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Learn to run in Sydney with this beginners course.

It’s a sport  you can do most anywhere and any time. This course will have you running around the Bay? Running classes in Sydney’s inner west.

You can already walk it, but running, now there’s a challenge! Enjoy two evenings a week on the Bay (Iron Cove) with a group of fun people and a motivating coach, learning how to gradually increase your pace. After eight weeks, you’ll be jogging or running the whole distance of over seven kilometres.

There are 2 sessions per week Tuesday and Thursday for the duration of the course. You need to be able to walk for an hour at a moderate pace to enrol in this course.
The distance around the bay is 7.2km. The course will start by walking the circuit in 1 hr 5 mins with a 10 minute stretch at the end.

If you want a fun walk/run in Sydney, then this course is for you.

Course content

During this course the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given.

Week one:

  • Fitness test/track
  • Stretching
  • Safety measures


  • Jog/run with some walking (4km)
  • Stretches

Weeks two – eight:

  • Track including improving technique and form


  • Distance, part of the Bay, gradually increasing the distance each week
  • Gradually increasing the ratio of running to walking so that by week eight students are jogging/running the Bay without stopping

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • walk with an increased pace
  • jog/run with proper technique and appropriate shoes/clothing
  • jog/run the bay
  • stretch all relevant muscles appropriately and safely
  • be aware of all safety measures, over training, proper nutrition, hydration, sleep
  • have the confidence to enter fun runs
Please bring to each class
  • Shorts
  • Singlet/t-shirt
  • Light jacket (optional)
  • Water bottle
  • Good sport shoes made especially for running (these can be bought at general sports stores like Rebel but a specialty running shop eg Running Science 242 Victoria Rd. Rozelle or The Runners Shop at 223 Clovelly Rd Clovelly will probably advise and fit you better).
  • To the first session please be wearing comfortable running gear. Warm gear to wear and nutritious food to eat after training might be needed.

Walking and running around Iron Cove.
Meeting Point: Corner of Perry Street and Balmain Road, Lilyfield. Over the winter months part of some of the sessions may take place indoors, where the work will be focused on strengthing your core. Your trainer will inform you week to week if there are any changes to the meeting place.

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)

Our Sport courses are designed to be fun and keep you healthy. A sensible step before you start is to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire PAR-Q.
PAR-Q is a self-screening tool that should be used by anyone planning to increase their physical activity. PAR-Q is designed to help you help yourself. It is a sensible first step if you are planning to increase your physical activity by enrolling in this course.
Please answer the questions below as accurately as possible. Go to the PAR-Q page

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Fitness - Running for Beginners

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Fitness - Running for Beginners

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