The course registration costs £30.00 payable by cash or cheque only. For your fee, you will have a 10 week training plan which will take you from a non-runner to continuously running 5K at a pace that is comfortable for you. You will have support from one of our helpers for the duration of the 10 week course, giving you help, encouragement and general guidance. You will also receive a training t-shirt, helpful hints and tips, a plan for stretches and free refreshments afterwards.
In addition to our ‘supported’ run on Tuesdays, we also encourage Beginners to come along to our Thursday run at 6.45pm for a 7pm run, the venue for our Thursday run is the Bayberry pub in Wichlestow. This will help you achieve 1 of your 2 ‘homework’ sessions. Although not supported in the same way as you will be on your Tuesday run, this is key to your success and will be duplicating what you do on Tuesday evening. Then, many of our runners/helpers/Beginners use Parkrun on Saturday morning at Lydiard Park as another session, so you will always be around people doing a similar thing. Many people who have done the course have made friends with others and organised their own homework session, so there is always that option if the above is not suitable.
At the end of the course, you will be running continuously for 5km at a pace that is comfortable for you. You will then be invited to join our main running club, the Slinn Allstars, at a discounted membership rate. Further details will be given to you about this towards the end of the beginners course. If you are already able to run 5K continuously, you will not need to join this course. Please do also take a look at this website for full information on joining our main club, or come along to see us.
The Beginners course is strictly for people aged 18 or over, and we are not able to accommodate anyone under the age of 18 due to insurance purposes.
We look forward to meeting you, and please do get in touch if you have any more questions