Beginners’ Course

We run a beginners’ course annually.
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The aim of the 8 week course is to introduce newcomers to running. We gradually build up from a mixture of walking and running until each participant can run approximately 5km at any pace.

We follow a “Couch to 5K” approach, as promoted by the NHS, but with the addition of a number of club volunteers to help and encourage the participants.

Basic overview:
Week 1: Course introduction/safety brief.  Short walk ,run session
Week 2: Walk, run session 2km
Week 3: Walk, run session 2km/10min challenge
Week 4: Walk, run 3km
Week 5: Run 4km route with stops
Week 6: Steady 3km run/10min challenge
Week 7: Practice 5km route with stops
Week 8: 5km run

The course is led by England Athletics qualified and experienced run leaders, and we promote an encouraging and friendly atmosphere.

Sessions will be held each Tuesday evening, meeting at 6.20pm for a 6.30pm start, at King Edward’s Leisure Centre, Kings Hill Road, Lichfield. Each session will last about one hour.

The cost is £…… for the course

To register your interest, contact