Seaford Striders Running Club is pleased to announce its socially distanced 2021 Couch to 5k group. It will meet at the Richmond Road Car Park (by the Salts) for 9 weeks from Tuesday 13th April at 7pm. The group aims to celebrate its successful completion at Seaford Beach parkrun on Saturday 12th June.
Taking part in C25K will take you from not running at all, to being able to run 5k, in just nine weeks. This is for you if you want to learn how to run having never run previously, if you have found it difficult to keep up the momentum during lockdown and need a refresher or if you used to run some time ago and fancy getting back into it. It is suitable for any adult who is able to walk non-stop for at least 20 minutes and wants to be able to transition to running.
Will I need any special equipment?
Supportive training shoes and comfortable clothing to run in. We recommend that you download the NHS C25K App so that you can follow the training plan. Ideally you will do two other training runs using the App between each Strider led group.
What will Seaford Striders provide?
Loads of encouragement from our members, many of whom started out by doing C25K themselves. There will be separate groups for all abilities led by experienced runners. They will know exactly how you are feeling – chances are they will have felt the same when they started.
I’m scared I won’t be able to keep up!
Don’t worry we won’t leave anyone behind. There will always be one of our members at the tail of each group.
What does it cost?
It is free to take part! Obviously we would love you to join Seaford Striders but it is not a condition of taking part.
How come this is happening while there are still some COVID-19 restrictions in place?
Seaford Striders Running Club is affiliated with England Athletics and operates under its guidance. If you decide to join us for C25K you will confirm you have read and agree to comply with our COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Action Plan which are available on our website. On this basis this C25K group will be an organised sports activity. If the government changes the COVID-19 arrangements then we would have to put this C25K on hold.
OK, you have persuaded me, what do I do now?
Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use this email address if you have any questions.
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your running journey.