Beginners Program


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Warrington Road Runners are once again holding their annual Beginners Running Sessions in January 2024. 🏃

The 9 week course starts on Tuesday 9th January at the entrance to Bridgewater Upper School in Appleton.

Led by the club’s England Athletics qualified Run Leaders, the programme is ideal for people looking to start a new, healthy hobby in the new year as well as people who are looking to get back into running.

There are two sessions a week, on Tuesday’s (Bridgewater School) and Thursday’s (Victoria Park) at 6:20pm.

Each session is designed to get you running for longer and further, with the goal of completing a 5K (3.1 miles) parkrun at the end of the course.

You’ll meet new people who, just like you, are starting from the beginning. Plus, all of our Run Leaders know exactly how you feel as they all started running by doing this course.

The course costs £20 which includes a free T-Shirt and club membership for the year 2024-25.

What our previous participants have said:

I’ve never felt so welcomed, involved and encouraged. Wonderful bunch of volunteers who will be in my memories for a long time.

Very well run. Leaders were welcoming, friendly, non-judgemental, helpful and reassuringly appeared knowledgeable. I felt that I was in good hands.

I’ve tried running on my own in the past and have always hated it, I can’t believe how much I’ve enjoyed this and it is all down to this course and group.

To sign up find us on the Run Together website or on our Facebook Group: Warrington Road Runners Beginners & Newbies.

Who are Warrington Road Runners?

WRR is an England Athletics affiliated running club established in 1977. Our members are a mix of social and competitive runners with ages ranging from 18 to 60 something.

Where do we run

We meet regularly to run on the footpaths and roads of South Warrington with summer routes including some scenic runs through woodland, fields and canal paths. We also hold a Thursday evening session on the track at Victoria Park for those members of the club who want to work on their speed.

Health and medical conditions

Unfortunately we are not in a position to give specific medical advice. If you are unsure of whether or not you should participate in our club runs because you are concerned about your health or have a medical condition, you should consult a doctor or medical professional.

More information

Want to know more then our run leaders at or contact us either on our Beginners Facebook page (Warrington Road Runners Beginners & Newbies Group) at Log into Facebook | Facebook or by finding us on the RunTogether website by typing WRR in the search bar or through this link RunTogether / Warrington RR - Beginners / Coaching / Summary.

Ten tips to help you start running safely

New runners often try to run too far or too fast at first. This is particularly true if you join a running club and feel you should be keeping pace with more experienced runners. The key to running is to push yourself, but not so hard that you become injured or ill. Top tips are:

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