Beginners and Weekday Runs
Starting 13th May 2019 ERC are running a "Couch to 5k" run programme. Meet at the Egerton Sports Pavilion Mondays from 13th May at 6:30pm. It is free but pre registration is essential via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone can join, all you need is a sense of humour, and a willingness to have a go. Many people worry about being able to keep up, but we will show you how to run slowly enough to keep going, and we stick together and look after each other so that no one ever gets left behind.
You will find yourself running alongside a wide variety of people and chatting away as you go. It’s all very sociable.
We follow a walk/run program, starting with very short bursts of running and gradually building up.
Kit for Beginners
The two most important pieces of kit when you first start are (for ladies) a good supportive bra and once you have done a few sessions a really good pair of trainers.
For the first session loose fitting clothing such as jogging/track pants, T shirt and sweat top with whatever trainers you already have available. For the ladies dont forget a good supportive bra
The running shoes that you may purchase later should be chosen to suit your running style and running surface. We recommend that you only use a specialist running shop to purchase your shoes, they should be able to analyse your gait by asking you to run on a gait analysis machine (a bit like a running machine) and advise on the best fit and style of shoes.
In most cases the shoes you run in will be half or even a full size bigger than your normal shoe size.
Friday and Wednesday Morning Runs
These regular runs starts from Egerton Sports Pavilion at 9.00am on a Wednesday and 8.45am on a Friday
We welcome all abilities from walk/joggers to regular runners. We plan the run amongst ourselves according to everyone’s needs on the day and usually cover 5K to7K
This may be on or off road depending on the weather and what we feel like doing. It is very flexible. There is opportunity for those who wish to go at a faster pace, to maybe pop in the odd extra loop, or do some hill sprints. Or maybe take an easier route, cut a corner, or do a walk/jog. Whatever suits your needs. There are no prizes for first back and we strive to maintain a non-competitive and guilt free environment. Dogs are welcome at the discretion of the run leader. Please see the article at the bottom of this page on dog owners responsibiliies and liabilities.
Wednesday Evening Winter Runs
1. Meet at Egerton Games Barn at 6:15pm
2. Notification is an 'event' on the Facebook page and web site calendar. Any last minute changes due to weather, illness, acts of God will be communicated by the What's App group message system.
3. Distance is from 5km to 7mile (Max of approx 1 hour)
4. Type of running from sprint training, tempo running to steady running.
5. Fully Charged Head torch and hi-vis running clothing is required
Summer Bike Rides
1. Biking starts at 6pm once daylight extends until it gets dark.
2. We take it in turns to lead a ride of 14-20 miles total from different start points
3. Notification is an 'event' on the Facebook page and web site calendar. Any last minute changes due to weather, illness, acts of God will be communicated by the What's App group message system.
4. There is always a pub stop half way.
5. Helmets must be worn
6. Lights must be fitted and working
7. Everyone is welcome over the age of eighteen
Running with Dogs - Dog owners responsibilities
The decision to allow dogs on a Wednesday or Friday morning runrests with the run leader after they have made an assessment of the risk.
You are solely responsible for the dog.
You must ensure the dog does not alarm other people and you must clean up after the dog at all times.
You must comply with the applicable Countryside Code as it applies to dogs. You must ensure that the dog is kept under close control at all times, kept on a short lead on farmland and roads, and on a short lead near livestock or sensitive wildlife, where the terrain requires careful footwork and whenever the law, codes or other regulations require it.
Incidents caused by dogs are not covered by the club’s insurance. You must confirm that the dog is covered by insurance that includes cover for Public Liability which pays towards compensation and costs awarded against the owner by a court if the dog causes death or injury to a person, or causes damage to someone else’s property. This might be covered by your Home Contents Insurance or Pet Insurance.
If you have any queries about bringing a dog to a club run on a Wednesday or Friday morning session, please contact us before you arrive.