Our very own Jo Popham is running the Virgin London Marathon on 26th April 2020!
Read all about her Marathon training here: http://paulpophamfund.co.uk/introducing-jos-journey/
Learn 2 Run 4 Life with the Paul Popham Running Club. The club has been set-up to encourage everyone in Swansea to learn to run and realise the benefits running gives to your quality of life #Learn2Run4Life. We have groups to cater all abilities from absolute beginners – zero to 5k in 8/9 weeks, for those who can run 5k, for those who can run between 5k and 10k and for those who want to run a half marathon and more. It is our aim to encourage you to achieve your personal goals and learn to run for life not just for one race!
12th January 2020
Weekly Sessions FREE!
On the 8th/9th week you will either take part in the ParkRun on Saturday or a timed 5k/10k at club on the Sunday.
9.00am to 10.00am
6pm to 7pm
- £5 one off donation for NEW G1 Runners ONLY at the start of their program
- £35 membership payable after 1st 8/9 weeks for beginners or if not a beginner after 3rd session
- All weekly sessions are FREE
PROGRAM DATES 2020
|12th January to 4th March||8 Week Program|
|12th Jan||West Glam|
|2nd Feb||West Glam|
|7th March||G1 Park Run|
|8th March||Club timed session|
|11th March||Club Fun Session|
|13th March||Club Night Out|
|15th March to 6th May||8 Week Program|
|9th May||G1 Park Run|
|10th May||Club timed session|
|14th May||5k Series 1|
|15th May||Club Night Out|
|17th May 2019 to 5th July||8 Week Program|
|11th June||5k Series 2|
|9th July||5k Series 3|
|11th July||G1 Park Run|
|15th July||NO SESSION|
|17th July||Club Night Out|
|149th July 2019 to 16th September 2019||9 Week Program|
|19th September||G1 Park Run|
|20th September||Swansea Bay 10k
Club timed session
|23rd September||Club Fun Session|
|25th September||Club Night Out|
|27th September 2019 to 18th November 2019||8 Week Program|
|22nd November 2019||Wear Wally|
|27th November||Awards Night|
** IMPORTANT CHANGES TO WEAR WALLY RACE **
Due to unforeseen issues, there will be changes to the advertised route and meeting point.
The council have closed a large section of the racecourse and our hosts, Lyte Ladders have had a change of management and will no longer be able to host the event.
To prevent cancelling the event, we have made some last-minute changes
The starting point will be located opposite the Citroen car dealership on Phoenix Way and identified by the Paul Popham inflatable race arch.
Registration will be at the Paul Popham Office located here:
11 Tawe Business Village, Swansea Enterprise Park, Llansamlet, Swansea, SA7 9LA.
There will be parking available at this location.
The new route can be viewed below:
Apologies for the late changes, but hopefully you will still enjoy our race.
18 members of the Paul Popham Running Club took part in the las Vegas rock ‘n’ roller marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k event this weekend..
Founder of the Running Club, Joanne Popham, always had the ambition to run the New York Marathon to celebrate her 50th birthday. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get places in the New York Marathon which welcomes runners from all over the world, so she is doing something a bit different – a run along the infamous Vegas Strip.
Jo will also be using this race as part of her training and build-up to her first marathon in her 50th year the 2020 London Marathon with other members from the club who also run Vegas- Steve and Lisa Arnold and Amber Brundle.
Commenting on the Vegas run, Jo said, “I really wanted to do something momentous for my 50th birthday and the New York Marathon was top of my bucket list. As this wasn’t possible, while on a training run at the beginning of this year, with one of our club leaders and coach, Steve Arnold, he suggested Vegas. I can’t quite believe it has come around so quickly and can’t thank Steve Arnold enough for organising this iconic trip for the club out of the 19 of us 1 Ran his first marathon, Leigh Beasley, 3 ran the 10k Nicola Probert, Mario Moruzzi and Abigail Hewitt with the rest of us running the half marathon myself Steve and Lisa Arnold, Dave Bivens, Donna ford also her first half, Anna Powell, Amber Brundle, Simone Evans, dean and Andrea Matthews, Melissa Ferreira, Jos O’Sullivan Andrea Thomas and Kasia Luszczki and not forgetting our team supporter Stephen Rees. It’s just fantastic to see so many come from learning to run to now running many half’s and to have run such an iconic race it has been an amazing experience for us all. We ran the strip as one team – ladies in Welsh Flag Skirts and gentleman in welsh flag shorts! We are so excited!”
The runners flew to Vegas on 13th November and ran their races on19th November 2019. Any funds raised from this run will go to the Paul Popham Renal Fund Wales Charity.