Riverside Rebels

Fun & Friendly Beginners Running Group

Voted Elmbridge Sports Club of the Year 2016 and Elmbridge Sports Team of the Year 2017, Riverside Rebels is a fun and friendly running group created specifically for beginners.

Sessions are designed for people of all shapes and sizes who want to laugh, learn and run together in a relaxed and nurturing atmosphere.

The 10 week 0-5k programme is perfect for complete beginners or those of you who might have tried before but struggled alone and given up.  With a combination of fun exercises, walking and running, over the course of 10 weeks it will take you from sofa to superstar with manageable and enjoyable sessions you can take at your own pace.

They also offer 5k maintenance and 5-10k courses for those who would like to work on improving their speed, distance or technique.  Each 10-week programme costs £60 and includes a weekly training plan with suggested run workouts and useful advice for beginners plus a free Riverside Rebels t-shirt.

As well as the weekly training sessions led by the England Athletics trained run-leaders and coaches, there are also relaxed, optional social runs Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings – which are included in your programme fee.

Riverside Rebels are currently offering the following groups – new courses starting the week beginning the 9th of September.

Cowey Sale, Walton:

Monday 7.30pm – 5k maintenance and 5-10k
Tuesday 7.30pm – 5k maintenance and 5-10k
Wednesday 9.30am 5k maintenance and 5-10k
Wednesday 7.30pm – 3-5k and 5-10k
Thursday 7.30pm – 0-5k beginners 
Friday 9.30am – 0-5k beginners and 3-5k

Holly Hedge Car Park, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham:

Monday 7.30pm – 0-5k beginners

Email riversiderebels57@gmail.com to book your place on their next course or check out their website for more details, www.riverside-rebels.com


I never thought I would join a running club but here I am. Out every week in the dark and freezing cold of January, at the start of a ten week beginners course. There is zero chance I would go out and get running by myself in this weather, but having a great group of people to chat to is so uplifting that I am actually looking forward to it every week and have even made it to some of the early weekend morning social runs. Cat H

What a fabulous running group, I can’t believe I have just completed my first ten week course never having been able to run before and after 10 weeks can complete a 5k run. Coaches are great so encouraging and friendly. Looking forward to my next 10 weeks. Thank you Emma and Darren I feel so much fitter. Linda G.

Can’t believe I managed a 5K without stopping after only 10 weeks!! Thank you to all at Riverside Rebels for the time and encouragement to get me there… can’t wait for my next running course!
Recommend this club wholeheartedly! Caroline M


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