Walney Wind Cheetahs Run Descriptions
Monday & Wednesday Training Runs, meet at 5.45pm for 6pm start, finish by 7pm:
These sessions are ideal for all runners from beginners to experienced runners. After a short warm-up walk the group runs for 8 minutes followed by a 2 minute recovery walk; this 8&2 cycle is then repeated 3 times (making a total of 4 repetitions) and the session finishes with a stretching and cool down. During each cycle the front runners will loop back to keep everyone tightly together so no-one is ever left behind. The distance covered can range between 4k and 8k, depending on where you are in the group.
At some points throughout the year these sessions take the form of a 10 or 12 week programme preparing new runners to complete a 5k run. The first session comprises cycles of 1 minute running and 4 minutes walking; the ratio of running to walking gradually increases over the weeks.
Sunday Runs, meet at 9.45am for 10am start, finish by 11.15am approx:
These runs are longer than the Monday and Wednesday training runs and have no set walking breaks. Everyone runs/jogs/walks at their own pace and the group is kept together by looping. It is suggested that you try these runs when you are confident that you can either run a distance of 5k or you can comfortably run for 30 minutes. The distance covered by Sunday runners can range from 8k to 12k depending on where you are in the group. The route will be chosen on the day, depending on which runners are present.
Families with children are welcome on Sunday mornings as there is the option to take a shorter route along the Abbey Path. This is also a good option if you are recovering from injury, or want an extra run comparable to the Monday and Wednesday training runs. Because of the make-up of this group there is a lot of freedom to choose your pace, distance, run/walk ratio etc
Sunday runs start and finish at the Abbey Mill Café where we usually stop for post-run refreshments.
Tuesday Runs, meet at 5.45pm for 6pm start, finish by 7.15pm approx:
These are similar to the Sunday adult runs, with no set walking breaks. It is suggested that you try these runs when you are confident that you can either run a distance of 5k or you can comfortably run for 30 minutes. The route is chosen on the night to suit the runners attending and the distance covered can range from 8k to 15k depending on where you are in the group, and which runners are present.
Only these 4 WWC Runs are covered by Run England insurance, and on the condition that a qualified Run Leader is present. While we make every effort to ensure this is the case there may be rare instances when the RLs (who are all volunteers) are not available. When this happens participants run at their own risk.