Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

How to prepare for a 10K

Posted: March 22, 2023 at 15:20 pm Author: Martyn Reeves - Event Manager Forestry England Westonbirt Arboretum

The Westonbirt 10K is fast approaching and we can’t wait to be cheering for our Run for the Trees Team! If you haven't started training yet, don't worry - there's still time! Plus, we've got a FREE training guide to help you get started.

Running a 10K requires a combination of speed and endurance. This means that the best way to train for a 10K is mixing up your runs between longer and shorter faster runs.


A quick internet search will bring up a whole range of different plans you can follow. All of these will involve a variety of different types of runs that are designed to improve your speed and endurance.

Have you seen our recent blog introducing our Westonbirt Runners, who are currently training to run the Westonbirt 10K to raise money for our charity to protect trees and enrich lives? Say hello to our runners...

Look for a plan that you can stick to and fit around your other commitments. Consider the number of times you will be able to run each week and the amount that you have been running recently. There is no point going too big too soon as this can lead to injury.

We’ve put together a training guide which you can access for free to help you on your way to a 10K.

Check out our free training guide...


Following a plan is great for ensuring consistency in your running and enables you to build your fitness gradually week by week. Again, these are two key things to help you reduce the risk of injury and achieve your best result possible come race day.

However, you choose to train for the Westonbirt 10K, good luck and we look forward to seeing you on race day.

Do you want to show your support for our dedicated Westonbirt Runners? One of the best ways to do so is by making a donation to their fundraising page. Every contribution, no matter how big or small, will go a long way in helping them achieve their goals and make a difference in protecting trees and enriching lives. So why not take a moment to donate and let them know how much you appreciate their hard work and commitment?

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