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The road running section at City of Norwich AC welcomes runners of all abilities, from beginners to international standard athletes and everyone in between.
You may want to take part in races or simply run for fitness and enjoyment. Or perhaps you're just looking for an opportunity to run with a group of other like-minded people. Whatever your motivation is, we'll be pleased to meet you. Our Road Running Coordinator is Richard Polley - please call him on 07767 205922.
Our Standards scheme helps CoNAC members keep an eye on how they are doing and gives everyone something to aim for. Certificates are presented at the annual CoNAC Road Running Dinner & Presentation Evening in January - please click here to view the 2012 standards.
Our road running sessions are based at the Sportspark on the western outskirts of Norwich. We gather on the first floor balcony overlooking the Sportspark reception area from 6.15pm for our weekday sessions. You are very welcome to come and try us for a few weeks without obligation, but please do contact us before your first session so we know to look out for you.
At these sessions, you'll need to wear a road running band which will be issued to you by the CoNAC officer leading the group. Please note that road running from the Sportspark is prohibited at all times other than those shown below.
Every Monday evening (but not Bank Holidays) at 6.30pm, our Improvers Group meets at the Sportspark for a run of 4-5 miles at a modest pace. Newcomers are always accompanied by experienced runners, and when you can run 5k in 30 minutes then you're ready to run with this group. Please call Granville Courtnell on 01603 879026 for further details.
Please note - if completing 5k in 30 minutes is a bit of a challenge at present, then our Beginners Running Programme could be what you are looking for. You might also like to join in with parkrun in Eaton Park every Saturday morning as a means of getting you started.
On Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm, we meet at the Sportspark for a group run of between 6-10 miles. These sessions are designed for those who can cover the distance at a pace somewhere between 6 and 9 minutes per mile, and we split into groups of similar speed to ensure no-one gets left behind. Please call Richard Polley on 07767 205922 for further details.
On Thursday evenings at 6.30pm, we meet at the Sportspark for effort sessions. These sessions are specifically designed to improve your speed and help you prepare for race day. During the darker months we use the road network close to the Sportspark for these sessions while in the lighter months we take advantage of the local parks and open spaces. Please call Richard Polley on 07767 205922 for further details.
On Sunday mornings, there is a longer run from the Sportspark starting at 8.30am sharp, generally lasting around 1 hour 30 mins and longer in the spring as the build-up to the London Marathon takes a grip. Please contact Vince Ellis or call him on 01603 452128 for further details.