Learn to Run is a multi award nominated group, specifically designed to take you gently into the sport of running; combining theory, education, fitness and fun.
We are currently running these groups as both ladies and mens running sessions and operate successfully throughout Hertfordshire and North West London. Learn to Run are leading experts from beginner through to intermediate running programs and coaching.
Our most popular program is our 0-5k Learn to Run. This unique programme, designed and developed by Mary McLellan, will take you from having never run before to comfortably running around 5k in just 8 short weeks - it really does work!
The best part about Learn to Run is we have follow on programs from all our courses including:
Please be aware our course list is in Chronological Order - locations will be listed depending on the start date so be sure to scroll all the way down so you don't miss out! Please when book check the box to receive our welcome letter so the system will send course details to you.
What our runners say....
Such an amazing course, run by fantastic coaches. I can not recommend it enough.
I honestly didn’t believe I could run, but the course was excellent. Teaming up with other runners to complete homework made it even more enjoyable... an unexpected bonus.
Gian, your inspirational support by text was invaluable and Mary, you were amazing.'
'I never believed I could ever run but having completed a learn to run course recently, I am now running 5K, three times a week! What a fantastic initiative this scheme is, the coaches have been excellent and very supportive. I would recommend learn to run to everyone and hope it continues to help us all believe in ourselves!'
'I couldn’t even run for a bus and in week one I struggled to run for a minute. Eight weeks on and I can run for 30 minutes. Libby was a fab teacher - always supportive and encouraging us to run at our own pace, and I met some lovely ladies too. If I can do it, believe me, anyone can!'
Meet our Team
Mary McLellan - Founder/Coach
I love running because it allows me to de stress and helps to keep my fitness levels high. My greatest achievement to date with regards to running is the success of our 0-5k courses as I've been able to introduce new people who never thought of themselves as ever being able to run into this sport.
I enjoy working on Learn to Run because our courses prove that literally anyone can enter into jogging or running with success if they're supported and encouraged the right way. The fact that I work with an amazing team who really care about our clients is the greatest gift I have had professionally. Three words to describe my coaching style? Fun, fair and fabulous!
Liberty Clements - Owner/Coach
Completing a run of any length always feels like a great achievement to me. I love the feeling of accomplishment and the buzz of energy, teamed with the lovely clear head I get at the end and I feel that everyone could benefit from that feeling in the fast-paced lives most of us tend to lead.
I truly believe that everyone is capable of running, given the correct knowledge and technique to do so from the off. And this is why I love Learn to Run! Because it does just that; provides a correct and safe entry into running.
Three words to describe my coaching style? Motivating, fun and varied!
Becky Burke - Coach
Running has always been a strong passion of mine coming from an Athletic background. I love the high energy feel of progress and leading groups of a varying ability helping to make a difference to individuals well being. As a coach; it is my job to help support all aspirations and ages helping others to be the best they can be.
I am a huge fan of Learn to Run because whether you have never run before, whatever the distance, whatever the speed- your run will be improved in a safe and effective way covering both practical and theory components.
My motto is “love the run, respect the distance and be proud”
Running is my passion! I started running 32 years ago and during that time I have competed for County and Country at various distances from 5km to marathons. I still compete in the Vets 55 age group. I truly believe it doesn't matter when you start…running is for everyone and any age!
I qualified as an England Athletics Level 3 Endurance Coach 10 years ago.
My focus is to inspire and motivate people to enjoy running for health, fitness and wellbeing.
I love running because it makes me feel healthy. Whatever the distance is, I know that I have just achieved something to improve my health and well-being. It helps me relax, de-stress, it clears my mind and I always feel happier after a run. It's an accomplishment. By encouraging and motivating our runners, I have helped them progress and be more confident. This is a major and wonderful achievement for me and now, some of the ladies are hungry for more and are working towards progressing to running longer distances.
Learn to Run courses definitely work. I've witnessed a number of success stories where ladies have never run before but are now running continuously without the initial struggle. The three words that describe my coaching style are unpredictable, motivating and fun!
My love for running didn’t flourish until after I left University. I had a very negative perception of running during my adolescence from school PE lessons. I thought running was only used as punishment and associated it with being freezing cold. As I started to see the impact running had on my health, my love for it grew. It helps me relieve stress, I sleep much better and I’m more connected to my mind.
I’m so excited to meet you all and to share that feeling I experienced many years ago when I realised I was hooked. The best thing about Learn to Run is you're surrounded by a group of like-minded people. So when you feel you need to give up, you’ve got the rest of the group encouraging you to keep going.
Three words to describe my coaching style: motivating, enthusiastic and fun!
Running is something I find extremely therapeutic and invigorating. When I'm running, I am alone with my thoughts, which allows me to tap in to my creative side. I have written entire books in my head on the many miles that I've covered and always finish on a high.
Learn to Run has enabled me to pass on my knowledge and enthusiasm to others. To empower them to achieve where they may have found running was impossible before.
I love to show people the right way of running and that it is a fantastic way of keeping a healthy heart, mind and body wherever you are in the world.
I started teaching fitness twelve years ago after I started to run myself, and completed my first marathon. All this time later and I am completely and utterly addicted, and love sharing my passion for fitness with others. I teach people of all ages; right from kiddies up to older adults and falls rehabilitation programmes, and feel so lucky to meet such lovely, inspirational and amazing people along the way!
My coaching style is to be sweet, supportive, and lead by example.
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