Beginners - Get Running

Are you envious of runners?
Do you wish you could be one of them?
Do you lack the motivation, time or the confidence to start?


Well, it’s time to stop putting it off any longer. We are here to help. Don’t start a couch-to-5k app AGAIN and give up after a few weeks. Instead, come join us this January as we get you started running, and most importantly, enjoying running.

This Get Running programme is a combination of virtual coaching and optional meetups. Designed by Mary Jennings, the author of Get Running, this programme will have you running for 30 minutes non-stop in 7 weeks.

This programme has been designed to be followed virtually and will be led by Mary. Ifyou are Dublin based you can also benefit from coming to 1 class per week to help guide you along. It definitely is easier when we run together.

Start Date: 10th Jan 2022
Location : The optional weekly class will take place in Sandymount, Dublin at 7.30pm each Monday for 7 weeks.
Price: €99 - Booking will open in early December

Not sure about virtual?

Read reviews of what our runners had to say about our virtual coaching.

Is it for me?

This programme is suitable for complete beginners or those returning to running post injury, post natal, or indeed after just a long break! If you can run about 15 minutes or more, you would be better joining our Stay Running programme.

Why join us?

This programme is mainly virtual BUT this is not just an online programme. This is different. It is personal, supportive and the product of 12 years of coaching beginners how to run. You will be guided day by day with live videos, support and a helping hand when motivation dips! There will also be a nice few surprises along the way with guest appearances from our other coaches with tips, classes and ideas to help you enjoy running more. The added bonus this term is the option to come join us each Monday at 7.30pm in Sandymount.

How it works

Over 7 weeks Mary will introduce you to running, build your confidence, strength, endurance and enjoyment of running. Covering good technique, breathing tips, clothing questions and all the practicalities you will be guided week by week from 1 minute running on Day 1 right up to 30 minutes running non stop.

Have fun

As per all our coaching, there is no competition between our runners. We are all there to support each other and encourage others in their running goal. We all have different challenges and responsibilities these days, and it's great to have others on our side. There is enough stress and anxiety out there, we want to make running something that will take your mind off your worries and help you get some headspace.


NOTE - You need to be on Facebook to get the most from this programme as all the live chats and general daily tips will be posted there. There will be weekly emails also, but the Facebook component is really essential for community, motivation and inspiration! You also can watch back all events that you cannot make live.

Student Stories

Over 2,800 newbies have learnt to run with us. Check out our testimonials.

Dates don’t suit but keen to get running?

We have lots of resources to help you. Mary’s Get Running book as all the training plans and tips you need. Also Mary has developed an 8 week beginners video based training programme with The Irish Times which is free and you can start any time. Drop an email if you need any advice.

Already running?

Check out our Stay Running Programme