administration at each session. We are making things easier for you by setting up online entries. If you would like to pay in any other way or have any further questions please contact our club secretary at


  • 18:50 – Get to Beversbrook Sports Facility for this time (18:40 on the first week please)
  • 19:00 – Each session starts.
  • 20:00 – Approximate finishing time, generally not any later than this.
  • 20:05 – Travel home ready to replace the calories you have just burnt

The finale…. running the 5k
The course culminates with all beginners completing a 5k event where those who complete the course will be presented with a bespoke CRC medal and get to eat home made cake at a little post run celebration.

MINIMUM AGE: 18 years as of April 1st 2024.

Joining Calne Running Club – because you’ll love it!!
If you do catch the running bug, we offer our beginners a discounted membership for the year if you join Calne Running Club within two weeks of completing the course. This membership offers many benefits including weekly coached sessions and a progression run on Tuesday evenings to build up to 5 miles and beyond.