Bridport Runners’ next beginners class ‘From Couch to 5k’ will bring a time change and two new qualified coaches, as well. The six weeks’ course which is once again tailored to get every participant fit to run 5 kilometres (about 3 miles) without stopping will start Tuesday, 9 May, for the first time in the morning, at 9:30 am, from the Bridport Football Club car park. The course will be run by two qualified coaches from Bridport Runners, Brian Shelley and John Smith. The course will last six weeks and will cost £12. To take part, anyone interested can contact Brian by email or phone (01308 459942) beforehand or just come to the first training on the morning of the 9th of May.
While Brian passed his test to become a qualified Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) last autumn, John has just recently become Bridport Runners’ third new coach, according to the rules of United Kingdom Athletics (UKA). He passed his final assessment successfully together with nine other applicants in Exeter mid of March “after a long, tough but rewarding day of delivering two coaching sessions under the watchful eyes of two UKA assessors”, says John. The sessions marked the end of a good year of theoretic and practical training. “My reason for doing the course was to qualify as a coach with the aim of passing on new found knowledge and skills to help other athletes achieve their own goals”, said John.
Bridport Runners are proud and happy to have now a talented group of five qualified Leaders and Coaches in Running Fitness.