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Club Training Session

Please aim to arrive at the meeting points on time for briefing as we aim to run at set times
Mondays –Flowserve car park meet at 18.40 to run at 18.45

Often split into small groups lead by qualified leaders for safety reasons various routes result in a run of approximately 5km which is suitable for all levels from beginners to more experienced runners.
Monday evenings are the heart and soul of Newark Striders and are an ideal opportunity to make new friends and enjoy running in good company!
Throughout January to March we offer a 12 week tailored beginners programme for absolute beginners (see beginners section for further details).
Tuesdays – Flowserve car park meet at 18.30

Whatever distance you are preparing for 10km, half/full marathons and further, over trail or road this group will help you enjoy your running and do well. If you want to increase your pace and distance then this is for you. The sessions are very varied and about 60-90minutes duration. They are organised so that you can progress from whatever level of fitness you are at, although you should be able to run 10km comfortably before considering joining us. You will never be left out or behind and the leaders are prepared to run with you to help achieve your goals. The variety in our sessions enables beginners to understand how to train smart and not just clock up distance at constant pace in sessions. It also reflects the balance of standard training sessions for those who wish to improve and is found in most training manuals and advice given to running coaches and on the UKA website with expectations that longer runs are at weekends when light, time and safety permit.

Wednesdays –Flowserve car park meet at 18.40 to run at 18.45

Varied Session – interval training, tempo/speed training and Hills.

We operate two groups on a Wednesday those looking to increase their distance up to 10km.
We fully understand that most people thinking of joining a running club are worried that they may not be quick enough and find the idea a bit intimidating. Either way, everyone runs at their own level — you will be gently encouraged, but never pushed. We don’t leave people on their own and someone will always stay with you if you happen to be at the back. We can cater for pretty much anyone.

Thursdays – Fernwood Community Centre 18.40 to run at 18.45

We operate two groups on a Thursdays those looking to improve their distance 5km Distance with a mixture of tempo/hill and strength training.
We fully understand that most people thinking of joining a running club are worried that they may not be quick enough and find the idea a bit intimidating. Either way, everyone runs at their own level — you will be gently encouraged, but never pushed. We don’t leave people on their own and someone will always stay with you if you happen to be at the back. We can cater for pretty much anyone.

What do I need to eat?
Running takes energy and builds muscle, you need to refuel your body after exercise. Eating balanced meals including plenty of vegetables, carbohydrates (e.g. pasta, potatoes, rice), a little protein (e.g. lean meat, pulses, fish) and steering clear of hidden fats & sugars that can be found in cakes, take–away meals, fizzy drinks and confectionary can help give your body the nutrients it needs.

What do I need to wear?
To start with just come along with what you’ve got — trainers, shorts/tracksuit, leggings etc. Lots of layers in colder weather is good as well as gloves and a hat. As you progress you should look at investing in a pair of proper running shoes and get fitted at a specialist running shop.