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Newbies or regular runners, we have a place for YOU!
WHERE do we run from?
We run from the top parking of the Virgin Active in Bedfordview. There is ample safe parking and if you are a Virgin Active member you can make use of the gym to shower after your morning run. VIEW MAP HERE
Bedfordview Athletics, runs start from Top Parking at Virgin Active, 101 Van Buuren Ave, Bedfordview
What group do I run with?
There are 4 groups that go out in the morning for each running ability.
The distances vary from around 7km with the D School to around 14km with the A School.
If you are totally new to running then start with the D School. If you are a regular runner and building up to run bigger distances, then C School.
Faster and more seasoned runners can join A or B accordingly.
Below is an indication of the average pace of each school. This is merely a guideline and will vary depending on the day and the runners running. All the schools start at the same time.
- A School – The quicker runners. Training paces varies from 4:10 min/km to 5:00 min/km
- B School – Intermediate runners. Training pace varies from 5:00 min/km to 5:45 min/km
- C School – Less quicker runners. Training pace varies from 5:45 min/km to 6:30 min/km
- D School – Starting out or recovering from injury.
Come down and join the school suits your pace the best. : )
If in doubt start with a slower school and get familiar before you move to a faster group.
WHEN do we run?
We train 6 days a week in the mornings.
05:00 on weekdays and 06:00 on weekends and public holidays.
Runs are an hour long.
Longer Club Run
Longer Club Run or Races
Do you Have to become a member to try us out?
NO – You are more that welcome to come do some runs with us to see if you enjoy it.
IMPORTANT! Tell someone you are a newbie!
Arrive ten minutes before the start of the morning run and tell someone you are new.
You will be guided to the right school to run with and helped along.
We often have friends of our members joining so it really helps if you tell someone you are a new member.
Our membership cycle runs from 1 November to 31 October each year.
The fees cover a number of items including your ASA licence number.
The fees EXCLUDE your official running vest, which you can buy here.
Benefits beyond running…
The are many benefits to joining a great running club like Bedfordview Athletics.
Our training programmes are developed by a top coach and will help you get through the big races likes Two Oceans and Comrades.
Your training becomes easy as you always have someone to run with or to train with.
2021 ASA LICENCE NUMBER
You receive your ASA licence number and can run under the Bedfordview Athletics banner. You do not need to buy and temp licence at races.
RACE CATERING AND GAZEBO
Most big races are catered and the is a gazebo and area to drop your things off before a race and for you to refresh after the race and compare stories.
CLUB HOUSE AND EVENTS
We are a great clubhouse at Virgin Active that we use for all the events, functions and guest talks we have during the year.
A great online store to buy all your kit and cool accessories. We constantly add in new items too.
DISCOUNTS AND GROUP BENEFITS
Discounts and benefits that are available to you as a member from many stores, restaurants and services around Bedfordview.
THE CLUB THAT CARES
You get to become part of the Bedfordview Athletics sporting family with years of tradition. We are a colourful club who care.