December 10, 2021

Here’s what it feels like to run 5km

Oh how time flies! We can’t believe that over 8 weeks have passed since the launch of our 0-5km KICRUN Program. This means that for those of you who started the 0-5km KICRUN Program on or around launch day, you’ll have smashed that 5km (or be getting so close to it)!

Whether you were new to running, wanting to improve your running/cardiovascular fitness or returning to running post-injury or pregnancy, we hope that you got to experience that famous ‘runner’s high’ and proved to yourself that you are capable of doing anything you put your mind to!

It was so heartwarming to hear that while using KICRUN, 92.1% of you said that running makes you feel empowered and strong. This is what it is all about, and if you don’t believe us, here’s what some of our incredible community had to say when they reached the end of the final 5km run!

Kate Pollard

“Just proved to myself that I AM A RUNNER and I CAN DO THIS! Thank you so much Laura and Steph, the KIC Run program has helped me so much with my confidence and my belief in myself and what I can do. Cant believe I have completed it! To everyone completing week 8 this week, you are fabulous and I am so proud of us all.”

Kayla Craddock

“HAPPY FRIDAY KIC FAM! Just completed the final run of the 8 week program !! Cant believe how quick that 8 weeks went! Also cannot believe I actually ran 5km non stop this morning and LOVED every minute of it!! Thank you Laura for all your words of wisdom throughout the whole program. I can happily say (with a lot more confidence than week 1) I am a Runner. Virtual high fives & good vibes to everyone completing the program! And to the whole KIC fam). And if youre not sure about starting the run program my advice is to just give it a go because you might surprise yourself and really really enjoy it. Youll never know if you dont try.”

Megan Rose

“5KM DONE! I AM A RUNNER!!! I have to say I was VERY sceptical that Id finish todays run but I just told myself I could do it the whole time and had Lauras voice in my ear and got it DONE! Cant wait for 10km!”

Kate Adkins

“Yay 8 weeks done and dusted. It feels absolutely amazing! At the start of the program I wondered how Id get to week 8! Week 5 and 6 still felt hard. For me it was week 7 when it all clicked and I was feeling great on my runs. Time hasnt been the focus, just getting through each run was the goal. Now it is time for some new running goals and that is so exciting. For anyone thinking about starting the run program, you wont regret it, its awesome! Thank you so much Laura Henshaw, Stephanie Miller and the KIC SQUAD and team for always challenging and motivating us, forever grateful xx”

“Week 8 Run 3, 5km complete! Can't believe I actually did this, what an amazing feeling! 10km next :)”

P.s. If you’ve finished the KICRUN program and are feeling a little lost on what to do next, make sure you check out the blog linked below!