Running For Beginners -
Start To Run

The online running course for beginners who want to start to run like a pro from day 1 & keep progressing afterwards.


Many people decide to start running, but then wonder why it seems so hard, either giving up, or struggling for months.

They look at some other runners gliding along, seemingly effortlessly, and wish they could run like that too. Some of them never figure it out, even after years of running.

In this online running course you’ll learn the mental and physical skills to get it right, from the very start, so that starting to run is a little more fun and you’ll finish knowing what to do next. All from the comfort of your own home and the paths nearby, saving you time and improving the quality of your life.

Whatever your reason for wanting to start to run, from feeling better about yourself, to a new challenge, coming back from long term injury safely or to meet new people, you’ll nail it with Runningversity. We’ll get you running – we guarantee it:

Satisfaction Guarantee

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, within 30 days of your order, we will refund your money 100%.

Additionally, when you enrol, it would be great to get some feedback about ways to make the course even more useful for future students. Let’s help each other.

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Can you walk briskly for 45-60 minutes non-stop? If so, this course might be for you, but read on to decide for yourself.


Why do you want to start to run? And how important to you is it that you succeed? So many people start to run and then give up, because they don’t have the necessary physical and mental know-how, nor an understanding of why they wanted to start in the first place. Just having a weekly schedule from a free app is not enough! You need to know how to run, how to stay on track and how to continue progressing when you finish the course.


Our course teaches you how to start running, including everything you need to run like a pro from day 1, plus stay on track, complete the course and make plans to continue running consistently after that.


When you’ve finished this course you will have run non-stop for 30 minutes. Think about how fantastic that will feel! But that’s just a medium term goal. We’ll teach you how to set and achieve longer term goals as you continue on your running journey. Nothing would make us happier than to know that course graduates are now enjoying running regularly, getting fitter and faster.


Most importantly it’s simple. We have focused only on the information you need as a beginner, but have included enough so that you complete the course with essential running skills, and armed with enough knowledge to progress as a runner, making informed decisions on what to do next. It will be a challenge and you’ll need to be prepared to step outside of your comfort zone, but it will be far easier than if you’d just tried on your own.


Video Tutorials, with high quality audio and visuals so they are a joy for your ears
Quizzes to check your understanding
Video Transcripts
Running Schedule
Live tutor on webinars
Discussion Groups
Money-back Guarantee


You get access to an online discussion group to meet, chat and motivate other course members, just like you. We encourage you to buddy up with other runners on the course for even more motivation and added accountability.


Once you can run for 30 minutes, you will learn what you can do next to improve and progress, including how to plan your future running weeks. You’ll also get a course completion certificate. We will also ask for your feedback, so that you can help shape the future of the course for the next generation of students.


The course is 11 weeks. Many "couch to 5k" programs are 8-9 weeks, but many people find those ramp up too quickly. Instead, 11 weeks is more inclusive, giving your body longer to adapt properly, whilst learning that patience and consistency are key to successful running. Lessons are spread gradually over the weeks.

What you say:

Surprised there’s so much really useful content in the course. It flows well, is easy to use and follow.
Well structured and a very handy reference tool too, being able to search back through the content later.

Neil from Chichester

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Running for Beginners - Course Content

You’ll see that this course is tuned to the specific information you need as a beginner runner, so as not to overwhelm you. It is broken down into simple bite-size, but powerful steps, thoughtfully designed to teach essential concepts in a logical order, so it’s easy to grasp the information and remember what you learned.

The course is on an 11 week schedule.

An introduction to the course, plus how to use it and what to expect.

Helping you to understand and document your reasons for running.

Mapping out your short, medium and long term goals for running.

Showing you how to fit it into your busy lifestyle.

Someone to help you along the way.

What to do each week.

Something beginner runners often find really hard – simplified.

The #1 habit to get right.

Running explained.

More than just legs!

Why Running too fast is the biggest rookie mistake.

How to start and finish your running sessions.

How to get out, even if it’s raining!

Conquer a common running issue.

Running will help your asthma if you follow this advice.

What to wear? What do you need?

A few tips to avoid various issues.

What works best?

Is this the most important lesson?

How to progress now – the basic fundamentals of making your own good running plans:

  • Progression vs Steady State, & the pursuit of happiness
  • Easy Running Mistakes to avoid
  • Training fundamentals
  • Core Running Session Types
  • Types of Change
  • Putting it all together & Ramping up

Your certificate, plus an invite to giveback to us in terms of feedback and suggestions.


  • Decent Wifi or 3G and above – the course contains video tutorials, so if you can watch YouTube on your device, you are all set
  • Discipline will help, but the course provides some ideas to help with this
  • A desire to get running!

Founder Pricing

The price of the course and all its benefits is £1 during this Coronavirus pandemic. However, Founder members have the option of upgrading to an “Access All Areas” pass, for £259, that gives access to this course, and all future courses as soon as they are created, making it a fantastic deal.

Your Instructor:

charles rodmell instructor

Hi! My name is Charles Rodmell – I’ve been running since the 70’s and I’m always excited to help people run better.

I’d had enough of seeing hundreds of local people struggling through or completely failing at the free C25K programs, finishing with no real clue about running theory or what to do next.

So I have put together this course of what works and what doesn’t. You’ll learn how to get the right habits in place to help launch you on a long-term running journey way beyond the end of this course.

I race for Chichester Runners in the UK and also run a lot of canicross with my Siberian Husky, Rocky. For those of you that love geeking out over stats, I recently achieved PBs in the 10K (35m21s) and Marathon (2h58m)

Unsure if you are ready for the Running For Beginners course?

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