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Early Morning Running Group - Prework Run - Motspur Park


Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 am – all year round the Early Morning Pre-Work Run takes place at Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields, Motspur Park. This fitness group is      FREE and open to anyone who has the desire to get fit, fitter, or faster, and enjoy early morning exercise.  The group meets in all weathers, even on dark snowy mornings, but whilst training is taken very seriously there is also a strong social side to these sessions. 

The Early Morning Exercise Group is organised by Olwen Seear, a UKA Level 3 Performance Coach; YMCA/RSA Exercise to Music Teacher; Indoor Cycling Instructor; and Sports Massage Therapist. 

Serious training is no exaggeration,  for on Tuesdays the group undertakes speed work  as follows: using the tarmac area (1000m full circuit); around the wildlife circuit (400m); cones to mark out 400m on the grass; a straight run on Green Lane (350m). They do something different every week. Total mileage is approximately 6-8 miles, including a warm up and a warm down. 

On Thursdays it’s hill training on The Hamptons. From the clock house, one hill is 305m long, another 205m. They use these hills for repetitions. They also use the perimeter to run an undulating 10k distance as part of marathon training. Total mileage each session is 6-8 miles including a warm up and a warm down.   Phew!!  

Finishing back at the gates in Marina Avenue for a good stretch, some group members will dash to catch the train to Waterloo, others will drive on to work and shower there, or work from home, or maybe have a day off. All  ages and abilities are invited to join in and because the Group exercises in a circuit it makes it easier for people to be able to train as hard as they can, or as easily as they want, without feeling left behind or intimidated. A friendly, sociable group, why not give it a try! Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, or just turn up.

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