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The #mrpt
rundamentalist Run Club

An idea I had in the summer of 2018, it took a couple of months to organise, but eventually we got there. That October I held the first ever run club session and it's gone from strength to strength.

I started with a 5-10k Intermediate group, operating in "seasons" which co-insides with each school term.  As the run club has grown I now have two main groups, the Alphas and Inters. At the end of 2023 there has been 13 Seasons for the Alphas and 21 for the Inters. In 2022 Matt and Simon are now accredited UK Athletics licenced coaches completeing their Run Leadership qualifications.

For next current season info please click here. This Seasons Courses | #mrptrundamentalist

Club Info

  • New for 2021 The 5k Bravo Programme (Couch to 5k) - This is the starting point, for beginners. We have recently completed our sixth Beginners 0-5K with two very successful seasons this year. Some of our members have started their running journey here, some have since progressed to the Alpha and Intermediate groups.

  • During the first lockdown I launched the 5k Bravo Programme (detailed description at the bottom of this link) in order to help and guide new runners remotely. This is a 9-week periodised programme, designed to encourage and motivate you to achieve your goals. It can include 120 minutes of in-person individual 1-2-1 sessions, if local to Macclesfield.

  • The next Beginners 0-5K course will possibly be coming in Feb 2024. To register your interest and receive updates click HERE

  • The Inters (5-10k Progression group) - For individuals that can comfortably run 5k in approximately 24-32 minutes (5:15-6:10 min/km). Here we aim to help improve your technique, use different types of training methods from intervals to hill sprint sessions, as well as increasing the distance on runs each week. This combination of training and running in a group will most likely help you become a more efficient and quicker runner. One current and previous Intermediate run club group runner started at a 33 minute 5k. Over the course of 6 months and with Matt's help he is consistently hitting 23 minute 5k's and under.

  • Alpha Group (4-6km) - For those that have recently completed a couch to 5k or done this distance previously. This course will help you become a more confident runner, looking at lowering your km/min and hopefully making you quicker over 5km. Average pace here is approximately 6:30-7:20 min/km

Lockdown 2.0 saw the launch of the Run Club virtual challenges!

These are still available to do at anytime. With Awards for running 50K and 100K in a calendar month.

#TougherTougher #OvercomeyourObstacles



This Seasons Courses | #mrptrundamentalist

New Annual Membership and

Discount Card info HERE

Thinking about joining Macclesfield's most awesome run club?

Then please feel free to contact Matthew on the details below, and you'll receive information on how to do this. Thank you.

Rundamentalists rule, fact! #werunmacc



During 2020, the Rundamentalist Run Club organised two virtual charity 10k event weekends. The Cheshire Cheese Company and the Chilli Banana events raised over £5,000 for the Macclesfield Lions Club to donate to local charities.

Now, we continue our partnership with MLC in 2021 as two Rundamentalist Run Club members Matt and Tom completed their Macc to Manc charity run on the 19th March.

They ran 24.5 miles on the Bollin Valley Way, from Macclesfield to Partington, South Manchester. The pair set a new FKT (Fastest Known Time) for this route at 4 hours, 12 minutes and 50 secs. Their Lions Just Giving page generated £3,041 for Space4Autism in Macclesfield.

"We were bowled over by the kindness and generosity of our family and friends. Thank you".

The Pride of Lions 10km run/walk for the Christie, in partnership with the Cheshire Cheese Company and 6 local Lions Clubs raised over £5,000 for the Christie's new facility at Macclesfield Hospital

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