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Our Approach

We started out as a group of new runners looking for a pathway to continue and improve upon our running.

We meet every Monday and Wednesday at 7.10pm at the Cricket Pavilion in Ward Park.

We do a variety of training sessions on rotation to complement and improve our running form and performance.

We are an all inclusive group and welcome members with a range of different abilities, from newly graduated Couch to 5k runners right up to marathon runners! Each session is completed at an individual's own pace - it's your session and we want you to get the best from it. 

Meet the Coaches

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Brian

Coach

Brian coaches everyone from Couch-to-5km beginners, right through to Marathon runners.

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Sarah

Coach

With a Level 2 Coach in Running Fitness (CIRF), Sarah has coached everyone from Couch-to-5km newbies, to Marathon runners.

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Kevin

Coach

Kevin switched to running several years ago after previously playing football and cycling. He enjoys running for fitness and wellbeing, particularly trail running and 10k distance events.

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Oran

Coach

Fitness fan Oran took up running in 2016 as a means of de-stressing and spending less time behind a desk.  Now a qualified LIRF, he aims to share his passion for running with others.

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Tom

Coach

 

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Mary

Coach

Distance runner, Mary set the Irish marathon record for her age category at  the Belfast City Marathon in May and then beat her own time shortly afterwards in her home city of Cork in June.

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Irene

Coach

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Arthur

Coach

Coach Arthur is also Club Chair' for 2022/23. His organisation skills extend far beyond the stopwatch.

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Joyce

Coach

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Terry

Coach

Terry very much enjoys the social side of running and is not shy about taking on a challenge. From ultra running to marathons, Terry has done it all. 

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John

Coach

John became interested in running after his wife completed the Couch25k programme in Bangor and persuaded him to try it as a recent retiree. John took to running immediately and has progressed so much that he recently completed his LIRF qualification.

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Elaine

Coach

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David

Coach

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Tim

Coach

Tim started running back in 2018, as a means of increasing his fitness and to help him unwind. Needless to say he caught the 'running bug' and now describes his happy place as "on the trails".

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Ivan

Coach / Club Founder

Club founder, 'Big' Ivan is well known, as he's been involved in the local running scene for well over a decade. His passion to get people running started with Couch-to-5k, but he now mentors all levels. His moto: 'run for fun!'

Join the fun

For membership forms - simply click the button to the right