FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions.
Here are some common questions about running and thinking about starting to run.

How much running experience and fitness do I need for the 5K Class?

This class is specifically designed for people with absolutely no running experience, so don’t feel intimidated! If you can walk one kilometre (0.6 miles) in around 12 minutes, you’re ready to take the class.

Right from the start you’ll be able to adjust the exercises according to your fitness level, and make further tweaks as your fitness improves week after week.

What if I feel too unfit and/or too heavy for the 5K class?

We recommend that anybody starting an exercise training plan must first get full clearance from a physician
The 5K Beginners Class is designed for very beginner to running. Thousands of people of all shapes, sizes and ages have successfully completed it whether online with us or somewhere else. We recommend that you can walk one kilometre in a maximum of 12 minutes before taking the Class.

The Class builds up very gradually each week, so even if you’re not able run much, you’re still walking further and faster every week. Your fitness will gradually improve as your body gets used to this regular exercise. You could be running a lot sooner than you might think! The key is to check with your doctor before you register, then make sure you’ve got a good pair of running shoes and and of course, follow the workout instructions carefully.

What fitness level do I need ?

This class is specifically designed for people with absolutely no exercise background. You will start with mostly walking and gradually building up and it doesn’t matter what pace you’re currently walking.

Right from the start you’ll be able to adjust the exercises according to your fitness level and make further tweaks as your fitness improves week after week.

Will I need any equipment ?

The great thing about running or walking is that the equipment requirement is basic enough, a pair of well-fitting walking/running shoes is really important as you need the best cushioning you can get, a good quality pair of running shoes will last 350 – 400 miles of exercise.

How does the 5K class work?

You can sign up for the class and then start on the date we give you, this will normally be the Monday after you join the class. You’ll receive a Welcome email with details on how to access the private Course blog.

The training plan will start the Monday you and all your class mates on a six week journey of change where we then reward you with an amazing piece of running bling after you complete your very first 5k. to make it all the better and easier we organize a virtual 5k on any day that suits you at the end of the final week. See virtual race information HERE.

Your very first 5K medal will be sent to the address we have on file for you

What support do I get?

You get access to your 5k class and forum where you can share information with your class mates, we encourage all class members to share information on runs and how they feel and this is where great bonds and friendships are made because everybody is in the same boat as you and you’re not alone.

You can ask your class instructor / Coach all of your questions. We’ll answer within 24 hours on weekdays & 48 hours on weekends.

How much time does it take?

You’ll be doing 3-4 workouts per week starting at 20mins and working up to about 35 – 40mins all runs will be based on time and not distance, this way you won’t get bogged down with miles

How much running experience and fitness do I need for the 5K Class?

This class is specifically designed for people with absolutely no running experience, so don’t feel intimidated! If you can walk one kilometer (0.6 miles) in around 12 minutes, you’re ready to take the class.

Right from the start you’ll be able to adjust the exercises according to your fitness level, and make further tweaks as your fitness improves week after week.

What if I feel too unfit and/or too heavy for the 5K class?

We recommend that anybody starting an exercise training plan must first get full clearance from your physician.

The 5K Beginners Class is designed for very beginner. Thousands of people of all shapes, sizes and ages have successfully completed it whether online with us or somewhere else. We recommend that you can walk one kilometre in a maximum of 12 minutes before taking the Class.

The Class builds up very gradually each week, so even if you’re not able run much, you’re still walking further and faster every week. Your fitness will gradually improve as your body gets used to this regular exercise. You could be running a lot sooner than you might think! The key is to check with your doctor before you register, then make sure you’ve got a good pair of running shoes and and of course, follow the workout instructions carefully.

• What happens after the Course is over?

At the end of your last week you will be running the virtual 5K see info HERE and we will be sending out your 5k finishers medal.

You then have the option of joining the 6 week 10k class and continue your unlimited coaching support.

Still need help? Send us a note!

For any other questions, please write us at info@yourvirtualrace.com

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