A number of you have been asking about the support on offer for anyone running a marathon next Spring and, in particular, the support available to those running their first marathon. Well, relax – we’ve got it covered! As well as the regular club run on a Wednesday evening we’ll be setting up a Sunday long run group to help you as you make your way up to the magic 26.2 mile target. The Sunday runs will build up slowly and will be specifically designed to help those who are working towards the target of a marathon. Where possible we’ll aim to replicate the conditions of the marathon – running on road, avoiding hills and so on – and the emphasis will be on distance rather than speed so don’t worry about getting left behind! Generally the runs will start from the club at 9:00am but we may bring that forward as we start to do longer runs. Details will be on Facebook each week as well as in the weekly Newsletter but feel free to speak to Andy, Paddy or Lawrence if you have any questions.
In addition to the Wednesday and Sunday runs Lawrence, the club coach, puts on training sessions on a Tuesday and these are a great way to help you improve form, speed and endurance. Details are on the Facebook page and in the newsletter but Lawrence is happy for anyone to contact him if they want to talk through training plans, nutrition tips etc.
Over the coming weeks we will also be putting on a Marathon Q&A session at the club, so look out for that too.