Does anyone know of someone that helps with first time runners ie a motivator ? Or a running club ? Or someone that is very new to running (ie unfit !) that would like a friend to run with ?
I am in a village north of Newbury.
Thanks all !
Hi Dehorah, there are a few running clubs around newbury that I know of, Team Kennet which I think are more Track based! Compton Harriers and Tadley Runners which I believe are move Road and X country.
Sorry I have never run with any of them so can't help too much.
I know there is a group who run round Thatcham (where I live) but don't know any more details, I have just seen them out in the evening.
I am thinking about joining Compton Harriers in the next few weeks if my knee holds out! I have been struggling with a knee injury for a long time but am on the comeback trail. Planning on running Bayer 10km 29th May (Newbury) so need some motavation!
I drive down the A34 on my way home from work everyday, so if you were free around 4.15-4.30ish and fancied meeting up one day.
Deborah, I am a member of tadley runners most of our runs tend to be about 5 miles in distance on road in winter and cross country during the summer.
I suspect there may be closer clubs to you, if you look on the England Athletics site. They have also setup a run in england section which is aimed at the new runners and are based in local community groups, there is a few north of the M4 Newbury junctions.
I am looking at returning to running after a good year out of excercise due to illness. I really need a running buddy to help with the motivation. I live in a village to the South of Newbury, when do you go running?
Thanks for your reply. I haven't done any real serious running - I had a stint about a year or so ago but only really ran a mile maybe a bit more. I am very unfit really - could run about 500 metres then have to walk ! So how fit are you then ? Sounds like you have been a bit more serious than me !
no don't worry. I used to be fairly fit a few years back but started on the dreaded cigs and it all went down the toilet. I have just had a hernia op so I thought that now would be a good time to give up the smokes and get back fit. Afraid I will have to start from the begining again and take an oxygen tank with me lol. What village are you in? I'm in Burghclere.
Did you find anyone to run with Deborah?
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