Beginners Running

ForgetTheGym_beginnersBeginners Learn to Run

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?
Our Learn-to-run programme will have you jogging for 30 minutes non-stop in 8 weeks.

We pride ourselves on our welcoming, fun and social atmosphere. No shouting instructors, just enthusiastic and inspiring coaches keeping you on track. Combining classes,homework jogs and online support, it is 8 weeks that could change your life.

Student Stories: Over 2,700 ladies have completed this programme. Check out our testimonials.

Next Beginners Start Date : Our next term starts in January/February 2020.

Locations : Sandymount and Clontarf – times to be confirmed.

Book your place : Get notified when booking opens.

Prices: 8 Week Term with notes, homework and online support : €90

Can’t wait til then ?  Mary has developed a series of Online Beginners Running Programmes called ‘Get Running’ with The Irish Times. These are FREE Beginners Running Courses which you can join anytime and follow the weekly instructions.

Classes for Ladies who run already : Check out our FunRun and Strength and Speed Classes which are suitable for runners who can run slowly for 20 mins or more and take place all year round in Clontarf and Sandymount.


Is Beginners Class for me ?

* It’s for ladies who feel they can’t run
* You run/walk at your own pace
* Learn Correct Technique: Avoid injury
* Run 30 mins non-stop in just 8 Weeks
* Build your confidence and fitness

Not sure? check out our testimonials

How it works:  In total we ask you to run each week 3 times. Once with us, and twice on your own. Each week you also receive class notes, homework, Running Tips and Online Support.

Student Stories: This programme has been designed by Mary Jennings who is The Irish Times Get Running coach. Over 2,700 ladies have completed our classes so far. Will you be next ? Check out our testimonials



Frequently Asked Questions

Where do we meet ?

Clontarf – Sail Monument on the corner of Clontarf Road and Alfie Byrne Road : See Map
Sandymount – Where Sean Moore Park meets Sandymount Strand. Come down onto beach. See Map

A detailed map and directions to all locations will be provided to all participants.
NOTE: Please do not bring any bags. There is no storage facility at any venue.

What happens if it rains ?

Classes takes place in all weather conditions.
If it rains, we will still continue, however format may be different.

What do I Bring ?

All Classes :
Please DO NOT bring any bags/valuables with you.
* Bottle of Water
* Comfortable Clothing
Ensure all car keys safe by wearing clothing with a zip pocket

No bag storage facility provided.

What date does it start ?

We start classes every 8 weeks.
If you have missed the start date and would like to join classes midterm,
please contact ForgetTheGym directly

Bank Holiday Plans
There will be no classes on the weeks of the bank holidays
Eating before Class ?

Evening Class: Please don’t eat your dinner before class.
A small snack 2 hrs before class will give you energy for the class.
A dinner may give you a stitch and make you feel tired and bloated.

Nervous ?

Having Second Thoughts? Remember, this is most peoples first Outdoor Fitness class.
It is normal to be nervous, so please don’t worry about not being fit enough for the class.
You will be able to go at your own pace throughout, and i hope you will enjoy it.


All Participants must complete Health Questionnaire and Waiver Form before attending class.
All Fees Paid are Non Refundable and cannot be carried forward as credit future classes.
Participants are responsible for informing instructor at class of injury/limitation which restricts training.
‘Forget The Gym’ is not responsible for any valuables lost/stolen or damaged while attending class.
‘Forget The Gym’ is not responsible for any injuries caused while attending class.
‘Forget The Gym’ has the right to refuse admission to any of the classes.
Gift Vouchers Available on Request

Any questions at all, be sure to Contact Mary




Our classes take place outdoors at the following locations across Dublin:

Sandymount, Dublin
Clontarf, Dublin

Our workshops take place at the Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, beside the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin Docklands.

Chirunning events take place outdoors in local parks or at your club or venue.

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