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Beginners Courses

Ware Joggers are keen to encourage anyone who may be interested in taking up running. We have been running 10 week courses aimed at the complete beginner since 1992.

The course will take non and lapsed runners from zero to 50 minutes continuous running over a ten week period. You\’ll meet at Wodson Park every Tuesday evening, from 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start and sessions will last approximately one hour. You will have the support of an England Athletics Coach or Run Leader, and a group of “buddies” from the club. The in-person sessions tend to be Tuesdays, and you will be set two additional pieces of homework each week to complete on your own or with your new running friends from the course, before the next in-person session.

During these courses, participants come to realise that jogging is a great way to improve fitness. The beginners' course incorporates walking and jogging which builds up cardiovascular and muscular endurance to become fit safely. Over the 10 weeks, participants can work at their own pace in both a supportive and welcoming environment.

Beginners' Courses 2023

Ware Joggers have offered two courses in 2023, one in January and a second in April. We are currently reviewing the demand from new runners and the coaching capacity to decide whether there will be a third course in 2023.

Beginners' Courses 2024

Moving forward, the current plan is to offer two courses per year, one in January and a second in September, unless there is demand and coaching capacity for additional courses.

The cost of the course is £40 (January) or £25 (September), which is non-refundable, and includes all your running sessions, and a t-shirt and medal on completion of the course. It also include full membership of Ware Joggers for the following year (January Beginners) or the rest of the year (September Beginners).

You will need to purchase/bring your own hi-vis vest and it is recommended that you invest in a running light.

For more information on our courses and to check for availability please contact us here by email.

It is hoped that we will be able to offer a Bridge to 10k/intermediate course in May 2024, to help recent graduate have to confidence to join our club general runs, and to participate in a club race, The Ware Festival of Running, which takes place the first Sunday of July over 10km and 10 miles.