A photo of a few of the beginners who did a trial run of the fun run route in preparation for the 2nd March. (A future NRR, Lachlan in the pushchair followed his Mum round and was pushed all the way by his Nana, Fiona).
On race day 5 of the beginners completed the fun run and 11 ran the 10k. Well done
to all as this was a huge achievement in 8 weeks for those who had never ran before the
start of the course and for those who had taken up running again and completed the 10k.
Our 12 week course completes at the end of March and we will all be joining up with the main
group on a club night and slotting into the various speed groups as the weeks progress.
Well done to all. The next start date will be later on the autumn and a date will be announced then.
Another beginners group have completed a 12-week course at the end of June and well done to all. Some of the group were complete beginners whilst others were getting back into running again. From starting off walking/jogging and being out for 20/25 minutes the group were soon setting their own pace and we stepped up to more running than walking and being out for 40 minutes or so and they were getting into the running bug of asking "how far have we ran”. The whole group has come on leaps and bounds and we have joined up with the main group on club nights and are even enjoying the "efforts" Thursdays. Some are also taking part in various organised runs and are aiming for the Dyke 10k in September, which they will complete with no problems at all. I have to thank my band of volunteers for their support during the 12weeks.
The photo above is some of the group taken after a 4-mile club run.
The club runs a dedicated beginners group, this is aimed at people that want to take up running and would enjoy being part of a club. The aim of the group is usually to take part in a local 10k and we start the training 12 weeks before the event, but there is nothing to stop a new beginner joining up at any time. The training consists of gentle timed walk/run sessions which are coached by Susan Smith.
If you are interested in joining our next group please e-mail us at our club address.