Weekly Running Program
Please note that for the foreseeable future all running group practices are cancelled due to COVID-19.
Our running group meets almost every week of the year on Wednesday evenings at 6pm and on many Sunday mornings throughout the winter. Participation in this 'program' is free and open to all members - you are welcome to come out every week or just drop in as time permits. The program is designed to offer a progression for those that come out regularly but many come out every once in a while and still get a lot out of it. Affectionately called RALF (Running à la Francis) by participants, workouts almost always include a unique orienteering twist designed by coach Francis and are always a lot of fun.
Wednesday Evening Workouts
Although the main focus of these sessions is running fitness (we do training such as intervals, hill sprints, and running technique) there are often simple orienteering elements incorporated into the workouts. Many of the sessions are done with a map in hand, or involve some other exercise forcing you to think orienteering while running. The training is led by Francis Kawam who is a certified track running coach and sets exercises for all levels.
Wherever the group starts from, they often leave to other venues by 6:15. Please make every effort to arrive on time. Everyone is welcome!
In addition to Wednesday workouts the same group often meets at a different location on Sunday mornings throughout the winter for an hour to an hour and half long run. These sessions vary from week to week and due to the inevitable orienteering component are a fun way to get some extra distance in to your workout routine.