Beginners Training Initiative

Starts 3rd April 2018

Are you a complete beginner and do you want to start running? Were you a runner in the past or have you been injured and are coming back? Then our Spring Training Group may be just the thing for you! The Spectrum Striders Beginners Training Initiative runs from the start of April.

The training will take place on the following days:
Tuesdays 7pm: Victoria Park, Latchford.
Thursdays 7pm: Birchwood High School 
Saturdays 9am: We will support and encourage you at the parkrun held at Victoria Park Latchford.

The coaching is available to men and women. It is aimed at complete beginners and novice runners. The course is completely free and you will receive coaching from UKA qualified coaches.

In addition to parkruns, held nationally every Saturday, you may wish to consider our 5k races: Birchwood Brook 5k and Hollins Green 5k in June and our Ladies Only 5k in July (details here)

Interested?

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Session details

Here are details of some typical sessions from previous years.

The start times of the sessions will be as below but the detail of the sessions is subject to change

Meet at Birchwood High School.

  1. Initial sessions.  Leave the school following first summer muster, turn and run back to school or 1k loop round park and back to school.
  2. Extending the route.  At the first muster point turn right, at junction of paths turn right, rejoining summer muster route, going under the subway and following the path through Birchwood Brook Park to the road.  Turn left.  At Birchwood railway station there are options:
    1. back to the school via path at back of Birchwood Shopping Centre
    2. carry on following the muster route across the railway car park and onto footpath.  Go down Birchwood Boulevard turn right and go back to school.
  3. Later sessions.  Follow Ladies 5k route, down Birchwood Boulevard, turn right, cross the road on to footpath which takes round the back of the school to the back entrance

Further Information

If you have not exercised for some time or have any health problems, we would recommend that you consult your doctor before commencing any form of exercise.

At the end of the training scheme, the group of runners may wish to join the club and merge with the Improvers group on a Tuesday and will build up to the Thursday run to allow the group to join the main Club run.  There are also various groups which run on a Sunday.

If you are already a Club member and are looking for a way of easing yourself back into running, this may be the ideal opportunity.  You will be able to get back into the routine of running at the Club sessions without having the pressure of running on the main Club runs.  You will be able to build up your confidence and lengthen your runs slowly so that in the future you should be able to join in with the Club sessions.

Please note If you have not exercised for some time or have any health problems, we would recommend that you consult your doctor before commencing any form of exercise.

Remember: Linda and John Owen would welcome anyone from the club who could help or perhaps act as running buddies for some of the beginners.

Training sessions

Each week starting 11th January:
• Tue 7pm High School
• Thu 7pm High School
• Sat 9am Victoria Park