To get involved in our running club, it’s incredibly simple. Are you getting involved for the first time? If so, please fill out this google form. Please note it is essential this is filled out before you turn up at any of our sessions.
The next step (or the first step for existing members) is to book your slot via the booking page on MyCity. Once booked on, you should ensure you read through and understand all information regarding your attendance including our code of conduct.
Currently, we provide two sessions on Wednesday’s: 4.15-5pm and 5.45-6.30pm. These run weekly, and take place at Glasgow Green, which is a very flat and scenic public park located just across from our Riverside campus.
It doesn’t matter what level you run at (if at all). These sessions are designed to cater for all abilities and backgrounds, so don’t let this put you off attending. We understanding how challenging this current period is and therefore strive to ensure you feel welcomed.
Join our Facebook group to keep up to date with each other. Along with use sharing key updates about the college running club, this is also an informal hub for students to use and share running related conversations/information.
Our 8 week programme is designed to get you ready for your first 5k, or a fast 5k, depending on your current ability. All sessions are led by a qualified UKA coach. Please note that the sessions will also include an appropriate warm up and cool down.
Week one (April 21st)
Recovery pace walk, jog or run. 20-45 minutes depending on ability. Optional strides post-run.
Week two (April 28th)
1 minute intervals (jog or run) x 6-10 depending on ability. 1 minute standing recoveries.
Week three (May 5th)
Tempo pace. 6 minute intervals (jog or run) x 2-4 depending on ability. 2 minute walk recoveries
Week four (May 12th)
Pyramid session. 1 minute, 2, 3, 3, 2, 1 (jog or run) x 1 + optional 5 minute tempo (jog or run). 1 minute walk recoveries. 2 minute standing recovery between the pyramid session and the tempo.
Week five (May 19th)
3km Time Trial – route will be mapped out beforehand.
Week six (May 26th)
300 metre repetitions (jog or run) x 8-12 depending on ability. 2 minute standing recoveries.
Week seven (June 2nd)
1km repetitions x 3-5 (jog or run) depending on ability. 3 minute standing recoveries.
Week eight (June 9th)
5km Time Trial – route will be mapped out beforehand.