Running has seen a rise in popularity over the past few years and there’s good reason why! It’s an ideal activity to keep fit since you can do it whenever and wherever you like. However many people more need the motivation and companionship of others to get off the couch. This is what Run Club thrives on. We provide a safe and sociable group for people to run together to get and stay fit.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Running has seen a rise in popularity over the past few years and most weeks you see runners out, either on their own or in a group. And there’s good reason why! It’s an ideal activity to keep fit since you can do it whenever and wherever you like, it’s inexpensive and it’s a great way to build aerobic fitness (so good for heart and lungs) as well as helping with osteoporosis since its bone loading.
Some people prefer to go out running alone but a great deal more need the motivation and companionship of others to get off the couch. This is what Run Club thrives on. We provide a safe and sociable group for people to run together to get and stay fit.
If you have never run before then book into one of our Learn to Run courses that we run throughout the year. Call us for the date of our next one.
On the other hand, if you are comfortable running for 30 mins or more or the road or treadmill, then please feel to join our regular group. We can still cater for a range of abilities thanks to our ‘turn around’ method. We often have two instructors and can operate runs covering 5km to 10km+ when demand is there (the longer runs will leave earlier).
We offer two different type of sessions: one being a drill based fitness session, also in the great outdoors, as well as a traditional road route.
This is where we focus our mid week run on a specific running technique, be it Farlekk (speed play); interval training, hills, steps etc. A great way to mix things up – as well as build strength in running.
Road Route Run
This is what is considered your more traditional ‘run’. We divide the group into ability level and an instructor will be with you for the duration. Our entry level beginner group contains a mix of walkers, joggers and those returning to running after injury. Our intermediate group has runners happy to do anywhere between 5-8km and the advanced usually do 10+km.
In each of the three ability levels the faster runners or joggers will be sent out to a turn around point , if necessary, and then told to return to the group before being sent out again. This ensures that no one is left behind and no one is kept back from achieving their best each week.