Get ready for the runnyegg 10k - our complete 8-week training plan

Get ready for the runnyegg 10k - our complete 8-week training plan

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The Stoats runnyegg 10k - Saturday 7th September 2024, 10am - 12pm

What is the Stoats runnyegg 10k?

It’s a women-only, empowering 10k run, taking place at the beautiful Archerfield Walled Gardens. You’ll be running through scenic trails and admiring gorgeous views, before reaching YellowCraig Beach and returning to the Walled Gardens to finish. So if you’re feeling ready to test your fitness ability, fancy trying out a new exciting challenge, or just want an excuse to catch up with your friends, get your tickets for the runnyegg 10k now!

women at the start line smiling preparing to run the runnyegg 10k

Why join the runnyegg 10k?

  • We hosted the runnyegg 10k back in 2017, and you all loved it! Here are some photos showing all the smiling faces on the day of the race, despite what turned out to be a pretty rainy day (what’s new in Scotland…)!
  • It’s a great chance to be part of something bigger and we always do our best to create a sense of community at our events. You’ll meet other eggs, and can become part of our closed runnyegg Facebook group beforehand to motivate each other and start making those all-important connections. 

Sounds like something that might be up your street? Want a discounted ticket?

Have a look at our egg membership options to save on your ticket price, and much more.

Okay, now comes the fun part… Training for the event and getting those endorphins up!

We’ve spoken to our friends at Girl Grads (formerly Girl Grads Run Club) and we’ve got all the tips and tricks for you to help with your training plans. Even if you’ve never run a 10k before, you don’t need to worry as we’re all in this together!

Here’s our take on an 8 week training plan* to get you started - it’s suitable for total beginners:

  • Week 1: 2k run, 2.5k run, 2.5k run
  • Week 2: 2.5k run, 2.5k run, 3k run
  • Week 3: 3k run, 3.5k run, 4k run
  • Week 4: 3.5k run, 4k run, 5k run
  • Week 5: 4.5k run, 5k run, 6k run
  • Week 6: 5k run, 6k run, 7k run
  • Week 7: 6k run, 5k run, 8k run 
  • Week 8: 5k run, 3k walk, 10K RACE DAY!

Thanks so much to Annabel Blackwood (Founder of Girl Grads - @girlgrads_) for sharing this with us. We can’t wait to see some of the Girl Grad running club on the day at the start line!

smiling woman running mid runnyegg 10k

Feeling pumped? Us too! Here are the top three things we’d love to see you do now!

  1. If you haven’t already, book your tickets to the Stoats runnyegg event
  2. Share this article and training plan with your girlfriends. We’re all for women supporting women at egg. Why not put them up to the 10k challenge?!
  3. Keep up to date with our runnyegg announcements on our Instagram page (@eggcommunity)

We’ll see you at the start line, eggs!

This event is sponsored by our partners, Stoats.

We’re very proud to be working with this independent business based in Edinburgh, founded in 2005. Their natural Porridge Oat Bars are perfect to fuel your 10k run! 

*This training plan does not constitute professional running advice. It is based upon personal experience from members of Girl Grads Run.

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