Paddock Wood AC Beginners to Parkrun

New Year – New You! Beginner’s course for runners

  • Five ability levels from complete beginner
  • All ages from 17 years and above, and 14-16 if joining with a parent
  • Four-week FREE trial!
  • Entry requirement: be able to walk 5 kilometres

About us
The adult group of Paddock Wood AC is a mix of enthusiasts supported by qualified coaches, we train and run for fun, for fitness, for mindfulness, for wellbeing, for the sport, and with the friends we make along the way.

Training
We meet at the carpark Putlands Leisure Centre, Mascalls Court Road near Mascalls Academy, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm, and do some of our training on the athletics track, and some on the local roads. We also meet at local Parkruns on Saturday, with the most popular being Malling, at Leybourne Lakes, and Tonbridge. On alternate Wednesdays we hold a strength and conditioning class at 7pm at Paddock Wood Community Centre, and once a month, we measure our fitness with a one-mile time trial at the athletics track. Some of our runners also meet at the Wateringbury Village Hall for a 5k to 10k jog at 7:15pm on Mondays. We encourage our runners to do other sessions independently to support their training.

New Year – New You! Beginner’s course for runners
This training course will start on Tuesday 9 January, but if you can’t make this session, new joiners will be welcomed to start their four-week free trial throughout January either on the Tuesday or Thursday evenings, at 6:30pm. With five coached ability groups there should always be someone of your ability to run with. For absolute beginners, in the early sessions, we will mix jogging and walking, to gradually take you to your first Parkrun, where you will be able to run the whole course. You will learn how and when to warm-up and stretch, and work on a training plan suited to you.

What you will need
To start the course you will need comfortable running shoes, and weather-appropriate running clothes, including a high-vis gilet, for road sessions.

Joining the club
To sign up for our beginner’s course, please register you details here. You do not need to pay anything until the end of your four-week trial. Our 2024 adult membership fee is £75, and this will take you to the end of the year. We look forward to welcoming you!

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