Somer AC Beginner Course 2018
26 Jul 18
Want to take up running?
Starting July 26th, Somer AC will again be holding its popular beginner’s running course aimed at the first time runner and those returning to running after an extended break.
What is it? A 10 week complete beginner to 5k running course with insured and qualified UK Athletic Coaches.
When is it? Every Thursday 7.30pm – 8.30pm, starting 11th January 2018
Where is it? We meet at the sports hall at Norton Hill Sports Centre. Training takes place nearby.
How much does it cost? £30 per person (minimum age 15)
Why not sign up and run with like minded people.
Whatever your goals we can help you achieve them!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have run before?
How fit do I need to be?
Our sessions are aimed at the complete novice who has never run before or people who have run in the past and want to make a 'running come back' or just want to train for a race e.g. a 5k. Depending on levels of fitness/experience we will have three groups coached by fully insured and qualified England Athletics registered coaches:
The Beginner - this group will combine walking with running
The Intermediate - this group again combines walking with running, however it will have longer running intervals
The Improver - aimed at current runners/returners this group will do a continuous running effort
When & where does it take Place?
The course takes place at Norton Hill Sports centre, Charlton Road, Midsomer Norton. The sessions take place on Thursday commencing Thursday July 26th 2018
What happens if I can't make a session?
Don't worry if you are unable to make every session. We would love to see you every week but appreciate that you will have other commitments. We will however provide you with the session of the week you miss along with some ‘Homework!’
How Much does it Cost?
The 10 week course costs £30. Which covers coaching cost and full use of the sports centre facilities
What should I wear?
As each of the sessions will involve raising the heart rate please wear comfy sportswear (e.g. leggings or shorts and loose fitting top). Dress for cold weather including Hi Viz (we can provide a Hi Viz tabbard for £5). We would strongly recommend that if you are planning to run frequently then you should invest in a pair of running shoes (we can advise further on this matter) otherwise wear comfy trainers. For the ladies we would recommend that you invest in a sports bra. We have use of shower and changing facilities should you require them.
What else should I bring?
Bring a drink and something warmer to wear after the session.