Prepare gradually to take part in Sun Run

Clinics over 13 weeks gradually prepare runners or walkers to complete Sun Run in Vancouver.

  • Jan. 12, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Christy Lovig

Contributor

 

The Sun Run InTraining Program starts Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Kinsmen Fieldhouse, located at the Mission Sports Fields complex directly behind the H20 Aquatic facility on Lexington and Gordon.

SportMedBC, in partnership with The Vancouver Sun, coordinates the InTraining clinics at over 65 locations throughout the province.

The aim of the clinics is to motivate and assist new runners and walkers to take part in the Vancouver Sun Run on Sunday, April 17, 2016, through participation in a 13-week graduated training program.

The clinic typically attracts more than 70 participants in Kelowna, which provides a great training environment, full of support and camaraderie as you work towards your goal of completing the Sun Run.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who would like to learn to run and participate in the Vancouver Sun Run (10 km/6 miles), whether that be for health reasons, for the joy of the sport or simply to check something off your bucket list.

The clinic aims to remove the intimidation factor by easing participants into running through a graduated walk/run program (in fact you’ll be walking more than you run in the earlier weeks of the program)

It’s the objective to clinic leaders to ensure you reach your goal injury-free while actually enjoying yourself (it’s possible).

There’s also an expanded Run Stronger program to support those looking to improve upon their 10 km time by incorporating various forms of speed and strength training into your program.

Walkers are welcome and there is a specific program geared towards those who aim to walk the Sun Run course.

The cost for the 13 week clinic is $142 which includes the following:

• 13 weekly guided sessions, including speakers and information sessions on various aspects of the sport

• technical training shirt

• entry to the Sun Run and technical race T-shirt

• online training log book.

Register for the InTraining program through the City of Kelowna by phoning 250-469-8800 or go online to www.Kelowna.ca/recreation (enter the barcode 146362 when prompted).

 

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