Ryston Runners GEARing up

Bespak GEAR

Ryston Runners AC are offering people the chance to take advantage of a series of free training sessions to get prepared for the Bespak Grand East Anglia Run.

The weekly sessions will be led by UK Athletics qualified coaches and will on Wednesdays between 7 and 8 pm at Lynnsport, starting on 4 March and running through to 25 March.

Aimed at beginners and improvers wanting to enter the Bespak Grand East Anglia Run, the sessions will include track work, practice runs and practical advice about equipment, techniques and what to wear, helping runners to prepare for race day on Sunday, 3 May.

Borough Council Race Director Roger Partridge said: "These ever-popular sessions are designed to help people who are taking part in competitive running for the first time or for people who are looking to improve their techniques. The feedback from the sessions is excellent and the training evenings have become a popular element of the whole event, in fact demand was so high last year we had to offer four additional sessions."

Andy Smith, Chair of Ryston Runners, added: "Good preparation is the key to success in any race. These sessions are free of charge and suitable for complete beginners as well as regular runners and we welcome everyone. Whatever level you are running at, the sessions will be fun and everyone will come away with some great tips."

There is no charge and no need to register, just turn up at Lynnsport on the night and report to reception.  Participants should attend in usual running kit.  Changing rooms and toilets are available at Lynnsport. 

To support the training evenings there is also a training plan, designed by former Olympian Paul Evans, on the Bespak GEAR website www.grandeastangliarun.co.uk. Alternatively, select a plan from our Training and Advice section.

If you are wondering if you can run 10k, click here.

If you are looking to get round 10k, click here.

If you are looking to break 60 minutes click here,

If you are looking to break 50 minutes click here.

If you are looking to break 40 minutes click here.

Additionally, joining the parkun in The Walks every Saturday is another great way to prepare for the race - register at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/kingslynn/.