Beginner’s Course

In May we run a nine week Beginner’s Course aimed at those who have never run before or those who want to get back into running after a long break. Several of our club members started out in the Beginner’s Course and are now running regularly with the main club.

The course is taken by a qualified coach who will take you through the principles of running and set you achievable goals for the end of the course. It’s a really fun and motivational course and is held on the field at Carlton Park.

The 2018 Beginner’s Course will run from Tuesday 1 May – Tuesday 26 June. The weekly sessions are from 6.30pm – 7.30pm at Carlton Park, Saxmundham. The cost of the course is £15 payable in full at the first session. Beginner’s are also welcome to come along to the Thursday evening fitness session at the Club House at no extra cost.

If beginners would then like to join the Saxons at the end of their course the £15 beginners fee will be deducted from their annual membership fee.

Here’s what a previous member of our beginner’s course said:

“I don’t think I would have ever seen myself as the type of person that would join a running club. I have never been a runner but I started by using the free couch to 5k app after recovering from a major illness that left me with lasting nerve damage and pain. I wanted to get fit, loose the weight I’d gained through my illness and meet new people. Using the app I did manage to start running but it’s hard to keep motivated if you’re doing it by yourself after work. I had seen some adverts locally for the beginners course so decided to pull up my big girl pants and just join. I am so pleased I did. The coaches are knowledgeable, the club members are friendly and I’m now running three times a week at my own pace. I’ll never win any medals for speed but my health has improved, I’ve made new friends and I’ve got new goals for the year ahead.” 

For more information or to register for the next Beginner’s Course please email: running@thesaxons.org.uk