We always start with a 5-10 minute dynamic warm up in order to help avoid injuries during training. At the end of every session there will be the opportunity for a variety of stretches, led by one of the Run Leaders. Although we cannot guarantee you won't feel sore the next day, by starting off and finishing your training session with a good warm up and cool down you'll be in the best shape going forward.
We want to ensure safety for everyone so recommend the appropriate clothing and footwear for the conditions. We also encourage leaving the earphones at home - cars can hurt!
At Team Anstey we have a varied training days to suit all needs. We train every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
During term time, our training sessions take place at 6.45pm at the Anstey Martin High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For school holidays we meet at the Bradgate Park Newtown Linford carpark at 7pm on Tuesdays, and at 6:45 at the Anstey Library on Thursdays. A full version of our summer schedule can be viewed here. On Saturday we meet in the morning at 8.45am outside the Anstey Library (view map). Please see our Facebook Page for up to date news on meeting points during the holiday season.
On Tuesday nights we do club out and backs; the distance is well suited to those progressing and those starting out. In addition, we also often run pacing sessions on Tuesdays, suited for all abilities. Thursday and Saturdays are also out and backs which give runners the opportunity to run for a longer duration of time.
We have regular beginners groups that go in 10 - 12 week cycles for those who have no experience going from couch to 5k. This concludes with a club parkrun at Braunstone Park on the final Saturday of the training programme. Check out the beginners page for more details.
Our ethos is to support, encourage, motivate and inspire our team members to reach their desired goals and aspirations.
Team Anstey Amblers and Runners was formed by Geoff Roberts with the clubs first meeting on 30th October 2014. Geoff wanted to form a club that is open and inclusive. We are not focused on who can run the fastest or farthest. Although running can feel like a solo effort, we truly are a team and focus on supporting all our members.
We strive to continuously evolve and be a pro-active running club. We are affiliated with England athletics and the Leicestershire Road Running League (LRRL).
Whatever your reasons, for wanting to train we can help you. Begin your journey with us...
And think about why you started.