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Active Wyndham Beginner Running Course - Truganina

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Please note this course is currently booked out, if you would like to join please put yourself on the waiting list, you will be notified if a space becomes available.

Have you ever wanted to be able to run? Would you like to exercise for FREE anytime, anywhere? Does running seem a bit too hard? Have you struggled to find a group to join due to timing being difficult?

Wyndham City Council with Wynfit Recreational Running group are organising an 11 week running course for beginners.

How to get involved:

  • Taster session (Wed 22 May) - Come and try our Session 1 - a gentle 'Intro' without committing to any more sessions. If you like it join us again the next week .. .😉 
  • Parts 1 and 2: The course is in 2 parts - 5 weeks and then 6 weeks. If by week 5 you feel you have progressed far enough then be happy with this achievement, if you would like to carry on complete the final 6 weeks.
  • Join in at Part 2: If you have run before but need help to get started again, can run 8 minutes, walk 5 minutes, run 8 minutes then come and join us for Part 2.

Complete the whole 11 weeks and you will be running for 35 minutes/ close to 5k!

What is it?

  • This course is a tried and tested 11 week running plan, we provide a weekly group session and you complete 2 more run-walks (homeworks) between group sessions.
  • Each week the running slowly increases helping you to become stronger and better runners, and reduce potential injury. Our course takes you to 35 minutes running, if you are interested in running a 5k this is close to the time most new runners will achieve.
  • It brings together like-minded people to make the journey together over the weeks.
  • Sessions start at 7.30pm, giving you time to get back from work/ put the kids to bed first. (please arrive 10 minutes early to check in so that the session can start on time)
  • Aged 13 years to adult, bring your teenager and do the course together!!

The group will meet at Mainview Boulevard Reserve, and run on the oval.

What happens?

The sessions last up to an hour. Starting with a warm-up and some mobility exercises before the main session: a combination of running and walking. Each week the run times become longer and walking less. We end with a cool down and stretch. At the end of the course the group may take part in a local 5k/ parkrun together. Please ask your leader any questions at any time. Why not meet up with one of your new running buddies and tackle your 'homeworks' together?

Each week we provide you with a different exercise to help strengthen key running muscles and help to prevent injury.

What ticket do I book? - ONLY BOOK 1 TICKET

  • Taster and/ or Part 1/ whole course - if you think you would like to just try the Taster and see how you go, or sign up for more of the course, then book this option
  • Part 2 - if you would like to join us at 10 minutes run, 3 minutes walk, 10 minutes run, join us here
  • Active Wyndham Returner - if you have taken part in the course before and graduated choose this ticket - there will be a code in the Facebook Beginner Running Course group for you to sign up to open up this ticket

Dates:

  • Wednesday 22 May - Taster Session (week 1)
  • Wednesday 19 June - success, part 1 finished!
  • Wednesday 26 June - week 6 (Part 2 starts)
  • Last session Wednesday 31 July - week 11 - PLEASE NOTE THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS are 29 June to 14 July, the coach will chat with the group to plan whether to continue through or extend the course.

If you have a holiday planned, take your trainers and the plan with you.

Sign up today, and tell your friends. All you need is a pair of trainers!!

Registration Information:

• Please check in with the coaches on arrival.

• Please follow any processes in place as directed by the coaches which are part of the risk assessment.

    Data collection and enquiries:

    Registration information will be kept on a secure database and will be used in a statistical format for monitoring and evaluation purposes only. You may be contacted for feedback to help with course improvement/project evaluation. Medical information, name, age, gender and emergency contact details will be passed onto the coaches where required. For further information on how your personal and health information will be handled by Council, refer to Council’s Privacy Policy wyndham.vic.gov.au/privacy-policy

    Any questions? Please email: activewyndham@wyndham.vic.gov.au

    If the participant has specific access requirements to participate please email activewyndham@wyndham.vic.gov.au so that we can check if we are able to cater for their needs.


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