University sports facilities

The University has lots of sports and fitness classes and facilities to help you get started with your training. Find out more here. 

Training plans

There are also specially designed Great Birmingham Run 10K running plans to help you set your own pace, available to download below.

Training plan


No of Weeks

Relevant Start Date

Introductory – 16 wks

Improver – 12 wk

Challenger – 10 wks

Run Walk – 8 wks

Blitz – 6 wks






3 Feb

3 Mar

17 Mar

31 Mar

14 April

Great Run Local

Free, weekly volunteer-led events designed to encourage participation from all levels ranging from absolute beginners to more experienced runners. Find out more here

Women only beginners’ running sessions

Saheli Hub Running works in partnership with Run Birmingham to provide free, women only beginners’ running sessions in a number of locations across the city. Find out more here