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The Artist behind the Heaton Collection – William Heaton

Runners’ Stories

Running Bear are delighted to have collaborated with accomplished runner and acclaimed local artist, William Heaton, to produce The Heaton Collection, a unique and artistically beautiful range of clothing, “Artwork on a Sporting Canvas”.  To see more of…

Couch to 5K – NEW course starting 13th November 2019

Running Bear Running Sessions

Running Bear’s “Couch to 5K” is a fantastic way to start running – whatever your motivation. Our 6 week programme will take you from complete beginner (no running) to running 5K and a Parkrun, and a whole new…

Early 10k Program – Week 6

Running in the Family

After a break for Xmas week, the New Year should keep you motivated 😊, training will step up now with 4 weeks to race day. Stretching Each day Continue your stretching program with a light 10-minute yoga session…

Early 10k Program – Week 5

Running in the Family

Try and keep focused during the holiday period, if you have a bit more free time try fitting in a run during the day. Running will help you feel fresher and don’t have too many late nights 😊…

Early 10k Program – Week 4

Running in the Family

Well done for making it to week 4 and staying motivated in the dark days. Stay focused on your goals and share them with your friends and family 🙂 Stretching Each day continue your stretching program with a light…

Faster 5k Sessions

Coach Nick

Faster 5K Session This workout is for more experienced runners who can run at least a sub 35 minute 5K and wish to get their time down to 20 minutes something… The session will be led by a…

Early 10k Program – Week 3

Running in the Family

Stretching Each day continue your stretching program with a light 10-minute yoga session in the morning, for example:   Day by Day Day 1:  Launch Day! 2km easy pace to warm up 3*4 mins at your current race…

Early 10k Program – Week 2

Running in the Family

Stretching Each day Continue your stretching program with a light 10-minute yoga session in the morning: for example:   Day by Day Day 1:    Launch day! ·       2km easy pace to warm up ·       1km at your current…

Winter Running – It’s only cold if you’re standing still!

Coach Nick

Warm sunny days.. Light nights.. Gone!  Its Winter! Living in the UK and dare I say particularly the North West, does mean that for five months of the year running in cold and damp conditions becomes the norm.…

EARLY 10k Program Week 1

Running in the Family

Stretching Each day we suggest you try and do a light 10 minute yoga session in the morning:  for example: Day by Day Day 1:  Launch day! 2km easy pace to warm up 1km at your current race pace…

EARLY 10k Program Introduction

Running in the Family

Your Running Experience This program is aimed at someone who is running around 5m 30s for a km, leading to a 5k of between 27 and 30 minutes. If you are a little quicker or slower than this,…

Running in the Family – Blog Post 1

Running in the Family

The bear was fascinated to meet Ronan Kearney for an inspirational chat about running. It turned out to be so much more, as he learned about training strategies and the success of young athletes coming through the ranks…