Welcome to #MileShyClub Newcastle!
Our Wednesday session
Meeting point: Outside the band stand near Café in the Park, Exhibition Park, B1318, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PZ
Cost: £2 a session, no need to book in advance, just turn up
Starting with a fun group warm up, runners are placed into groups depending on ability (ranging from complete beginners to 5k runners). A run/walk session is then completed along a set 2.5k route. The session includes teaching points on how to run, and taught cool down stretches afterwards. Afterwards, we offer optional homework to our runners, which if completed, means runners can progress to the next level. If runners attend every session and complete all homework, we expect them to be completing their first 5k in 9 weeks.
Runners who complete the programme will attend a celebratory ParkRun with the #MileShyClub to complete their first 5k! Subject to club funds, we will endeavour to provide all finishers with goody bags.
Meet our coaches
Name: Loveness Scott
Started running when…
I started running in 2014 after joining a boot camp in an attempt to lose weight. I did my first GNR that year which I found a struggle but the atmosphere got me hooked. I managed to lose about 2 stone so a win win situation!
My first ever marathon in Victoria falls in Zimbabwe. So beautiful. Wild animals, crossing the Vic Falls Bridge at sunrise and the extreme heat!
Proudest running moment…
Completing the Ultra Great Britain 200 miles race across Britain. I never in a million years though I had it in me.