We are running three beginner programs in 2019, starting with a 0 to 10 km leading up to Brisbane’s Great South Run, a 10 to half marathon leading up to Gold Coast Marathon and a 0 to 15 km leading up to Gold Coast 50.
The first program will start Monday 21 January 2019 with an info session/ meet and greet on Sunday 13 Jan 19. This will be a 10-week program, suitable for anyone from people who have not run before, to those looking to improve and continue developing. This program will cover the basics of running technique and form, help to build fitness, meet like-minded people and challenge yourself. At the completion of this plan we encourage you to participate in Great South’s 10 km event, which is the Weekend after the plan finishes.
The second 10-week block will be 10 km to half marathon plan starting on Monday 22 April. This will be a good opportunity for those who have just completed 10 km to progress to a half marathon. This program will build on the previous 0 – 10 km plan and take a very similar structure. You will continue to build your fitness, technique and experience as a runner. This training plan will gear towards the Gold Coast Marathon, which is one of SRG’s biggest events of the year. Last year we were the 3rd biggest team and we hope to have even greater participation in 2019.
The third session will differ from previous years, with a 0 – 15 km training plan over a longer time with the aim of completing the 15 km run at Gold coast 50. The training will start on Monday 5 August. This will be approximately an 18-week plan, taking a little bit longer, progressing towards the 15 km run. The exact time frame of this program will be confirmed once the dates for Gold Coast 50 in 2019 are released. This program has been adjusted after feedback from previous beginners’ group.
The program will be run on Monday and Wednesday’s, both 5 am and 7 pm sessions. Participants are encouraged to come to the meet and greet prior to the start of each plan. These sessions will provide information about SRG as a group, introduce you to the beginner run leaders, SRG committee, our sponsors and highlight benefits of being a financial member.
If you have been looking at SRG and are not sure, I encourage you to give this a try. We are a volunteer organisation and all sessions are free, so what do you have to lose?
I look forward to seeing you at one of the information sessions or out on a run soon.
SRG Run Leader Coordinator