Friday, October 19, 2018

New Road Running Group

Victoria Park are preparing to setup a new Road Running section primarily for senior athletes and we're hoping to recruit heavily from our members parents.

The group will be based at Scotstoun and will be open to all levels of ability. Whether you’re starting out in running for fitness or health or wanting to improve your 10k time, we’re hoping to give you all the help and support you need to meet your targets.

We hope to recruit jog leaders, coaches and runners. The club will pay for any coaching courses that are required.

We hope to recruit most of the group from within the large number of parents and existing senior members currently training at other venues.

At this point in time we’re looking for volunteers who would like to get involved. Once we’ve got the names of a few interested parties, we’ll be arranging a meeting to discus which nights we’ll train, what routes we’ll run, how many will need to be trained as jog leaders or coaches and how much we’ll charge for membership.

The jog leaders, like the runners will have to be of mixed ability. We wouldn’t expect an elite athlete to set the pace for a beginner and that’s why we need volunteers with varying levels of fitness and experience.

The management at Scotstoun have agreed to let the group assemble, leave belongings and warmup within the confines of the stadium without charge.

Anyone who would like to be involved should express their interest in an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please state if you’re primarily interested in being a jog leader (one day course) or if you just want to enjoy the running.

 

Gordon Innes
Secretary
Victoria Park City Of Glasgow AC