Learn to run with Horsforth Harriers Absolute Beginners Group (ABG)
Do you want to improve your fitness, make new friends and feel good about yourself? The Absolute Beginners Group at Horsforth Harriers can help you achieve your aim. The ABG is a friendly and accessible group learning to run by running and walking, all to a planned schedule.
The focus of the group is to introduce people to the joy of running, using Six Week Courses to build up from a very basic level. Everyone will be encouraged to progress at their own rate. If required, the plan can be tailored to suit members’ individual needs.
The Absolute Beginners Six Week Courses are run back-to-back. We use three different schedules, which keeps the overall structure of the courses the same, whilst introducing variety into the weekly sessions.
If you would like to join the Absolute Beginners please download and print yourself a copy of the appropriate schedule.
The next 6 week schedule will start on 4th July 2017 – using schedule 2.
If you are already able to run or run/walk you may not need to wait until the commencement of a course.
Please have a look at the content of our three schedules. You will see some running is recommended on three days/week.
The Club session is held on Tuesday evenings, the other two are for you to do on your own or with some of your new friends from the group.
We meet from 7.00pm in the Horsforth Community Sports Association building on King George’s Playing Field, Brownberrie Lane. Horsforth. Please see the map on our Contact page. The session commences with a warm up at about 7:20pm. We run or run/walk a short course for about an hour. This includes rests, advice, information and encouragement and finishes with cool down stretches.
As a new starter you will be helped to find your own run/walk programme and encouraged to improve. You will be provided with a six week training schedule and advice on all aspects of running for fitness and enjoyment. At the end of the six weeks you will be able to complete a 5K such as a Park Run or a Race for Life.
The first three weeks are free. After three weeks, if you like us, you will have the opportunity to join Horsforth Harriers. The fee for 2017/18 is £56 which includes the £13 England Athletics Competition Licence and a club vest.
Please contact Hilary Wharam for further information, Tel. 0113 250 5673, email email@example.com
ABG September 2016