Beginners Running Group 2020

Due to the restrictions imposed by Coronairus-19 the 2020 Beginners Group has been suspended, we hope to resume the sessions as soon as possible and hope that people are able to maintain their activity levels where possible. We look forward to seeing you all later in the year.

Please note NEW DAY & NEW VENUE.

Starting on Monday 20th January for 16 weeks.
Meeting at St Nicholas church hall (opposite the Barnes pub)
Starting at 6.30pm get there early to register.
Pay £10 upfront for the whole course or choose to pay £1 per week.

The primary aim of the course is to build up your endurance rather than speed (although that will likely improve as a by product). Our aim is to get everyone who sticks with the course to be able to run at least 5 miles without stopping – no matter what your state of fitness at the start. We will include additional running related exercises along with recommending other runs during each week as the course develops. The last 4 sessions will be an introduction to the sort of running sessions that you would experience on a typical Club night with the Sunderland Strollers should you decide to join the Club following completion of the course.

Sunderland Strollers will be organising the East Durham 5K once again on 23 Feb, race starts 10am. This is in support of the East Durham Trust who are, in turn, supporting a range of Couch to 5K programmes across the area. It is therefore an ideal first event for many in the Strollers Beginners Group. There will be loads of the Beginners Leaders either running or marshalling so loads of support on the course. The race starts and finishes at Noses Point car park in Seaham. Entry costs £10 but we have arranged a £2.50 discount for all members of the Beginners Group. All finishers will receive a t-shirt and medal. Go here to sign up.

16 Responses

  1. Craig Amer says:

    Hi there. I’d like to register for the beginners course please. Thanks very much

    • Harry Harrison says:

      Hi Craig

      No need to register, just turn up ready to run on the 20th at St Nicholas’ Church.

      Harry Harrison
      Club Chairman

  2. Christopher Liddle says:

    Hi unfortunately the 20th lands on a backshift for me. I was wondering if there is another start date to join the beginners course or if it was even okay to join when working 2 shift pattern.

  3. beverley fox says:

    hiya folks, I missed the first week is it possible to come next Monday?

    • Harry Harrison says:

      Hi Beverley

      yes, that’s fine. We accept starters up to Week 3. You’ve only missed one run so it won’t be a problem.

      Harry

  4. Anne Young says:

    Hi, are there any beginners groups on other days apart from Monday?

    • Harry Harrison says:

      Hi Anne

      I’m afraid not, we simply don’t have the resources. There are 2 Run Britain groups in Sunderland that can accommodate beginners all year round. The Silky Striders run from the Puma Centre while the SeaFront Smilers operate from the Grand Hotel at Seaburn. I think both of them run a couple of nights each week, not sure of exactly which nights but if you look them up on social media. They are both very friendly groups who will make you most welcome.

      Harry Harrison

  5. Phyllis Carlisle says:

    Hi is there any other day you do the beginners training apart from Monday ?

    • Harry Harrison says:

      Hi Phyllis

      I’m afraid not, we simply don’t have the resources. There are 2 Run Britain groups in Sunderland that can accommodate beginners all year round. The Silky Striders run from the Puma Centre while the SeaFront Smilers operate from the Grand Hotel at Seaburn. I think both of them run a couple of nights each week, not sure of exactly which nights but if you look them up on social media. They are both very friendly groups who will make you most welcome.

      Harry Harrison

  6. Amanda says:

    Hi are you planning on starting any beginner groups soon?

    • Harry Harrison says:

      Hi Amanda

      Our 2020 Beginners Group started just over 5 weeks ago and is now closed to any additional runners. We won’t be delivering another course until 2021 as with over 250 registrants this year it’s quite a task. There are 2 Run England groups in Sunderland who welcome new runners all year round and while they don’t operate a dedicated beginners programme they will help you get started. They are the Silky Striders (they run from the Puma Centre) and the SeaFront Smilers. You’ll find their details on Facebook.

      Harry Harrison
      Club Chairman

  7. Kath Henderson says:

    Hi. I joined last week and ran again this week I have tried to join the Fb group but can’t can u help plz x

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