I Can Run club
Running for women of all abilities
Beginners sessions in three Suffolk locations
All abilities* 'Tuesday Tribe' run
I Can Run Club is a unique women only running group. We believe that all woman - regardless of their size, shape, age, ability or background should have the opportunity to run and progress with like-minded women. We're proud to announce that we are now partnered with Sport England's 'This Girl Can' campaign. We all wiggle and jiggle too.
We have beginners programmes in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Needham Market, Suffolk, UK, and use our beautiful local parks and green spaces to meet. Our beginners have an exclusive run/walk 6 week programme to follow and a shiny medal to take home at the end! These sessions are suitable for absolute beginners, for those who haven't exercised for many years and for those who need a confidence boost to get out and exercise.
We are committed to making sure you have a safe, comfortable time with us during the six weeks of a beginners session too. We totally understand how hard it is to get out the front door sometimes and how easy it is to make excuses. We’ve all been there too.
We also have a women only free run who meet on a Tuesday evening in Ipswich and a Thursday in Needham Market and Felixstowe. This group run is for those who have completed our beginners programme and those who can comfortably run or run/walk for 40 minutes.
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****NEW**** Daytime sessions starting in Ipswich Friday 10th November 10am Chantry Park. Book in the shop.
Dates throughout the year will be announced via the newsletter and Facebook. Booking via the shop.
Have you tried couch to 5k and given up? Have you looked at couch to 5k and thought it looked too much? Do you worry about activity after years of inactivity? Have you had a negative experience whist exercising? Do you think the front door is your biggest hurdle? Do you just want to get outside and move around? Come and join us!
At I Can Run club we offer a safe space for women to step into exercise and feel great. It's been our experience that sometimes women can feel shy and nervous about joining new groups or overwhelmed by the thought of a gym. We are women of all shapes, ages, abilities and backgrounds. We just want to be a bit a fitter.
Unlike 'couch to 5k' this programme does not aim for non-stop running. The aim is for you to understand that walking is not a weakness during running distances, that exercising as a group can be great and that you CAN run without feeling completely exhausted.
We meet in a quiet area of a beautiful Suffolk park or green space for our run/walk beginners sessions. We believe that to run outside in all weathers is a beautiful thing and can help with the runners high- especially when we know we've done well despite the weather! It will also help you get used to running outdoors so you can go off and pound the streets when you like!
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Women only free runs
Ipswich: every Tuesday 7.30pm, meet promptly at the pedestrianised area on Rope Walk, nearest the college. Free parking via Regents St.
Felixstowe: Thursdays 7pm from 9/11/17 - 14/12/17, meet at the shelter opposite Mannings on the seafront.
Needham Market: Thursdays 7.30pm from 9/11/17 - 14/12/17, meet at Crowley park carpark off Barrett's Lane.
*If you've completed our beginners sessions or you are already a confident runner then these sessions will help you build confidence, stamina and great new habit. Each week will be a different route. We may add in drills and hills for an extra work out too!
I'm keen to get women runners together. There's safety in numbers and I know that women find it hard to run outside on their own at night time. I've been there.
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We embrace the method of running and walking at our beginners sessions and runners who run/walk are welcome at our Tuesday Free run too. Olympian, marathoner and the founder of the run-walk-run method (www.jeffgalloway.com) is leading the revolution. We fondly refer to is as 'Jeffing'.
By incorporating planned walk breaks during your running you’re using different muscles which, in turn, prevents injury. The beauty of the run-walk-run (TM) method is that beginners, older people and heavier people can also achieve great things and experience those special hormones that result in a ‘runners high’. It results in masses of happy achievements and no injuries – what’s not to love?
We have lot's of non-stop runners who join us on Tuesdays too - come along and give us a try!