Congratulations to the class of 2016 on completing the 10 week summer course. Over 40 new runners attended one or more sessions with a core of 20 seeing it all the way through to completion! It was a great group with everyone supporting each other in their progress. Starting with a walk-jog-run session, the group was introduced to warm up and cool down stretches, advice on training and gear, and gradually progressed to hill work, loop runs, fartlek speed play, backtracking, and hopefully some new paths and gitties to keep routes interesting for the future. We were blessed with some wonderful sunny evenings and the 10th session on Tues 13th started in similar vein. The plan was to run our new Ashbourne 5K Park Race around the Rec, but 1km into the run the arrival of a thunderstorm and flash flood meant shelter had to be sought and the run truncated back to the Leisure Centre.
The route is below for those that wish to go back and do the run in their own time
Many thanks to Craig, Emily, Louise, Jeannette and Jackie for helping guide and inspire the group.
New to Running or want to get back into training after a layoff?
We will be starting a beginners group, starting on the 12th July meeting at 6pm at the leisure centre and is organised and led by our qualified Running Leader members.
Bring your friends and give it a try, we look forward to seeing you.
You may already be a runner or just want to get fit but the thought of running to the end of the road makes you break out in a cold sweat, either way Ashbourne Running Club can help you improve.
With access to help from a experienced runners, regular running sessions coupled with the support of existing members we can help you achieve that goal whether it's a small local event, 10K, Half Marathon or a Full Marathon.
If you're interested why not come along to one of our Tuesday sessions from Ashbourne Lesiure Centre (meet at 7pm). It's an ideal opportunity to have a chat to members, find out more about the club and get information on other training sessions as well as local & national races.