H90J have a friendly set up for beginners. Unlike many other clubs, we don’t host a fixed beginners course – we realise people need flexibility, and everyone moves forward at their own pace. What's more important is being encouraged and coached with other beginners.
Instead, we hold 'Learn2Run' sessions on every club night, led by one (or more) of our team of UK Athletics-qualified Run Leaders and Coaches. This way, you can be sure you’re getting a proper start to running. For those who already run, we also hold regular sessions with our Coaches.
How do I sign up?
Come along on any Tuesday or Thursday from 7:15pm. It would be great if you could email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're coming and let us know if you have any questions.
What happens on a Learn2Run session?
On the first night, meet at Abbs Cross Health & Fitness Centre. The room is attended at all times, so you can leave car keys and any other valuables. Expect to go out the door at 7:30, warm up for a few minutes, walk/run for about 30 minutes, stretch, chat and be done in around 45 mins.
What should I bring?
You don't need to bring anything - just wear some light, loose clothing suitable for running. Proper running shoes are best, but we can always advise you if you're not sure what to get. Bear in mind that it can feel 10 degrees hotter when you're running, so don't over-dress! If it's hot, it's a good idea to bring water.
What does it cost?
All sessions are free to club members, and membership is open to all adults. We don't ask you to join us straight away -feel free to come along for a couple of sessions to see if you like it. See the membership page for details.
All our coaches and run leaders hold qualifications from UK Athletics, have safeguarding training, are fully insured, have current DBS checks and are regular runners themselves.
Our coaches are: Dave Sherman (Head coach), Matt Keyworth, John Whan
Our run leaders are: Lisa Gaskin, Brian Parish, Dave Keeley, Ron Dobie, Kim Parker, Joaquin Polo, Linda Cooper, Lara Harradine, Kerry Houseago, Brigid Mallee, Brian Cross