From nothing to 5 km in 8 weeks!
The Burnham Joggers Beginners course is offered twice a year, in the Spring and the Autumn.
The objective is to help local people to increase their fitness by joining a jogging course that is structured in a way that will enable them to run non-stop for 5 km by the end of the course and in the process meet a new circle of friends. The course is available to non members.
At the end of the eight week structured course, there will be an additional 4 weeks where we will help course graduates effectively integrate into the main club by joining current members on evening runs and subsequently join Burnham Joggers. Generally on club nights, members run a minimum of 4 to 5 miles. Quite a number of ‘established’ Club members joined via the beginners group and now play important roles in the Club.
We have a dedicated band of qualified coaches and helpers that often sacrifice their own training to organise these courses. The Club pays for members to obtain the basic qualifications. As well as the coaches, there are often a few members who will accompany the participants.
Should you join our course?
If a newcomer is already able to jog about 4 miles in 45 minutes or less, they should not join the class but come along to our normal club nights. However, there is no hard and fast rule.
Our next course –
The 2020 Spring Course will commence with the initial talk on Tuesday 17th March 2020 followed by the first coached session on 24th March 2020.
There will be a maximum of 24 places on this course. Participants should have a reasonable level of general fitness and must be committed to carry out jog sessions on 2 further days each week in addition to the coaching evenings. At the end of the course there will be an opportunity to take part in a 5 km run. The aim is to enable attendees to be able to run 5 km without stopping by the end of the course through a structured walk and jog plan. A certificate will be awarded on completion of the course.
Course fee £20. (Please consult your GP for advice before applying)
E-mail now to reserve a place: firstname.lastname@example.org