These 12 week courses take place three times a year and are designed for complete beginners or runners coming back from a long term injury.
The start dates for 2024 are;
Monday 15th January
Monday 20th May
Monday 16th September
The aim is to be able to complete a 5K, or 30 minute run without stopping at the end of the 12 week period.
The cost is £10 for the 12 week course, so please bring cash on the first day of the programme. If you decide to join the Trotters during that time or after you’ve finished the course, that £10 is deducted from your membership fee. Our current membership fees are £24 for a full year’s membership, due on 1st October. This is reduced on a pro rata basis depending on what time of the year you join us.
John Skinner (pictured opposite) will be your main coach, an experienced member of our club, who likes nothing better than to see runners improve and reach their target.
We recommend a decent pair of running shoes and John will encourage you to do a third run/walk as part of your homework, making a total of three sessions a week.
We meet at the Newton Abbot Recreational Trust, in Newton Abbot (TQ12 2AR), on a Monday and Wednesday night. Both sessions start promptly at 7pm and you’ll need to wear a reflective bib whilst it’s still dark for the courses that start in January and September. Bibs like the one below are available from Amazon for about £8.
Any further questions please email Graydon Widdicombe (membership secretary);