Calne Running Club Beginner's Course 2019
10 Jan 19
Calne Running Club Beginner's Course
Thursday 10 January 2019
10 week course
Running (forgive the pun!) for 10 weeks, the start date for the next course is Thursday 10th January 2019. We have held an annual beginner’s course every year for the past four years and have seen over 150 people complete their first 5k after taking part.
Our all inclusive, 10 week course is delivered by our very own UK Athletics coach, Denise Nott, and is open to everybody. However, it is aimed at people who have never run before and want to give it a go or those who are returning back after injury. We see a whole variety of reasons for people joining the course from those wanting to lose weight that may have been gained over the festive period, those who want a focus to get fitter in the New Year, to those who just want to get to their first 5k! It also has a huge benefit not just to physical well being, but to mental health as well due to the feel good factor that exercise can bring.
The course has been incredibly well received in the past and has been described as “life changing, if not life saving” in some cases. We ensure that the course is fun and engaging and through the duration of the programme you will become fully engaged with our friendly family of members who will offer encouragement and support, many of whom will be from our previous courses so will know what it’s like. You are guaranteed to make new friends and possibly even catch the running bug!
Where to go....
Calne Running Club is based at Beversbrook Sports Facility and the beginner's course will also be run from this venue; Beversbrook Sports Facility, Beversbrook Lane, Calne, SN11 9FL
Ample free parking is available at Beversbrook Sports Facility.
The course will cost £3 per week and we ask for this payment up front (£30 payment) to cut down on administration at each session. We (as you can see) are making things easier for you this year by setting up online entries... If you would like to pay in any other way or have any further questions please contact our club secretary at .
18:50 - Get to Beversbrook Sports Facility for this time (18:40 on the first week please)
19:00 - Each session starts.
20:00 - Approximate finishing time, generally not any later than this.
20:05 - Travel home ready to replace the calories you have just burnt
The finale.... running the 5k
The course culminates with all beginners completing parkrun (Chippenham or Swindon, weather dependent) where those who complete the course will be presented with a bespoke CRC medal and get to eat home made cake at a little post run celebration.
MINIMUM AGE: 16 years as of January 1st 2019 (under 18 requires parent/guardian consent). We understand that child care may be an issue, so if you would like to bring a child of between 12 and 16 years with you, please let our secretary know as our coach is qualified and DBS checked to coach 12 years and above.
Joining Calne Running Club - because you'll love it!!
If you do catch the running bug, we offer our beginners a discounted membership of £15 instead of £25 for the year if you join Calne Running Club within two weeks of completing the course. This membership offers many benefits including weekly coached sessions and a progression run on Tuesday evenings to build up to 5 miles and beyond.
Code of Conduct
Please be polite to all coaches, Calne Running Club helpers and all pedestrians and other road users. Should you feel unwell at any point or feel you are struggling, please alert one of the helpers as they will probably be more concerned than you are! Follow the highway code at all times.