Start running!

and help raise money
This weekend sees a staggering 40,000 runners pound the pavements in the London Marathon. This annual race raises well earned money for charities across the nation as well as inspire and motivate endless more to take up running and get fit.

Locally, the Plymouth Half Marathon takes place next month as part of Run Plymouth which sees both a Half Marathon held each May and the Plymouth 10K each October. China Fleet are proud to sponsor both and many of our members take part.

Maybe you’ve already signed up to take part or plan to, or perhaps you’re an absolute beginner? Whatever stage you’re at, it all starts with one simple step.

Of course, to run a half marathon or 10K does take training and preparation and the sooner you can start the better. At China Fleet, we have lots of experts who can advise you and help you on your way. From personal trainers to boot camps, you can build your fitness levels here alongside your running schedule.

According to Run Plymouth, a sound training schedule builds progressively over a number of weeks. Along with the University of St Mark & St John they have devised a great 12-week training plan. “Before starting any training for running the 13.1 mile half marathon distance it is useful to have had recent experience of running and/or regular exercise” says L Doggart, Department of Sport. “If new to running, a 15-16 week schedule is recommended. If you are new to running, irrespective of your age or previous exercise experience, then consulting your doctor prior to engaging in any training schedule is strongly advised.”

See you next week & see you at the Club soon,


On the Devon and Cornwall boarder on the banks of the River Tamar, China Fleet Country Club is one of the South West’s leading country clubs. With award winning golf, spa, beauty, gym, exercise classes, accommodation, bistro & brasserie, the Club is set in 180 acres of stunning Cornish countryside near Plymouth.