Poole Joggers – what are you waiting for?
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – COVID-19
Following the announcements by the government to limit social contact with each other, we have been discussing at length how best to proceed with club sessions moving forward. Current guidelines are for groups with restricted numbers. As the essence of Poole Joggers is for anyone to just turn up on a Thursday evening and run with one of our run leaders, we had been unable to continue this setup whilst restrictions were in place. However, it is planned that the Government will lift all lockdown restrictions on 19th July. Therefore we intend to resume all Poole Joggers club sessions on Thursday 22nd July. Please note that we may have to cancel sessions at short notice if the situation changes.
If you are a paid-up member of Poole AC, some running sessions are currently available with a strict booking system. More information can be found at https://pooleac.co.uk/senior-training-bookings/
We appreciate how important exercise is for the physical and the mental wellbeing for our running community. We would therefore like to remind all athletes of the social distancing guidelines as outlined on the government’s website >>> and to adhere to them.
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Poole Joggers is a running club with a difference – it is an informal running club catering specifically for all levels of runners who wish to go running as part of a group. It’s free and friendly and no-one gets left behind!
Why go running in a group?
- You might be new to running and you are not sure how to start.
- You might run a little bit already and want to improve your fitness.
- You might want a running buddy to keep you company.
Regular exercise takes motivation, and often the last thing you really want to do is go out running. Belonging to a group of similar minded people helps give you that extra “push” to get out and get fit. Our club is sociable and fun and your fitness can improve without you even realising it!
What is Poole Joggers?
Poole Joggers is wholly supported by Poole Athletic Club, one of the areas leading running clubs. No experience is necessary, just turn up, and you will be shown to a group to match your ability level and preference. Poole Joggers aims to cater for all, so don’t be afraid that you might be too slow. Men and women of all ages and fitness levels are welcome. There are only two conditions – you must be medically fit to run and you must be over the age of 18.
A certified coach will lead each group and you will run round the local area. We aim to run “off road” as much as possible. We vary our routes to include Canford Heath, Poole Park, Upton Country Park and other local venues. Experience great scenery as you run!
The amount of running you do will depend on your level of fitness and how much you would like to do as each group will have different routes. We would say between 3 to 8 miles.
We encourage members to mix afterwards in the bar.
Where does the group meet?
Poole Joggers normally meet every Thursday evening in all weather conditions. We start at 7pm and aim to finish around 8pm. In the summer months we meet outside the Haymoor squash club in Canford Heath, and in the winter we meet at the Cricket Pavilion in Poole Park. The change over dates are the Thursday in October after the clocks change and the Thursday in April after the clocks change.
We currently meet at: The Haymoor, Canford Heath (see location map below)
Any social activities?
On the 1st Thursday of the month we meet after running for food, drink and chatting at a local pub. From April to October, we meet at the Haymoor pub in Canford Heath and from October to March, we meet at the Sloop by Poole Park.
Simply turn up at 7pm and enjoy the experience!
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