Fat Girl Run Clinics

Think you are Too Fat to Run?

Too scared to join a running club?

Still don’t see yourself as a proper runner?

Fancy a trip to London to run with Fatty?

Why not come and join us for a fun and informal social run in East London with a small group of other ladies from the Fattymustrun community and start thinking about yourself as a PROPER runner once and for all.

What is a Fat Girl Run Clinic?

It is basically a day long workshop specifically designed for plus sized runners to help build confidence, set goals and generally improve as a runner.

The day will include,

  • DSC01821A Too Fat to Run Tshirt
  • An introduction to the Fat Girls Guide to Running principles
  • A Big Fat Planning Session
  • A running tour of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park/Or other regional route (approximately 60-90 minutes)
  • A posh (healthy) lunch
  • 2 x snacks
  • A fun interval running session
  • Q&A session with Julie Creffield
  • Goodie Bag

Who are the sessions designed for?

20140629-204008-74408822.jpgAbsolute beginners will feel right at home here as the running sessions will be adapted to embrace the slowest of runners while at the same time helping to build confidence. You only need to be able to walk for an hour to be able to complete all of the tasks.

However, f you are a plus size runner with lots of running experience (and some speed) you will also get a lot from the day and learn skills to take your running to a new level.

The mix of the group is one of the strengths of the day, with everyone learning from one another.

Signing up is the first step, showing up is the second…the rest is easy in comparison.

How much does it cost?

The day costs £79 and includes lunch, tshirt and a goodie bag. There will also be the option to purchase limited edition Fat Girls Guide to Running merchandise in a pop up shop. The East London day starts at 10am at West Ham Station (DLR, District Line, National Rail, Jubilee Line) and finishes at about 5pm with the option to go home via Stratford or back to West Ham.

olympicThe run route of the Queen Elizabeth Park tour will depend on what events are taking place in the park that weekend, but you can expect to see all of the main 2012 venues including the Stadium, the Velodrome, the Copper Box, The aquatics Centre and The Orbit as well as the beautiful parklands and surrounding waterways.

Each workshop can only accomodate 20 runners so make sure you book your place ASAP, there has been a lot of interest in these events on the facebook community and once the places are gone they are gone. Why not bring a friend and make a weekend of it? There are lots of reasonably priced hotels nearby and lots of shopping and bars, restaurants etc nearby,

The first workshop on the 28th June was sold out check out the review of this here. The next two workshops take place on

  • Saturday 20th September – Chesterfield (Full itinerary to follow)
  • Saturday 27th September – East London

Julie is a qualified and insured UKA Leader in Running Fitness, all of her sessions are fully risk assessed and she is a qualified first aider too!!

Please note if you book a space and then cannot attend you can defer to a later course, with 7 days notice but unfortunately no refunds can be given.

Live in the UK?

If you can not make any of these dates, or coming to London is just too difficult or expensive Julie can come and run a bespoke workshop in your location for groups of 10 or more ladies so get in touch via fattymustrun@hotmail.com to discuss dates and rates.

Why not contact your local Run England Activator or local sports development team to see if they would conscider working with me to bring a workshop to your area, they may even pay for it from funding they have to get more inactive people running in your area.

Please help spread the word about these sessions and lets show the world there is no such thing as Too Fat to Run

What do ladies say about this running retreat?


Loved running around like a child, I had forgotten that running could be fun. Becky, Brighton


Amazing inspiring day, Julie is an excellent trainer, sensitive to the needs and fears of the plus size runner. Brilliant!! Claire, London

Great day for all abilities smiled from start to finish, I came away feeling I can do anything Joanne, London


I really enjoyed the day. It helped me realize that my ambition to run a marathon should not be put aside because of my weight issues Karen, Hampshire


One of the best running workshops I have been on. A great day with fabulous women, that has built my confidence in running. Feel very inspired to keep going and do more Amy, London


Guess what? No one is Too Fat to Run, and its never too late to start Liz, Basingstoke


As a 55 year old woman who has never run – EVER – this day was a revelation. I actually did 5K and I feel great, and I know how to keep it going now too!! Kathy, Essex

17 Responses to “Fat Girl Run Clinics”
  1. ali says:

    Wish i could afford to do this

  2. Isabell says:

    Do you know if there is a Scottish version of this or anything similar you have heard about??

  3. Amy says:

    I’d love to do your June workshop in London. If there is a space still available on 30th (payday!) I’m in! That’s if it’s not too late to sign up. Xx

  4. sarah@gingerbits.com says:

    Is a run coming to Bristol?

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