What a fantastic morning! Congratulations everyone, the conditions were pretty warm but you got stuck in and completed your 5km run. We had a lot of very happy runners and coaches!
We have really enjoyed the last 8 weeks with you all, it is always a privilege for us as a coaching team to see you at your best..even on those tough days.
Take some time to reflect on what you have achieved over the last 8 weeks and throughout this year, so often we keep looking ahead at the next goal, but it is important to also see how far you have come ;o)
Thank you for being awesome, have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
Check out the photos we took from your Final Run, click on this image below (or click here if on mobile) to be taken to the Flickr album.
Reset: What Next?
We have sessions on our timetable throughout the Christmas and New Year period so if you want to come along and have a run with the team you can buy a 1, 5 or 10 session Summer Break Pass that can be used for sessions between 21 December - 16 January.
These Summer Break Passes* are available for purchase now:
Once you have purchased your pass you will get a receipt that has a link to a confirmation that gives you details on how to book into a session.
Once you have set up your login you are good to go!
Extra Mile Runners members: These sessions are all included in your membership.
*Summer Break Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable to another person and are valid for sessions between 21 December 2020 - 16 January 2021.
Get up to Five & Club10k 2021
Our first Get up to Five and Club10k programmes start the week beginning 18 January 2021 and will be our first teams for 2021.
Start Date: Week beginning 18 January
Earlybird rates are available until: 11.59pm, Monday 11 January
Registrations close 5pm, Sunday 17 January
We would love to see back in the New Year and get you back running with your team.
Extra Mile Runners Memberships
If you are a serial Extra Mile Runners runner, our Memberships are the most cost effective way to run with us - and group programmes are included in your membership!
Check out all the details here:
Reflect, Recover & Reset
Where to from here?
Now is the time to reflect on how far you have come with your team. Think back to that very first session with us and see how far you have progressed. Be proud of what you have achieved and take some time to think about how this experience has improved your life in other areas.
We have created a Reflection and Reset document for you to work through when you have a moment to yourself. It's a great way to make sure you think about what you have achieved and how and who helped you to be successful along the way. So grab a cuppa or a coffee, find a quiet space and spend some time on this stuff - it's important and a nice way to wrap up and think about what running has added to your life.
Download your Reflection and Reset document here:
This can be a tricky time to of year keep active - it's also a fun, social and delicious time of year! As we work our way through the Christmas period, we all need a well deserved break but it is also important to keep active - here are a couple of tips that may help you to keep up good habits with your running:
Try and stick to a routine of getting out the door 3 times a week. This may be for a light run, or a walk with a friend, the aim is to get your shoes on 3 times a week.
Don't be too hard on yourself. If you aren't as disciplined as you have been over this last period with the group - don't beat yourself up about it. Reset as soon as you can and just get your shoes on even if it's for a 20minute walk and a gossip.
Get friends and family involved. You have proven that running with a group has made you successful - how can you set this up so that you can use this tool to keep moving?
Plan ahead. You know that planning ahead helps get out the door and do a session so how can you plan 3 sessions a week into your life over this time?
Mother Nature. Some of you may be heading away - so get out and spend time in nature! Going for a walk or run in a beautiful place can be one of the most rewarding things you can do!
Use the programme. You have the Get up to Five programme so use it! Print it off and stick it on your fridge so you have a focus. Do a level that you feel is realistic and start ticking off the sessions.
Have a goal. Set yourself a goal over this time. If you are thinking of coming back to the group in January, do you want to be jogging for a certain period of time before you start back or do you want to be starting back injury/niggle-free?
Look after yourself. If you have had niggles or injuries, now is the perfect time to sort them out! Yoga, stretch, massage and all that good stuff in preparation for 2021.
Just finally, on behalf of all of us at Extra Mile Runners, thank you for letting us be part of your running journey. It has been a wonderful team full of amazing people and we are very privileged to have been part of your growth. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, look after yourselves and each other and hopefully we will see you back in 2021 so we can help take you to the next level within your running.
Your team at Extra Mile Runners