Improvers Course

Our Improvers Programme is designed to support those who have some running experience and would like to continue on their journey alongside other like-minded ladies.


Our 8-week Improvers programme is ideal for ladies who can run 5K but would like to improve their speed and technique alongside learning how to manage their own training.  We introduce you to different training methods and cross-training and teach you best practice to avoid injury longer term.  We will guide you on the first stage of developing your running and equip you with the knowledge and tools to continue on your own.


The programme is led by a qualified run-leader who is there to support you every step of the way.  You will have one leader-led session each week as well as additional activities to complete in your own time.  You can expect everything from hills and sprint work to easy runs and stretching classes.  This course contains training elements that you are unlikely to do on your own, but with the support of a group of ladies it’s not so bad we promise!


We see Athena as more of a community than a club and love the support our members give each other.  As part of the Improvers Programme you will have a private WhatsApp group with the other ladies on your programme so you can support each other. You’ll also be able to access to our members-only Facebook page where you’ll have the support of many Athena ladies who have graduated through this programme themselves.  


During the programme you'll also have access to our new Members Area and virtual events, including weekly yoga and strength classes, wellness webinars, discounts and much more.


We asked some of our graduates for their favourite thing about our Improvers Programme:

“After the 8-week Improvers course I did my favourite 5K route and I did it in much quicker! Also, any time I post on Facebook there is always lots of positive feedback which made me feel part of a community and inspired to continue towards my goals”

“I was surprised by how many different techniques we learnt to vary up our training and now find my running much more enjoyable.”

"Thanks to the beginners and improvers courses, I now run 2/3 times a week, between 5k and 10k. I couldn’t have done it without the support of Athena and still pinch myself today as cannot believe that in my mid 40’s I have now become a runner! What a great achievement!"


Next Groups...

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Blue Improvers
Friday 11th June 
8 weeks  

Violet Improvers 
Weds 9th June 
8 weeks 

We have new groups starting approximately every 4 weeks. Please submit the form below and we will be in touch to let you know when the next Improvers course is.

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