Emma organises the following running groups in North Somerset:
* Clevedon Ladies Running Group
* Winscombe Ladies Running Group
All of the groups are mixed ability and for all ages, 18 upwards.
* In Clevedon we run every Monday and Thursday 6-7pm, starting near the entrance to Morrisons car park.
* In Winscombe we run every Wednesday, 6.15-7.15, and on Friday mornings at 9.30am congregating at Mendip Complementary Health, 1b Sandford Road.
* In Yatton we run every Monday 7.30-8.30pm, and meet in the precinct by The Co-Op.
We run all year round! So come along - you'd be very welcome to join us. We welcome all abilities, from the absolute beginner, to the experienced runner that can already run - you don't need to get fit before joining. The groups are designed primarily to encourage and support all runners. Open to everyone from 18-75. Irrespective of age, ability, speed, shape and size.
How to join the running groups
To join in, you can simply turn up to class, or phone Emma on 01275 343918 if you have any questions beforehand. There is a charge of £4 per person, pay-as-you-go each session.
Each session lasts approx 60 minutes and includes warm up, cool down and stretches, and a combination of running & walking on the flat, hills, on & off road, speed work etc. The sessions aren't about running a set distance - it's more about doing your best and watching yourself improve over time. We start with a walk and some dynamic stretching. I encourage beginners who haven't run before to do more walking than jogging in the first few weeks. We don't worry too much about distance. Instead we work on short efforts for strength, speed and hills etc. We sometimes do short timed routes and also out and backs. The faster runners loop-back to keep the group together - we were all beginners once, and we try to encourage the less experienced runners in the group - we've got some very supportive groups. Some people are working towards their first race, others to help improve their stamina and pace, plus general health, fitness and weight loss.
You need to wear comfortable clothing to exercise in, removable layers, sports bra (for the women) and supportive trainers are good. Before you go out and purchase any new shoes/clothing/equipment, we can provide you with some local specialist retail discounts. You may also want to bring a drink of water in a small bottle, that you can carry, especially in hot weather.
We bring Joining Forms to every session, which you can take away with you afterwards. We will need to know you about your health before we start eg. diabetes, heart problems, joint problems, high blood pressure, asthma, back pain, previous injuries & illnesses, medication etc.
For more details about these group, we are now part of Run England and you will find us on their website www.runengland.org
Everyone can have a personal Run England membership for FREE. Download the membership form from here and send it back to Emma. Membership is FREE and benefits include:
£15 Sweatshop running shoe voucher
Up to 25% discounts on running gear
Support from other members and registered running groups
Regular e-runners newsletter - advice, tips and info
Training for running group leaders, free group insurance, support and promotion
Lots is happening over the coming months. We have a Facebook pages for each of the groups: CLEVEDON LADIES RUNNING GROUP, WINSCOMBE LADIES RUNNING GROUP and now YATTON RUNNING GROUP which will tell you what we are up to.
Ladies that run should wear a sports bra. I recommend buying from Lessbounce.
Click on the Lessbounce image below, and at checkout you can use my 10% discount code: FP105
I'd like to thank you Emma. If it wasn't for you I couldn't run to save my life. We are still meeting up three times a week. I enjoyed running with you. Thanks again. I have told all my friends about you"
"I am totally amazed, I just cannot believe that I just ran a half marathon!! Emma has encouraged, praised, and trained me so brilliantly, and to achieve the half marathon with my 3 small children cheering me was the most amazing feeling ever"
Tamara Reed, Axbridge