We welcome all runners whether you are a complete beginner, looking to improve your race time, looking to run your first marathon, or just to run socially with friends.
Our coaching team all hold England Athletics qualifications, we have six Senior coaches and 26 Leaders in Running Fitness. All of them are first aid trained, are required to be annually DBS checked, are trained in Safeguarding and are able to help runners of all ability.
Introduction to Running Pathway.
Many clubs offer a Couch to 5K program that is freely downloadable from any website. The Spartans have a full pathway for runners to follow, which involves the whole club, including a Monday Run/Walk session for complete beginners, with Tuesday and Thursday sessions to improve generally as a runner and Saturday sessions at Ridlins Stadium where you can run on an Athletics Track and be guided by our Level 1 Coaches.
Improving your running
Our Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday program is designed to improve all levels of runner and we enable all members of the club to take part in a varied plan. If you require personal guidance our Level 1 coaches are on hand to advise. Our Saturday Track sessions are included in the annual fee unlike other clubs where it is usually charged as an extra.
Our Saturday track sessions are suitable for all runners and are an opportunity for our members to be coached directly by one of our Senior Coaches
Monthly Training Plan
All our sessions are fun and inclusive. When we run as a club or a group we regroup, the faster runners regroup, looping back so no one is left behind at the back. We have Leader guided long runs on Sunday morning of 6 to 10 miles. We also encourage members to meet up outside of the official club sessions and run together. This is of great benefit when running longer marathon training runs.