Coaching and Training

Coaching and Training

Improve your running

Run with GFR and get fitter, faster, and make great friends.

Running with GFR will help develop your speed, strength, coordination, flexibility, and endurance. GFR welcomes runners of all abilities. Our runs are supported by our Jog Scotland qualified Jog Leaders and Scottish Athletics Coaches in Running Fitness (CiRF).

Where do we meet?

Inside the foyer of the Arc Gym with Glasgow Caledonian University (opposite Buchanan Bus Station)

Thursday Run 6:30pm

Thursday nights offer a range of different distances, 5, 7.5, and 10k (with fast and slower paced 10k groups). At certain times of the year when we are offering marathon and half-marathon training the fast 10km is replaced with a dedicated pacing training session which is suitable for ALL runners in training. See below for our training dates.

Meet from 6.15pm ready to start promptly at 6:30pm. Every week we offer a range runs catering for all abilities.

On the last Thursday of each month we offer an all-club session where we run together.

Sunday Run 10:45am

Sunday runs offer 5, 7.5, and 10k distances. Because it’s a Sunday we also offer longer distances, up to 20k which vary on a weekly basis. We provide support for runners training for a marathon or half-marathon and we hold our longer distance training runs on Sundays during marathon and half-marathon training periods. We meet from 10:30am ready to start promptly at 10:45am.

Tuesday Run – 6 30 pm

Tuesday runs are GFR training nights. Training nights are all about improving your running technique. These nights are suitable for runners of ALL abilities who want to get faster or just improve their fitness level. Sessions are adapted to individual training goals. Training sessions are supported by our Scottish Athletics qualified Coaches. We vary the training activity each week with details posted on the GFR facebook page. These sessions include:

Thinking about a race? Our Scottish Athletics qualified Coaches in Running Fitness and or JogScotland-qualified Jog Leaders can help you improve your running and your PBs.

Training Groups

We provide various training groups throughout the year, for a variety of distances and events. Here are our training groups for 2019:

Couch to 5K January -March

Marathon Training (Winter/Spring)
Duration: 14 Weeks
Training Starts: January 2019
Race: Edinburgh Marathon

Half Marathon Training
Duration: 12 Weeks
Training Starts: May 2019
Race: Mull Half Marathon July 2019

Half Marathon Training (Summer)
Duration: 12 Weeks
Training Starts: July 2019
Race: Great Scottish Run, 29/09/2019

Marathon Training (Summer)
Duration: 14 Weeks
Training Starts: TBC
Race: French Riviera

Information about the marathon training plan, including a downloadable PDF version is available to Club members via our dedicated Facebook group for marathon training. Please ask one of our coaches or committee members for details on how to sign up to the group.