Over 50 people attended the first of the free training events
being held to get people fit and ready between now and race day for
the Perkins Great Eastern
The event was held at the Peterborough Athletics Track and was
led by experienced runners and coaches from local running clubs.
This was overseen by Tim Cook of Werrington Joggers.
The sessions are suitable for people of all levels of fitness
and experience. From just starting out to those who have been
running for years. Runners are split into groups that reflect their
ability ensuring they get the most out the sessions.
The training sessions are held every two weeks and the next one
takes place on Wednesday 25 July at Peterborough Athletic Track off
Bishops Road. There is no need to book so just come along and train
with others of a similar ability, in a no pressure environment. The
sessions start at 7pm with a warm up and last for around 30 minutes
to 1.5 hours depending on ability and there are non-intimidating
groups for all levels.
Runners are also given advice on their training away from the
fortnightly sessions. There are also people on hand to give advice
on the correct running shoes, injury prevention and nutrition. As
well as this there is also help in establish the a training plan
with a suitable level of intensity and the correct methods for
warming up and warming down after training and the half marathon
Tim Cook from Werrington Joggers said he’d been very encouraged
by the turn-out; “We’ve already heard that entry numbers are up
this year, so we’re expecting bumper numbers at the athletic track
every fortnight. The next session takes place just before the
start of the London 2012 Olympics so hopefully that will inspire
even more people to come down and take part.”
The Perkins Great Eastern Run takes place on Sunday
14th October 2012. The race itself has seen a
surge in entries; a few weeks ago organisers reported a 45 per cent
rise in entry numbers compared to the same time last year. You can
enter the race online at perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk
or you can enter by post by downloading the form from the website.
You can also enter at the Visitor Information Centre on Bridge
Street, open 9-5 Monday to Saturday.
The free training dates are:
- Wednesday 25 July
- Wednesday 8 August
- Wednesday 22 August
- Wednesday 5 September
- Wednesday 19 September
- Wednesday 3 October
Further details about the training dates and a number of
downloadable training guides are available at http://www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk/
You can also follow the race on Twitter @PerkinsGER