Walker to 30 Minute Runner is designed for both beginner runners and for those who are getting back to running after a break.  If you are looking for a gradual approach to becoming a runner, the support of a group, advice on running related issues, accountability, and fun, this group is for YOU!  

I highly recommend the Walker to 30 minute runner program led by Sandra Buchanan. I joined the first group she had that finished in the summer and really enjoyed experiencing the weekly progressions as well as the thrill of running 30 minutes on the last day! I have continued to run 2 to 3 times a week and am grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of this excellent program.
— Jacquie L
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  • You will notice increased strength, endurance, and breathing capacity.

  • Your body composition will become leaner which boosts metabolism.

  • Notice better sleep, decreased feelings of stress, and improved mood.

  • Enjoy the encouragement of being part of a supportive group and the thrill of completing a 30 minute run on the last day.

This 8 Week Program Includes:

  • 8 week running clinic meeting twice weekly + 3rd prescribed walk/run outing

  • Warm up exercises and cool down stretches with every session

  • Walk/run intervals start at 4.5 minutes walking and 30 seconds running, 6x; gradually increasing run portion completing with a full 30 minute run.

  • Access to the Suncoastfit Community Private FB Group

  • Private running “shoe talk” to increase your knowledge of the best running footwear for your feet.

  • 10% off running related purchase at Trail Bay Source for Sports

  • Support during clinic and follow up via FB group and email

You will also receive a copy of my Walker to 30 Minute Runner Book!

This book is for anyone who enjoys getting outside and walking but has not yet made the leap to “runner.” It is also for those who have been runners in the past and want to get back to that wonderful experience. Click here to check out the book!

The magic of being a runner is that you can go for a run on the spur of the moment—all you need is a good pair of running shoes.


Location: Sechelt

Mondays and Wednesdays 5:45 pm, starting September 9, 2019 for 8 weeks

Your Investment:
$110 ($90 early bird rate until August 31, 2019) – maximum 12 people 

To register for this program please click here to email Sandra or send me a message

To secure your spot you can send payment via Paypal (click here to pay) or
send an eTransfer to suncoastfit@gmail.com to secure your spot.

This program was just what I needed. I’ve never been a runner and always found it discouraging. Sandra provided a friendly, approachable, encouraging atmosphere and I found myself looking forward to each meet up with the group. I am very happy to have completed Walker to 30 Minute Runner and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their fitness and struggles with running/jogging. Personally, I have gone from being unable to jog for more than a couple minutes to now going for 30 minute runs on a regular basis. Thank you Sandra!
— Renée C.