St. Andrews Runners has been up and going since September 2016 and have around 30 members. We meet weekly at 6.30pm on a Wednesday. During the summer months April to September we meet at Ise Pavilion and in the winter months at St Botolphs Green. We usually have a turn out of between 12-20 runners, occasionally a few more. In summer we enjoy running along the Ise path and around Wicksteed Park lake. The winter run is on the path alongside Polwell Lane towards Burton and back. Each week a reminder message to members is sent clarifying where we will be meeting. We communicate using a what’s app group message.
The usual format of the group pre covid used to be that we would sub divide into two groups of people – those new to running who then follow the couch to 5k programme led by either Kirsty or Sarah using an app and then those who already enjoy running and would like to run 5k each week in the company of friends. We used to re start the couch to 5k programme twice a year – in September and after Easter.
Group members sometimes enter the Stanwick 5k series over at the lakes the Santa run is always popular or the summer one. Several members also take part in the parkruns at wicksteeds on a Saturday.
At Christmas and occasionally at other times we run then meet in the pub for a social drink – beer and chips seems to encourage a good turn out and it is lovely to get to know each other!
We are a friendly welcoming group and the members are all very encouraging to one another, no one gets left behind!
Contact: Sarah Hargreaves 07790 001768