Testimonials

"I can't believe that 10 weeks of the beginners course have passed already. I've really enjoyed every week, and now being able to run for 30 minutes non stop is just amazing! Thank you Susan and Running Mate."

Tracey Warboys

"I think joining this group was the best decision I made this year - I'm super happy with my progress, I really like the atmosphere of the group, and Susan is very approachable. 100% recommended!"

Sarah Barberton

"There are a number of women who, like Susan, have not done any fitness since school and are inspired by her. I think it helps that she is also a mum, just as they are, and she makes them feel comfortable about running - they don't feel intimidated or judged."

Samantha Ellis

"just finished my third run this week of 30 minutes. 10 weeks ago I didn't think it would be possible. Thank you Susan for all your support, such a lovely lady and really nice people to run with."

Sam Cumley

"Just finished my first run with Susan at Running Mate. It was great for a complete beginner, easing you in gently, and everyone in the group is the same so you won't feel any pressure. A lovely group to run with, can't wait for next week!"

Pam Johnson

"Only just started, but so impressed with Susan and the programme. I really feel that, as a beginner, I am given an achievable goal and I am surprised to find I am enjoying the new challenge! Thanks Running Mate."

Nikki Youngman

"Really lovely, friendly and supportive running group! Extremely happy to have found such great people to run with."

Natalie Needham

"I can't stop telling people how amazing this running group is. Susan is so supportive and believes in everyone, no matter what age, shape, size or ability. The 10 week beginners course really does work, not just for your fitness, but also for your confidence and well being. I've met some great people and continue to run weekly in the improvers groups, and even entered races as a Running Mate team."

Melissa Lazarus

"I can't believe I have just run for 30 minutes non stop, when 10 weeks ago running for 1 minute was a struggle. Thanks Susan and Running Mate, you have been amazing!"

Marie Haddon

"It's beyond belief that I could ever have achieved the milestone of running for 30 minutes without stopping, I have even really enjoyed it! This would never have happened without the support and encouragement of the most superb Running Mate, thank you so so much Susan."

Lucy James

"I have just completed my 10 week course in the beginners group and loved it. I can't wait to go on to the improvers group. Susan is an inspirational lady and I thank her for her support."

Leah Simmons

"10 weeks completed and I can now run for 30 minutes non stop! It really does work. If you have never run before then this is for you. Great support and a fab group of people who keep each other going! Go on - give it a go. Thanks Susan."

Kate Morton

"I have just completed the initial 10 week beginners programme and moving into improvers tonight. If I can do it then anyone can. Susan is absolutely brilliant, so encouraging and an inspiration. I would recommend anyone thinking about it to try it!"

Kate Galloway

"What a brilliant running group! I never thought that I would be able to run for 30 minutes but tonight, at the end of the 10 week beginners group, I have done my third 30 minute run of the week. A really enjoyable and friendly beginners running group. Off to join the improvers group now! Thank you Susan"

Helen Plowe

"I've gone from being a non runner 10 weeks ago to running for 30 minutes. Brilliant, and all down to Susan."

Glenn Bayes

"I have just run 5K for the first time, after being a non runner 11 weeks ago. I could never have done it without the support of Susan and camaraderie of the other group members. Highly recommended!"

Emma Williams

"Great build up over the 10 weeks beginners course, to finally be able to run for 30 minutes. Met some lovely people and Susan is so supportive to everyone."

Eileen Morrissey

"I love Running Mate! Anyone that wants to get running I would definitely recommend it. Great group, no pressure and lots of fun."

Chloe Goodman

"If you're a total novice like myself then this is for you. I can't believe I'm actually enjoying running! First class teaching."

Caroline Richardson

"I’m a normal working mum of two and hardly have any time to myself. I did join the gym but found life got in the way and it was a waste of money. I spoke to Susan and told her that I enjoyed running at the gym, and she asked if I would like to come out for a run with her. Wow - it was amazing - I am now running up to 9 miles and aiming for a half marathon in December. Susan is amazing at setting a pace, and whilst chatting the miles slip by. I know that without Susan I wouldn't have the motivation to go running - it's great knowing you have someone running with you! Thank you Susan for being an inspiration, and making me challenge myself in ways I never thought I could!"

Anita Kelley

"My partner and I joined the beginners group and haven't looked back. Now in our 11th week and running 5k, something I never would have thought possible. Susan has proved that it is possible, and it's a very enjoyable and friendly group to run with. If I can do it, anyone can, give it a go!"

Sue Pawson

"Finished the 10 week beginners course and now running for over 30 minutes without stopping. It is great motivation being part of a group, and Susan's approach really works. Trust me and give it a go, if I can run then anyone can!"

Karen Nelmes