This is a group set up to encourage adults to start AND enjoy running!
I have been coaching "new runners" / beginners for a number of years and now with the help of Pudsey Runners we have completed many beginners sessions with the majority of these lovely people going on to join the club.
Have you run before? Again, we are here to help those of you who have just lost your confidence and just dare not put those trainers on!
It is a 6 week course and has a small charge of £10.00
The course usually takes place on both Monday's and Saturday's.
If you are interested or want any further information, please do not hesitate to email us, you are welcome to join us.
Looking forward to hearing from you and remember, if you're looking at this page, it means you are thinking about it already......... Just do it and we hope to see you soon!
HINTS AND TIPS
Get the right running shoes
Wearing the right running shoes is the key to comfort and injury prevention. Visit a running speciality store to get fitted for the right running shoes for your foot type and running style. Also, make sure you don't run in worn-out running shoes — they should be replaced every 300-400 miles
Make sure you warm up and cool down
A good warm-up signals to your body that it will have to start working soon. By slowly raising your heart rate, the warm-up also helps minimize stress on your heart when you start your run. So you should start your runs with a brisk walk, followed by very easy jogging for a few minutes. The cool down allows your heart rate and blood pressure to fall gradually, so it's important that you end your run with a slow 5-minute jog or walk. Use dynamic stretches instead of static stretches where possible.
Learn the proper upper body form
Improper upper body form can lead to pain in your arms, shoulders, neck, and back. Try to keep your hands at waist level, right about where they might lightly brush your hip. Your arms should be at a 90 degree angle, with your elbows at your sides. Keep your posture straight and erect. Your head should be up, your back straight, and shoulders level.
If you're only going on a short run (less than 30 mins), you dont really need to take a drink (unless its really hot or you're going at a fast pace).
Theres no need for sugary drinks, unless you're running for more than 90 mins. Often drinking too much fluid can slow you down.