Beginners

The Running Programme for BeginneMonday 30th January 2017 7.00pm at Riverside Car Park Huntingdon

New to running or getting back after a long absence?

Why not try the BRJ Run and Tri Beginner’s Programme?

You may have envied the grace and elegance or some of our elite athletes or felt sympathy for the slow determination of the “jogger” passing on the pavement. You may have memories of childhood when running was such a part of play or of grim days of PE when running was imposed as a bleak form of punishment.

It is not by chance that running has become very popular. In 2014 research found over 4 million people had taken up running in the UK. The reasons are not hard to find. Running is fun, sociable and healthy. It does not cost a lot to do and can become a regular part of your day. Just lace up your shoes and get out the door.

Running regularly brings a host of health benefits for the heart and lungs as well as   stronger bones and joints. Combined with a healthy diet it will aid weight loss which you will begin to feel when you run. Running is also relaxing. It is a way of getting out from under those other demands and stresses of the day and leaving them behind for a while.   

Convinced of these benefits some people are keen to start running: just a mile or so to get started. Sadly, they discover that just running round the corner feels like a mile. Some press on and end up getting injured. So the trainers are retired to the cupboard and the ambition resigned to “I tried it once but I couldn’t do it”.

Are you interested in running but wondering where to start? How to avoid being put off or discouraged.

The BRJ Beginner’s Programme has been designed to guide and support you at every stage on the way to becoming a runner.

The programme is based upon sound principles of running fitness and technique. The twelve-week Beginner’s Course will progress through walking and running with the aim of everyone achieving the goal by the end of the programme of running non-stop around the 5K of the local parkrun at Hinchingbrooke Park.

The training programme you will follow involves weekly meetings with the group on Monday evenings then repeating the sessions twice independently each week. In previous years’ participants in the course have arranged to meet up to complete these together. They became running buddies.

The course fee is £36 for non-members. There is no charge for members but they must register on to the programme.

The most difficult part of any training programme is deciding to give it a go. We at the BRJ are devoted to our sports and would love to have you join us and to get running.

Why not contact Tony at beginners@brjrunandtri.org and find out more