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Seriously Mad Runners


Summary of Group:

We are an all inclusive Social Running Group, we welcome runners with all abilities, abled and disabled runners. Our sessions are suitable for everyone, include a tail runner and are lead by qualified Run Leaders and Coaches. Where possible we take advantage of the surrounding area and plan our routes using the coast, trail or road...a run with a view.

This group is linked to a Welsh Athletics Running Club: Clwb Run Wales

 

 

TIMETABLE OF REGULAR ACTIVITIES:

Day: Monday Time: 18:00 Level: Mixed Ability
Location: Various around the Vale of Glamorgan Cost: Free
Activity: Social Run Gender: Mixed
Monday's are normally a 5km route, risk assessed and with tail runner lead by a full qualified LiRF. We do on occasion offer the choice of a 10k route

 

Day: Thursday Time: 17:15 Level: Beginner
Location: Various around the Vale of Glamorgan Cost: Free
Activity: Beginners Session Gender: Mixed
Beginners session suitable for anyone starting out or coming back from a break / injury. We take this session at the runners own pace, if they need to walk then they walk, no pressure just getting out and having fun

 

Day: Thursday Time: 18:00 Level: Mixed Ability
Location: Various around the Vale of Glamorgan Cost: Free
Activity: Social Run Gender: Mixed
Normally a 5km route, risk assessed and with tail runner lead by a full qualified LiRF. We do on occasion offer the choice of a 10k route

 

Day: Thursday Time: 18:00 Level: Mixed Ability
Location: Various around the Vale of Glamorgan Cost: Free
Activity: Technical Sessions Gender: Mixed
We try and get these sessions in once or twice a month, they will comprise of Speed work, Hill training and agility. They are suitable for all abilities as you push yourself to your level

 

Day: Sunday Time: Varied Level: Intermediate
Location: Various locations depending on what the training is for Cost: Free
Activity: Long Run Sundays Gender: Mixed
Session aimed at those training for longer runs - Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra. Usually aimed at a specific event or time of year as the distance increases based on a training plan put together by one of our Qualified Coaches

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

We currently have a Marathon a month challenge running, this is open to every of all abilities whether they walk/run or a mix of both. The distance can be done in one go or split throughout the month. We regularly put on Events throughout the year including relays and naked runs - no technology worn but please remember the clothes.

 

MEET THE TEAM:

Ian Thorne - Coach in Running Fitness
I'm Ian and I'm a founding member of Seriously Mad Runners. Set up in 2014, our aim has always been to provide a safe running environment for all participants regardless of ability and experience, from total beginners to seasoned Marathon runners. I have been a Run Leader for 6 years and a Run Coach for 4 years. My running journey started in 2011 after a nervous trip to Cardiff parkrun and since then I have progressed to Marathon runner and Ultra Marathon runner. Since starting Seriously Mad Runners I have met many interesting and inspiring people who I am also happy to call friends.

 

Claire Thorne - Coach in Running Fitness
I'm Claire Louise and I have been a Leader in Running Fitness for 4 years, I qualified as a Coach in Running Fitness in October 2021. I enjoy supporting others who feel that they can not run or they have been told by others that it is no good for them or they won't be able to do it. This is something that I have faced myself, I am not your typical runner. SMR was created to provide a safe running space for all abilities, somewhere everyone could have support and no one was left to run on their own, there is no pressure to run at a certain pace we are here for everyone.

 

David Mark Harris - Coach in Running Fitness
My name is Mark and I’ve been a run leader with SMR for 4 years and recently qualified as running coach in fitness.  SMR were the first running club I ran with and having enjoyed their sessions and met many new friends decided that I would try and help encourage other runners.  It’s great to see people enjoy the sessions and improve their fitness and technique.

 

Helen McCarthy - Leader in Running Fitness
Hi my name is Helen and I am a run leader for SMR.

The reason why I wanted to be a run leader was after supporting the other leaders at the c25k.I was so pleased to see how much it helped people who never ran,  and watching them complete there first parkrun. I really enjoy supporting all our runners even if it's either in person or social media. Becoming a run leader was one of the best opportunities I have done. Thank you so much for your support to the other run leaders.

 

Simon James - Leader in Running Fitness
My name is Simon and I have been a run leader with SMR for 18 months.
SMR is the second or third club that I have joined but is the most friendly, supportive and inclusive of them all.  The sense of Family within the club is fantastic and someone is always willing to help and encourage you no matter what your level. Regular Technical and fitness sessions break up the season along with a few Non-fitness activities
Cherim Nicholls - Leader in Running Fitness (Trainee)
I’m currently training to be a run leader for SMR after joining them in 2020.  I’ve had great support from SMR in getting back to running and have really enjoyed the ethos of the group as a friendly club that caters for all abilities.  I’m looking forward to completing my training and inspiring others to enjoy running for the benefit of their physical and mental health.

 

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