• main header

Beginners Program Introduction

An introduction to the Beginners 10-week Running programme.

You need to be in good general health.
Have a medical check-up with your doctor, to confirm your fitness to start the programme.

Running shoes. (these should be bigger than usual, allow thumb width at the back)
(To start with trainers will do for a couple of sessions)
Medium/thick socks.
Long trousers.
High visibility top. (pref. shower proof)
Thin gloves.
Cap, berry/beanie.
A small water bottle.
Generally speaking it is better to have several thin layers that you can remove.
A watch that has a stopwatch function, also a heart rate monitor is useful but not essential.

We meet at Tarka tennis on a Tuesday evening at 7 pm.
Sessions will last approx 30 minutes, once a week for 10 weeks.
You ideally need to run a total of 2-4 times a week for approximately  30 minutes duration each run.
(The less runs you do, the harder the next session will be !!)

After the 3rd week you will be expected to join the Running Club, to continue the programme. See website for details: 


See our members page for details regarding membership. Annual membership starts at £21.50


Prior to running you should:

Drink plenty through the day.
Eat a light meal at least 2 hours before.