Beginners Running Group

The Beginners group taking a break by the water tower.

Whoop, whoop. Congratulations to all our amazing Beginners who achieved their goal of running non-stop to the Summit of the Mount! You are all amazing and we are so proud of you! If you are reading this and keen to achieve what these folk did then join our next Beginners Group on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 and together we will make it happen.

Beginners is an ideal course for non runners, light runners or if you're returning to running after a break.  This is an entry to our main running group. We run to the top of Mauao every Friday, and we want you to join us there.

This 10 week course runs on both Tuesdays and Fridays from 9.30am-10.30am. We set the programme, motivate you and lead you through it but really, you're the one who will do the tough work. If you can only get there one day a week you'll need to do some running on your own from home to reach the same milestones as the rest of the group.

There is no pre-registration, just turn up on the day in your running gear and bring your enthusiasm. We'll do the rest.

If you'd like to join our next Beginners group, we suggest you get ready now by walking for 45 min to an hour, at least-3 times a week, and maybe start to add in a bit of running in with your walking. Hills are great, if you can walk up Mauao regularly it will make your transition to 'runner' a much easier one for both your body and your mind.

We have wonderful babysitters at the hall who will mind your children while you run. The cost is just $3 per child, $6 for two children or $7 for three children or more. Fill in the babysitting book and pay that morning in cash or you can purchase a 10-visit babysitting card for $30 cash or online into account below. It's a good idea to bring your childs' morning tea and a favourite toy. If your child is little please bring them in a pushchair or buggy.

Our club subscription is $50 for our financial year (1 Sep-31 Aug), payable in the first week of the Beginner's course.  Register as a new member of the club using the "register as new member" button on the homepage of this website. To pay online our account is 03 0374 0090119 00 and use your name and 'runner' as a reference for your online payment.

We hope to see you at our next one. Our next Beginners starts Tuesday 3 May 2022.  We will start at 9.25am, so be at the Scout Hall on May St early enough (around 9.15am) so that you can sign in and settle yourself and/ or your child(ren) before we begin. See you there!