A 10k run (6.2 miles) should be within most peoples capabilities as long as you have a reasonable level of fitness. So if you are already doing some type of sport or exercise, running, football, swimming, working out at the gym, then you should be able to complete the BADGERS Atherstone 10k.

If you currently do very little or no exercise, then why not look at doing the Beginner BADGERS course designed to take you from couch to 5k. More details can be found on the BADGERS website.

If you already have a reasonable level of fitness and would like to improve your running, why not come along to a BADGERS training session more details can be found below.

Alternatively the Run Britain website has some fantastic training advice to help you train for any type of run, we recommend you check it out!

Health advice about running can be found at the Runners' Medical Resource website.

Badgers Running Club

BADGERS Running Club

The BADGERS, is an England Athletics affiliated running club offering friendly and supportive running for all abilities based in Baddesley Ensor.

Whether you are a complete novice, an occasional jogger or a seasoned runner, the BADGERS can support you in your aim to complete the BADGERS Atherstone 10k.

There are training sessions based for any level:

For anyone new to running, Beginner BADGERS carefully support you as you train for your first 5km run, teaching you how to warm up, cool down and stretch.

The Run Leaders will guide you as you run further each week, with useful tips whilst providing friendly support and motivation.

This group is for any runner (from the age of 12 year old) our training sessions will include road and multi-terrain running, incorporating various training methods including hill reps, fartlek, lactate and interval sessions aimed at improving cardio-vascular capacity, endurance, speed and stamina.

Training is on a Tuesday evening, this is the main training of the week.

The session is split into three ability based groups (A, B and C) the distance covered during a session range from 3 to 7 miles.

This social session is for any runner who can run at least 5k or 3 miles and will be led by a RunLeader.

There will be two planned routes each week, a route of approximately 3-5 miles and another of 5-8 miles.

The pace of the session is up to you, run as fast or slow as you like, this is a chance to meet up with other club members.