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Start Running/Return to Running Course date announced

The date for the next ‘Start Running or Return to Running’ course is now announced as 8th April 2015, and will be promoted in BN5 and all local media over the next month. More information is here or just email Cathy

The Henfield Joggers ‘Start Running/Learn to Run’ course is an 8 Week jog/walk programme which is aimed at taking someone from being new to running to being able to complete a 5k run without stopping.
The sessions are weekly, each Wednesday evening from Henfield Leisure Centre led by a certified Run England ‘Leadership in Running Fitness’ coach, and out around the footpaths and maybe even trails around Henfield. The process is coached along the lines of walking/jogging for set periods, starting off with more walking than jogging, then building up each week so that at the end of 8 weeks the ratio is all jogging (gently at a pace suitable for all).
Naturally just one session each week won’t be enough, so this requires commitment to continue on a personal basis in between the coached sessions. What we provide is structure, motivation, feedback, and group therapy! And a sense of humour. Don’t underestimate the group benefit – many of us started exactly this way and went on to 10k’s, half and full marathons, even ultra marathons. But lets not get carried away – you’ll get out of this what you put in, we simply understand how everyone feels when starting out. Daunted. You’re not alone – and of course as a group you’ll be able to make friends and running buddies that help create a supportive environment both in, and between, sessions.
We don’t charge for the course because we want to encourage as many people as possible to get fit, all that we ask is that you join Henfield Joggers, which is a mere £20 and brings the benefits of membership too since we are a friendly club for whom socialising is as important as the running!
For further details contact Cathy at: