0-5k in just twelve weeks!

Our beginner’s course is suitable for all (aged 18 or over) and is aimed at people with little or no running experience or those returning to running. At the end of the 12 week course, we have our very own graduation ceremony at Bromley Park Run on a Saturday morning. ​This is a very friendly and supportive group which embraces the Zero to Hero ethos of an inclusive community where everyone is welcome.  All we need from you is your enthusiasm and commitment throughout the 12 weeks. Sessions will include a warm up, running practice and post run stretches to help avoid injury.

Our next course starts on… wait for it…….. Wednesday 11th September, 10am


I’ve never run before, can I really take part?

Absolutely! In fact, complete beginners are what this course is all about….we start off so very gradually, you hardly notice that you are running more and more each week. Just complete the ‘homework’ we give you twice or more in the week and you will be amazed at the progress you make.

We’ve had many, many runners start with us who have never run before in their lives. Busy mums, people in their seventies, profoundly deaf runners and two ladies recovering from strokes. But please do see a doctor before starting the course if you feel a medical opinion is needed to begin. And be sure to let us know of any pre-existing medical problems.

I’m so unfit! Will I cope?

Where is it?

Norman Park

Meet on the grass, Hayes Lane car park, Bromley BR2 9EG

Wednesdays at 10am

Nothing! Nada! Free! We hope you will catch the running bug and want to join us a member at the end of it all, which costs from just £10 a year.

How much does it cost?

How do I sign up?

Just turn up! (See above for location). Allow a little time for registration before the 10am start.

If you would like more information, click the button below to go to our Contact Page. That’s it!



In the first week of the course I found guidance and a lot of support from the leaders. Over the last few months I have made a lot of new friends both with other wannabe runners and all the instructors. I have now completed a couple of park runs but don’t yet believe I have built up the stamina I want, so in January I am just going to start all over again. If you want to start, but are nervous, just come for the first week and see how friendly and welcoming everyone is, I’m sure you’ll be back.

Sam Barnett

Course Graduate

I cant believe that over 9 weeks I was able to complete a 5k run from getting out of breath running for 60 seconds!  This course has been fantastic, the support and encouragement from the coaches has been unbelievable… and now I’m a run leader myself!

Julie Brabner

Course Graduate

I signed up for the Beginners course in January 2018 with the aim of getting some fitness back and to meet some local people as I was relatively new to the area. I was a lapsed runner of some years but have never been a member of a running club as I always thought that was for the serious elite runners. I couldn’t have been more wrong! The club is so inclusive and encouraging of all levels. Progression and improvement is entirely your own choice so there is no pressure but support is always there from both leaders and other club members. And as an added bonus I now have lots of new Hero friends!

Mel Turner

Course Graduate

If someone had told me a year ago that I’d ever refer to myself as a runner I’d have choked on my fish and chips, but here I am, a runner! I very nervously turned up for Zeros to Heroes back in April, having never done any serious running before and was hooked straight away. Everyone was so friendly and their enthusiasm so infectious I haven’t looked back since. The coaches are all brilliant. I can honestly say it’s the best thing I’ve done in a long time. I never thought running could be such fun. It’s completely changed my life! Now, where did I put those chips I’ve earned…

Nick Keeble

Course Graduate

How do you describe Zero to Hero’s running club? Inclusive, non-judgemental, friendly, knowledgeable, supportive, sociable, motivational, caring….the lists of positives is endless. I never thought of myself as a runner but I run several times a week, not fast, not great distances but with friends who motivate me to get out there. The beginners course enabled that and the club members and leaders mean that I now call myself a runner!

Helen Randell

Course Graduate

After a couple of years of thinking I’d like to start running and an abortive attempt at couch to 5k I finally listened to various friends and decided to give Z2H a try! Good decision – I found many like-minded people who hadn’t done any sporting activity since school, and a team of encouraging and supportive leaders who promised that we would manage 5k in our own way at the end of the course – and we did! After that an even lovelier world of friendship, organised group runs and sociable events opened up. What a club – do give it a go.

Penny Davies

Course Graduate

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