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Chapelton 10K

Running is one of the best ways to improve your general fitness and mental health. It can help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure, and boost your mood. But running can also be challenging, especially if you are new to it or have a busy schedule. That’s why you should set yourself goals and enter a 10k race.

A 10k race is a distance of 10 kilometers, or about 6.2 miles. It’s a popular and achievable goal for many runners, whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete. Here are some of the benefits of running a 10k race and how to prepare for it.

– Entering a 10k race can motivate you to stick to a training plan. When you sign up for a race, you have a deadline and a commitment. You are more likely to follow a consistent and progressive running routine that will help you improve your endurance, speed, and confidence.
– It can challenge you to push yourself beyond your comfort zone. A 10k race is not too short or too long, but it still requires some effort and determination. You will learn how to pace yourself, deal with discomfort, and overcome mental barriers. You will also discover what you are capable of and how far you can go.
– Running a 10k race can reward you with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Crossing the finish line of a 10k race is an amazing feeling that you will never forget. You will have achieved something that many people never do. You will have proven to yourself and others that you are a runner. You will also have a personal record that you can be proud of and try to beat in the future.
– It will connect you with other runners and the running community. A 10k race is a social event that brings together people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities who share a common passion for running. You will meet new friends, get inspired by other runners, and enjoy the support and encouragement of the spectators and volunteers.

If you are interested in running a 10k race, here are some tips on how to get started

– Choose a race that suits your level and preference. There are many 10k races available throughout the year, in different locations and terrains. You can find a race that matches your ability, style, and budget. You can also look for races that support a cause that you care about or offer some perks like medals, shirts, or snacks.
– Follow a training plan that prepares you for the distance and the pace. A typical 10k training plan lasts for 8 to 12 weeks and involves running 3 to 5 times per week, with varying distances and intensities. You should also include some cross-training, strength training, stretching, and rest days to prevent injuries and improve your performance.
– Set realistic and specific goals for yourself and track your progress. Your goals should be based on your current fitness level, experience, and personal factors. You should also have short-term and long-term goals that are measurable and achievable. For example, you can aim to run a certain distance or time each week or month, or to finish the race without stopping or walking.
– Enjoy the process and have fun. Running a 10k race is not only about the outcome, but also about the journey. You should celebrate every milestone, learn from every setback, and appreciate every moment. You should also find ways to make your running more enjoyable, such as listening to music, podcasts, or audiobooks, running with friends or a group, or exploring new routes or scenery.

Running a 10k race is a great way to improve your general fitness and mental health. It can also be an exciting and rewarding experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for a 10k race today and start training for it. You won’t regret it!

The Chapelton of Elsick 10k will be held on Sunday 14th July so plenty time to get entered, start training and joint us for a great day!

If you are local to Chapelton come along on a Wednesday evening at 6.30 to the Chapelton Running Group (CRG), Fore more information on CRG chck the groups Facebook page.

CRG Elsick House

Chapelton Running Group 24 hour Relay

Chapelton Running Group fundraiser for Maggie’s Centres

CRG 24hr Charity Relay

On 27th October 2023, members of the Chapelton Running Group are taking on the challenge of running a 24 hour non-stop relay in order to show our support for CRG founder, Chapelton 10K Race Director and all time running legend, Ann Gallon, who is bravely fighting another courageous battle with the Big C, and at the same time try and raise a bit of cash for Maggies Aberdeen who have been a fantastic support to Ann and are a charity close to her heart.
If you would like to show your support and make a donation head over to the Just Giving Page – CRG 24 Hour Relay.
CRG 24 hour Relay - Ann Chapelton 10k CRG 24 hour Relay, CRG Elsick House

Event Cancelled

We have made the decision to cancel our Chapelton of Elsick 10k this year. Although disappointing to do so, we are sure it is the right decision at this time given the uncertainty that lies ahead in the upcoming months.

We are sure our runners and community will agree and support our decision as we all fight to slow down the spread of Coronavirus to save lives.

All runners will receive their refund in the next few days via Entry Central.

Please stay safe and we will see you all back in Chapelton next year.