Monday, 18 March 2013

Running Sisters Beginners and Improvers Course April 10th 2013

Southampton Running Sisters are once again offering places on their popular annual beginners running course.  The timing is just right to get some support for running this year’s Race for Life , and it could equally be just the boost you need for a springtime fitness programme in advance of a summer holiday.

There is an varied programme of guest speakers to accompany a carefully crafted schedule of gentle training runs designed to help get you fit enough to complete a 5k fun run at the end of the course. Its a chance for runners to get to know the club and for absolute beginners to get into the running
habit - so much cheaper than gym membership!

Its all good fun, and this is the 23rd year that the course has been held and the 21st as the Southampton Running Sisters. There are experienced coaches plus plenty of already established runners from Running Sisters on hand to help get you up to speed. This year the course is based at Southampton Solent University in central Southampton and the training runs will mostly take place around the city parks and Southampton Common.

"We have new runners of all ages, shapes and sizes join our course". says Su White, course co-ordinator, who is also one of the coaches. "Our approach is really practical, giving down to earth advice and providing support from other runners who were themselves beginners a few year's ago.  The sessions consist of a briefing, then a practical session and finally a talk from a guest speaker. Our speakers cover topics like stretching, massage and physiotherapy, women's health, safe running, and advice of diet, clothing and footwear.  There is a fun run and celebratory supper at the end of the course, and miraculously we usually manage to get the weather to keep fine as well, if only between 7 and 8.30pm!”

The programme runs for 15 weeks from Wednesday 10th April to 17th July. There are a mix of specific training activities and  practice runs scheduled.  We meet at Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN.  Turn up at 18.45 for sessions which start at 19.00 and run 'til 20.30 and are a combination of practical instruction and advice. Open to all (over 18), apply right now:-). Places fill quickly, so early registration is encouraged, but a waiting list will also operate. 

For more information we have a club website at or telephone our membership secretary Lynne Newson 023 8049 6813

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