We are a non-affiliated running club. Currently with no membership fees we offer a free group runs and low cost beginners sessions in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Needham Market.
Our next beginners sessions start in early January on Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings in Ipswich, Chantry Park. £25 for 6 weeks you can be guaranteed to feel epic by the end of each session! Book Here...
But I can't run!!
Yes you can! We believe that ALL women - regardless of their size, ability or age can run and feel great doing it. That includes you too!
Our beginners sessions are perfect for you. We don't shout at you to go faster or tell you you're not trying hard enough - we're here to support you and make sure you have a positive experience with us. We all started somewhere.
What will happen?
Beginners sessions will always have a warm up and cool down - to prevent injury and a run/walk session in the middle which will build over the six sessions. We always have a tail run leader who will look after those at the back. No-one gets left behind.
Who is it for?
Our passion is for absolute beginners, those who have not exercised for some time, or are nervous about exercising. However, the plan is designed in a way that those who already have a good level of fitness will benefit too.
What do I need?
Comfortable running shoes and clothes and ideally a good sports bra. If you haven't got these things, don't worry, we're not a super sporty bunch of lycra clad women who will make you feel uncomfortable. We just want you to get here - that's the most important thing.
What if I'm nervous?
Don't worry, you definitely won't be the only one. It's completely normal to be nervous - it's a big step.
We have some VERY special I Can Run club Leaders with us every week who's sole purpose is to ensure you have a good time and feel comfortable. No-one gets left behind.
Not everyone is able or wants to run non-stop, The popular running method is Couch to 5k which has worked for millions of people worldwide but it's not for everyone - and is really hard to do alone!! We share the run/walk method created by Olympian Jeff Galloway (we call it Jeffing!) we find it best for everyone to step into running with. If you want to challenge yourself afterwards with running non-stop - that's Brilliant! We just want you to keep running and being active - however you do it!
But I've got questions!
It's fine, fill in the contact form and I'll answer them!
How do I sign up?
When our sessions are for sale, you can book, here, via the website. In the mean time, search for us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter.
WOMEN ONLY FREE RUNS
Ipswich - Every Tuesday 7.30pm, Rope Walk. Parking via Regent Street (put Regent St into your satnav)
Needham Market - Thursdays 7.30pm beginning 18th Jan. Crowley Park. Parking towards the top of Barrett's Lane. Keep an eye on the newsletter or on Facebook for dates.
Felixstowe - Thursdays 7pm beginning 18th Jan. Meet at the shelter opposite Mannings, IP11 2DN. Park on the road.
Our free runs are for confident runners and those who have completed our beginners sessions. Please complete the Health and Safety form below and ensure you let a run leader know if you have any difficulties we should know about.
Tuesday free runners will have a warm up and cool down and will be different each week: a run, some hills, a challenge, who knows! We post each weekend as an 'event' on Facebook so you always have access to whats coming up. If you're not on Facebook we always announce dates via the newsletter so do sign up for that!
At all our free runs we always have a leader towards the front to guide the way and a tail runner - no-one will get left behind. We welcome run/walkers and non-stop runners - we are open to any woman who wants to run with a group. We will run on paths so please wear reflective clothing and be careful crossing the roads! We just ask for a donation so we can continue to keep our runs free and train our run leaders. C;idk below to donate.