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  • 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 only running sessions and operate successfully throughout Hertfordshire.

    The 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!

    Don't just take our word for it - here's what our clients have to 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!'


    Read more here: https://www.learntorun.co.uk/testimonials


    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!

    Becky Burke

    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 moto is “love the run, respect the distance and be proud”



    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.



    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!


    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 eveyone 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