TRC at the London Marathon

Meet Laura, our TRC London Marathon runner

Recently we announced that we had a spot in the London Marathon to giveaway to one lucky TRC runner.

We were blown away by the calibre of applicants and the work they were doing within their schools and communities to promote running and activity.

We hope to bring you lots of these stories in the form of our Teacher Features.

We are really happy to introduce you to Laura, Head of Social Science at a school in the West Midlands and our London Marathon 2023 runner.

Laura will be supported by the brilliant coaches at YGT Run Coach (also teachers) with a marathon plan and we will be keeping up to date with her training along the way.

Laura will be joining TRC founder Dan at the London Marathon as representatives of this growing community of educators!

Follow Laura’s running journey via her Instagram page here!

BIG FINISH Giveaways!!!

A little extra motivation to finish the month off strong!

As a way to thank everyone for their support and hopefully encourage even more educators to get out and find a love of movement, we are bringing some prizes to our Final Sunday of the Month Big Finish events.

Read the full post here:

We are working with some great companies that share our love of activity and wellbeing to give you discounts and monthly prizes that will hopefully give you a little added motivation before heading out the door.

Companies we are currently working with include:

Read the full post here:

Run the London Marathon for Family Holiday Charity

£50 entry fee for TRC runners

If you missed out on the London Marathon ballot don’t worry, we have a way in for you!

Family Holiday Charity is a charity who support families’ children who have never seen the sea, for teenagers who can’t remember when they last saw their mum smile. For parents having to choose between a day out and a new pair of school shoes. For young carers, kinship carers, families facing illness isolation and bereavement. 

As educators and school staff we know how important these things are to the families we spend time with each day. Taking up one of their charity spots and raising money for this great charity will mean giving directly back to the community we work with!

Any TRC runners interested drop and email Zahra from Family Holiday Charity below and she will talk through the registration process with you.

Get 6 weeks of coaching for £5 this summer

We are partnering with You Got This Running Coach to bring 10 TRC runners this great trial offer:

TeachersRunClub is growing, we are working toward becoming a Community Interest Company so we can bring more to this brilliant community, and support schools directly in creating a more active environment for their staff.

And this is where we are starting…

YGT Running Coaches has been set up by teachers, Fran and Hayley. They work with individuals across the country offering bespoke plans that fit your lifestyle and goals.

Fran is an England age group runner and Hayley is a running coach working with England Athletics, they come with a huge amount of experience and knowledge that will improve your overall running potential beyond what you thought possible.

So, the details for this trial session…

  • Cost: £5
  • Start date: Monday 25th July
  • End date: Sunday 4th September
  • Contents: Semi personalised 6 week running plan working toward your goal, access to YGT coaches WhatsApp group

To grab one of these 10 spots in our trial package, hit the link below or email us at

Get your spot here

Run the Big Half with TRC for £10

Get your community spot for the London Big Half for only £10:

If you are looking to take part in this years London Big Half event, starting by Tower Bridge and finishing alongside the Cutty Sark in Greenwich on Sunday 4th September 2022, then all you need to do is drop us a DM or an email with your email address and we will send you the details. We only have 25 spots available for TRC runners and these will go on a first come first serve basis!

(via our community entry you will be getting a £10 entry, normal price £46)

Contact us via any of the below platforms:




Join a group of teachers as they ride around the UK for charity!

St Matthew’s Primary School in Luton are calling on fellow educators to support their epic cycle challenge for Young Lives v Cancer:

Motivating and inspiring pupils, fellow school staff members and the community is what TRC is all about. The Step on the Pedal challenge is a 980 mile cycle relay being undertaken by a group of 6 school staff and community members from Luton in aid of Young Lives v Cancer.

They are aiming to cover the distance in just 3.5 days as a relay and are asking teachers who cycle to join them for small sections of the ride! (mainly to help get them to the finish line in one piece!)

Click here for all the information on how to support or get involved in this event

Run the Vitality 10,000 for £10

Get your community spot for the London 10,000 for only £10:

If you are looking to take part in this years Vitality 10,000 event, starting and finishing in front of the iconic Buckingham Palace on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May, then hit the link below to guarantee your spot for only £10 (normal price £39)

Click here to run the London 10,000

We hope to arrange a TeachersRunClub meet in Green Park at this event for any runners wishing to put names to faces, more details on this to follow!

Keep an eye out for some TRC community spots for the London Big Half coming soon, these will also be £10 (normal price £46)

Competition Time

How to enter our Run To Work Week competition:

We have 2 amazing prizes to give away during Run to Work Week (Monday 28th March – Friday 8th April)

To be in with a chance of winning either a weeks supply of 80 Noir Ultra Dark Chocolate supplies worth over £70 or the 26 Week Performance Journal worth £29.95, follow the instructions below:

Take part in Run to Work Week and share your achievements in any of the below ways to be entered, the more you do the more entries you get into the draw.

Complete an active commute and post it on Twitter using the hashtag: #TRCRunToWorkWeek

Complete an active commute and post it on Instagram using the hashtag: #TRCRunToWorkWeek

Complete an active commute and track it in on Strava, (be sure to have joined the TRC group) and name your activity: #TRCRunToWorkWeek

Make a donation on our JustGiving page (whether you have completed an active commute or not)

For example:

If you complete x3 active commutes, post each one on Twitter, track each of them on Strava and make a £5 donation on JustGiving, you will earn 7 entries into the prize draw.

We look forward to seeing lot of Teachers Run Club runners completing active commutes, remember cycling and walking counts too! And a huge thank you to 80 Noir Ultra and Performance Journals for donating the prizes!

Run To Work Week

Performance Journals

Journaling isn’t a new concept, but it is definitely something that’s becoming common practise again for many people. You don’t have to look to hard at the habits of the most successful people to see that journaling is a regular feature in their daily routines.

We are happy to be working with Performance Journals in the lead up to Run to Work Week and beyond. We want to help promote hand written journaling as a great way to keep track of your running journey and your mental wellbeing, whether you are working towards a specific goal or just keeping track of your progression.

Click here to find out more about Performance Journals and their essentialist take on running and reflection .

Be in with the chance of winning a 26 week Performance Journal by taking part in our Run to Work Week this term!

Run To Work Week

Fuelled by 80Noir Ultra Dark Chocolate

We are really excited to be working with 80Noir Ultra during Run To Work Week.

TeachersRunClub founder and regular cycle commuter Daniel Chaplen, and Ultra Runner and run commuter Martin Lopez will be undertaking the 5 day active commute challenge, both runners will be supplied with a weeks worth of 80Noir Ultra fuelling and recovery products. Throughout the week they will be reporting back on how they have found the product and if they see it as a replacement for your regular energy gels.

We also have a weeks worth of 80Noir Ultra products to give away to one lucky TeachersRunClub runner who pledges at least 1 active commute and makes a donation to our Just Giving page for Education Support!

Find our more about how 80Noir Ultra can support your active live as well as your all round wellbeing click here!

TeachersRunClub at the Vitality London 10,000

Bank Halliday Monday: 2nd May 2022

We are heading back into event season, and with more races re-opening after 2 years of virtual challenges we can’t wait for this one!

TRC are hoping to hold there first ‘in person’ meet up at the Vitality London 10,000 and it will be amazing to bring educators together, who until now hove only communicated virtually.

Follow the links below for the different way you can get involved, including their virtual option if you live a little further out from the capital.

Event Sign upVirtual Sign up10wks to 10k plan

Run to Work Week

For Education Support

We have launched our first fundraiser, during the final week of Spring 2 we are encouraging as many educators and school staff as possible to switch up at least one of their commutes to an active one.

Commit to an active commute then donate the money you would have spent on your travel.

Get involved here

Show off your Times!

We have teamed up with LaurelArtCreations to offer some brilliant #TeachersRunClub & bespoke event keyrings to show off your achievement! ⁣

Follow the link to order yours:

Order yours here:

A Puzzling Run

Are you partial to the odd sudoku or brain teaser? Then this might be for you…

Teacher & runner Mr Lockyer runs the company Enigmailed who offer a wide range of puzzles and games.

They are kindly offering #teachersrunclub‘ers ££ off in their April Active Puzzle Challenge:

£5 or £10 off entry by using the codes below Each day get a new puzzle, the answers give instruction for the next day’s task

for more information visit their webpage here:

Teachers Run Club TV Debut

This week Teachers Run Club had its TV debut on ITV Anglia. Founder Daniel Chaplen spoke with ITV about the motivation for starting the online community and its aims of increasing activity levels of school staff across the world.

The feature also heard from students on how seeing their teachers active made them feel and school staff who talked about what the run club and running in general had done for their wellbeing.

Click here to watch the 2min feature.

An evening with adventurer & children’s author Nikki Love

Just 20 FREE Spots Available

Nikki Love is an Ultra Athlete and all round adventurer!

Nikkis adventures include running 750 miles through Ireland in 32 days, and her most resent challenge, 63 Marathons in 63 days across the UK!

What makes Nikkis challenge even more inspiring is the way she works with schools all across the UK to get them involved in her challenges. Every event she completes inspires thousands of children to get up off their feet and take part in the challenge in their own way, within their school.

In our evening Zoom session taking place on Thursday 4th November between 8pm and 9pm Nikki will be discussing:

  • A little about herself and the challenges she has undertaken.
  • What happens in schools when Nikki is taking on a challenge.
  • Marathon kids and how schools can work with them to get more children running.
  • How school staff can use their own active challenges and achievements to motivate and inspire the children they teach. 
  • Q&A

To grab a spot in this unique session drop us an email ( or DM us on social media.

Not your normal CPD, grab a beer, set the laptop up, get comfy and hopefully be inspired to get your running shoes on, set yourself a challenge and inspire your pupils!

Teachers V BlueLighters

GoJoe Challenge

The GoJoe challenge is back, but this time we have an opposition!

Introducing ‘Teachers v Blue Lighters’: a friendly team-based virtual challenge – walk, run, cycle or swim – taking place on the GoJoe (@readysetgojoe) app between 18 to 31 Oct.  

This time round TeachersRunClub will be taking on a team from Blue Light Runners (@runners_blue) and Bluelight Cycling Club (@BluelightCC) in a points challenge.

See below how to join the Teachers Team and have your Runs, Walks, Swims and Rides earn points for our team.

KMs mean points (weighted by activity type to level the playing field).  Whichever team gets the most-points, wins.  Every km counts!  It’s all about the team 🤜🤛.  Exercise on your own, but not alone.

To enter:-
📲 1️⃣: Download @readysetgojoe GoJoe social fitness app > press 🔍 > enter code 123999
🌎 2️⃣: Join Team Teachers
🏃‍♀️ 3️⃣: From 18 Oct, do as many km as you can to help your team. Most points wins! 🏆

Spaces limited to 100 people per team.

More info >

Check out their website to start your own challenge!

Teach Run Coffee T’s back in stock.

After the success of our first round of TEACH RUN COFFEE t-shirts we are happy to announce we have another round of sales open now.

This time we have x8 to choose from:



T-Shirts are £15 with free UK p&p.

With a range of colours to choose from email or DM us on Twitter or Instagram to set up your order.

All orders for round 2 of T-shirt sales will need to be made by 8pm on Thursday 26th Aug.

TeachersrunClub on Teachers Talk Radio

On Wednesday 18th August Teachers Run Club founder Dan Chaplen spoke with Nathan Gyn live on TT Radio.

The show was a great chance to speak all about the run club and how it’s working to support school staff from all over to either find running, share their journeys or gain and hand out inspiration to fellow teachers.

Run the BigHalf with TeachersrunClub for only £10

TeachersrunClub have been successful in gaining 30 community spaces in this years re-scheduled Vitality Big Half, taking place on Sunday 22nd August.

Starting at the iconic Tower Bridge the route follows the Thames finishing in Greenwich Park.

Follow the link here to snap up one of our limited £10 spaces (normal price £46).

As well as the half marathon there is lots for the family to get involved in too, such as the Vitality Little Mile and Big Mile. Family friendly routes perfect to introduce your children to a fun and energetic event!

Let us know on Twitter if you’re going to be there as it would be great to see as many TeachersRunClub runners as we can on the day!

Run the Virtual London Half Marathon for Ed Support UK.

Free on 3rd Oct and fancy taking on a challenge to support teachers across the UK?

Apply now for your place to run the Virtual London Marathon 2021 for @EdSupportUK!

Find out more about Ed Support here , the only UK charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of education staff.

@LondonMarathon #LondonMarathon #WeRunTogether

TeachersRunClub in the Media

Dan Chaplen recently spoke with the team from the Vitality London 10,000, click here to read the article.

‘With 750 followers on Twitter and more than 300 members on Strava gained in little over three months, Teachers Run Club is one of the fastest-growing online running communities in the UK.

Discount Code for Mountain Fuel UK

Thanks to the team at Mountain Fuel who have kindly offered a 15% discount to all of the TeachersRunClub followers.

The Mountain Fuel system provides that extra energy your body requires whilst also providing the vitamins, amino acids and minerals your body needs to perform at its best and to recover quickly. It has been developed for individuals taking part in all types of exercise, from triathletes to hikers, from those who enjoy their weekly Park Run to 24hour ultra-marathon runners looking to break records.

Head to their website and use discount code: TeachersRunClub to claim your 15% discount.

The TeachersRunClub GoJoe Challenge

Thanks to the team at GoJoe, TeachersRunClub have been lucky enough to take part in their first virtual challenge.

A team challenge with a difference, 70 Twitter followers from all across the UK and beyond chose a team, Red or Blue then spent two weeks clocking up the km’s.

1pt for every km run or walked, 1pt for every 200m swam or every 3km cycled. With the points weighted to even the playing field the challenge created a fortnight of friendly competition!

Check out their website to start your own challenge!

TeachersRunClub founder named running Mayor of Luton

Running campaign company RunSome recently launched their new scheme, the Running Mayors. With approx. 60 Mayors based in different towns and cities around the country they have been tasked with raising the profile of switching up your local journeys for runs.

Encouraging people to leave the car at home when possible in order to drop the kids off at school or pick up the milk from the shop on foot rather than 4 wheels.

TRC founder Daniel Chaplen has been named as Running Mayor for Luton, see here what he hopes to work towards over the next 12 months.

Find your local Running Mayor here, lots of them will be more than happy to speak with you about raising the profile of local runs around your school.

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