The club started in February 2016 with the aim of helping all people in Swansea to learn to run for life by recruiting groups of runners and teaching them to run over an 8 week period, at the end of this the runners would take part in the Swansea Bay Park Run and then aim to continue there running journey with other clubs in the area. The website was launched with that in mind. Since the very first 8 week program, the athletes have stayed with the club, the club has developed by the website has remained the same!
There are two types of journeys a club runner can take with the club as follows.
Beginner Club Runner – Zero Running
These currently do not run, they may have run in the past or never run but currently they have no running fitness. They may take part in some physical activity but generally it is very limited. These will start on one of our 5 Programs throughout the year. Each program is either 8 to 9 weeks with them either taking par tin the Park Run at the end or taking part in the clubs end of program timed 5k. Once completed they will have a time they can run a 5k and that time is used to decide which group they move into for the next program. During their first program, they pay nothing, once they go onto the next program they pay the annual membership fee £35.
Beginner Club Runner – can run a 5k minimum
These are runners and will currently be able to run a 5k. They can join the club at any time at the start or during a program. They will let us know what time they can take part in a 5k and this will help us decide which group they go into to start. They complete their sessions until the end of the program. They too will take part in a timed 5k or 10k. Their time for this race will determine which group they go in for their next program. They pay nothing for their first 3 sessions. After which they pay the annual joining fee £35.