FAQ

Do I have to be able to run to join the club?

We welcome all levels of runners, of all abilities. We offer a supportive environment for those who want to start running or those who are already runners.

Can I still come along if I am injured?

Of course you can! Although we are a running club, we have a number of ladies with long term injuries who will walk & chat on a Saturday morning.

When & where do you meet?

We meet several times a week. Please check out our weekly run page for more details.

What if everyone is faster than me?

Our club policy is “No runner left behind”. We take this very seriously and you will alway find some to run with. We have a wide range of ladies who all run at different paces.

How do I join the club?

Go to our Join section of the website for further details. Our annual membership is just $20 per year.

What should I wear for Winter running?

DRESSING FOR BELOW FREEZING WEATHER (from runner’s world)

You want to be warm without sweating so much you get a chill. “The rule of thumb is to dress as if it is 20 degrees warmer,” says Maine Track Club president Mark Grandonico. “You should be slightly cool when you start.” Think layers of technical fabrics, to wick sweat, with zippers at the neck and underarm area to vent air as you heat up. Assume you always wear gloves or mittens and a hat.

Guidelines

30 degrees: 2 tops, 1 bottom. Long-sleeve base layer and a vest keep your core warm. Tights (or shorts, for polar bears).

10 to 20 degrees: 2 tops, 2 bottoms. A jacket over your base layer, and wind pants over the tights.

0 to 10 degrees: 3 tops, 2 bottoms. Two tops (fleece for the cold-prone) and a jacket.

Minus 10 to 0 degrees: 3 tops, 2 bottoms, extra pair of mittens, 1 scarf wrapped around mouth or a balaclava.

Minus 20 degrees: 3 tops, 3 bottoms, 2 extra pairs of mittens, 1 balaclava, sunglasses. Or “Stay inside.”

Do you still run in the Summer?

Yes we do. As the heat builds up, all we ask is that you ensure that you hydrate well before, during and after running. Always apply sun screen, and wear a hat. Keep an eye on our website/FB page for any updates on weather conditions.

 

 

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