Poole Joggers – what are you waiting for?
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.
If you are totally new to running, why not consider our next Couch to 5k course, click here for more information.
We encourage members to mix afterwards in the bar.
Where does the group meet?
Poole Joggers 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 Cricket Pavilion, Poole Park, BH15 2SF (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.
New for 2019
On the 1st Thursday of the month from April to October, there will be a 5k handicap race around Canford Heath starting from the Haymoor at 7pm. All Poole Joggers are invited to take part and you will be set off in groups at intervals matching your ability. First man and lady to finish will receive a bottle of wine! It should be fun and it gives you an opportunity to see how your running improves throughout the summer.
Afterwards, why not join the rest of the group in the Haymoor pub for a well deserved social evening!
Simply turn up at 7pm and enjoy the experience!
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