Beginners Program


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Looking to start running...? If the answer is yes, then this program is for you. Starting on the 7th January 2020 we will be running a (free) 8 week program organised by qualified run leaders, aimed at getting you up to a 5k distance. Having achieved this milestone, we then encourage you to join the club to continue your running journey, whether that is going further, faster or just getting out more regularly.

If you are interested in finding out more, then please speak to one of our members at any Tuesday or Thursday evening session, or alternatively contact for more information.

Who is the course for

The Beginners' Course lasts 8 weeks and we welcome all abilities, from those at jogging / walking stage, up to more regular runners. By the end you should be able to run 5K continuously.

The course is based on 3 sessions per week where two sessions are supported by Run Leaders, on Tuesdays & Thursdays, and the third session is done independently (with advice to maintain the course programme).

Where is it based

Sessions will start and finish at Appleton College/Bridgewater High School near Broomfields Leisure Centre on a Tuesday and at Victoria Park on a Thursday. We will work slowly with you, building up your confidence, endurance and strength in what we hope you find an enjoyable way.

Who are Warrington Road Runners?

WRR is an England Athletics affiliated running club established in 1977. Our members are a mix of social and competitive runners with ages ranging from 18 to 60 something.

Where do we run

We meet regularly to run on the footpaths and roads of South Warrington with summer routes including some scenic runs through woodland, fields and canal paths. We also hold a Thursday evening session on the track at Victoria Park for those members of the club who want to work on their speed.

Health and medical conditions

Unfortunately we are not in a position to give specific medical advice. If you are unsure of whether or not you should participate in our club runs because you are concerned about your health or have a medical condition, you should consult a doctor or medical professional.

More information

Want to know more then our run leaders at or contact us either on our Beginners Facebook page (Warrington Road Runners Beginners & Newbies Group) at Log into Facebook | Facebook or by finding us on the RunTogether website by typing WRR in the search bar or through this link RunTogether / Warrington RR - Beginners / Coaching / Summary.

Ten tips to help you start running safely

New runners often try to run too far or too fast at first. This is particularly true if you join a running club and feel you should be keeping pace with more experienced runners. The key to running is to push yourself, but not so hard that you become injured or ill. Top tips are:

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