Beginners Running Group
If you're new to running or returning from an injury or short break, then our Club Ready group is the perfect way to ease yourself back in gently.
This 10-week introductory course is designed to help runners build up their fitness and distance with structured sessions, organised by our qualified run leaders. By the end of the course you should be able to run 5k without stopping.
The Club Ready course is completely free. All we ask is that you pay our club membership fee, which is £20 for the year. This gives you access to all our member benefits, including some great local discounts and means that once you've completed the course, you'll be able to join straight in with our main club sessions. Also, should you wish to re-do the course for any reason within the same 'club year', then you won't need to pay again.
Each course is 10 weeks in duration, meeting every Thursday at 6.30pm until 7.30pm at the Icon car park, just off Eastern Way. At the first session we will assess your level of running and if we feel that you are already fairly competant, then we may suggest that you join straight in with our regular club sessions. If you decide you'd feel more comfortable staying with the Club Ready group, that's completely fine.
The Club Ready course runs three times a year, so if we're already part way through or you're not feeling quite ready just yet, then please feel free to register your interest for one of our future courses.
Don't worry if you're feeling anxious or worried, we will help you on your journey to fitness. You won't be thrown in the deep end, this is a low-key group that is aimed at getting you into, or back into running.
If you're interested in joining our next course, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Minimum age for participation is 18 on the date the course starts.
Course start date:
5th October 2023
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Icon Building Car Park
What if none of the above fits you?
At any point throughout the course, you are more than welcome to join in with our regular club sessions. These tend to be every Tuesday and Thursday evening, however we do put on additional sessions too. As you've already paid your £20 Membership fee, there's nothing further to pay, should you want to try some extra sessions.
Once a member, you can book on to any session through our booking app, ClubPal. We will make sure you are well looked after and that someone will run with you during that evening's run.
If you are unsure, perhaps you feel it’s a big jump, or maybe you're nervous about running with new people, then don't be. We are a very friendly, supportive, all-inclusive bunch and love to welcome new runners, so come along and have fun.
For more information, please speak to any of the run leaders at our club sessions or feel free to contact us here.