Official Training Partner of the WOKINGHAM HALF MARATHON 2020

Wokingham Half 2020 - 23 February 2020

 Star Running & Fitness is proud to be the official Training Partner for the race. 


Wokingham Half Marathon 2020


Hello, and a very warm welcome.  My name is Katherine Sargeant of Six Star Running and Fitness, and I’m delighted to be appointed as Training Partner for  the Wokingham Half Marathon 2020, which (I’m sure you know!) recently received  the outstanding accolade of best half marathon in the south of England, in the  “Let’s Do This challenge awards”.  How fabulous is that?! 

I’m privileged to have the opportunity of providing coaching, support, guidance and encouragement to the runners of the 2020 race, throughout 12 weeks of training and into race day.  It really is an honour.  I’m delighted to be associated with such a fantastic race which embraces the very best of  professional, but local, running experiences.  Essentially, I will be providing coaching and guidance to first-timers to the Half Marathon distance, as well as determined, committed improvers and those building towards marathons. 

You will be able to download a 12 week First Timer or Improver Wokingham Half Marathon training plan at the outset, and thereafter track essential advice on a weekly basis as the 12 weeks tick by through to race  day.  

The weekly updates will include guidance on nutrition, hydration/fuel, coping  with the ups and downs of our winter training, rest and recovery, strength and conditioning, injury prevention and much more, including the strategy to taper  and approach race day with confidence. Additionally, aside from the information available via this race web page, I  provide locally coached training sessions which give those new and improving  runners the confidence to build endurance, speed and running form ahead of race day. 

So, here goes, a little background on me and my running. I am an England Athletics qualified Coach in Running Fitness, as well as a qualified Personal Trainer.  More importantly, I think, is having experienced the hard work and  preparation to race all Six of the World Marathon Majors (Tokyo, Boston, London,  Berlin, Chicago and New York). 

Running in these far-flung places is amazing.   But all of these achievements have only been possible by conquering pre-race  nerves, running long runs, speed work, hill sessions, easy runs and lots of  races, including the Wokingham Half, right here at home. For me, the Wokingham  Half is a key race in the calendar. It’s races such as the Wokingham Half which have enabled me to achieve Championship qualifying times for the London Marathon too. 

Happily, I now combine my experience of racing with my experience of coaching  – fun, inclusive and supportive!  Please stay tuned, and look out for the 12 week programmes which will be  available well ahead of our official training kick-off on 1 December. I look forward to sharing the coming months, and race day success, with  you! 

Speak soon, Katherine


 Full details of this years Wokingham Half-Marathon, including the route, can be found on the Official Website - see link below 

Half-Marathon Training - What's On Offer?

 Six Star Running and Fitness provides one-to-one and small group running coaching, 

training plans and mentoring, for new runners through to new intermediates / improvers. 


As Training Partner to the Wokingham Half-Marathon we offer a choice of 

three FREE training plans for you to request:

Half Marathon Training Plans

  Are you a novice Half Marathoner, building from 5k?   


 First time Half Marathoner, building from 10k?   


Half Marathon Improver – you’ve run one or two half marathons and are seeking to improve your race time?   


Other training plan questions,
including bespoke Half-Marathon plans (quotations provided in advance)

Marathon Training Plans

 If you are running the Wokingham Half Marathon as part of training for your first marathon, or you have run one or two marathons previously and are seeking to improve your time and race experience in 2020, please register your interest below to discuss your training plan requirements, with a few words on your targets and experience.  I would be pleased to provide you with a quote for your bespoke plan, plus ongoing mentoring. 

Running Coaching

  To find out more regarding running coaching, please register your interest below, providing a few lines about your goals and running background.  

Strength & Conditioning

  Click below to register your interest in Strength and Conditioning training for runners. 

Race Ready - your weekly bulletin on training and race day

Each week from 1 December I will be providing email subscribers with essential FREE training advice as we build towards race day. 

Here are my tips for attacking your training with confidence from the outset:-



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