Training

GCR believes that runners and joggers of all abilities should enjoy and be supported in their running, regardless of their goals or reasons for taking part. Regular training sessions are central to the club and suit every type of runner, speedy or not so. We welcome everyone, whether you are striving to improve or are content to maintain your current fitness level.

Take a look at our programme below and see which sessions suit you

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

The Tuesday and Thursday evenings are our club’s core midweek training sessions. Steady runs and the Tuesday interval session start at 6:30pm from the Dance Studio at the Sir Fredric Osborn Sports Centre.

There are 4-5 groups catering for runners of all paces and abilities.

GCR organise beginners’ courses several times a year. Email runleaders@gardencityrunners.org.uk for details of our next course. This course is for people just starting out on their road to regular running and needing that extra bit of motivation. It gives new members an opportunity to progress steadily from walking to jogging, and then from jogging to running with the goal of being able to complete 5k by the end of the course.

In the summer we include off-road routes and explore the stunning countryside around Welwyn Garden City.

On Tuesdays there is an interval session focusing on speedwork and improving race performance.

On Thursdays there is a track session hosted by one of our experienced coaches. This will include drills and intervals. Meet at Gosling Sports Park at the track at 6:30pm.

You can train with us in safety, with no-one left behind, and you’ll be amazed at the steady improvement you will make. These sessions would also be ideal for anyone training for events such as Race for Life and the many other organised races that take place in Hertfordshire and beyond.

For more information, please contact: gcr@gardencityrunners.org.uk

SUNDAYS

Long steady run. Starting at 8:30 at the Moneyhole Sports Ground, Panshanger except on the first Sunday of every month when the run will start from the car park in School Lane, Welwyn village at 8:30.

HOW TO FIND THE SPORTS CENTRE AT SIR FREDRIC OSBOURN SCHOOL

Garden City Runners are based at the Sports Centre at Sir Fredric Osborn school. Its address is:

Sports Centre
Sir Frederic Osborn School
Herns Lane
Welwyn Garden City
Herts
AL7 2AF

The entrance to the Sports Centre car park is via Appletree Way, opposite Daniels, off Herns Lane. There are 45 parking spaces.

warning Please note:
Do not use the laybys outside SFO Sports Centre. Use the school car park if sport centre is full.