Meet at Ironbridge Runner,
15 Bartholomew Street East Exeter EX4 3BG
Time: 9.15am for a 9.30 start
Do you want to start running for regular exercise, but don't know where to start? Are you nervous about joining a local club because you think everyone will be a lot faster than you?
Then we've got just the thing for you! Come along to Ironbridge Runner on Saturday mornings and try our Walk/Run group. It doesn't matter if you've never run before or never run since you were at school - this group is for adults of any age, size or ability including those who have not exercised for a number of years.
The group is organised and led by 2 very experienced leaders/coaches who are licensed to lead groups through UK Athletics and who still participate in races. Do give us a call if you would like more information or a chat about the group - (07814 722451) or Dave (07868 494168).
Some frequently asked questions:
I've never tried running before, I'm worried I won't be able to do it. Don't worry - everyone is allowed to progress at their own pace and people are usually surprised at how quickly their fitness and ability to run improves. Usually by the end of about 10 weeks people can expect to be able to run for 30 minutes.
Where will we run? We are lucky to have the paths around the River Exe very close to the shop, so many of our sessions use this traffic-free environment. We also use pavements and local parks. We carefully risk assess our routes to make sure they are safe for us.
How long do the sessions last? Allow an hour for the session. We take the group through a warm up to help prevent injury or muscle strains before proceeding to the main session, and finish with a cool down and stretching routine.
How much does it cost? Each session costs just £2 and we ask each group member to sign up for free to Run England at http://www.runengland.org
What shall I wear? Initially, just wear some comfortable clothing and whatever trainers you have. We can advise you on what is best once you start, and, of course, we meet in a running shop so you can take the opportunity to look around and find out what is available.
Ladies' Running Group
Thursdays at 10am
- Ironbridge Runner, 15 Bartholomew Street East Exeter EX4 3BG
This group, organised by Women on the Run, is for ladies of all abilities. Don't worry about your fitness, age or shape, just come and join us. The group is very sociable and friendly - we usually finish with a chat over coffee!
Contact Pauline on Tel: 07528 594714 or visit the website at www.womenontherun.co.uk for more information.